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Aura, Ki & Healing
by Shojiro Sugiyama
This book explains how to produce and project mental energy as external power and how to create a radar system for martial artists. You may have experienced the feeling of being watched;and when you looked around, you discovered that indeed someone had been watching you. You felt his intention with your sixth sense. This intention or desire is called Ki (Chi in Chinese), and it can be seen as an aura. Furthermore, you can make this power of desire, or Ki, stronger and use it as an external physical force. Shojiro Sugiyama
Paperback - 95 pages revised edition (January 10, )
Shojiro Sugiyama; ISBN: 0966904818
 
The Book of Five Rings
by Miyamoto Musashi
To learn a Japanese martial art is to learn Zen, and although you can't do so simply by reading a book, it sure does help--especially if that book is The Book of Five Rings. One of Japan's great samurai sword masters penned in decisive, unfaltering terms this certain path to victory, and like Sun Tzu's The Art of War it is applicable not only on the battlefield but also in all forms of competition. Always observant, creating confusion, striking at vulnerabilities--these are some of the basic principles. Going deeper, we find suki, the interval of vulnerability, of indecisiveness, of rest, the briefest but most vital moment to strike. In succinct detail, Miyamoto records ideal postures, blows, and psychological tactics to put the enemy off guard and open the way for attack. Most important of all is Miyamoto's concept of rhythm, how all things are in harmony, and that by working with the rhythm of a situation we can turn it to our advantage with little effort. But like Zen, this requires one task above all else, putting the book down and going out to practice. --Brian Bruya - Amazon.com
Book Description: Written over three centuries ago by a Samurai warrior, the book has been hailed as a limitless source of psychological insight for businessmen-or anyone who relies on strategy and tactics for outwitting the competition.
Hardcover from Kodansha International
 
A Way to Victory : The Annotated Book of Five Rings
by Miyamoto Musashi, Hidy Ochiai (Translator)
A vibrant new translation and a guided tour through the history and strategy lessons of the most influential martial arts treatise ever written.
Hardcover - 248 pages (February 19, )
Overlook Press; ISBN: 1585670383
 
Qigong Empowerment : A Guide to Medical, Taoist, Buddhist, Wushu Energy Cultivation
by Shou-Yu Liang, Wen-Ching Wu
Qigong Empowerment is the most unique and complete volume ever written in the English language on Qigong (Chi Kung), the attainment of energy. It is a volume that you can refer to over and over again for all your energy studies. This book includes all the major energy training schools in ancient China: 1. Medical Qigong theories and training methods to strengthen the organs and to rejuvenate overall health. 2. Taoist Qigong cultivation and training outline, from the basic to the most profound methods, to foster Essence, Qi, and Spirit. 3. Buddhist Qigong empowering methods to develop the Esoteric Abilities of the Body, Speech, and Mind. 4. Emitting, Absorbing, and Healing Qigong to develop your healing ability. 5. Wushu (martial arts) Iron Shirt, Iron Palm, Iron Fist Qigong for developing your ultimate physical potential. Amazon.com
Paperback - 348 pages (December 1, )
Way of the Dragon; ISBN: 1889659029
 
Romance of the Three Kingdoms : San Guo Yan Yi
by Lou Guan Zhong, C. H. Brewitt-Taylor (Translator)
(Hardcover)

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: Volume 2
by Lou Guan Zhong, Guanzhong Luo
(Hardcover)

Black Science : Ancient And Modern Techniques Of Ninja Mind Manipulation
by Dr. Haha Lung (Author), Christopher B. Prowant (Author)
Listed under Ninjutsu

Capoeira: A Martial Art and a Cultural Tradition (African Diaspora)
by Jane Atwood
Listed under Folk Dancing

Chinese Boxing: Masters and Methods
by Robert W. Smith
Paperback: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 155643085X; 2nd edition (June 1990)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Kickboxing
by Guy Mezger, et al
Listed under Kickboxing

Essence of Ninjutsu
by Masaaki Hatsumi
(Paperback -- April 1, 1988)

Essentials of Chinese Wushu
by Wu Bin
(Paperback)

25 Shoto-Kan Kata
by Shojiro Sugiyama, et al
Listed under Karate

Fighter's Notebook: A Manual of Mixed Martial Arts
by Kirik Jenness, David Roy (Editor) (Ring-bound)

Kill or Get Killed : Riot Control Techniques, Manhandling, and Close Combat, for Police and the Military
by Rex Applegate
(Hardcover - June 1976)

Essential Anatomy : For the Healing and Martial Arts
by Marc Tedeschi
(Paperback)

Advanced Pressure Point Fighting of Ryukyu Kempo : Dillman Theory for All Systems
by George Dillman, Chris Thomas (Contributor)
(Paperback)

Advanced Dragon's Touch : 20 Anatomical Targets and Techniques for Taking Them Out (Martial Arts)
by Hei, Master Long
(Paperback)

Advanced Pressure Point Grappling : Dillman Method of Instant Self-Defense
by George Dillman, Chris Thomas
(Paperback)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory & Technique
by Renzo Gracie, et al
Listed under Jujitsu

The Journey: The Oral Histories of 24 of the Most Proficient American Kenpoists of Today
by Tom Bleecker, Joe Hyams
Paperback: 326 pages
Gilderoy Publications; ISBN: 0965313247;

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Tai Chi : The Practical Approach to the Ancient Chinese Movement for Health and Well-Being (The Complete Illustrated
by Angus Clark
Listed under Tai Chi

Hapkido : Traditions, Philosophy, Technique
by Marc Tedeschi
Hardcover: 1135 pages
Weatherhill; ISBN: 0834804441; 1 Ed edition (November )

Kung Fu Elements: Wushu Training and Martial Arts Application Manual
by Shou-Yu Liang, Wen-Ching Wu
Listed under Kung Fu

Hagakure : The Book of the Samurai
by Yamamoto Tsunetomo, William Scott Wilson (Translator)
(Paperback - March 1992)

The Hagakure: Yamamoto Tsunetomo
by Yamamoto Tsunetomo, D. E. Tarver
Paperback from Writers Club Press

 

Kodo Ancient Ways: Lessons in the Spiritual Life of the Warrior/Martial Artist
by Kensho Furuya
Paperback: Black Belt Communications, Inc
ISBN: 0897501365;
 
Martial Musings : A Portrayal of Martial Arts in the 20th Century
by Robert W. Smith
(Hardcover)

Modern Taekwondo : The Official Training Manual
by Soon Man Lee, et al
Listed under Tae Kwon Do

Fukien Ground Boxing: Nan Shaoling Leg Techniques (Chinese Martial Arts, No 4)
by Chu-Xian Cai, et al
(Paperback - December 1993)

T'Ai Chi Ch'Uan Ta Wen, Questions and Answers on T'Ai Chi Boxing
by Wei-Ming Chen, et al
Paperback: 61 pages
North Atlantic Books; ISBN: 0938190679; (January 1986)

Total Aikido : The Master Course
by Gozo Shioda, et al
Listed under Aikido

Tao of Jeet Kune Do
by Bruce Lee, Gilbert Johnson (Introduction)
To watch Bruce Lee on film is an amazing experience. Those who have read Tao of Jeet Kune Do, however, know that Lee's prose can also be exhilarating. This praiseworthy and enduring bestseller (mainly written over six months when Lee was bedridden with back problems) compiles philisophical aphorisms, explanations on technique, and sketches by the master himself. Amazon.com
Paperback: 208 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.47 x 10.90 x 8.30
Publisher: Black Belt Communications, Inc.; Reprint edition (July 1993)
ISBN: 0897500482

Bruce Lee's Fighting Method : Self-Defense Techniques (Volume 1) by Bruce Lee, et al
(Paperback)

Bruce Lee's Fighting Method: Advanced Techniques by Bruce Lee, Mitoshi Uyehara
(Paperback)

The Unfettered Mind : Writings of the Zen Master to the Sword Master
by Takuan Soho, William Scott Wilson (Translator)
(Paperback - March 1988)

Ninja: Warrior Path of Togakure
by Stephen K. Hayes
Listed under Ninjutsu

Taiji Sword
by Wei-Ming Chen, et al
Listed under Tai Chi

Muay Thai: A Living Legacy
by Kat Prayukvong, Lesley D. Junlakan
Paperback: 296 pages
Silkworm Books; ISBN: 9748855376; (September 5, )
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