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Combat sports & self-defence books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Combat sports & self-defence category. Presented with a red border are the Combat sports & self-defence books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Strength and Conditioning for Combat Sports by Darren Yas Parr Strength and Conditioning for Combat Sports

The role of the strength and conditioning coach for a combat athlete is to perform a needs analysis in which both the fighter as an individual and the sport itself are assessed in order to develop a high-performance programme. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/02/2018

The Kata And Bunkai Of Goju-Ryu Karate The Essence of the Heishu and Kaishu Kata by Giles Hopkins The Kata And Bunkai Of Goju-Ryu Karate The Essence of the Heishu and Kaishu Kata


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

Color Me Safe A Woman's Self-Defense Coloring Book by Wes Manko Color Me Safe A Woman's Self-Defense Coloring Book


Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2018

Elements of Defense for a New Age by Justin Rawson Elements of Defense for a New Age


Format: Paperback - Released: 19/01/2018

Elements of Defense for a New Age by Justin Rawson Elements of Defense for a New Age


Format: Hardback - Released: 19/01/2018

Verdeckt Getragene Messer by Wolfgang Peter-Michel Verdeckt Getragene Messer


Format: Paperback - Released: 12/01/2018

Systema Partner Training by Robert Poyton Systema Partner Training


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Marvin Smalheiser Legacy with Tai Chi by Anahid Kademian Marvin Smalheiser Legacy with Tai Chi


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Coming Soon

The Complete Martial Works of Fiore dei Liberi Flowers of Battle Vol 1 Historical Overview and the Getty Manuscript by Tom Leoni, Gregory D. Mele The Complete Martial Works of Fiore dei Liberi Flowers of Battle Vol 1 Historical Overview and the Getty Manuscript
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First in new four-part series presenting full-colour facsimiles, transcriptions and translations of the early 15th-century manuscripts by Fiore dei Libere The Flower of Battle, considered to be the father of Italian swordsmanship. Includes chapters on his life, students, patrons, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/02/2018

Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide To Judo By Its Founder Jigoro Kano by Jigoro Kano Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide To Judo By Its Founder Jigoro Kano

Judo, or the Way of Gentleness, an ideal form of physical exercise and a reliable system, of self-defense, was specially created from traditional Japanese martial arts. This book by the creator of Kodokan judo is uniquely comprehensive and the most...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2018

Way Of The Ninja, The: Secret Techniques by Masaaki Hatsumi Way Of The Ninja, The: Secret Techniques

Discussing the philosophy of Ninjutsu, including apparel, weaponry, and training techniques, this is the definitive book on the subject from the most famous Ninja grandmaster in the world. 450 photos.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/03/2018

The Leader as Martial Artist Techniques and Strategies for Revealing Conflict and Creating Community by Arnold, PhD Mindell The Leader as Martial Artist Techniques and Strategies for Revealing Conflict and Creating Community
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2018

The Ultimate Guide to Grappling by Raymond Horwitz The Ultimate Guide to Grappling


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2018

Combat Strategy Junsado, the Way of the Warrior by Hanho Combat Strategy Junsado, the Way of the Warrior


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2018

Solo Training 2 The Martial Artist's Guide to Building the Core for Stronger, Faster & More Effective Grappling, Kicking & Punching by Loren W. Christensen Solo Training 2 The Martial Artist's Guide to Building the Core for Stronger, Faster & More Effective Grappling, Kicking & Punching


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2018

Fighter's Fact Book 2 Street Fighting Essentials by Loren W. Christensen Fighter's Fact Book 2 Street Fighting Essentials


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2018

Grappler's Book of Strangles & Chokes by Steve Scott Grappler's Book of Strangles & Chokes


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2018

Los Angeles Bouncer's Guide to Practical Fighting Learn No-Nonsense Fighting Tactics from a Professional Bouncer by Sifu Noah Knapp Los Angeles Bouncer's Guide to Practical Fighting Learn No-Nonsense Fighting Tactics from a Professional Bouncer


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2018

Rise Surviving the Fight of My Life by Paige VanZant Rise Surviving the Fight of My Life

A harrowing and inspirational memoir by one of the rising Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) stars in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and beloved Dancing with the Stars runner-up.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/04/2018

Other books in this genre

Marvin Smalheiser Legacy with Tai Chi by Anahid Kademian Marvin Smalheiser Legacy with Tai Chi


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Karate in Anwendung by Dirk Passmann, Dirk Antkowiak Karate in Anwendung
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Format: Paperback - Released: 29/11/2017

Cutting with the Medieval Sword Theory and Application by Michael Edelson Cutting with the Medieval Sword Theory and Application


Format: Hardback - Released: 22/11/2017

Iberian Swordplay by Tim Rivera Iberian Swordplay

In 1599, during the period when the Portuguese crown was united to the crowns of Castile and Aragon, a Portuguese master-at-arms called Domingo Luis Godinho wrote a manuscript in Spanish entitled Arte de Esgrima (The Art of Fencing). Although Godinho's...
Format: eBook - Released: 23/10/2017

Shotokan Karate - The Definitive Guide Beginning to Black Belt and Beyond by John Van Weenen Shotokan Karate - The Definitive Guide Beginning to Black Belt and Beyond


Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2017

Combatives Drills by Stefan Reinisch Combatives Drills


Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Mad Dog The Maurice Vachon Story by Bertrand Hebert, Pat Laprade Mad Dog The Maurice Vachon Story
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do Hosinsul Self Defence Techniques from Ch'ang Hon (Itf) Taekwon-Do by Stuart Paul Anslow Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do Hosinsul Self Defence Techniques from Ch'ang Hon (Itf) Taekwon-Do


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Your Best Defense Smart Strategies for Staying Safe by Wes Manko Your Best Defense Smart Strategies for Staying Safe


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Tonfa Fur Den Dienstgebrauch by Bodo Gunther Tonfa Fur Den Dienstgebrauch


Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2017

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