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T'Ai-Ch'uan Its Effects and Practical Applications
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T'Ai-Ch'uan Its Effects and Practical Applications

By Chen, Y. K

Newcastle Publishing Co., Inc, North Hollywood, California, 1979. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Illustrated. preface by C. C. Chiu and index. The text is illustrated with black and white line drawings, showing various tai chi stances and nine fold out graphs – showing foot placement for the various movements. Tan coloured cloth covered boards with silver embossed titles to the front panel and backstrip. Clear plastic cover – issued with book. "Thai-chi Chuan, a conspicuous Chinese art based on the principles of physiology, psychology and dynamic small health promotion, was initiated in the Sung dynasty. By practising Thai-chi Chuan one will find that his muscles strengthen, blood circulation regulated, spirit stimulated and a whole body refreshed." -- from the practice page 3. Apart from browning of the textblock edges and of the internal pages, and creasing of the corners of the front panel, there is no damage. No annotations. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels and to the dustwrapper corners. First edition by this publisher. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (6), VII, (1), 2-184, (2) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Martial Arts; Tai Chi; ISBN: 0878770437. ISBN/EAN: 9780878770434. Inventory No: 0280669. . 9780878770434 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

$10.36

Thai Boxing versus Karate; Thai Boxing – Training Methods
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Thai Boxing versus Karate; Thai Boxing – Training Methods

By Rennie, Graham Joseph

International Jui Jjitsu Academy Pty. Ltd., Sunshine, Victoria, 1975. First Edition. Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Good Condition. Illustrator: Photographic. Preface and Foreword by author, introduction by Mr. Yeoh Keat Eng, Chief Instructor, Vallobh Boxing Camp. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs, some step-by-step. Photographic paperback binding with black coloured titles to the back strip. A book on Thai Boxing training techniques, and, a small section on how to counter karate techniques at the rear of the book. Some creasing of the book corners rubbing of the book edges, back strip region, and, very noticeably of the book panels. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Some foxing to the first few and last few pages of the book. Original price of book to be seen to the lower left-hand corner of the rear panel. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. 96 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Martial Arts; 1970s; ISBN: 0959805117. ISBN/EAN: 9780959805116. Inventory No: 0128322. . 9780959805116

$552.31

Nunchaku and Sai; Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts
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Nunchaku and Sai; Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts

By Sakagami, Ryusho

Japan Publications, Inc, Tokyo, 1974. First Edition. Softcover (with Flaps). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Photographic. Preface by author. The text is illustrated with copious – sometimes step-by-step, black-and-white photographs. Black-and-white photographic paperback binding with French flaps; and white and red coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "Deprived by the government of the right to arm themselves in any other way, the people of ancient Okinawa devised distinctive self-defence weapons from the tools of everyday life. Among the most characteristic and interesting of these weapons are the nunchaku and the sai, which are explained in this book. Like people everywhere who must protect themselves, the Okinawans suited their weapons to their social and physical environment. They use such simple things as staffs, ores, chains, and scythes to develop weapons of great sophistication and effectiveness. <snip> This book offers complete explanations of nunchaku and sai and of the techniques employed in their use." – from the front fold over panel blurb. Rubbing of the book edges and of the panels with a reading crease to the back strip. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the verso of the front panel. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Martial Arts; Japan; ISBN: 0870403338. ISBN/EAN: 9780870403330. Inventory No: 0128306. . 9780870403330

$17.26

Tales of Okinawa's Great Masters (Tuttle Martial Arts)
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Tales of Okinawa's Great Masters (Tuttle Martial Arts)

By Nagamine, Shoshin (McCarthy, Patrick -Translator)

Tuttle Publishing, Boston . Rutland, Vermont . Tokyo, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Foreword by Funakoshi Gisho, foreword by Kadekawa Junki, translator's foreword, author's preface and about the author. The text is illustrated with black-and-white illustrations and photographs. Tan coloured cloth covered boards with navy blue coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper, showing you author and his son, with blue coloured titles to the front panel and blue and peach coloured titles to the back strip. "Now available for the first time in English, Tales of Okinawa's Great Masters, the late Shoshin Nagamine's groundbreaking work, recounts the legacy and life history of Okinawa's greatest martial artists." – from the front fold over panel blurb. Minor rubbing of the book corners and back strip corners. Ruffling of the dustwrapper edges and rubbing of the panels. This is the first edition in the English language. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [4], V - XIX, [2], 2 - 169, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Martial Arts; Japan; ISBN: 0804820899. ISBN/EAN: 9780804820899. Inventory No: 0128270. . 9780804820899

$82.85

Martial Arts for Women: A Practical Guide
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Martial Arts for Women: A Practical Guide

By Lawler, Jennifer

Turtle Press, Wethersfield, Connecticut, 1998. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Photographic. introduction by author and index. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs. Photographic paperback binding with white and pale gold coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Title says it all. Minor creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Black remainder dot to the lower text edge. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. [5], 6 - 255, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Martial Arts; Women & Feminism. ISBN: 1880336162. ISBN/EAN: 9781880336168. Inventory No: 0127887. . 9781880336168

$17.26

Aikido: the Co-ordination of Mind and Body for Self Defence
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Aikido: the Co-ordination of Mind and Body for Self Defence

By Tohei, Koichi

Souvenir Press, London, 1996. reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Illustrator: photographs & diagrams. second-hand copy, slight rubbing at the top of the spine section of the binding, internally clean, no annotations. Illustrated profusely with black-and-white photographs, and the occasional line drawing to illustrate direction of movement. This is the standard work of 1 of Japan's great martial arts – Aikido. Aikido follows the laws of nature and brings together the mental and physical aspects to function in complete harmony. Unlike some other martial arts, it is based on a philosophy of love and peace and should be performed in a spirit of pure friendliness with one's opponent. – Rear panel blurb This is the 1st Soft cover Edition. Size: 48mo - up to 4" tall. 174 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs & diagrams. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; martial arts; ISBN: 0285633570. ISBN/EAN: 9780285633575. Inventory No: 0278953. . 9780285633575

$20.71

The Secret Power Within: Zen Solutions to Real Problems
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The Secret Power Within: Zen Solutions to Real Problems

By Norris, Chuck

Little, Brown & Co, Boston, 1996. reprint. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. second-hand copy, the bottom corner of one page has been dogeared, no other damage to describe. No annotations. In this account, the author explains how the ancient system of Zen – the core philosophy behind the martial arts – can help each of us achieve spiritual tranquillity and real self-confidence. – Front fold over blurb At the back of the book there is a profile of Chuck Norris, his achievements his films and television career. Third impression of the First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VI, 186 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Self Help & Motivation; Martial Arts; ISBN: 0316583502. ISBN/EAN: 9780316583503. Inventory No: 0278776. . 9780316583503

$13.81

Kyusho-Jitsu: The Dillman Method of Pressure Point Fighting
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Kyusho-Jitsu: The Dillman Method of Pressure Point Fighting

By Dillman, George A. & Thomas, Chris

George Dillman karate international, reading, Philadelphia, 2004. reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Illustrator: photographs & diagrams. very slight rubbing to the top and bottom of the spine section of the paperback binding. Internally clean, no damage, no annotations. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. 272 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs & diagrams. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Martial Arts. ISBN: 0963199617. ISBN/EAN: 9780963199614. Inventory No: 0278712. . 9780963199614

$20.71

Winds of Tradition: Traditional Goju-Ryu Karate-Do - Vol. 1. Fundamentals
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Winds of Tradition: Traditional Goju-Ryu Karate-Do - Vol. 1. Fundamentals

By Sumarac, James

G. K. A. Press, Greensborough, Victoria, 1994. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Photographic. foreword by Tadahiko Ohtsuka, Director Goju-Kensha International and about the author. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs taken by Barry Bunning, Michael Wennrich and the author. The black and white illustrations within the text have been drawn by Gary William Jackson. Illustrated paperback binding with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. The title says it all, and the author is 7th Dan Goju-Kenshamum. Minor creasing of the book corners edges and panels some yellowing of the white coloured background. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). 96 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Martial Arts; Australia; Inventory No: 0127151. .

$20.71

Women in the Martial Arts (Io Series, No 46)
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Women in the Martial Arts (Io Series, No 46)

By Wiley, Carol A. – editor

north Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California, 1992. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. second-hand copy, previous owner's name at the top left of the title page, and no other annotation illustrated with black-and-white photographs stop includes a further reading list . The themes of empowerment and bullying is to face challenges appear in many of the essays in this book. These 23 essays present perspectives on the martial arts of women who have been training from 7 to 20 years. These women represent 12 different martial arts, and many have trained in more than one style. – Page 1 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6], 146 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Martial Arts; self defence – women; Women & Feminism. ISBN: 1556431368. ISBN/EAN: 9781556431364. Inventory No: 0276534. . 9781556431364 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

$10.36

Competition Routines for Four Styles Taijiquan: Examined and Approved by Chinese Wushu Association
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Competition Routines for Four Styles Taijiquan: Examined and Approved by Chinese Wushu Association

By Zhang Wenguang et al

People's Sports Publishing House of China, Beijing, 1991. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Illustrator: diagrams. second-hand copy, no damage to the book, no annotations. Illustrated with 179 diagrams & a photograph of the editor. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 416 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: diagrams. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Martial Arts; China; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 7500904355. ISBN/EAN: 9787500904359. Inventory No: 0276519. . 9787500904359

$13.81

Wushu: The Chinese Way to Family Health and Fitness
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Wushu: The Chinese Way to Family Health and Fitness

By Garton, Jane – Editor

Mitchell Beazley, London, 1981. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. introduction by Margot Fonteyn, text illustrative with numerous step-by-step drawings. Second-hand copy, no damage to describe. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Medicine & Health; Martial Arts; China; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 0855333154. ISBN/EAN: 9780855333157. Inventory No: 0272369. . 9780855333157

$13.81

Asian Fighting Arts
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Asian Fighting Arts

By Draeger, Donn F. & Smith, Robert W.

Kodansha International Ltd, Tokyo, New York & San Francisco, 1973. Reprint. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. , Methods of Chinese boxing, ever lesion of tai chi boxing and index. Illustrated endpapers showing the various lands of Asia and their style of martial art – please see photograph. Beige coloured cloth covered boards with brown embossed design to the front panel and brown and black coloured titles to the back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound) with red and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. A look at the various Asian countries and their martial arts styles. A little rubbing of the back strip corners and book corners. A hint of age toning to the text block edges. A little rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels with light fading of the back strip. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. [6], 7 - 207, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Martial Arts; Asia; ISBN: 0870110799. ISBN/EAN: 9780870110795. Inventory No: 0124235. . 9780870110795

$17.26

Guide to Martial Arts: A Step-By-Step Introduction to Taekwondo, Judo, Ju-jitsu, Karate, and Kung Fu
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Guide to Martial Arts: A Step-By-Step Introduction to Taekwondo, Judo, Ju-jitsu, Karate, and Kung Fu

By Goldman, John

Tiger Books International, London, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover (Photographic Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic . Inscribed by Author. Introduction by author, terms used in the book and index. Red coloured and pages. The text is illustrated with colour photographs. Colour photographic laminated boards with blue and red coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Photographic dustwrapper, same photograph as the underlying boards, with red and blue coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "With over 300 full-colour photographs, Guide to Martial Arts provides a practical introduction to the martial arts for beginners and authoritative review for advanced students.'' -- from the rear panel blurb. Gift inscription to the lower edge of the half title page by the author. Minor rubbing to the book corners. Rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and a little to the panels. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). [9], 10 - 127, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Martial Arts; Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 1855019477. ISBN/EAN: 9781855019478. Inventory No: 0123835. . 9781855019478 THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU.

$20.71

Iron & Silk
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Iron & Silk

By Salzman, Mark

Hamish Hamilton, London, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. 395 g.; VIII, 216 pages, last three pages blank, intentionally and about the author. Black coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, against a black background with red and white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear dustwrapper panel. In 1982 the author went to the Hunan province in China on a two-year teaching fellowship (to teach English). While he was ".. there he was invited to become the first and only pupil of Pan Qingfu, China's foremost gong-fu expert (the words actually mean ' skill that transcends mere surface beauty '] and a cultural hero to the Chinese." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. It is this relationship that forms the bulk of the author's book. Author's first work. previous owner's name and phone number at the top of the 1st page, darkening of the page edges, and the dust jacket has sought tears at the top right and left of the front panel and top left of the spine, and on the rear panel there is a shadow from a price sticker. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; China ; Martial Arts ; ISBN: 0241120802. ISBN/EAN: 9780241120804. Inventory No: 0262004. . 9780241120804

$27.62

Beginning Jiu-Jitsu (Ryoi-Shinto Style)
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Beginning Jiu-Jitsu (Ryoi-Shinto Style)

By Shortt, James (Seamus) G. & Hashimoto, Katsuharu

Paul H. Crompton Ltd, London, 1979. First Edition. Softcover (with Flaps). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Photographic. acknowledgements, foreword by James Elkin, Chairman, Martial Arts Commission, introduction by authors letter of introduction From Venerable Zengo Miroko Maitreya / Zazen, glossary and appendix. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography, some historic, and then a section of step-by step manoeuvres. Black-and-white photographic card cover with blue and black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. "This is the first book in English ever to trace the art of Jiu-Jitsu from its origins through to the present day." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Sunning and marks to the book panels, particularly the rear panel. Fading to the backstrip and there is a line of erosion of the card cover along the rear backstrip edge – please see photograph. Size: Trade Paperback. [1], II - VI, 133, [1] pages,. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Martial Arts; jiu-jitsu; ISBN: 0901764426. ISBN/EAN: 9780901764423. Inventory No: 0118179. . 9780901764423 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

$24.17

Bokken, Art of The Japanese Sword
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Bokken, Art of The Japanese Sword

By Lowry, Dave (Lee, Mike – Editor)

Black Belt Books , Washington, 2007. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Photographic. acknowledgement, about the author, introduction by author and glossary. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography, some step-by-step. Photographic card cover with okay, white and black coloured titles to the front panel and red, white and silver coloured titles to the backstrip. "In Bokken: Art of The Japanese Sword, Dave Lowry focuses on the techniques and history of the bokken – the wooden training sword used by both ancient Samurai and today's swordsman." -- from rear panel blurb. Creasing to the book corners. Size: Trade Paperback. [10], 11-191, [1] pages,. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Book is in very good condition with minimal signs of age and wear.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Martial arts; Bokken; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 0897501047. ISBN/EAN: 9780897501040. Inventory No: 0118247. . 9780897501040 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

$13.81

Slavi?a?nogorit?s?kai?a? bor'ba ; iznachalie

By Belov, A. K ( Aleksandr )

NKDR, Moscow, 1993. reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Drawings . Hand-to-hand fighting -- Russia -- History. Wrestling -- Russia -- History. Self-defense -- Technique -- History. Text is in RUSSIAN illustrated softcover binding, text illustrated with black-and-white line drawings and black-and-white photos . There is no damage to declare Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 160 pages. Text is in Russian. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Drawings . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Martial Arts; Russian Language; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 587279004X. ISBN/EAN: 9785872790044. Inventory No: 0256887. . 9785872790044

$20.71

Slavianogoritskaya borba (Seriia Tainy voinskikh iskusstv) (Russian Edition)
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Slavianogoritskaya borba (Seriia Tainy voinskikh iskusstv) (Russian Edition)

By Belov, A. K ( Aleksandr )

Ozdorovitelnyi i nauchno-informatsionnyi tsentr "Zdorove naroda, Moscow, 1994. Edition Unstated. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. The jacket has a transfer mark on the rear panel from another copy of the same book, obviously placed too near when freshly printed. No other damage. Text in Russian, illustrated with line drawings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text is in Russian. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Martial Arts; Russia; Russian Language; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 5885310149. ISBN/EAN: 9785885310147. Inventory No: 0256888. . 9785885310147

$20.71

T'Ai Chi
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T'Ai Chi

By Mackie, Sue

David Ell Press, Sydney, 1981. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Photographic. acknowledgements, foreword by Dr Jocelyn Chey, Executive Director Australia-China Council and appendix. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs showing the various poses of T'Ai Chi. A book on the various poses of T'Ai Chi, with explanations for the lay person of the esoteric concepts and methods to transform an office into an adept. Little creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and book panels. Age toning of the textblock edges and pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [5], 6-182, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Martial Arts; ISBN: 0908197438. ISBN/EAN: 9780908197439. Inventory No: 0115114. . 9780908197439 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

$8.79

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