Various methods and approaches to self defense are shown below. None claim to be complete but many may compliment your training and development. May of our DVDs and Books have applications but, as in the case of Leo Fong's books, each of the texts here goes right to the issue of practical, no-nonsense self defense and fighting technique.
KK008 Knockout Punching: Theory and Practice
by Leo Fong
79 pages, softbound, published 1984 by Koinonia
This is a well structured examination and study of just what it means: the art of the one punch knockout. Fong sees the punch as having five major points. With that he goes into subjects like Accuracy, appropriate training methods, the Center Line, Awareness training, Timing, Penetration, the Power Line, the Gliding Step, Speed and Velocity, Relaxed Focus, and training methods covering the Heavy Bag, Shadow boxing and more. A nice in-depth study: the pictures are a little rough, they’ve been through many additions, but the ideas as solid and clear.
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|KH011 Hit Without Getting Hit
By Leo Fong
57 pages, softbound, published 1990 by Action Communications, Inc.
This book concentrates on the goals of the title. It takes a nicely segmented approach focusing on topics such as Attitude, Footwork, On Guard Stance, Hit-Duck and Hit, Hit-Slap and Hit, Hit-Jam and Hit, Hit-Side Step and Hit, Hit-Move and Hit, and Sparring. The photos, though hazy, are large and give enough information to show the applications.
|KW037 Wei Kuen Do: The Psychodynamic Art of Free Fighting
By Leo Fong
144 pages, softbound, published 1976/99 by Koinonia
This book is probably Leo Fong’s major piece. He takes on the total concept of natural fighting. The book starts with Footwork then goes on to Punches, Elbows strikes, training methods, kicking, grappling, putting everything together, light bag work, conditioning drills, concentration, meditation, defense combos, offense combos, emotional stage, rules of WKD. Photos a bit blurred, but text right to the point. Leo Fong was one of the first publishers and writers to create practical self defense books regardless of style or lineage. And enthusiastic martial arts he created one of the first independent martial publishing companies and his books are still pivotal contributions to martial reality.
KE009 Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts
$29.95, 143 pages, Oversized
This unique book will familiarize
practitioners and martial artists with basic concepts of the
human body, as defined by both Western and Eastern Medical
traditions. Written in a clear, concise style, this beautiful
and informative text presents information previously unavailable
in a single source.
- Over 133 line drawings
and 60 photos in color and B/W
- Twenty essential self-massage
and revival techniques
- Detailed principles of
pressure point fighting
- Comprehensive listing of
pressure points in English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean along
with translations of the nam
This is a long-overdue
text that is very nicely and clearly illustrated and perfect
resource for martial artists interested in point location
from both a healing and martial perspective. We would show you a picture of the inside but all it is is a series of extremely comprehensive lists of point correspondences. Definitely a good reference volume.
OUT OF STOCK!
me on your
for this item.
KH005 Hung Gar Pugilism Self Defense
Ho Lap Tin
$28.00, 180 pages, softbound, photographs
Hung system has many "humble" weapons and methods
dealing with ordinary or common things such as the bench.
This is an interesting book, in both Chinese and English,
on such weapons. It contains a "Dragon and Tiger Umbrella
Form" of 69 movements. Also there is a written section
in the back derived from Hung known as the 8 Healthy Body
Methods which is a description of Kung Fu exercises for
any age. In the front section which demonstrates self defense
the teacher uses the following: empty hands, bench, umbrella,
Chinese Iron Fan and walking stick, all as examples of the
basic concepts of Kung Fu self defense.
MAK (Dian Hsueh):
Pressure Point Kung
and Edited by Douglas H. Y. Hsieh
pages. Illustrated , Printed in Taiwan.
Mak (Dian Hsueh) "The Poison Hand of Death"
Another of McLisa's infamous rip-off texts. This one has photographs
and illustrations on the art of the "Death Touch" Funky illustrations.
Some photographs of actual usage. Time tables. Weather conditons.
Prognostications: "One will die in 9 days if the Tan Tian Hsueh
point is struck". Plates lifted from old Chinese books. This
was one of the first. In 1997 it was in its 9th printing. A
wonderfully basic yellow cover.