By W.E. Fairbairn

ISBN-10: 1581605293

ISBN-13: 9781581605297

Probably the most hugely sought volumes within the library of mythical hand-to-hand strive against manuals is ultimately to be had from Paladin Press. W.E. Fairbairn's clinical Self-Defence, released in 1931 as a marginally transformed reprint of Defendu (1926), outlines the brutally powerful close-quarters strive against software constructed in the course of Fairbairn's well known provider with the Shanghai Municipal Police. Fairbairn's elementary recommendations for protecting opposed to a number of holds, facing assailants armed with weapons or knives, making use of really potent holds and throws, utilizing the membership and jogging stick for self-defense, and different components of close-in scuffling with have had a rare effect at the improvement of the strive against arts. His monstrous impression on generations of battling males - from an elite cadre of teachers who educated squaddies in sensible hand-to-hand wrestle in the course of international struggle II to state-of-the-art practitioners of hard-core self-defense - can now be studied without delay from the resource during this caliber reprint variation of medical Self-Defen

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By Dr. Haha Lung

ISBN-10: 0806526203

ISBN-13: 9780806526201

Искусство маскировки.
"Джины могут принимать форму животных, таких как змеи,скорпионы,верблюды,коровы,,козы,овцы,лошади,мулы,обезьяны и птицы. Они могут также принимать человеческий облик..."
Ибн Таймейа
"Трактат о джинах"

Именуемое тейквайа искусство маскировки может быть элементарным, как быстрое переодевание двухстороннего жакета и натягивание шапки на глаза для того, чтобы затеряться в толпе. Может оно быть и виртуозным, как в случае, когда "крот", законспирированный агент, тратит месяцы и годы на создание правдоподобной легенды и внедрение в общество или круги, близкие к мишени.
В 1192 два образованных и состоятельных сирийца, являвшие собой образцовые примеры знатных мусульман, перебрались на жительство в город Тир. Проявив интерес к переходу в христианство, двое пришельцев быстро сдружились с многими христианами, среди которых был и правитель Тира Конард Де Монфератт, являвшийся прямым наследником престола Иерусалимского королевтсва. Растроганный искренним желанием парочки приобщиться к истинной вере, Конрад лично организовал крещение "безбожных" мусульман, после чего весьма гордился своим добродетельным поступком. Как следствие, двое новообращенных стали дежурными фигурами при дворе князя и его часто видели в их компании.
Прошли месяцы, затем в один прекрасный день двое новых друзей Конрада приблизились к нему на улице. После того, как Конрад сердечно поздоровался с ними,один из них схватил его за правую руку, блокировав доступ к мечу, а второй выхватил кинжал и несколько раз глубоко вонзил его в тело правителя.
Естественно, что двое "выкрестов" были агентами-ассасинами, натравленными Синаном-Доктором, которого привел в ярость пиратский налет Конрада на торговое судно, транспортировавшее груз ассасинов.
Все на свете меняется, а результат все тот же.
В Ноябре 1991 года убийца, притворявшись журналистом, несколько раз ударил ножом бывшего короля Афганистана, хотя на это раз попытка убийства провалилась.

В принципе книга интересна именно освещением исторических основ исламской "партизанщины". Фигурально выражаясь, корней.
Людям, которые интересуются историей Ближнего Востока, Азии и тайных сообществ - рекомендую. Небольшой объем, а информации много. Ну, а те, кто заинтересован, как половчей пырнуть шилом соседа в почку, тоже не уйдут неудовлетворенныи, вся вторая часть книги, после исторических экскурсов, полна подобными полезными советами. Так-что любители "Черной медицины", запасайтесь кошками для тренировок!

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By Steve Perry

ISBN-10: 0441013619

ISBN-13: 9780441013616

For a few cause this final publication of the sequence is the single ebook of the sequence that's on OverDrive. additionally, either OverDrive and Amazon name this booklet one of many series.

The starting place of the 97-Steps (Prequel novel).

Under the Galactic Confederation, there are only a few how you can upward thrust above your caste. One is to develop into a participant within the severe martial arts online game often called the Musashi Flex. within the early twenty third century, 3 humans will input its violent tradition: a battle-scarred veteran, an infiltrator, and a crafty upstart. Their fates will entwine--and be decided--in the bloody area of the Flex. And in the event that they continue to exist, their tale becomes legend.

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By Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Visit Amazon's Alexander Bennett Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Alexander Bennett,

ISBN-10: 146291425X

ISBN-13: 9781462914258

"The Hagakure is without doubt one of the so much influential of all eastern texts--written approximately three hundred years in the past by means of Tsunetomo Yamamoto to summarize the very essence of the japanese Samurai bushido ("warrior") spirit. Its impact has been felt in the course of the global and but its life is scarcely recognized to many Westerners. this can be the 1st translation to incorporate the whole first books of the Hagakure and the main reliable Read more...

summary: "The Hagakure is likely one of the such a lot influential of all eastern texts--written approximately three hundred years in the past through Tsunetomo Yamamoto to summarize the very essence of the japanese Samurai bushido ("warrior") spirit. Its impact has been felt through the global and but its lifestyles is scarcely identified to many Westerners. this can be the 1st translation to incorporate the whole first books of the Hagakure and the main trustworthy and real passages contained in the 3rd booklet; all different English translations released formerly were tremendous fragmentary and incomplete. The vital pillars of Bushido are loyalty, filial piety, bravery and mercy. Yamamoto lived his existence according to those ideas and used to be keen to sacrifice his personal existence to convey them to final fruition as soon as his lord died. even if, Shogunate legislations forbade Samurai retainers from taking their lives after their liege and grasp died, so Yamamoto grew to become a monk instead--spending the final years of existence in seclusion recording his knowledge and insights within the Hagakure for the edification and coaching of destiny Samurai warriors within the essence of bushido. Alex Bennett's thoroughly new and hugely readable translation of this crucial paintings is the one complete model of the Hagakure released so far. Its wide footnotes fill in lots of cultural and old gaps present in past translations. This specified blend of clarity and scholarship provides Bennett's translation a special virtue over all different English versions of this paintings. interpreting this compendium of stories of a devoted and dedicated samurai offers a distinct perception into the character of samurai provider and its position in jap heritage and society until eventually this present day"

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By Sabrina Qiong Yu

ISBN-10: 0748645470

ISBN-13: 9780748645473

Jet Li is arguably the easiest martial arts actor alive, and his profession has crossed quite a few cultural and geographic barriers, from mainland China to Hong Kong, from Hollywood to France. In Jet Li: chinese language Masculinity and Transnational movie Stardom, Sabrina Qiong Yu makes use of Li for example to deal with a few exciting yet under-examined concerns surrounding transnational stardom commonly and transnational kung fu stardom in particular.

Presenting case reports of audiences' responses to Jet Li motion pictures and his big name photo, this publication explores the way Li has advanced from a chinese language wuxia hero to a transnational kung fu celebrity when it comes to the discourses of style, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and nationwide id. by means of rejecting a text-centred technique which prevails in superstar experiences and as an alternative emphasising the function of audiences in developing superstar photo, this booklet demanding situations a few demonstrated views within the learn of chinese language male display pictures and martial arts/action cinema.

As one of many first book-length experiences on chinese language stars/ stardom and transnational stardom, Jet Li: chinese language Masculinity and Transnational movie Stardom is vital studying for college kids and researchers in movie Studies.

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By Brian Price

ISBN-10: 1581600984

ISBN-13: 9781581600988

Few historic icons can fit the evocative energy of the medieval swimsuit of armour, and this epic new booklet is an entire direction within the instruments and methods of the trendy armourer’s artwork. via greater than 1,000 particular images and transparent guideline, Brian rate offers a operating instruction manual for aspiring and energetic armourers who are looking to advance their abilities within the construction of medieval armour within the kind of the 14th century. The booklet is split into 4 sections: a sweeping background of armour and its construction from its medieval roots to its glossy revival; a realistic advent to all of the instruments and offers essential to equip a latest workshop; a radical assessment of key strategies; and a sequence of tangible classes in developing armoured defenses for the top, physique, arm, hand and leg. Taking the reader during the building of an real medieval harness from perception to finishing touch, concepts of Medieval Armour copy is an important addition to the libraries of significant craftsmen, historians, creditors and researchers.

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By Vladimir Vasiliev

ISBN-10: 0978104900

ISBN-13: 9780978104900

Enable each Breath… finds the secrets and techniques of the Russian Breath Masters. This groundbreaking handbook on Systema respiring provides step by step education drills given to you in an intensive and finished manner. you'll examine the original method of Systema respiring and get the root for each actual job of your everyday life. no matter if you're looking to elevate your athletic abilities to the subsequent point, or desire to bring up your capability and to take pleasure in existence, this is often your instrument to discover the never-ending reserve of power, well-being and happiness. whilst, it's very effortless analyzing, filled with pleasing tales and suggestion scary principles.

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By Donald G. Krause

ISBN-10: 1857881346

ISBN-13: 9781857881349

Used for hundreds of years via eastern businessmen and studied via a lot of Silicone Valley's warriors of modern-day stressed global, The e-book of 5 jewelry by way of samurai swordsman Miyamoto Musashi has supplied a strong, sensible method of attaining aggressive dominance. Now, within the booklet of 5 earrings for Executives , Donald Krause has enriched and simplified the unique fabric of this old vintage of aggressive strategies and technique right into a set of 7 truly outlined and simply utilized company rules.

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By Geoff Thompson

ISBN-10: 1840240881

ISBN-13: 9781840240887

Fingers are the main obtainable, potent and typical instrument to be had to be used in self defence events. This guide takes the reader step-by-step during the strikes and strategies required to develop into powerfuble in genuine punching. those strikes can be utilized to go with other kinds of martial arts, or used on my own in close-range self defence. themes coated comprise sparring, stances, the jab, the go, footwork, defences, "cheeky" photographs and hooks.

Learn to pack a robust punch with this illustrated handbook that incorporates the entire worthy strikes and strategies to turn into efficient within the punching arts.

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