NEW Mastering Martial Arts

Centuries old but never more relevant, the martial arts combine physical fitness and agility with mental toughness. Learning and growing in one of these ancient arts can help people young and old improve their minds and bodies. This series examines the major martial arts disciplines, as well as provides specialized titles for women, children, and all-around athletes. Along with expert insight into the right techniques, moves, throws, strikes, kicks, and more, find out how to choose a martial art that will help you reach your goals.

Hardcover

ISBN 978-1-4222-3235-4
$249.50
10 volumes
2015
10+
5th+
7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Adam James
*...the coauthors (both of whom hold high ranks in multiple martial arts) balance step-by-step descriptions of specific kicks and punches with strong emphasis on overall fitness and the importance of safe, correct training.
*Along with surveying the array of modern hybrid fighting systems that have grown out of Thai boxing and other traditions, they also highlight significant fighters of the past and present, from Bruce Lee to Benny "The Jet" Urquidez.
*The photos and drawings feature figures of both sexes, ranging from children to tattooed
pros.
*...thrill seekers as well as readers in search of a suitable fitness regimen will come away with more specific information about the various styles within this loosely organized group of sports.
Booklist
Judo: Winning Ways
by Barnaby Chesterman

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Judo calls for balance and careful thought, but it packs in a lot of mat-slamming action, too! Inside, learn about how judo was created and how it has become one of the world's most popular competitive martial arts. See how to perform key moves such as throws, arm-locks, and wheels. Find out how this ancient art can be a part of anybody's fitness regimen. Mastering any martial art can take long years of practice, but this book and this series will give you an important first step on a rewarding journey.

Jujutsu: Winning Ways
by Nathan Johnson

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Though not as popular as some other martial arts, jujutsu receives star treatment inside this volume. The athletes who take part in his ancient art combine the throws of judo, the striking of karate, and the weapons of kenpo and ninjutsu. You might call jujutsu the all-star games of martial arts. Inside, read about how samurai warriors inspired the art's creation and how the mind is as much a weapon as the hands and feet to able fighters. Mastering any martial art can take long years of practice, but this book and this series will give you an important first step on a rewarding journey.

Karate: Winning Ways
by Nathan Johnson

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Karate is one of the most popular martial arts, a combination of physical and mental training. Inside, you'll read about the fascinating history of karate, plus learn about the important stances, movements, strikes, and kicks that make up the sport. See how karate can be part of self-defense as well as competition. Mastering any martial art can take long years of practice, but this book and this series will give you an important first step on a rewarding journey.

Kickboxing and MMA: Winning Ways
by Nathan Johnson

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Few martial arts have gained as much national attention in recent years as kickboxing and mixed martial arts. The power punching and intense grappling of nationally-televised MMA matches has taken this multi-attack discipline from the gym to the screen. Kickboxing, however, can also be a great workout even without the combat, and this book shows many of the techniques and skills that can make anyone fit, strong, and mobile. The rise of MMA is also detailed, along with some of the skills that have created world champions. Mastering any martial art can take long years of practice, but this book and this series will give you an important first step on a rewarding journey.

Kung Fu: Winning Ways
by Nathan Johnson

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There is more to kung fu than Bruce Lee (though that's a pretty good place to start!). Lee and other martial arts movie masters have made kung fu well-known throughout the world. The lightning-fast moves, furious action, and high intensity make it not only exciting to watch, but a great workout. Inside, find out the key moves a kung fu master needs to know, plus learn about the fascinating history of kung fu. How do animals relate to this martial art? Find out inside. Mastering any martial art can take long years of practice, but this book and this series will give you an important first step on a rewarding journey.

Martial Arts For Athletic Conditioning: Winning Ways
by Eric Chaline

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Getting and staying fit is a challenge for everyone. How do you find the right workout that you can maintain and that gives you the best bang for your buck and your time? Martial arts might be the answer. Inside, find out how learning a martial art can provide you with flexibility, strength, weight loss, and overall cardiovascular health. Along with the physical benefits, the martial arts each have a mental approach than can improve your focus and confidence and relieve stress. Instead of heading to the gym, why not try the dojo?

Martial Arts For Children: Winning Ways
by Nathan Johnson

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Keeping kids active and fit is a big part of any parents' job. And martial arts is a great way to accomplish that goal. Martial arts of all kinds can teach young athletes not only the importance of fitness, flexibility, and strength, but show them a way to harness energy, control anger, and grow in confidence. This book shows some of the different styles children can start to master, gives tips on how to teach young martial artists the right way to approach their studies, and shows how martial arts can be used to help face bullies and other dangers with confidence. Sports are a great way for kids to learn the skills that will help them succeed--martial arts might be the perfect sport the kids in your life.

Martial Arts For Women: Winning Ways
by Eric Chaline

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Martial arts provide a great workout for anyone, but for women, they present some special and positive advantages. Inside this book, find out how martial arts training can improve your fitness, help with your personal confidence, and train you mentally to face the challenges of life. Having a positive self-image and feeling physically confident can translate into many phases of your life. The focus and all-around fitness that martial arts can bring might be your ticket to a high-flying leap forward in your life.

Ninjutsu: Winning Ways
by Eric Chaline

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The mysterious ninja warriors of ancient Japan created a style of moving and fighting that has inspired legends and stories for centuries. The martial art of ninjutsu has become the modern-day way to "be a ninja." Ninjutsu participants learn the secrets of stealthy movement, rapid attack, and weapons expertise that made ninjas feared throughout Asia. Read about some of the most famous legends, and find out how ninja techniques can make you a better athlete. Mastering any martial art can take long years of practice, but this book and this series will give you an important first step on a rewarding journey.

Taekwondo: Winning Ways
by Barnaby Chesterman

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For sheer high-kicking, high-flying, gravity-defying action, taekwondo stands out among the martial arts. Inside, read about the development of taekwondo and its important connections to Korea. See how the sport grew to become a regular part of the Olympic Games. And yes, boards will be broken and bricks will be smashed! Taekwondo calls for great skill and focus, but hard work will reward anyone who tries it. Mastering any martial art can take long years of practice, but this book and this series will give you an important first step on a rewarding journey.




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