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Oriental martial arts books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Oriental martial arts category. Presented with a red border are the Oriental martial arts books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Jeet Kune Do Basics by David Cheng Jeet Kune Do Basics

This useful and informative martial arts book offers a detailed overview of Jeet Kune Do practice while explaining the specific moves readers will need to perfect their techniques
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/02/2018

Aikido Basics by Phong Thong Dang, Lynn Seiser Aikido Basics
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Get your aikido training off to a great start from basic footwork and throws to training and demonstrations this martial arts guide is a perfect introduction to aikido for beginners
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/02/2018

The Power of Shaolin Kung Fu Harness the Speed and Devastating Force of Jow Ga Kung Fu by Ronald Wheeler The Power of Shaolin Kung Fu Harness the Speed and Devastating Force of Jow Ga Kung Fu

The Power of Shaolin Kung Fu offers readers a comprehensive course in the fundamental movements that have been practiced and perfected by warrior monks for centuries.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/10/2017

The Way of Taiko by Heidi Varian The Way of Taiko

Taiko Drumming is an ancient sacred practice in Japan. Originally used to drive away pests from rice fields and to thanks Gods at Harvest time. Explains how Taiko evolved into a form of mental, physical and martial arts training with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Karate the Art of Empty-Hand Fighting by Hidetaka Nishiyama, Richard C. Brown Karate the Art of Empty-Hand Fighting
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Master the techniques and theory of Japanese Karate with this easy-to-follow, illustrated martial arts guide.Karate: The Art of Empty-Hand Fighting has inspired hundreds of thousands of karateka, and it remains one of the finest texts available on the technique, art,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

Tai Chi In 10 Weeks A Beginner's Guide by Aihan Kuhn Tai Chi In 10 Weeks A Beginner's Guide

This book is designed to guide beginning students through the fundamentals of tai chi in ten weeks. Dr. Aihan Kuhn teaches readers the twenty-four-step Yang-style form. She shares insight on warming up, healing, and avoiding injury.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2017

Art of Chinese Kung Fu by Zhang Zheyi Art of Chinese Kung Fu

Practice and lives of nearly 50 modern Kung Fu practitioners. For beginner and expert and armchair enthusiasts, this book is a must
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/06/2017

Hapkido, Korean Art of Self-Defense Tuttle Martial Arts by Scott Shaw Hapkido, Korean Art of Self-Defense Tuttle Martial Arts

Hapkido, The Way of Coordination and Internal Power, is one of the three major Korean martial arts. Founded in 1963 by Master Choi Young-Sul, it is a complete system of self-defense, encompassing, striking, kicking, and grappling techniques. Conceptually, Hapkido techniques...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/06/2017

Coming Soon

Essential Taekwondo Patterns by Jim Eldon Essential Taekwondo Patterns


Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2018

Sugong The Life of a Shaolin Grandmaster by Nick Hurst Sugong The Life of a Shaolin Grandmaster


Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2018

Kendo: The Definitive Guide by Hiroshi Ozawa Kendo: The Definitive Guide

This comprehensive guide to Kendo features easy-to-follow line drawings to demonstrate techniques, basic information on equipment and lists of official rules and clubs. The book is aimed at beginners and experts alike.
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2018

Tai Chi Combat by Paul Crompton Tai Chi Combat


Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2018

Mind Assassins The Dark Arts of the Asian Masters by Haha Lung Mind Assassins The Dark Arts of the Asian Masters


Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2018

Introduction To Shaolin Kung Fu by Kiew Kit Wong Introduction To Shaolin Kung Fu


Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2018

Best Karate: V.10 by Musatoshi Nakayama Best Karate: V.10

This volume is one of a series presenting all karate and kumite practiced by the Japan Karate Association. Each chapter contains photographs of an instructor of the Association executing a certain technique.
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2018

Art Of Aikido: Principles And Essential Techniques by Kisshomaru Ueshiba Art Of Aikido: Principles And Essential Techniques

Aikido is now practised in 86 countries. The Aikido ideal of 'polishing one's mind and body to foster a spirit of harmony' has struck a common chord among the peoples of the world.
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2018

Mental Dominance The Art of Ninja Mind Power by Haha Lung Mental Dominance The Art of Ninja Mind Power


Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2018

Essentials Of Wado Ryu Karate by Chris Thompson Essentials Of Wado Ryu Karate


Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2018

Jodo Way Of The Stick by Michael Finn Jodo Way Of The Stick


Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2018

Japanese Sword Fighting: Secrets Of The Samurai by Masaaki Hatsumi Japanese Sword Fighting: Secrets Of The Samurai

Hidden Essence of the Martial Arts and the Spirit of the Samurai Japanese history is replete with great sword masters. Legendary figures such as Koizumi Isenokami, Tsukahara Bokuden, Yagyu Munenori, Miyamoto Musashi, and Ito Ittosai have been revered as deities...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2018

Karate-do: My Way Of Life by Gichin Funakoshi Karate-do: My Way Of Life

Linking the time when karate was a strictly Okinawan art of self-defense shrouded in the deepest secrecy and the present day, when it has become a martial art practiced throughout the world, is Gichin Funakoshi, the Father of Karate-do.' Out...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2018

Best Karate: V.2 by Masatoshi Nakayama Best Karate: V.2

This volume is one of a series presenting all karate and kumite practiced by the Japan Karate Association. Each chapter contains photographs of an instructor of the Association executing a certain technique.
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2018

Best Karate: V.3: Kumite 1 by Masatoshi Nakayama Best Karate: V.3: Kumite 1

This volume is one of a series presenting all karate and kumite practiced by the Japan Karate Association. Each chapter contains photographs of an instructor of the Association executing a certain technique.
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2018

Other books in this genre

The Art of Life and Death Lessons in Budo from a Ninja Master by Daniel Fletcher, Sleiman Azizi The Art of Life and Death Lessons in Budo from a Ninja Master
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This masterfully crafted guide to ninjitsu or budo explore in depth the history, culture and philosophy of this fascinating and enduring Japanese martial art.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/05/2017

Asian Martial Arts Constructive Thoughts and Practical Applications by Michael DeMarco Asian Martial Arts Constructive Thoughts and Practical Applications

Asian Martial Arts: Constructive Thoughts and Practical Applications represents an international gathering of friends who happen to be highly qualified marital art scholars and practitioners
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2017

Martial Virtues Lessons in Wisdom, Courage and Compassion from the World's Greatest Warriors by Charles H. Hackney Martial Virtues Lessons in Wisdom, Courage and Compassion from the World's Greatest Warriors

This martial arts books explores the role of martial philosophy and history in personal character development
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/05/2017

Black Belt Fitness for Life A 7-Week Plan to Achieve Lifelong Wellness by Grandmaster Tae Sun Kang, Michael Imperioli Black Belt Fitness for Life A 7-Week Plan to Achieve Lifelong Wellness
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Award-winning actor In Black Belt Fitness for Life, Grandmaster Tae Sun Kang applies his four decades of experience to guide you through an innovative method of fitness using Taekwondo principles
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/05/2017

Karate Science Dynamic Movement by J. D. Swanson Karate Science Dynamic Movement

Karate Science: Dynamic Movement is rooted in the teachings of the masters. This book nucleates that knowledge, clarifying and distilling the key principles behind movement dynamics. Martial instruction, both in print and in person, tends to focus on stances and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2017

Bushido, the Soul of Japan With 13 Full-Page Colour Illustrations from the Time of the Samurai by Inazo Nitobe Bushido, the Soul of Japan With 13 Full-Page Colour Illustrations from the Time of the Samurai


Format: Paperback - Released: 11/04/2017

Soul of the Samurai Modern Translations of Three Classic Works of Zen and Bushido by Thomas Cleary Soul of the Samurai Modern Translations of Three Classic Works of Zen and Bushido

Soul of the Samurai contains modern translations of three classic works of Zen and BushidoIn Soul of the Samurai bestselling author and respected translator Thomas Cleary reveals the true essence of the Bushido code or Zen warrior teachings
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/04/2017

Aikido Weapons Techniques The Wooden Sword, Stick and Knife of Aikido by Phong Thong Dang, Lynn Seiser Aikido Weapons Techniques The Wooden Sword, Stick and Knife of Aikido
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Master the wooden weapons used in Aikido with this comprehensive martial arts training manual
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2017

The Ninja and their Secret Fighting Art by Stephen K. Hayes The Ninja and their Secret Fighting Art

Look past the legends and learn about the REAL ninjas of feudal Japan with this entertaining, illustrated ninjutsu guide. Ninjutsu, the least understood of the Japanese martial arts, is an ancient fighting style emphasising natural movement, responsiveness to adversaries, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2017

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