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The Book of Five Rings - Deluxe Slip-Case Edition (Hardcover): Miyamoto Musashi The Book of Five Rings - Deluxe Slip-Case Edition (Hardcover)
Miyamoto Musashi; Translated by Victor Harris
R478 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R63 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Unknown Capoeira, Volume I - Secret Techniques of the Original Brazilian Martial Art (Paperback): Mestre Ricardo Unknown Capoeira, Volume I - Secret Techniques of the Original Brazilian Martial Art (Paperback)
Mestre Ricardo
R515 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R165 (32%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Complete Musashi: The Book of Five Rings and Other Works - Definitive New Translations of the Writings of Miyamoto Musashi -... Complete Musashi: The Book of Five Rings and Other Works - Definitive New Translations of the Writings of Miyamoto Musashi - Japan's Greatest Samurai! (Paperback, Ed)
Musashi, Alexander Bennett
R288 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The culmination of 25 years of research, Alex Bennett's groundbreaking English translation of Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings reveals the true meaning of the original work. This piece of writing by famed samurai Musashi (1584-1645) is the single-most influential work on samurai swordsmanship, offering insights into samurai history, the Zen Buddhist state of "no-mind" that enables warriors to triumph and the philosophical meaning of Bushido-"the way of the warrior." Until now, English translations of The Book of Five Rings have been based on inaccurate copies of Musashi's long-lost original manuscript. Bennett's translation is the first to be based on a careful reconstruction of the original text by Japan's foremost Musashi scholar. By identifying discrepancies among the existing copies, adding missing texts and correcting over 150 incorrect characters, this source is the closest representation of Musashi's original work possible. Utilizing this new source, Bennett captures the subtle nuance of the classic Japanese text, resulting in the most accurate English translation of The Book of Five Rings available. This book also includes translations of five other known works by Musashi-three of them translated for the first time. The texts are richly annotated by Bennett, who includes an extensive introduction on Musashi's life and legacy. The Complete Musashi: The Book of Five Rings and Other Works will be widely read by those interested in Japanese culture, Samurai history and martial arts-setting a new standard against which all other translations will be measured.

Grand Master (Paperback): Alex Dong Grand Master (Paperback)
Alex Dong; Edited by David Saltman
R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Krav Maga - How to Defend Yourself Against Armed Assault (Paperback, New Ed): Imi Sde-Or (Litchenfeld), Eyal Yanilov Krav Maga - How to Defend Yourself Against Armed Assault (Paperback, New Ed)
Imi Sde-Or (Litchenfeld), Eyal Yanilov
R391 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R121 (31%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Krav Maga, developed by Grandmaster Imi Sde-Or (Imre Lichtenfeld) in the 1930s, was once a method of hand-to-hand combat strictly confined to security agents, members of Mossad and the Israel Defense Forces. The method has been adapted so that civilians of any age, sex, or physical ability can utilize it. Based on natural reactions of the human body, the discipline is easy to learn and perform and practical to use.
Written by Imi Sde-Or and his senior disciple and follower Eyal Yanilov, "Krav Maga: How to Defend Yourself Against Physical" "Attack "presents key principles and training methods for unarmed combat. Laid out in an accessible, step-by-step format, the book covers the basics--from safety in training, warm-up, stretching, and flexibility to principles of attacks, stances, and starting positions. The authors offer strategies for every imaginable scenario: defending punches and kicks, choke escapes, headlocks, throws, and more. Emphasizing the psychological underpinnings of the discipline, the book expands its usefulness with sections on mental training, vulnerable points, multiple attackers, and women's self-defense.

Yiquan and the Nature of Energy (Paperback, Revised and Updated ed.): Fong Ha Yiquan and the Nature of Energy (Paperback, Revised and Updated ed.)
Fong Ha
R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
World War II Secret Operations Handbook (Paperback): Stephen Hart, Chris Mann World War II Secret Operations Handbook (Paperback)
Stephen Hart, Chris Mann
R504 R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Save R88 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The World War II Secret Operations Handbook lets you in on the skills and tricks used by the British SOE (Special Operations Executive), the US OSS (Office of Strategic Services), the French Maquis, and other special forces in combat in Europe, Africa and Asia between 1939 and 1945. Learn how to rig up a makeshift radio, how to pass undetected in enemy territory, how to live off the land and make shelter, and how to work as a sniper. Learn how operatives blow up bridges, roads, railways and arms depots and how they work with the local resistance. Presented in a handy pocket-size format, the World War II Secret Operations Handbook takes the reader from arrival in enemy territory through survival, accomplishing a mission and finally ensuring sound exit strategies. The book also includes a number of sidebars on real life secret operations from World War II. With more than 120 black-&-white artworks and with easy-to-follow text, the World War II Secret Operations Handbook is an excellent guide to the techniques and skills used by the men and women of the special forces, techniques that are as relevant today as they were in 1945.

The Fighter Within - Everyone Has a Fight-Insights Into the Minds and Souls of True Champions (Paperback, Edition, First... The Fighter Within - Everyone Has a Fight-Insights Into the Minds and Souls of True Champions (Paperback, Edition, First Edition, First ed.)
Christopher Olech; Foreword by Bas Rutten
R345 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R51 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Enter the minds of some of the martial arts world's most respected fighters and trainers. The Fighter Within is an inspirational book for Mixed Martial Arts fans which brings insider stories, heartfelt moments and the human element to what's perceived as a savage sport. It reveals thoughtful, encouraging and even lighthearted insights into the minds and souls of true champions. It describes the attributes that lead to success in a sport that demands dedication, forethought and intellect--traits which are applicable to all of life's challenges. A foreword by Bas Rutten--UFC Heavyweight Champion and three-time King of Pancrase World Champion--sets the tone for this book, which features an impressive array of interviews with a veritable who's-who of elite MMA fighters and martial artists: Fedor Emelianenko (Former MMA Heavyweight Champion and FIAS World Combat Sambo Heavyweight Champion) Rashad Evans (Heavyweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter 2/Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion) Rich Franklin (Former UFC Middleweight Champion) Rory MacDonald (Former King of the Cage Lightweight Champion) Sean Sherk (Former UFC Lightweight Champion) Tomasz Adamek (Boxing Champion) Firas Zahabi (Tri-Star Elite Coach) Bruno Fernandes (Founder of Gracie Barra Montreal BJJ school/President of GB Wear) John Danaher (BJJ Black Belt Elite Coach) Ajarn Phil Nurse (Muay Thai Champion/Elite Coach) Alain Moussi (Actor/Stuntman) Rafal Chwalek (Polish Kickboxing and Savate Champion) Scott Ramsdell (API Head Instructor) Matthew Olson (API Head Instructor) **Winner of the Canada Book Award** **Winner of the Readers' Favorite Gold Award for Non-Fiction Sports**

Introduction to Shaolin Kungfu (Paperback): Wong Kiew Kit Introduction to Shaolin Kungfu (Paperback)
Wong Kiew Kit
R499 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R166 (33%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Warrior Kids: Warrior Training for Children (Paperback): Tim Tipene Warrior Kids: Warrior Training for Children (Paperback)
Tim Tipene
R900 R585 Discovery Miles 5 850 Save R315 (35%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Warrior Kids" is a pioneering programme that over the past 17 years has empowered thousands of children across New Zealand, many of them from challenged backgrounds. Focusing on bringing out the warrior within, the programme draws upon Maori concepts of the warrior and Eastern martial arts in a non-aggressive way designed to instil confidence, respect and self-control, leading children to become masters of their lives. This book features the complete ten sessions of the in-school programme in a format that instructors can apply to their own work with young people.

Dead or Alive - The Choice is Yours  - The Definitive Self-protection Handbook (Paperback, New Ed): Geoff Thompson Dead or Alive - The Choice is Yours - The Definitive Self-protection Handbook (Paperback, New Ed)
Geoff Thompson
R466 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R94 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the few real self-protection guides on the market today, this book will teach you first and foremost how to avoid violent situations. But should you find yourself in one, it will also show you how to control yourself and your emotions so you can function on a physical level to defend yourself.

Defending Against Attack DVD - "The Complete Guide" (Digital): Frank Nezhadpournia, Mark Lawn Defending Against Attack DVD - "The Complete Guide" (Digital)
Frank Nezhadpournia, Mark Lawn
R319 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R104 (33%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Finally Frank has brought his unique style of training unto the screen! A brief description of the contents of this epic training DVD is: Body Tone & Stretching; Blocking & Applications; Punching & Applications; Kicking & Applications; Knife Attack & applications; Grappling; Breathing & Meditation; and, Road Rage - Cashpoint Machines - Car Parks! Extra Features include History of Karate-Do / Interviews with students / Deleted Scenes! The perfect viewing - The Complete Guide! Approximate running time: 180 minutes.

Unarmed Combat - Hand-to-Hand Fighting Skills from the World's Most Elite Military Units (Hardcover): Martin J. Dougherty Unarmed Combat - Hand-to-Hand Fighting Skills from the World's Most Elite Military Units (Hardcover)
Martin J. Dougherty
R385 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R93 (24%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With the aid of superb line artworks, Unarmed Combat demonstrates to the reader how special forces soldiers are taught to excel in hand-to-hand fighting: how they maximise bodyweight, and the use of various strikes, throws, locks and constrictions to defeat opponents. It explains how different martial arts have been combined by military units to create hand-to-hand combat systems for defence against multiple assailants, for fighting on the ground, for dealing with edged and impact weapons, what works against attackers with firearms and - more importantly - what doesn't. With tips and techniques from unarmed combat experts, the book is divided into two main sections. The first covers the mental preparation needed to be ready to defend yourself. The second covers the physical techniques needed to defend yourself, and if necessary, strike back to temporarily incapacitate your attacker and escape. With more than 300 easy-to-follow artworks and handy pull-out lists of key information, Unarmed Combat is the definitive guide for anyone wanting to be ready for anything - it could save your life.

The Official US Army Combatives Handbook - Current, Full-Size Edition - Battle-Tested Hand-to-Hand Combat - the Modern Army... The Official US Army Combatives Handbook - Current, Full-Size Edition - Battle-Tested Hand-to-Hand Combat - the Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) Manual - Big 8.5" x 11" Size - Landscape Orientation (TC 3-25.150 (FM 3-25.150, FM 21-150)) (Paperback)
Carlile Media; U. S. Army
R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
SAS and Special Forces Self Defence Handbook - A Complete Guide to Unarmed Combat Techniques (Paperback): John "Lofty" Wiseman SAS and Special Forces Self Defence Handbook - A Complete Guide to Unarmed Combat Techniques (Paperback)
John "Lofty" Wiseman
R507 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R128 (25%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Written by a former Survival Instructor of the SAS, The SAS and Special Forces Self-Defence Handbook provides easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions on coping with all kinds of threatening situations, from muggings to knife attacks. The author teaches you strategies for both avoiding conflict and getting out of a dangerous situation quickly and safely. Learn how mental attitude, body language, assertiveness, and the ability to overcome fear can prevent you from becoming a prime target for criminals. Learn which parts of the body are the most effective weapons in fending off an attacker, and which are the most likely targets for attack. Defend yourself from sudden grabs, strangles, weapons, and road rage. And find out how to deliver the SAS five-second knockout, a defence previously available only to British SAS Special Forces soldiers. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and instructive artworks and including expert advice throughout, The SAS and Special Forces Self-Defence Handbook is a comprehensive guide to self-defence for both men and women.

The Book of 5 Rings - Brolga Classics (Paperback, Brolga Classics): Miyamoto Musashi The Book of 5 Rings - Brolga Classics (Paperback, Brolga Classics)
Miyamoto Musashi
R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Written by one of the one of the greatest warriors in history, The Book of 5 Rings is about the Way of Strategy, using certain techniques to take down the enemy. The Book of 5 Rings is separated into five parts, representing Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and lastly Void.The principles, written over three and a half centuries ago, are still applicable to today. Musashi analyses the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. This book makes us prepared like a warrior to address all the challenges of life.

The Modern Day Gunslinger - The Ultimate Handgun Training Manual (Paperback): Don Mann The Modern Day Gunslinger - The Ultimate Handgun Training Manual (Paperback)
Don Mann; Foreword by David Grossman
R397 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R57 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"This book will save lives." -Dick Conger. An all-encompassing manual that addresses safety, equipment, tactics, and the best practices for all shooters, here is an all-encompassing book of use to every gun owner. A result of twelve years of research, The Modern Day Gunslinger was written to meet the needs of the gun owner, the experienced shooter, those who own a weapon strictly for home and self-defense, and for the military member who wants to become a better shooter in defense of our country. It's also for the law enforcement officer who risks his or her life going against the thugs of our society and for anyone interested in learning the defensive and tactical training techniques from some of the best and most experienced shooters in the world. This comprehensive training manual includes chapters on: Weapons and Range Safety Dry Fire Use of Force Living in a Battlefield Combat Mindset Shooting Competence Handguns Defensive Handgun Ammunition Marksmanship Stance Basic Kneeling Positions Ready Positions The Draw Strokes Grip and Trigger Control Visual Techniques and Sight Alignment Multiple Shots Follow-Through and Scan Loading, Reloading, and Unloading Malfunctions Low- and No-Light Shooting Concealed Carry and Holsters Learning Styles Training Fundamentals Shooting Drills The shooting skills taught in this book carry broad application in civilian, law enforcement, and military contexts. Common criminals, terrorists, assailants-the enemy and threat-all will find themselves outgunned in the face of a properly armed and trained gunslinger. Members of the armed services, government and law enforcement agencies, as well as civilians, will find that the close-range shooting methods addressed in this book can provide a decisive advantage.

Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan - A Comprehensive Guide to the Principles & Practice (Paperback): Wong Kiew Kit Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan - A Comprehensive Guide to the Principles & Practice (Paperback)
Wong Kiew Kit
R633 R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Save R212 (33%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Krav Maga - Effective Techniques for Self-Defence (Paperback): Carsten Draheim Krav Maga - Effective Techniques for Self-Defence (Paperback)
Carsten Draheim
R575 R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Save R110 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Krav Maga is a modern and proven self-defence system. Easy to learn because it is based on natural reflexes, it is extremely efficient to use against one or more attackers. There is only one goal: to survive violent conflicts as unscathed as possible. Developed by the Israeli army and formerly an insider tip in military training, this close combat system is booming worldwide. Krav Maga is not a traditional or competitive martial art but pure self-defence. It's all about survival. Its techniques are constantly developed and adapted to current threat situations. In his book Krav Maga: Effective Techniques for Self-Defense, his second on this self-defence method, the author methodically explains more than 100 Krav Maga techniques for self-defence-including more than 300 detailed photos-by using the principles that make this system so successful. It includes information on both well-founded basics as well as advanced techniques, depending on the distance to the attacker. The effective techniques for self-defence in this book help to demonstrate what Krav Maga is all about, gives exercise tips for more successful and safe execution, and provides information to help the reader further develop the learned techniques, making this the official book about Krav Maga training.

Krav Maga - Combat Mindset & Fighting Stress - How to Perform Under Alarming and Stressful Conditions (Paperback): Eyal... Krav Maga - Combat Mindset & Fighting Stress - How to Perform Under Alarming and Stressful Conditions (Paperback)
Eyal Yanilov, Ole Boe
R523 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Originally developed as an elite fighting tactic for the Israel Defence Forces, today Krav Maga has become a popular self-defence method, appealing to government units, martial artists, and even the average person. This innovative Krav Maga book depicts cutting-edge techniques and training methods, covering the core topics that are applicable in a variety of professional and personal situations-in particular the combat mindset and fighting stress. This book gives the reader techniques to perform under all stressful conditions. Originally tailored for law enforcement and military personnel, its methods can also be used by all martial artists, combative sports athletes, and anyone learning self-defence techniques. Written by Master Eyal Yanilov, the successor of Krav Maga's founder, Imi Sde-Or, this book covers all the core topics of Krav Maga that have been proven to be successful in professional and personal situations.

The Ultimate Guide to Reality-Based Self-Defense (Paperback): Editors of Black Belt Magazine The Ultimate Guide to Reality-Based Self-Defense (Paperback)
Editors of Black Belt Magazine
R460 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R27 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"[This] book explores a wide spectrum of violent situations and teaches you how to effectively assess them and how to act accordingly"--P. [4] of cover.

Be Water, My Friend - The Teachings of Bruce Lee (Hardcover): Shannon Lee Be Water, My Friend - The Teachings of Bruce Lee (Hardcover)
Shannon Lee
R568 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Liangong - Healing Exercises for Better Health (Paperback, 1st ed): Wen-Mei Yu Liangong - Healing Exercises for Better Health (Paperback, 1st ed)
Wen-Mei Yu
R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Master Wen Mei Yu always knew about the healing effects of Liangong, but it took a car accident to show her just how powerful it could be. When other methods failed, Liangong worked wonders on an ailing back and neck that caused constant pain. Amazed with the results, Master Yu began exploring the many benefits of this modern health exercise which was developed from ancient medical movement techniques from China's past. An International Champion in China, Master Yu has broken down the Liangong system into two parts: Series One systematically works down the body from head to toe as it strengthens, stretches, and increases the range of motion of specific areas; Series Two works the whole body while focusing on joints, tendons, or internal organs. And best of all, the exercises can be performed in the comfort of your home or office in as little as 20 minutes.

Parents' Guide to Martial Arts (Paperback, Illustrated Ed): Debra M. Fritsch, Ruth S. Hunter Parents' Guide to Martial Arts (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)
Debra M. Fritsch, Ruth S. Hunter
R387 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R109 (28%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The ultimate who, what, where and why reference book for parents in search of a martial arts school and a positive experience for their children. The authors answer dozens of questions about choosing a martial arts school and understanding what's going on once lessons begin including: evaluating an instructor's credentials; understanding contracts and membership agreements; spotting unsafe facilities/exercises; preventing injuries; purchasing the right safety gear; and, helping your child get the most from his or her martial arts lessons. This title is an invaluable resource for parents. It includes check list and evaluation sheet for objectively comparing schools and instructors. It helps you to know which questions you should be asking and what answers signal a potentially positive experience for you and your child.

A Guide To Improvised Weaponry - How to Protect Yourself with WHATEVER You've Got (Paperback): Terry Schappert, Adam... A Guide To Improvised Weaponry - How to Protect Yourself with WHATEVER You've Got (Paperback)
Terry Schappert, Adam Slutsky
R283 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R85 (30%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

As featured in Men's Fitness and on Fox News Defend yourself with salad tongs, hairbrushes--and even a dirty diaper! A sidewalk thief tries to steal your wallet, but you are unarmed. What do you do? With A Guide to Improvised Weaponry, you'll know how to protect yourself--even if all you have are your car keys and a candy bar. Written by Green Beret and combat expert Terry Schappert, this book teaches you how to turn your lipstick, your wristwatch--even the shoes on your feet--into strategic self-defense tools. Traditional weapons can be expensive, dangerous, and in the blur of an attack, easily turned against you, but with his life-saving advice, you can avoid these risks and defend yourself by deploying the hidden tactical uses of 100 ordinary items. Whether you're out grocery shopping, riding in an elevator, or enjoying a stroll through the park, A Guide to Improvised Weaponry shows you how to control your environment and become your own bodyguard--ready and able to act when you need to.

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