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The Encyclopedia of Martial Arts Movies

The Encyclopedia of Martial Arts Movies Author Bill Palmer
ISBN-10 9781461672753
Release 1995-01-01
Pages 485
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The Encyclopedia covers the genre from 1920 to 1994. The genre, however, can be very confusing: films often have several titles, and many of the stars have more than one pseudonym. In an effort to clarify some of the confusion, the authors have included all the information available to them on almost 3,300 films. Each entry includes a listing of the production company, the cast and crew, distributors, running times, reviews with star ratings whenever possible, and alternate film titles. A list of film series and one of the stars' pseudonyms, in addition to a 7,900 name index, are also included. Illustrated.

Inside Kungfu Chinese Martial Arts Encyclopedia

Inside Kungfu  Chinese Martial Arts Encyclopedia Author Sensei/Renshi Nathan Chlumsky
ISBN-10 9781329119420
Release 2015-05-06
Pages 258
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Inside Kungfu: Chinese Martial Arts Encyclopedia is intended to serve as a general reference tool for anyone interested in the martial arts, its history, or even China's history. The book takes a look "Inside" Chinese Martial Arts only, with a chart devoted to Chinese, Japanese and Korean pronunciation; A section about China's Martial History; A section about the Shaolin Temple History; Information about the Beijing Opera; Information on several martial arts from A to Z totaling around 363 styles; Information on over 110 weapons used throughout China's history, and much, much more. Including dynamic pictures and illustrations by myself and even a little information about yours truly. It is my love, respect and admiration for the martial arts that has inspired me to write this book in hopes that, you, the reader, enjoys learning the facts and history as much as I did; and maybe, inspire you to take a wonderful journey in the martial arts training of your choice if you have not already done so.

The Unauthorized Jackie Chan Encyclopedia

The Unauthorized Jackie Chan Encyclopedia Author John Corcoran
ISBN-10 IND:30000083714158
Release 2003
Pages 239
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The Unauthorized Jackie Chan Encyclopedia offers readers and fans a comprehensive A-to-Z look at everything related to Jackie Chan and his unparalleled popularity and success. Regularly referred to as the world's biggest superstar, Jackie Chan has enjoyed more then three full decades of celebrity, and was only the second (after Bruce Lee) Asian star to gain full acceptance by - even domination of - the American pop film genre. The book's A-to-Z format is another huge hook here - besides Chan's perennial popularity. (And, since Chan produces at least one major US movie each year, his continued popularity and presence is virtually guaranteed.) This encyclopedic approach has been used successfully for other genre books, such as Encyclopedia Madonnica (not ours), but it has never been done for Jackie Chan. Acclaimed author John Corcoran (The Ultimate Martial Arts Q & A Book, Summer 2001), has spent his entire professional life in the martial arts and martial arts journalism. He is well connected and well positioned to support the book as needed. This is a very strong, timely addition to our martial arts list (This book is not authorized by Jackie Chan or his companies or representat

The Martial Arts Encyclopedia

The Martial Arts Encyclopedia Author Jennifer Lawler
ISBN-10 1570280681
Release 1996
Pages 319
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Entries cover techniques, stylistics, renowned martial artists, weapons, and geographic background

China Forever

China Forever Author Poshek Fu
ISBN-10 9780252075001
Release 2008
Pages 270
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The transnational history and cultural politics of the Shaw Brothers' movie empire

Films of Fury

Films of Fury Author Ric Meyers
ISBN-10 9780979998959
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 360
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From Bruce Lee to James Bond, Jackie Chan to Jet Li, Enter the Dragon to Kung Fu Panda, Crouching Tiger to the newest “Karate” Kid, kung fu films remain a thrilling part of movie-lovers’ lives. Now World Martial Art Hall of Fame inductee, award-winning author, Kung Fu Panda consultant, and the acknowledged pioneer in the genre presents his magnum opus on the subject, incorporating information and revelations never before seen in America. In more than three hundred and fifty pages, Meyers reveals: ...the one man Bruce Lee was not able to defeat... ...the one mistake every American kung fu filmmaker makes... ...what makes Jackie Chan run and why he can’t be beat... ...the greatest woman kung fu warrior of all time... ...why kung fu became gun fu... ...what kung fu actually is (and, maybe more importantly, what it isn’t)... ...and even how kung fu films could save your life! From its ancient Peking Opera origins to its superhero-powered future, Ric Meyers reveals the loony, the legendary, and everything in between. Filled with exclusive interviews, shrewd reviews, and unique insights, this vivid, action-packed book may delight, surprise, fascinate, and even enlighten you with a personal V.I.P. tour through the wondrous world of the most ridiculously exhilarating movies ever made. Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Book is the official basis for, and expansion of, Ric Meyers’ script for the 2011 film documentary Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie (

Ultimate Martial Arts Encyclopedia

Ultimate Martial Arts Encyclopedia Author John R. Little
ISBN-10 0809228351
Release 2000-01
Pages 271
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Essays drawn from the pages of "Inside Kung-Fu" offer an overview of major martial arts styles, demonstrating techniques and exploring fighting strategies and mental discipline.

Encyclopedia of Japanese Martial Arts

Encyclopedia of Japanese Martial Arts Author David A. Hall
ISBN-10 1568364105
Release 2012
Pages 682
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"This authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia is an invaluable resource for martial artists of all levels, scholars, researchers, institutions, and anyone interested In Japanese history and culture"--

The Way of the Warrior

The Way of the Warrior Author Chris Crudelli
ISBN-10 9780756651855
Release 2008-09-29
Pages 360
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Drawing on the vast body of styles practiced around the world, including ancient and obscure styles from every continent on the planet, The Way of the Warrior is an indispensable, one-stop reference work for anyone interested in the martial-arts canon.

Martial Arts of the World An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation 2 volumes

Martial Arts of the World  An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation  2 volumes Author Thomas A. Green
ISBN-10 9781598842449
Release 2010-06-11
Pages 663
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This book is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference ever published on the wide range of martial arts disciplines practiced in cultures around the world. • Includes the scholarship of 67 expert, international contributors • Presents 30 images of martial arts in practice • Offers bibliographic lists at the end of each section pointing to further reading in print and online • Includes a comprehensive index in each volume

Secrets of Chinese Karate

Secrets of Chinese Karate Author Ed Parker
ISBN-10 1453618767
Release 2010-09-14
Pages 239
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The Secrets of Chinese Karate was written in the early 60's by Senior Grandmaster Ed Parker Sr. Mr. Parker reveals the amazing techniques of Karate as developed and practiced by the Chinese - the true pioneers of the martial art of self-defense. Mr. Parker elaborated on the theories of various styles that occurred prior to the time of Shao-lin and how they were based on imitating the movements of animals such as, the deer, tiger, bear, monkey and bird. It was surmised that the various animals chosen, depicted different characteristics. For instance, the leopard's movements were used to develop speed as well as strength. Tiger movements were formed to develop the bones, dragon movements to develop alertness and snake movements to develop temperament and endurance. Through the years of experimentation, the Chinese discovered two types of strength-inner and outer strength. Inner strength-denoting hidden power. One such form of inner power was Dim Mak, the study and art of " Touching nerve points" which involved a detailed analysis of nerve points as well as developing the skills of the herbalist-a form that was only taught to the most patient peaceful exponents. Natural weapons used anciently by the Chinese were listed in charts and highlighted in terms of possible historical applications. The formation of natural weapons, as used by the Chinese shows the versatility with which body parts can function effectively in combat along with diverse methods of execution. Instruction is offered on the ranges within which an exponent could utilize such weapons with minimum force to maximum effect. In conclusion Mr. Parker included various tests, formalities, rituals, and ancient Chinese customs of related interest.

The MMA Encyclopedia

The MMA Encyclopedia Author Jonathan Snowden
ISBN-10 9781554908448
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 340
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' "Did you see the big fight this weekend'" The question used to be about boxing matches, when the giants of the fight world were Mike Tyson and Roy Jones. Now fans are leaving the sweet science in droves for the combat sport of the future: mixed martial arts (MMA). MMA has drawn millions on cable and network television, as well as out-performed professional wrestling and boxing on pay-per-view. Fans are attracted to the sport, but unlike boxing (where strategy and technique are limited to using both your left and right hands), an MMA fight can be surprisingly complicated. The MMA Encyclopedia puts the fighters, the facts, and the fundamentals of the world's fastest growing sport at your fingertips as the definitive reference guide to mixed martial arts. The encyclopedia will break the MMA language barrier for those who don't know a wristlock from a wristwatch, while at the same time offering perspective and analysis that will entertain the hardcore fan who already has the basics down pat. With three appendices that detail the results of every MMA'fight in history, this the ultimate reference book for the ultimate sport.

Martial Arts in the Modern World

Martial Arts in the Modern World Author Joseph R. Svinth
ISBN-10 0275981533
Release 2003
Pages 322
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Though generally perceived and advertised as means of self-defense, body sculpting, and self-discipline, martial arts are actually social tools that respond to altered physical, social, and psychological environments. This book examines how practitioners have responded to stimuli such as feminism, globalism, imperialism, militarism, nationalism, slavery, and the commercialization of sport.

The Ultimate Guide to Martial Arts Movies of the 1970s

The Ultimate Guide to Martial Arts Movies of the 1970s Author Craig D. Reid
ISBN-10 0897501926
Release 2010
Pages 287
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Dynamic and entertaining, this movie guide brings depth to the martial arts films of the 1970s, with more than 2,000 titles from 14 countries broken down into lively reviews, detailed discussions, and meticulous references. With an engaging introduction to kung-fu cinema, this examination then launches into a collection of more than 500 martial arts reviews that include the movie name, time, and place of theatrical release, director name, list of principal actors, fight instructors, and interesting tidbits about the film. Each entry also includes statistics such as the number and length of training and fight sequences. Complete indexes are also featured, listing actors and movies by their English variations as well as countries of origin. Both a fun read and an accurate resource, this handbook is a must-have for movie fans and martial artists alike.

UFC Encyclopedia

UFC Encyclopedia Author Thomas Gerbasi
ISBN-10 0756683610
Release 2011
Pages 399
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Completely illustrated, this encyclopedia of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, one of the fastest growing sports organizations in history, provides a comprehensive look at past events and profiles of hundreds of fighters.

The Armlock Encyclopedia

The Armlock Encyclopedia Author Steve Scott
ISBN-10 188033691X
Release 2006
Pages 264
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In a follow-up to his popular "Championship Sambo: Submission Holds and Groundfighting", Steve Scott teaches you 85 essential armlocks for jujitsu, judo, sambo and mixed martial arts. The armlocks taught in this Encyclopedia apply to gi and no-gi combat sports, allowing you to use them in a wide variety of situations, including self-defence and street applications. Steve Scott makes it easy to learn the most effective and popular armlocks of modern grappling sports by organising them into four broad categories: the cross-body armlock, the bent armlock, the straight armlock and the armpit lock. In addition to teaching how to set-up and apply each of the locks, he shows you how to defend against common armlocks, fight from both the mount and guard, lever your opponents arm free for an attack and vary your grip for maximum power. For those new to grappling, you will also learn the core skills of applying armlocks, controlling position, and training smart plus a glossary of grappling terms and a Rules of the Room guide to common sense rules on the mat.

The Martial Arts Sourcebook

The Martial Arts Sourcebook Author John Corcoran
ISBN-10 0062732595
Release 1994
Pages 434
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Includes famous martial artists, martial arts film and video guide, and a martial arts business directory.