Karate

Taekwondo

A Technical Manual

Written by Gilles R. Savoie, Foreword by Chungwon Choue and Grandmaster Kee S. Ha
Price: $17.95
Blue Snake Books

In Taekwondo: A Technical Manual, renowned Master Gilles Savoie presents the art and science of the popular martial art, showing practitioners how to optimize both body and spirit. While other taekwondo books simply document traditional forms andexercises, this one goes further, providing an in-depth look at the body mechanics and physics...

The Kids' Karate Workbook

A Take-Home Training Guide for Young Martial Artists

Written by Didi Goodman, Illustrated by Linda Nikaya
Price: $18.95
Blue Snake Books

The Kids’ Karate Workbook is an engaging workbook meant to be used at home by young people who want to supplement their regular Karate or Taekwondo training. Drawing on the author’s more than 20 years of experience teaching martial arts to children, the book offers a step-by-step curriculum that traces a...

Black Belt Karate

Written by Chris Thompson
Price: $17.95
Blue Snake Books

Once a student of karate obtains his or her black belt, what’s next? For too many students, the black belt marks the end of serious training. In Black Belt Karate, noted karate instructor and 8th-dan black belt Chris Thompson explains that real yudansha (black belt level) is not just about physical...

The Complete Guide to American Karate and Tae Kwon Do

Written by Keith D. Yates
Price: $18.95
Blue Snake Books

There are many books on the market that describe the practices of American-style karate and tae kwon do, but few that also explore the rich history and development of these traditions and the philosophy behind them. A 10th-degree black belt regarded as a pioneer in popularizing these disciplines in the West...

The Making of a Butterfly

Traditional Chinese Martial Arts As Taught by Master W. C. Chen

Written by Phillip Starr
Price: $16.95
Blue Snake Books

The only American heir to W. C. Chen, Phillip Starr continues the master’s teachings in this useful guide that also profiles the exciting early years when martial arts were still new in America. Through this entertaining collection of personal anecdotes involving Master Chen, the author, and his classmates, readers learn a...

Sabaki Method

Karate in the Inner Circle

Written by Kancho Joko Ninomiya and Ed Zorensky
Price: $18.95
Frog Books

Sabaki means staying open to the world at large and responding to others in a way that blends energies in new directions. Whether it is a question of repelling an attack or building relationships, the combined energy that comes from sabaki is an effort of cooperation, openness, and respect. Whether you...