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The Complete Art of Breaking, Bryne, Richard
1 Bryne, Richard The Complete Art of Breaking
U.S.A. Ohara Pub 1984 0897500997 / 9780897500999 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
127 pages including b/w illustrations. Breaking is a martial arts technique that is used in competition, demonstration and testing. Breaking is an action where a martial artist uses a striking surface to break one or more objects using the skills honed in their art form. The striking surface is usually a hand or a foot, but may also be a fingertip, toe, head, elbow, knuckle, or knee. The most common object is a piece of wood, though it is also common to break bricks or cinder blocks. Breaking can be often seen in karate, taekwondo and pencak silat. Richard Byrne reveals his methods for developing speed, power, and precision in delivering decisive blows. The student is taught a progressive training program in the art of breaking, stressing both safety and technical correctness. Three essentials must be present in order for the break to occur: 1. The weakest point of the object to be broken must be hit. 2. The strike must be initiated from sufficient distance in order to gain enough speed to penetrate the object. 3. The proper part of the body must be used to avoid injury and to pinpoint the exact power/ focus area. Moderate wear. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Shaolin Ten-Animal Form of Kwan Tak Hing, Dr Leung Ting
2 Dr Leung Ting Shaolin Ten-Animal Form of Kwan Tak Hing
Hong Kong Leung Ting Co 1991 9627284050 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
208 pages including b/w and colour illustrations. Text in English Language. Kwan Tak Hing is well known to kung fu film fans as the actor who played Wong Fei Hung in nearly a hundred movies. In this book he demonstrates in step-by-step the famous Southern Shaolin Ten-Animal Form and its applications. "The Shaolin Ten-Animal Form" is a famous set in Southern Shaolin Kung Fu. The ten animals are Dragon, Snake, Tiger, Leopard, Crane, Lion, Elephant, Horse,Monkey and Bear. Practising Ten-Animal Form can benefit Ten Elementsof a human being, which are Energy, Spirit, Breathing, Force, Bones, Hand Coordination, Sight, Body, Posture and Footwork. In addition, it is a very effective fighting technique. The Ten-Animal Form is a key form in those styles of Southern Shaolin Kung Fu such as Fut Gar, Choy Lee Fut and Hung Gar. This is a good introduction to the Southern Shaolin styles. Dr. Leung Ting, the founder of Wing Tsun Leung Ting Gymnasium. Apart from being a Wing Tsun Kung Fu Master, Leung Ting is also a famous kung fu film technical director in recent years. Since I976, he has designed and directed over 24 T.V. kung fu series and six movies. ln December. 1978, Leung Ting published the first book on Wing Tsun Kung Fu. This is another masterpiece of Dr. Leung, written in the most serious attitude after a long time preparation and collection. We believe that lovers of martial-arts should find this book an indispensable collection. 
Price: 23.00 AUD
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Wing Chun Kung-Fu, J. Yimm Lee
3 J. Yimm Lee Wing Chun Kung-Fu
U.S.A. Ohara Publications 2008 0897500377 / 9780897500371 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
223 pages including b/w illustrations. Edited by Bruce Lee and featuring jeet kune do legend Ted Wong, this book introduces the reader to the sil lim tao form, the immovable-elbow and centerline theories, chi sao (sticky hands), trapping, and much more. Wing Chun Kung-Fu continues to set the standard for martial arts instructional books, and it has become the perennial study guide for kung fu enthusiasts of all skill levels. Bruce Lee was an inconic martial artist who invented the Jeet Kune Do fighting system. He starred in several classic martial arts movies, including Fists of Fury, Enter the Dragon, and Way of the Dragon. He is the author of The Art of Expressing the Human Body, Tao of Gung Fu, Tao of Jeet Kune Do, and the Bruce Lee's Fighting Method series. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Basics of Taiji Quan, Li Xingdong
4 Li Xingdong Basics of Taiji Quan
China Foreign Languauges Press 1998 711900171X / 9787119001715 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
102 pages including drawings. A very effective martial art and energy training programme for health and vitality. It is one of the major Chinese martial arts (Wushu). It is used for life enhancement, health building and combat. It calls for an uncluttered mind and complete concentration; soft, slow, smooth and complete movements; and a clear distinction between force and yielding. This book offers an introduction to the origins and development of Taiji Quan, its major schools and their characteristics, and its technical methods and postures. Space is also devoted to the routines of the 24 simplified forms of Taiji Quan recommended by the Physical Culture and Sports Commission of the People's Republic of China, with special emphasis on the points which merit attention in practising Taiji Quan. In addition, readers will have the help of more than 100 illustrations as they study and practise this ancient martial art form. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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T'Ai-Chi: The "Supreme Ultimate" Exercise for Health, and Self-Defence, Man-Ch'ing, Cheng; Smith, Robert W.
5 Man-Ch'ing, Cheng; Smith, Robert W. T'Ai-Chi: The "Supreme Ultimate" Exercise for Health, and Self-Defence
USA Charles E Tuttle 1976 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo 
113 pages including many illustrations. Many Chinese believe whoever practices T'Ai-Chi gains the pliability of a child, the health of a lumber-jack, and the peace of mind of a sage. This is not just idle boasting, that perhaps, in some way unknown to Western science, T'Ai-Chi can indeed do all this, and even more.This book depicts real traditional T'Ai-Chi with over 275 pictures and 122 diagrams which include fold outs for complete forms of the exercise with hand positions and footwork and proper weight transfer positions, along with a question and answer section. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Best Karate: Kumite 1 - Vol. 3, Nakayama, Masatoshi
6 Nakayama, Masatoshi Best Karate: Kumite 1 - Vol. 3
U.S.A. Kodansha 1986 0870113321 / 9780870113321 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
143 pages including b/w illustrations and glossary. Basic techniques are sharpened and body movement and distancing acquired through practical application. This volume explains the types and meaning of kumite and the relation between jiyu kumite and basic training in fundamentals. Demonstrated by instructors of the Japan Karate Association. As well as setting forth the basic rules that must be put into practice when performing kata or applying techniques in kumite, this volume pinpoints the underlying physical and physiological principles of karate: source and concentration of power; stance, form, stability and technique; movement in all directions; basic and comprehensive aspects of training. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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The Complete Tae Kwon Do for Kids, Perez, Herb
7 Perez, Herb The Complete Tae Kwon Do for Kids
U.S.A. Lowell House 1998 1565659597 / 9781565659599 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good Large 12mo 
88 indexed pages including b/w illustrations. Over the past 10 years, the Korean art of tae kwon do has quietly become the most widely practiced of all martial arts in America. Its flashy, high-kicking techniques dominate fight choreography on the big screen; and TKD tournaments across the country attract record numbers of competitors and fans alike. Now with the help of 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist and tae kwon do instructor Herb Perez, the techniques and philosophy of this exciting martial art are available to all midgrade fans and students. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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