The 100 Best Martial Arts Books, Films, and Fights


Gabriel Vella and Romulo Barral at the 2009 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships
Gabriel Vella and Romulo Barral by John Lamonica (CC BY-SA 3.0)


Bruce Lee has inspired generations of martial artists, and he was one of the first pioneers to prioritise technquies that work over mindlessly following any particular martial arts tradition. His style was no style - or, rather, a mix of the best elements from each style.

The real revolution in martial arts happened in the early 90s with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The Gracies brought their "Gracie challenge" to a large stage in order to prove their style superior to all others. Inviting competitors from a mixture of martial arts disciplines, Royce Gracie succeeded in defeating them all, and all subsequent competitors in the UFC had to adjust their training in response. Strikers had been exposed as extremely vulnerable to being taken to the ground and submitted with jiu-jitsu.

Thus a new era dawned; one in which, according to Joe Rogan, martial arts evolved more in the ten years following 1993 than in the preceding 700 years combined.

This list of The 100 Best Martial Arts Books, Films, and Fights reflects that evolution, including most of the main arts involved in mixed martial arts (mma).

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1. Jiu-Jitsu University

By Saulo Ribeiro; Kevin Howell | 50% Off

Saulo Ribeiro—six-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion—is world-renowned for his functional jiu-jitsu knowledge and flawless technique. In Jiu-Jitsu University, Ribeiro shares with the public for the first time his revolutionary system of grappling, mapping out more than 200 techniques that carry you from white to black belt. Illuminating common ... More »

Jiu-Jitsu University
Ultimate Fighting Championship Classics Collection, UFC 1-4

2. Ultimate Fighting Championship Classics Collection, UFC 1-4

UFC Classics take you ringside to the original battles – before there were rules. Masters in the skills of boxing, jiu-jitsu, karate, tae kwon do and more, the original warriors battled it out to the bloody end. More »

3. Mixed Martial Arts: The Book of Knowledge

By BJ Penn; Glen Cordoza; Erich Krauss

Mixed Martial Arts outlines the revolutionary system of fighting used by world-renowned fighter BJ Penn. Penn, one of the most technical and decorated fighters in the world today, illustrates fighting techniques that teach you how to mix strikes with takedowns, ground and pound an opponent into submission, fight ... More »

Mixed Martial Arts: The Book of Knowledge
The Fighter's Mind: Inside the Mental Game

4. The Fighter's Mind: Inside the Mental Game

By Sam Sheridan | Used Price: 70% Off

In his acclaimed national best seller, A Fighter’s Heart, Sam Sheridan took readers with him as he stepped through the ropes into the dangerous world of professional fighting. From a muay Thai bout in Bangkok to Rio, where he trained with jiu-jitsu royalty, to Iowa, where he matched ... More »

5. Rickson Gracie: Choke

This exquisite piece of work is far more professional than any of the American pro wrestling mega-event videos produced recently. The often-gory fights are well handled and only play a small role; this video is not solely about fighting. Done in documentary style, "Choke" takes an introspective look ... More »

Rickson Gracie: Choke
Enter the Dragon

6. Enter the Dragon

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Playing a secret agent hired by the British to break up an opium ring, Bruce must go undercover as a contestant in a sadistic martial arts tournament. Hosted by the targeted crime lord on his island hideaway, this tournament pits the baddest kung fu cats in the world ... More »

7. Classical Bujutsu

By Donn F. Draeger | Used Price: 70% Off

Evolved amid the incessant warfare of medieval Japan, bujutsu, or "martial arts," provided the warrior with the technical and psychological training that prepared him to use his weapons in actual combat. Classical Bujutsu emphasizes the intensely practical nature of these martial arts. The author describes sixteen major forms ... More »

Classical Bujutsu
Jiu-Jitsu Unleashed

8. Jiu-Jitsu Unleashed

By Eddie Bravo; Erich Krauss; Joe Rogan

An introduction to jiu-jitsu from one of its most dominant stars Thanks to the dominance of its practitioners at Ultimate Fighting Championships and other mixed martial arts tournaments, jiu-jitsu has become one of the most popular forms of martial arts in the United States. This fighting technique features ... More »

9. Total MMA: Inside Ultimate Fighting

By Jonathan Snowden | Under $1.00

?Since the beginning of time, men have engaged in hand-to-hand combat. In Ancient Greece, they called it Pankration, a no-holds-barred battle. Over time, one complete combat system was replaced by a variety of limited ones like karate, boxing, and wrestling. In the modern age this created an eternal ... More »

Total MMA: Inside Ultimate Fighting
Pride 1 & 2 - Rickson Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Gary Goodridge

10. Pride 1 & 2 - Rickson Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Gary Goodridge

Pride 1 was the first mixed martial arts event held by KRS-Pride (later renamed Pride Fighting Championships). It took place at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on October 11, 1997 and attracted a crowd of 47,860 spectators.In addition to the MMA bouts, there was one kickboxing bout ... More »

11. Muay Thai Unleashed: Learn Technique and Strategy from Thailand's Warrior Elite

By Tana Chun Yingwitayakhun; Erich Krauss; Glen Cordoza

Let elite Muay Thai warriors turn your body into an unbeatable weapon! Written by professional Muay Thai fighters and trainers, Muay Thai Unleashed shows you how to master this feared and dangerous martial art. Author and trainer Erich Krauss, along with Muay Thai pros Glen Cordoza ... More »

Muay Thai Unleashed: Learn Technique and Strategy from Thailand's Warrior Elite
The Art of Peace: Teachings of the Founder of Aikido

12. The Art of Peace: Teachings of the Founder of Aikido

By Morihei Ueshiba; John Stevens | 60% Off

New York Times BestsellerThese inspirational teachings show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. Drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art known as Aikido, The Art of Peace, ... More »

13. Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts: The Ground Game

By Greg Jackson; Kelly Crigger | 50% Off

Greg Jackson was raised in a neighborhood where he had to fight to survive. He tried every martial art he could get his hands on, only to find they all lacked practicality. He developed his own system instead, and is now the most accomplished and celebrated mixed martial ... More »

Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts: The Ground Game
Anderson Silva: Like Water

14. Anderson Silva: Like Water

Anderson Silva is the deadliest man on the planet — the longest-reigning UFC Champion, and the most feared fighter in mixed martial arts. Like Water offers a unique perspective of the living legend as he trains with fellow fighters Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida, Junior Dos Santos, and ... More »

15. UFC 92: The Ultimate: Griffin, Evans, Nogueira, Mir, W. Silva, Jackson

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December 27, 2008 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The best card of the year has been saved for the last with light-heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin battles undefeated Sugar Rashad Evans, and interim UFC heavyweight champ Antonio Minotauro Nogueira meets fellow submission master Frank Mir. Plus, the grudge ... More »

UFC 92: The Ultimate: Griffin, Evans, Nogueira, Mir, W. Silva, Jackson
Coaching Wrestling Successfully

16. Coaching Wrestling Successfully

By Dan Gable | Used Price: 90% Off

Dan Gable redefined the term wrestling champion, setting a new standard of excellence for athletes and coaches. Defeated only once throughout his high school and college wrestling careers and unscored upon in his 1972 Olympic gold medal performance, Gable didn't just win on ... More »

17. Mind Over Muscle: Writings from the Founder of Judo

By Jigoro Kano; Naoki Murata

In 1882 Jigoro Kano (1860-1938) founded Kodokan Judo at Eishoji Temple in Tokyo. It was the culmination of a lifelong devotion to the jujutsu of the past, which he reorganized while taking great care to retain its classical traditions. Historically, martial arts were practiced only by the elite ... More »

Mind Over Muscle: Writings from the Founder of Judo
The X-Guard: Gi & No Gi Jiu-Jitsu

18. The X-Guard: Gi & No Gi Jiu-Jitsu

By Marcelo Garcia; Erich Krauss; Glen Cordoza

About this bookMarcelo Garcia winner of five Brazilian jiu-jitsu world championships and a man many feel is the best pound-for-pound submission grappler of all time unveils the secrets behind the most effective guard system in existence-the X-Guard. Unlike most jiu-jitsu instructional books Garcia leaves no stone unturned. Not ... More »

19. Gracie Combatives (with Ryron & Rener Gracie)

The Course Although Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of more than 600 techniques, studies of the fights conducted by members of the Gracie Family show that 36 techniques have been used more often, and with greater success, than all the other techniques combined. Originally developed for the U.S. Army, Gracie ... More »

Gracie Combatives (with Ryron & Rener Gracie)
Successful Boxing: The Ultimate Training Manual

20. Successful Boxing: The Ultimate Training Manual

By Andy Dumas; Jamie Dumas | 50% Off

The ultimate training manual for aspiring boxers, with inspiration and advice from world champions Juan Manuel Marquez, Sergio Martinez, Saul Alvarez, and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.An indispensable resource for both new and seasoned fighters, this book is filled with tips and suggestions on how to improve skills and maximize performance. ... More »

21. The Book of Five Rings

By Miyamoto Musashi; Kenji Tokitsu | 70% Off

The Complete Book of Five Rings is an authoritative version of Musashi’s classic The Book of Five Rings, translated and annotated by a modern martial arts master, Kenji Tokitsu. Tokitsu has spent most of his life researching the legendary samurai swordsman and his works, and in this book ... More »

The Book of Five Rings
The Pyjama Game: A Journey into Judo

22. The Pyjama Game: A Journey into Judo

By Mark Law | Used Price: 60% Off

It is a sport of balletic beauty and extraordinary violence. Where else are you allowed to strangle an opponent unconscious? But while its aim is to inflict symbolic death, judo is a form of combat which also rigorously insists on the most formal courtesies. When Mark Law joined ... More »

23. Training for Warriors: The Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Workout

By Martin Rooney | Used Price: 70% Off

To be a warrior, you must train like a warriorDiscover the training secrets that have produced World Champions in MMA, Submission Grappling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Judo. More than 750 color photos will show you how to perform hundreds of exercises designed to specifically target each area of ... More »

Training for Warriors: The Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Workout
Muay Thai Legends - Thailand vs Netherlands (with Ramon Dekker & Rob Kaman)

24. Muay Thai Legends - Thailand vs Netherlands (with Ramon Dekker & Rob Kaman)

This DVD will bring you the live atmosphere of the best fights of the 1990s, featuring the legendary Ramon Dekker and the astonishing Rob Kaman. Through these genuine and intense moments, you will understand why the names of those ''Muay Thai Legends'' will be remembered forever in the ... More »

25. Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere

By Adele Westbrook; Oscar Ratti | 70% Off

Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction provides a complete foundation in the practice of one of the most distinctive and effective Japanese martial arts.Aikido was created in Japan in the 1920's by Morihei Ueshiba, also known as Osensei. To possess the skills, techniques and attitude of ... More »

Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere
Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

26. Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

By William Scott Wilson

The seminal treatise on the code of the samurai--now available as a Shambhala Pocket Classic.     Hagakure is a treatise on the samurai code written by Yamamoto Tsunetomo, an eighteenth-century samurai. It's a guide, organized as a loose collection of thoughts, on how samurai should conduct themselves. This ... More »

27. Dragons Forever

Synopsis: A sharp and confident lawyer, Jackie is hired by the ruthless gangster Hua to defend a chemical plant that is polluting the waters of a cove and destroying a nearby fish farm owned by Miss Yip. Jackie sends his two friends Wong and Tung to convince Miss Yip ... More »

Dragons Forever
Karate-Do: My Way of Life

28. Karate-Do: My Way of Life

By Gichin Funakoshi | Used Price: 50% Off

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 of modesty, he was reluctant to write this ... More »

29. On Fencing

By Aldo Nadi

"A model of fencing instruction."—Time Magazine"A detailed and well-illustrated exposition of the art."—The New York TimesAmateur champion and Olympic gold medalist, professional competitor and fencing master, duelist and teacher, Aldo Nadi ranks among the greatest fencers of all time. Born at the turn of the twentieth century into ... More »

On Fencing
UFC 64: Unstoppable: Anderson Silva Vs. Rich Franklin

30. UFC 64: Unstoppable: Anderson Silva Vs. Rich Franklin

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The UFC middleweight and lightweight titles were on the line Saturday, October 14, 2006 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 185-pound champion Rich Franklin will defends his crown against Anderson Silva, and Sean Sherk and Kenny Florian battle to become just the second ... More »

31. Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes

By Mark McClusky

The world of high-performance athletics is changing forever. Not so long ago, you could compete at the top level with hard work and a good coach, but today, it’s impossible to separate the achievements of athletes from the scientists who support them. In ... More »

Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes
Mas Oyama's Complete Karate Course

32. Mas Oyama's Complete Karate Course

By Mas Oyama

The world's greatest karate master reveals his philosophy and technique for practicing one of the world's greatest martial arts. With 1,000 photos that break down each movement and exercise, the Master describes every important aspect of karate, starting with the basic elements and leading up through set combinations ... More »

33. Pride FC - Bushido Vols. 1-3: Team Gracie vs. Team Japan

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The Japanese PRIDE Fighting Championships are the premier event of mixed martial arts an extreme sport that incorporates elements of judo karate jiu jitsu kickboxing and wrestling into a no-holds-barred style of fighting. This collection presents every match from the first three BUSHIDO events featuring top-rated fighters like ... More »

Pride FC - Bushido Vols. 1-3: Team Gracie vs. Team Japan
Mixed Martial Arts: Analyses of Techniques & Usage

34. Mixed Martial Arts: Analyses of Techniques & Usage

By Daniele Bolelli; Rhadi Ferguson; Andrew Zerling

MMA has taken on a mystique of its own as the newest wave of combative experimentation. This book presents an encompassing perspective of this phenomenon in eight chapters written by experts in the field. They provide analyses of the techniques utilized during many of the leading competitive events, ... More »

35. The Ultimate Fighter 1

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The Ultimate Fighter – Season 1 is a reality TV show where 16 contestants are trained by two legendary UFC competitors, Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell, and must live together while battling for a pair of Ultimate Fighting Championship contracts. More »

The Ultimate Fighter 1
Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior

36. Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior

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When the head of his village's sacred Buddha statue is stolen, simple country boy Ting (Tony Jaa) is sent to Bangkok to retrieve it. Raised by a monk who has trained him in Muay Thai, Ting has vowed to never use his lethal martial arts skills. But once ... More »

37. Easy Strength: How to Get a Lot Stronger Than Your Competition-And Dominate in Your Sport

By Pavel Tsatsouline; Dan John

How To Look Like Tarzan, Play Like Tarzan-And Win Like TarzanHeadline:What It Takes to Stack the Strength-Deck in Your Favor "If football were played in the weight room or on the track, I could guarantee that each year, the team that won the championship would NOT be the ... More »

Easy Strength: How to Get a Lot Stronger Than Your Competition-And Dominate in Your Sport
Mastering Jujitsu

38. Mastering Jujitsu

By Renzo Gracie; John Danaher | Under $1.00

In recent years, the grappling arts have proven to be the most effective form of combat in mixed martial arts (MMA) and no-holds-barred (NHB) competitions. Above all others, the Gracie brand of Brazilian jujitsu has become recognized as the preeminent fighting style in ... More »

39. Dirty Boxing for Mixed Martial Arts: From Wrestling to Mixed Martial Arts

By Matt Lindland; Erich Krauss; Glen Cordoza

Matt "The Law" Lindland is an all-American wrestler and Olympic Silver Medalist in Greco-Roman Wrestling. In Dirty Boxing for Mixed Martial Arts, he unveils for the first time the unorthodox and highly effective system of fighting that carried him to the top of the mixed martial arts mountain.Lindland ... More »

Dirty Boxing for Mixed Martial Arts: From Wrestling to Mixed Martial Arts
Manny

40. Manny

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From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to a Congressman working tirelessly to improve the lives of his people, Manny explores the many triumphs and tribulations of Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao, the greatest pound for pound fighter the world has ever seen. Narrated by ... More »

41. Ip Man

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Ip Man is an award winning adaptation based on the life of Ip Man (Donnie Yen), the grandmaster of Wing Chun and later teacher and mentor to widely influential and legendary martial artist, Bruce Lee. Ip Man is set in the 1930s in Foshan, a hub of southern ... More »

Ip Man
Angry White Pyjamas

42. Angry White Pyjamas

By Robert Twigger | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Adrift in Tokyo, translating obscene rap lyrics for giggling Japanese high school girls,, "thirtynothing" Robert Twigger comes to a revelation about himself: He has never been fit nor brave. Guided by his roommates, Fat Frank and Chris, he sets out to cleanse his body and mind. Not knowing ... More »

43. Mario Sukata's Definitive Guide for Mixed Martial Arts

By Mario Sukata Neto; Gary Savage

The evolution of Mixed Martial Arts spans thousands of years and crosses countless continents. From its origin as a bare knuckle art used on the proving grounds of Brazil to the much polished and regulated Ultimate Fighting Championship, MMA is now hailed as the fastest growing sport on ... More »

Mario Sukata's Definitive Guide for Mixed Martial Arts
UFC 52: Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes, Frank Trigg, GSP

44. UFC 52: Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes, Frank Trigg, GSP

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April 16, 2005 – Almost two years since their first fight, Chuck Liddell gets his long-awaited rematch against UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture before the largest crowd ever to see a Mixed Martial Arts event in North America. The undercard features a rematch for the UFC Welterweight ... More »

45. Ultimate Flexibility: A Complete Guide to Stretching for Martial Arts

By Sang H. Kim | Used Price: 70% Off

Ultimate Flexibility is the book you've been waiting for. More than a collection of exercises or an explanation of technique, Ultimate Flexibility is a complete guide to stretching for martial arts, from the very basics of why you should stretch to detailed workout guidelines for every style and ... More »

Ultimate Flexibility: A Complete Guide to Stretching for Martial Arts
My Fight / Your Fight

46. My Fight / Your Fight

By Ronda Rousey; Maria Burns Ortiz | 50% Off

THE ONLY OFFICIAL RONDA ROUSEY BOOK “The fight is yours to win.” In this inspiring and moving book, Ronda Rousey, the Olympic medalist in judo, reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion, and Hollywood star charts her difficult path to glory.  Marked by her signature charm, barbed wit, and ... More »

47. Winning Wrestling Moves

By Mark Mysnyk; Barry Davis | 70% Off

With more than 700 detailed photographs illustrating moves and countermoves, this book shows how to handle any opponent in virtually any situation. Winning Wrestling Moves provides high school and college wrestlers and their coaches with all the fundamentals and latest refinements in wrestling ... More »

Winning Wrestling Moves
Science and Practice of Strength Training

48. Science and Practice of Strength Training

By Vladimir Zatsiorsky; William J. Kraemer

This new second edition of Science and Practice of Strength Training comes with many additions and changes. A new coauthor, Dr. William Kraemer, joins Dr. Vladimir Zatsiorsky in expanding on the principles and concepts needed for training athletes. Among Dr. Kraemer's contributions are three new ... More »

49. Aikido: My Spiritual Journey

By Gozo Shioda; Yasuhisa Shioda

In this first full autobiographical work, the legendary aikido grandmaster Gozo Shioda tells of his exciting life. Born in Tokyo in 1915, Shioda excelled as a student of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of aikido. He went on to win first place in the All Japan Martial Arts Exhibition ... More »

Aikido: My Spiritual Journey
Koryu Bujutsu: Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan

50. Koryu Bujutsu: Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan

By Diane Skoss | Used Price: 60% Off

Koryu Bujutsu is the first new book on the arts of the Japanese samurai to appear in over twenty years. Written by the foremost Western practitioner/writers, these eight essays are based on experiences with authentic Japanese traditions and teachers gained during decades spent living, researching, and training in ... More »

51. Living the Martial Way: A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think

By Forrest E. Morgan | Under $1.00

A step-by-step approach to applying the Japanese warrior's mind set to martial training and daily life. More »

Living the Martial Way: A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think
Complete Kickboxing

52. Complete Kickboxing

By Martina Sprague; Keith Livingston

In the most comprehensive book on kickboxing ever written, Martina Sprague and Keith Livingston teach you exactly what it takes to survive and win in the kickboxing ring. Whether you want to become a professional kickboxer or just train like one, this is an invaluable reference. Begin with ... More »

53. Mixed Martial Arts For Dummies

By Frank Shamrock; Mary Van Note | 80% Off

Your full-color guide to this wildly popular combat sport! Mixed martial arts is sweeping the globe! In this practical guide, legendary MMA Champion Frank Shamrock shares his expertise and love for the sport. He introduces you to his famous training and fighting system, explaining the virtues, ethics, and ... More »

Mixed Martial Arts For Dummies
Pride 25: Body Blow: Emelianenko, Nogueira, Jackson, Sakuraba, Anderson Silva

54. Pride 25: Body Blow: Emelianenko, Nogueira, Jackson, Sakuraba, Anderson Silva

| Under $1.00

From the Yokohama Arena in JapanA legendary event in Japan PRIDE FC matches the world s elite fighters in competitions of honor and art. Imagine Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner versus Kick boxer Judo specialist versus Wrestler . . . this is PRIDE FC. Each match is ... More »

55. Taekwondo: The State of the Art

By Sung Chul Whang; Jun Chul Whang | 90% Off

A comprehensive instructional guide to the world's most popular martial art. 16-pp. photo insert. 350 illustrations. Media attention. More »

Taekwondo: The State of the Art
Boxing for MMA

56. Boxing for MMA

By Mark Hatmaker

Although dramatic head kicks and garrote-tight submissions may get most of the airplay in highlight reels, the stats show that punching combinations and knockouts reap more MMA victories than any other fighting technique. This boxing primer not only covers the basics, including stance, ... More »

57. UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche

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The UFC will make history on Saturday, February 23rd. Undefeated superstar ''Rowdy'' Ronda Rousey defends her UFC bantamweight title against Marine Corps veteran Liz Carmouche in the first women's fight ever in the UFC Octagon. But, that's not all. ''UFC 157'' will also feature the showdown between all ... More »

UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche
Acquisition and Performance of Sports Skills

58. Acquisition and Performance of Sports Skills

By Terry McMorris

Acquisition and Performance of Sports Skills provides students with the theoretical and practical background that is necessary for an understanding of the basics of skill acquisition and performance. This understanding is founded on the studenta s existing knowledge of sport and leads into the subject, using a student ... More »

59. Fist of Legend

Chen Zhen returns home to learn that his childhood school has been overtaken by Japanese fighters and that they have killed his beloved master. Zhen goes on a quest to bring the killers to justice in an effort to restore honor to his mentor and school. St More »

Fist of Legend
This is Kendo: The Art of Japanese Fencing

60. This is Kendo: The Art of Japanese Fencing

By Junzo Sasamori; Gordon Warner | Under $1.00

A fully illustrated introduction to the traditional art of Japanese fencing--its essential nature and its basic techniques. The first book in English to describe and analyze this famous sport. More »

61. Wing Chun Martial Arts: Principles & Techniques

By Ip Chun; Danny Connor | 70% Off

Yip Chun is a Grandmaster of Wing Chun, and the eldest son of Yip Man - Bruce Lee's mentor. With the help of Danny Connor, Yip Chun explains the moves, the importance of the relationship between teacher and student, and the Confucian theory. Studentswill learn Chi Sau, Siu ... More »

Wing Chun Martial Arts: Principles & Techniques
Meditations on Violence: A Comparison of Martial Arts Training & Real World Violence

62. Meditations on Violence: A Comparison of Martial Arts Training & Real World Violence

By Rory Miller | Used Price: 50% Off

Finalist - 2008 Book of the Year Award by Foreword MagazineFinalist - 2008 USA Best Book AwardA Comparison of Martial Arts Training & Real-World Violence Experienced martial artist and veteran correction officer Sgt. Rory Miller distills what he has learned from jailhouse brawls, tactical ... More »

63. The Mixed Martial Arts Instruction Manual: The Science of Striking

By Anderson Silva; Erich Krauss; Glen Cordoza

In Mixed Martial Arts Instruction Manual, UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva unveils more than 150 striking techniques that have been proven in the Octagon. Detailing everything from basic punches and kicks to complex combinations through 1500 step-by-step color photographs and descriptive narrative, this book will become a bible ... More »

The Mixed Martial Arts Instruction Manual: The Science of Striking
Fighting Strategies Of Muay Thai: Secrets of Thailand's Boxing Camps

64. Fighting Strategies Of Muay Thai: Secrets of Thailand's Boxing Camps

By Mark Van Schuyver; Pedro Solana Villalobos

There are three elements of Muay Thai boxing: techniques, tactics and strategy. Most Muay Thai books deal only with techniques. Fighting Strategies of Muay Thai is the first book to reveal actual fighting strategies and tactics as taught in the boxing camps in Thailand. Both the author ... More »

65. The Art of Hojo Undo: Power Training for Traditional Karate

By Michael Clarke | Used Price: 50% Off

Silver Winner – 2010 IP'S Living Now Award1st Runner Up – 2010 Eric Hoffer AwardEndorsement - 2010 IP's Highlighted Title AwardFinalist – 2010 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord MagazineFinalist – 2010 USA Best Book AwardHojo ... More »

The Art of Hojo Undo: Power Training for Traditional Karate
UFC 79: Nemesis: GSP, Hughes, Liddell, W. Silva, Machida

66. UFC 79: Nemesis: GSP, Hughes, Liddell, W. Silva, Machida

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December 29, 2007 - A memorable year in the Ultimate Fighting Championship comes to an explosive end as welterweight superstars Georges St-Pierre and Matt Hughes clash for the interim UFC welterweight crown in the main event of UFC 79: Nemesis, and legendary light heavyweights Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell ... More »

67. The Little Capoeira Book

By Nestor Capoeira | Used Price: 80% Off

Nestor Capoeira, a long-time teacher of capoeira and noted mestre (master), begins this revised edition of his bestseller with an in-depth history of the Brazilian art, giving the most popular theories for the origins and purposes of this movement that combines the grace of dance with lethal self-defense ... More »

The Little Capoeira Book
Zen in the Martial Arts

68. Zen in the Martial Arts

By Joe Hyams | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

"A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action."--Samurai Maximum.Under the guidance of such celebrated masters as Ed Parker and the immortal Bruce Lee, Joe Hyams vividly recounts his more than 25 years of experience in the martial arts. In his illuminating ... More »

69. Relax into Stretch

By Pavel Tsatsouline | Used Price: 50% Off

Regain the Buoyant Flexibility of a Young Child While Maximizing Your Power and Strength "Conventional stretching attempts to literally elongate your tissues, which is dangerous and ineffective. Relax into Stretch simply teaches your muscles to relax into a stretch. If you compare traditional training to a messy ... More »

Relax into Stretch
Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide to Judo by Its Founder Jigoro Kano

70. Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide to Judo by Its Founder Jigoro Kano

By Jigoro Kano

Judo, or the Way of Gentleness, an ideal form of physical exercise and a reliable system, of self-defense, was specially created from traditional Japanese martial arts. This book by the creator of Kodokan judo is uniquely comprehensive and the most authoritative guide to this martial art ever published.Over ... More »

71. The Way of Judo: A Portrait of Jigoro Kano and His Students

By John Stevens | Used Price: 70% Off

Kodokan judo, one of the most well-known martial arts in the world today, was originated by Jigoro Kano (1860–1938). Kano was a martial artist and career educator who developed the art after studying several types of jujutsu, sumo, and Western wrestling. Openness and refinement were hallmarks of his ... More »

The Way of Judo: A Portrait of Jigoro Kano and His Students
Iron and Silk

72. Iron and Silk

By Mark Salzman | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Salzman captures post-cultural revolution China through his adventures as a young American English teacher in China and his shifu-tudi (master-student) relationship with China's foremost martial arts teacher. More »

73. Boxer's Bible of Counterpunching

By Mark Hatmaker

All the tools necessary to build a powerful defensive base for boxing—every defense for every punch from every angle—are included in this manual. Punching prowess has become equated with boxing, but what is done in response to that incoming flurry makes a truly good boxer: how to make ... More »

Boxer's Bible of Counterpunching
The Tao of Wing Chun: The History and Principles of China's Most Explosive Martial Art

74. The Tao of Wing Chun: The History and Principles of China's Most Explosive Martial Art

By John Little; Danny Xuan

Wing Chun is the most popular form of Chinese Kung Fu in the world today, with over four million practitioners. The art as it is presently understood has been handed down from teacher to student for more than three hundred years.Until now, no one has ever stepped back ... More »

75. Mike Tyson

Legendary Mike Tyson was one of the most feared fighters in boxing. By age 19, his superlative record of wins earned him the nickname "Kid Dynamite." Over the next two years, Tyson knocked out 19 opponents in a row, eventually becoming the youngest heavyweight champion in history. His ... More »

Mike Tyson
UFC Fight Night Dublin - McGregor vs. Brandao

76. UFC Fight Night Dublin - McGregor vs. Brandao

Main Card Conor Mcgregor vs Diego Brandao Gunnar Nelson vs Zak Cummings Brad Pickett vs Ian Mccall Norman Parke vs Naoyuki Kotani Prelim Card Ilir Latifi vs Chris Dempsey Neil Seery vs Phil Harris Cathal Pendred vs Mike King Tor Troeng vs Trevor Smith Cody Donovan vs Nikita ... More »

77. The Grappler's Handbook Vol.1: Gi and No-Gi Techniques

By Jean Jacques Machado; Jay Zeballos

Master grappling techniques with world champ Jean Jacques Machado. Whether you are looking to immerse yourself in the strategy of Brazilian jiu-jitsu or to experience the adrenaline rush of submission grappling or mixed martial arts, The Grappler's Handbook: Gi and No-Gi Techniques gives you an integrated approach to ... More »

The Grappler's Handbook Vol.1: Gi and No-Gi Techniques
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Ultimate Guide to Dominating Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Combat

78. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Ultimate Guide to Dominating Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Combat

By Alexandre Paiva | Used Price: 60% Off

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a guide to the most effective and devastating techniques in popular martial arts by World Champion and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu legend Alexandre Paiva.The book contains over 1,000 full-color photographs demonstrating the moves that made the author the most feared competitor in BJJ circles and now ... More »

79. Winning on the Ground: Training and Techniques for Judo and MMA Fighters

By AnnMarie De Mars; James Pedro Sr

A variety of winning judo techniques developed over years of teaching are presented in this guide that prepares mixed martial artists for transcending numerous scenarios. Based on the same training methods that have produced multiple Olympic medalists, the book demonstrates how any opponent ... More »

Winning on the Ground: Training and Techniques for Judo and MMA Fighters
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

80. Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

By Robert S. Weinberg; Daniel Gould | 50% Off

As the leading text in sport and exercise psychology, Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sixth Edition With Web Study Guide, provides a thorough introduction to key concepts in the field. This text offers both students and new practitioners a comprehensive view of ... More »

81. Wrestling Drill Book

By William Welker | Used Price: 50% Off

Wrestling’s leading drill book is back. With new chapters, drills, coaching advice, and practice planning, The Wrestling Drill Book, Second Edition, is bigger, better, and more comprehensive than ever. The Wrestling Drill Book features match-tested drills from the top high school ... More »

Wrestling Drill Book
Jeet Kune Do: A Core Structure Training Manual

82. Jeet Kune Do: A Core Structure Training Manual

By Dave Carnell

Developed over a number of years by the renowned Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do?which translates as ?the way of the intercepting fist”?was designed as an antithesis to the overly formulaic structures of other martial arts. For all its freedoms, Jeet Kune Do has a ... More »

83. Muay Thai Basics: Introductory Thai Boxing Techniques

By Christoph Delp | Used Price: 80% Off

Muay Thai, also referred to as Thai boxing, combines fitness training, self-defense, and competitive sport. In this hands-on guide, renowned trainer Christoph Delp presents the sport’s history, development, rules, and equipment. In the techniques section, he first details basic skills such as the correct starting position and footwork. ... More »

Muay Thai Basics: Introductory Thai Boxing Techniques
Solo Training 2

84. Solo Training 2

By Loren W. Christensen | 60% Off

In his follow up to the phenomenally popular "Solo Training", Loren Christensen has dug down deep to come up with hundreds of more ways for you to rev up your training at home or in the gym. "Solo Training 2" kicks off with a focus on building your ... More »

85. Pride: Final Conflict 2005: Emelianenko, Cro-Cop, Werdum

| Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

The Japanese PRIDE Fighting Championships are the premier event of mixed martial arts an extreme sport that incorporates elements of judo karate jiu jitsu kickboxing and wrestling into a no-holds-barred style of fighting. This volume presents the FINAL CONFLICT event held at Japan s Saitama Super Arena in ... More »

Pride: Final Conflict 2005: Emelianenko, Cro-Cop, Werdum
Athletic Body in Balance

86. Athletic Body in Balance

By Gray Cook | Used Price: 60% Off

Great athletes make difficult moves look effortless with a combination of skill, strength, and balance. Traditional conditioning builds a fitness base, but modern sports training takes into account athletic movement patterns. Athletic Body in Balance is the first guide of its kind to ... More »

87. Combat Sports in the Ancient World: Competition, Violence, and Culture

By Michael B. Poliakoff | Under $1.00

A leading authority on classical games here provides a comprehensive study of the practice of combat sports in the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, and the Near East. Describing and analyzing the sports of boxing, wrestling, stick-fighting, and pankration, Michael B. Poliakoff discusses such topics as the function ... More »

Combat Sports in the Ancient World: Competition, Violence, and Culture
Ultimate MMA Conditioning

88. Ultimate MMA Conditioning

By Joel Jamieson

Ultimate MMA Conditioning is foremost authority on how to get in shape for combat sports. Written by internationally renowned expert and strength and conditioning coach, Joel Jamieson, this book will give you a complete A-Z blueprint to radically improve conditioning through a unique scientifically proven approach. Top mixed ... More »

89. Advances in Functional Training

By Mike Boyle

In the seven years since the publication of his first book, Functional Training for Sports, new understanding of functional anatomy created a shift in strength coaching. With this new material, Coach Boyle presents the continued evolution of functional training as seen by a leader in the strength and ... More »

Advances in Functional Training
UFC 137: BJ Penn vs Nick Diaz

90. UFC 137: BJ Penn vs Nick Diaz

| Used Price: 70% Off

Two of the most talked-about events of 2011 are here in one explosive collection that needs three DVDs to contain them. UFC 137 features the return of top ranked welterweight Nick Diaz, as he faces former two-division UFC champion BJ Penn. Plus two heavyweight matchups are on tap, ... More »

91. Predictors of Victory and Injury in Mixed Martial Arts Combat: A Scientific Study of Professional Fight Records

By Hooman Estelami

The ability to develop and test theories using data is central to the development of foundational theories ?in any field. In mixed martial arts, the large volume of fight data that has accumulated over the years ?enables us to conduct systematic testing of layman theories about mixed ... More »

Predictors of Victory and Injury in Mixed Martial Arts Combat: A Scientific Study of Professional Fight Records
The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program: The Complete Combat System

92. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program: The Complete Combat System

By United States Marine Corps

The complete manual to the fighting system of the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) was designed as a synergy of mental, character, and physical disciplines with application across the full spectrum of violent encounters. MCMAP draws from the best ... More »

93. Muhammad Ali

Contains three of Ali's greatest fights: I Shook Up the World: Clay vs. Liston (1964), Rumble in the Jungle: Ali vs. Foreman (1974) & Thrilla in Manila: Ali vs. Frazier III (1975) Featurette: Muhammad Ali: Boxing's Best More »

Muhammad Ali
Fight Like a Physicist: The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts

94. Fight Like a Physicist: The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts

By Jason Thalken

WINNER ? SPORTS ? USA Best Books Award 2015Fight Like a Physicist provides an in-depth, sometimes whimsical look into the physics behind martial arts for sport and self-defense. Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a curious enthusiast, this book can give you ... More »

95. Kimura: One of Judo's Greatest Champions

By Christopher M. Clarke

Everyone who has watched a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) match or tournament has heard of “the kimura,” a specialized arm lock that many people try to use, but few are successful in applying. Few, even among jujutsu and MMA aficionados, however, know what the lock called a “kimura” ... More »

Kimura: One of Judo's Greatest Champions
The Gracie Way: An Illustrated History of the World's Greatest Martial Arts Family

96. The Gracie Way: An Illustrated History of the World's Greatest Martial Arts Family

By Kid Peligro

The faces and stories of the sprawling Gracie family, who transformed Brazilian jiu-jitsu from an unknown street technique into the dominant form of martial arts today, are captured here. Introduced are Grandmaster Helio Gracie, who as a frail boy in Brazil in the 1930s developed the art, creating ... More »

97. UFC 165: Jon Jones Vs. Alexander Gustafsson

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The most dynamic force in mixed martial arts, Jon “Bones” Jones has ripped through a series of the sport’s most revered fighters since winning the UFC light heavyweight title in 2011. On Saturday, Sept. 21st at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Jones will face a young and ... More »

UFC 165: Jon Jones Vs. Alexander Gustafsson
No Holds Barred: The Complete History of Mixed Martial Arts in America

98. No Holds Barred: The Complete History of Mixed Martial Arts in America

By Clyde Gentry III | Used Price: 90% Off

Called the bible for MMA, No Holds Barred is the definitive American history of MMA and its rapid rise in the sports and entertainment world. Armed with a recorder and a press pass to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, author Clyde Gentry III set out to tell the story ... More »

99. Zen in the Art of Archery

By Eugen Herrigel | Under $1.00

Finally on Audio--a Classic of Zen Buddhist LiteratureIt is almost impossible to understand Zen by studying it as you would other intellectual pursuits. The best way to understand Zen is, simply, to Zen. This is what author Eugen Herrigel allows us to do by sharing his own fascinating ... More »

Zen in the Art of Archery
On Combat, The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace

100. On Combat, The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace

By Dave Grossman; Loren W. Christensen

On Combat looks at what happens to the human body under the stresses of deadly battle the impact on the nervous system, heart, breathing, visual and auditory perception, memory - then discusses new research findings as to what measures warriors can take to prevent such debilitations so they ... More »


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