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Beginning Karate
Tulleners, Tonny
Ohara Publications, 1974  1974 
  8vo softcover 192pp b/w illus. good. 
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28473  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Best Karate: Comprehensive (Volume 1)
Nakayama, M.
ISBN: 0870113178
Kodansha International Ltd, Japan, 1988.  1988 
  8vo. softcover. 144pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 58054  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Bruce Lee, Words of the Dragon, Interviews, 1958-1973
Lee, Bruce. edited by John Little
ISBN: 0804831335
Tuttle, Boston 1997  1997 
  8vo. softcover. 176pp. index, b/w ilus. Very good. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 62999  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Defend Yourself: A Step by Step Guide for Women
Smith, Bronilyn - Akido black belt
ISBN: 0720712033
Pelham Bks. January 1980  1980 
  8vo softcover 96pp very good. Illustrated throughout with step-by-step b&w photos. Whether you are 16 or 60, physically strong or not, the basic self-defence methods in this book will help you. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 50391  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Fighting Spirit
Burns, Lauren
ISBN: 0734306040
Claremont 2003  2003 
  8vo softcover 290pp index, b/w illus. very good, owner's name on fep. Lauren Burns, from a charmed childhood to the olympics and beyond. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 58158  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Flex Ability: A Story of Strength and Survival
Wheeler, Flex
ISBN: 1401901743
Hay House April 2004  2004 
  8vo softcover 199pp near fine. Illustrated with photos. Flex Ability is a story of overcoming odds so awesome that most people would have just given up and called it a day. Flex Wheeler is a champion when it comes to bodybuilding and regarded by Arnold Schwarzenegger as "one of the best bodybuilders of all time." Flex has also proven that he is a champion when it comes to life. Here he tells his personal story: from his abusive and poverty-stricken childhood to his two-decade journey through the tough sport of bodybuilding. 
Price: $14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 46107  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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I Am Jackie Chan : My Life in Action
Chan, Jackie with Jeff Young
ISBN: 1864489251
Allen & Unwin Australia 1998.  1998 
  8vo. softcover. 356pp. b/w illus. Good, cover creased. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 62667  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Ju-Jitsu Self-Defence : A Selection of Ju-Jitsu and Other Secret Holds, Locks and Throws
Sutherland, W. Bruce
Thomas Nelson, UK. n.d. circa 1916.  1916 
  8vo. illustrated boards with red cloth spine. 126pp. b/w illus. Very good, owner's details on fep. Owner's name on top of cover. Very good. 
Price: $55.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 59683  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Karate's Modern Masters: The Philosophies and Techniques of the Art's Living Legends
Parulski, George
ISBN: 0809253097
Chicago McGraw-Hill/Contemporary 1985  1985 
  4to softcover 175pp index, b/w illus. very good. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 31999  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Karate. The art of 'empty hand' fighting.
Nishiyama, Hidetaka, & Brown, Richard
E Tuttle 1968  1968 
  Large 8vo. rough stamped cloth hardcover. 251pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, covers toned, light wrinkle to last few pages. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 63301  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Knife Throwing - A Practical Guide
McEvoy, Harry K.
ISBN: 0804810990
Tuttle Books 1985  1985 
  Thin 8vo, softcover. 107pp. Very good. Illustrated with photo's of knives and how-to. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 62047  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Korean Karate
Yates, Keith D. & Robbins, Bryan H.
ISBN: 0806964588
Sterling, 1987.  1987 
  8vo. illustrated boards, hardcover. 128pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, fep clipped. 
Price: $9.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 62664  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Lowell, Frederick Paul
Jiu-Jitsu
A.S. Barnes and Co. New York 1942.  1942 
  8vo. hardcover. 83pp. b/w illus. Good, tear on spine. / no d/w. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 63220  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Practical Karate: For Women
Nakayama, M. & Draeger, Donn
Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1974  1974 
  8vo. softcover. 118pp. b/w illus. very good, owner's inscription on fep. 
Price: $6.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21655  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Samurai Battles: Japan's Warrior Lords in 700 Years of Conflict
Sharpe, Michael
ISBN: 9781906347178
Compendium Publishing, London, 2009.  2009 
  4to. hardcover. 208pp. index, colour illus. Fine. / Very good+ d/w. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 56007  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Samurai Leaders : From the Tenth to the Nineteenth Century
Sharpe, Michael
ISBN: 9781906347307
Compendium Publishing, London, 2008.  2008 
  Square 8vo. hardcover. 192pp. index, colour illus. Fine. / Near Fine d/w. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 56005  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Samurai Wisdom: Lessons from Japan's Warrior Culture. Five Classic Texts on Bushido
Cleary, Thomas F.
ISBN: 9780804840088
Tuttle 2009  2009 
  8vo. softcover. 256pp. index. Very good+. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 62692  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Stick Fighting: Techniques of Self-Defense (Bushido--The Way of the Warrior)
Hatsumi, Masaaki
ISBN: 0870114751
Kodansha America 1981  1981 
  8vo softcover 147pp index, b/w illus. very good, small crease on rear cover corner. Step-by-step instructions and over 300 photographs allow the trainee to follow and learn the techniques with ease. The ideal weapon for self-defense is a stick. To find a comprehensive system of techniques using the stick, we must turn to the East, for systems known to the West have fallen into disuse. In this book, the techniques of Kukishin Ryu-an ancient Japanese method-have been updated and adapted for user today. A thorough grounding in the fundamentals dealt with here will enable you to disarm and control any assailant. CONTENTSnSection 1: Basic Movements Section 2: Techniques against First AttacknSection 3: Techniques against Foot AttacksnSection 4: Techniques against Wrist HoldingnSection 5: Techniques against Sleeve and Lapel HoldingnSection 6: Techniques against Seizure from BehindnSection 7: Techniques against Stick HoldingnSection 8: Immobilizations 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 65248  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Sword of the Samurai: The Classical Art of Japanese Swordsmanship
Parulski, George R.
ISBN: 0873643321
Paladin Press, 1985  1985 
  4to. hardcover. 127pp. b/w illus. Near Fine. / Very good d/w with tiny tear top edge. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 49137  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Tai Chi Ch'uan: A Simplified Method of Calisthenics for Health and Self- Defence
Cheng Man-ch'ing
ISBN: 0913028851
North Atlantic Books, 1981  1981 
  8vo softcover 135pp b/w illus. very good+ 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 65022  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Teach Yourself Karate
Dominy, Eric
ISBN: 0517436213
New York, Bell 1984.  1984 
  8vo hardcover 192pp, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27626  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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The Essential Jackie Chan Source Book
Rovin, Jeff
ISBN: 0671008439
Pocket 1997  1997 
  8vo softcover 286pp, b/w illus. very good. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 41930  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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The First Samurai: The Life and Legend of the Warrior Rebel, Taira Masakado
Friday, Karl
Wiley, 2007.  2007 
  8vo. hardcover. 220pp. index, b/w illus. Near Fine. / Near Fine d/w. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 56004  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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The Way of Energy. Mastering the Art of Internal Strength with Chi Kung Excecise
Chuen, Master Lam Kam
Simon & Schuster Austrralia1991.  1991 
  8vo. softcover. 191pp. index, illus. Very good. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 62666  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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The Way of Harmony: Guide to Soft Martial Arts
Reid, Howard
ISBN: 0044402694
Unwin Paperbacks 1988.  1988 
  8vo. softcover. 192pp. index, colour illus. Very good, bookseller stamp on fep. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 62672  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Way of the Samurai
Nitobe, Inazo
ISBN: 9781848377226
Arcturus Publishing, London 2011  2011 
  Small 8vo. hardcover. 128pp. index, illus. Fine. / Fine d/w. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 56003  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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