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Cheng Man-Ching's Advanced Tai-Chi Form Instructions with Selected Writings on Meditation, the I ching, Medicine and the Arts.
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Cheng Man-Ching's Advanced Tai-Chi Form Instructions with Selected Writings on Meditation, the I ching, Medicine and the Arts.

By Manqing Zheng (Cheng Man-Ch'ing).

Brooklyn, NY Sweet Ch'i Press, 1986. Paperback Third Edition (1986); Fourth Printing Thus. Good in Wraps: shows faint dampstaining to the outside edge of the front panel and the front endpapers; some soiling and smudging to the outside edges of the text block, which also has a faint 'crinkliness' due to exposure to moisture; a couple of creases near the upper corner of the front panel; else only light wear to the extremities and mild rubbing to the panels; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A flawed copy, but one which is structurally sound and tightly bound. A sturdy reading copy with a clean text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.45 x 4.55 x 0.65 inches). vii, 162 pages. Edited and Translated by Douglas Wile. Language: English. Weight: 7 ounces. Third Edition (1986); Fourth Printing Thus. Mass Market Paperback.

$29.40

Taiki-Ken: The Essence of Kung-Fu.

By Kenichi Sawai .

San Francisco, CA Japan Publications, 1976. Paperback First Edition Thus [1976]; First Printing, so stated. First Edition Thus [1976]; First Printing, so stated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: shows moderate wear to the extremities; considerable rubbing to the wrapper covers; the price has not been clipped (at the lower corner of the inside front flap, but the upper corner has been clipped for some reason anyway; the rear endpaper and one other page in the text show some light splatter stains near the upper corner of the page; former owner's inscription flamboyantly at the inside of the front cover; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the covers. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing moderate wear and several unobtrusive flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to.(10.15 x 7.25 x 0.55 inches). 160 pages. Profusely illustrated with photographs in black & white. Weight: 18.5 ounces. Paperback: Perfect Wraps, with flaps.

$117.60

Aikido: Its Heart and Appearance.

By Morihiro Saito .

Tokyo, Japan Minato Research and Publishing Company, 1975. Paperback First Edition Thus (1975), Second Printing (1984). Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: very light wear to the outside edge of the front panel; the mildest rubbing to the panels; the binding leans slightly off square, but remains perfeclty secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the covers. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only mild wear, and possessing a couple of minor, unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.95 x 0.35 inches). 128 pages. Profusely illustrated with duotone photographs. Language: English. Weight: 8.5 ounces. First Edition Thus (1975), Second Printing (1984). Paperback: Pictorial Wraps with gatefold flaps.

$34.30

Introduction to Shao-Lin Kung Fu.

By Shao-Lin Kung Fu & Tai Chi of Denver.

Denver, CO Chinese Shao-Lin Center. VHS Tape One VHS Videotape in Like New condition (still in shrinkwrap). Product Size: 7.5 x 4.2 x 1 inches. Weight: 5.1 ounces. Video: VHS.

$24.50

Monkey Kung-Fu (Tai Shing Pek Kwar).

By Paulie Zink and Michael Gonzales.

Burbank, CA Unique Publications, 1986. Paperback First Edition (1986), so stated. First Edition (1986), so stated. Fine in Wraps: flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9 x 6 x 0.5 inches). 178 pages. Language: English. Weight: 11.5 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$58.80

Moving Zen: Karate as a Way to Gentleness.

By C.W. Nicol.

London, UK The Bodley Head, 1975. Hardcover First Edition [1975], so stated. First Edition [1975], so stated. Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows a tiny coffee-like stain at the bottom edge; just a hint of wear to the extremities; the binding leans a little but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Shows a couple of flaws; but remains a structurally sound, tightly bound copy; clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. Remains close to 'As New'. The DJ's price has been clipped and the panels show moderate rubbing; faint toning to the white background field of the rear panel and the white areas of the front panel; else flawless. Not perfect, but overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.35 x 0.7 inches). 151 pages. Illustrated with Drawings by Munihiro Ikeda. Language: English. Weight: 10 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$29.40

Praying Mantis Kung-Fu: Spear Head.

By Paul Eng .

Sunnyvale, CA Carroll Street Press, 1984. Paperback First Edition (1984), unstated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear and a faint crease at the upper front corner tip; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Shows a couple of very minor flaws; but remains a handsome copy: clean, sturdy, and quite presentable: in fact, in overall appearance, remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches). 175 pages. Edited by Jim Dickson. Language: English. Weight: 9.2 ounces. First Edition (1984), unstated. Paperback.

$117.60

Taoist Art of Feng Shou: 'Hand of the Wind' Kung Fu.

By Chee Soo.

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK Aquarian Press, 1983. Paperback First Edition Thus [1983], Second Printing [1984]. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; the mildest rubbing to the panels. The binding is slightly cocked, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.4 x 5.25 x 0.75 inches). 240 pages. Weight: 11.2 ounces. First Edition Thus [1983], Second Printing [1984]. No intimation of revision here. Trade Paperback. A complete illustrated guide to this unique Chinese system of self-defence which combines 'softness' with speed to great effect.

$39.20

United Studios of Self Defense Blue Belt Instructional Video Series.

Video: VHS New: Still in Shrinkwrap. Product Size: 7.45 x 4.15 x 1 inches. Weight: 5.4 ounces. Video: VHS. Lessons by Charles Mattera (10th Degree Black Belt). Techniques Demonstrated: Forms: 2 kata and 3 Pinan. Defensive Maneuvers #4, 8, 9, and 12. 5 Kempo Punching Techniques. Demonstrators: Hans Prosch, Jack Turner, and Frank Ley.

$9.41

Among Warriors: A Woman Martial Artist in Tibet.
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Among Warriors: A Woman Martial Artist in Tibet.

By Pamela Logan.

New York, NY Random House: Vintage Departures, 1996. Paperback First Ed Thus; First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Ed Thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a touch of wear to extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper coversand a very faint crease across the lower rear panel; the backstrip shows a barely discernible crease and the binding shows some lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Remains clean, sturdy, presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 298pp. Trade Paperback. In "Among Warriors - A Martial Artist in Tibet", Pamela Logan frankly relates her travel experiences, documenting the emotional and physical challenges she faced. She courageously reveals the beginning steps of her growing understanding and appreciation for the Buddhist faith as she searches for the elusive warriors of Kham; none of the typical travel writer's pretence at omnipotence here - Logan is open to what the experience brings her and we are fortunate to share vicariously in her journey. In addition, she faithfully and vividly describes a relatively unknown part of the world. There was never a dull page or unnecessary word, much like the movements of the kata. She takes us all on the journey, and how fortunate are we to be along for the ride. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$24.50

Karate: Beginner to Black Belt.

By Bruce Tegner.

Ventura CA Thor Publishing, 1982. Paperback First Ed thus, later printing. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to extremities; a bit of scuffing at the top edge of the front panel; mild rubbing and faint, but pervasive soiling to the wrapper covers; binding square and secure; text clean. Structurally sound and tightly bound, remains a sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 220pp. First Ed thus, later printing. Trade Paperback. Covers the basic techniques in clear, easy to understand language. The importance of this book lies in the presentation of the Shukokai style forms. You'll see these have significant stylistic differences from the well-known Shotokan and Goju-Kai forms. Also, the 90-move brown belt form is extremely long for a karate form--another interesting aspect of the book. The Shotokan Kwanku Dai form at 68 moves isn't nearly as long, although Goju-Kai has the Suparinpei form at 108 moves, which, of the 80 or so karate forms I learned at one time or another, is the longest I'm aware of. I'd like to know more about the origin of these, as the Shukohkai school has a reputation for being quite conservative and sticking to their tradition. Another characteristic of Shukohkai stylists is their preference for free-fighting from the front stance. Technically, the Shukohkai school embodies the Tani-ha Shorin-Ryu style, one of a number of Shorin-Ryu substyles. This is the only book I know of that presents these interesting forms. The book would be important and interesting if only for that, in addition to the presention of the basic karate techniques.

$7.06

Three-Bath Qigong.

By Liu Yu Xian, [Editor].

Hong Kong Hai Feng Publishing Co., Ltd., 1989. Paperback First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Fine. Appears unopened. 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 124pp. Chinese Qigong Series. Author is Liu Yu Xian. Paperback.

$24.50

Khaleghl Quinn's Art of Self Defence.

By Khaleghl Quinn.

New York, NY HarperCollins: Thorsons, 1993. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the lower rear corner tip and a very superficial scratch at the front panel; else flawless. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 154pp. Illustrated with drawings in black & white. Trade Paperback.

$7.64

Killer Instinct: Unarmed Combat For Street Survival.
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Killer Instinct: Unarmed Combat For Street Survival.

By Sammy Franco.

Boulder, CO Paladin Press, 1991. Paperback First Edition [1991], unstated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 103pp. First Edition [1991], unstated. Trade Paperback. To survive the violent streets of urban America, you must equip yourself with a vicious animal instinct. Tap into the mental, spiritual and physical components of Contemporary Fighting Arts, an advanced system of unarmed combat that offers the modern warrior a brutal and efficient arsenal.

$58.80

Kick Butt Aqua: Kickboxing Aquatic Adventure with Sara Kooperman.

By Sara Kooperman.

Evanston, IL Sara's City Workout, 1995. VHS One VHS Tape in clamshell Protective Case with original Promotional Material. VHS Tape in Excellent [Fine] condition; the case shows some mild rubbing and a short tear in the plastic covering the the promotional material, which has been carefully tape-repaired, and a tiny nick at the bottom edge of the plastic [about Very Good]. Experience a powerful union of martial arts training and water exercise, which tones, shapes and sculpts the upper body like no aquatic equipment available. A variety of kicks and jump roping drills burn fat, increase strength and reshape the body. 60-minute workout; 30-minute lecture. Sara Kooperman is the owner of Sara's City Workout, and the founder of the Mania Fitness Instructor Training Conventions. Recognized as a "Notable" by American Fitness Magazine. She has also been a lecturer-trainer for the American College of Sports Medicine.

$24.50