Manuals & Books

Combative Elbow StrikesCOMBATIVE ELBOW STRIKES:  
A Guide to Strikes, Blocks, Locks, & Takedowns

by Jeff W. Rosser (Author)
108 Pages, 250 photographs (Item Code CES-01)
Cost $14.95

Combative Elbow Strikes: A Guide to Strikes, Blocks, Locks, and Take Downs is an in-depth analysis of the practical applications for five of the most common elbow strikes found in the martial arts.

While conventional wisdom holds that an elbow strike is simply a technique used for close-range striking, Jeff W. Rosser asserts that the movements used in executing these elbow strikes are highly versatile and applicable to a wide range of situations.
In this book, Rosser demonstrates how an elbow strike can be used for executing blocks, joint locks, throws, take downs, chokes, pins, traps, releases, and ground fighting in addition to striking.

Illustrated with over 250 photographs, Combative Elbow Strikes presents more than 50 elbow strike applications in stand-up and ground fighting scenarios. Instruction on how to generate power and execute the elbow strikes efficiently and effectively ensures that you will get the most out of every technique.

Item Code: CES-01

R. Abele, Karatedo Art, Sport, Science BookKaratedo; Art - Sport - Science  
by Ridgely Abele, 9th Dan Hanshi

418 Pages; Hardcover Book; Item Code: AKB-01
Cost: $126.00

This in-depth 418-page work covers the Okinawan Shuri-ryu standards from beginner to first-degree black belt. Chief Instructor Hanshi Ridgely Abele wrote this thought provoking text in an attempt to clarify and add to Master Robert Trias’s The Pinnacle of Karate. Hanshi Abele’s additions include philosophy and physics, realistic pictures of kata and bunkai (interpretation), a glossary, striking points, and an instructor’s syllabus. Hanshi Abele, who holds a Ph.D. in Asian studies, does indeed clarify many areas of Masters Trias’s earlier work, especially with his excellent pictures and explanations. This well-organized, well-researched, and extremely clear text will be a great asset to all Shuri-ryu stylists.

Item Code #AKB-01


Kyusho-Jutsu Manual CoverShuri-Te Bu-Jutsu-Kai  
Combative Kyusho-Jutsu Training Guide
Vital Points, Theory and Martial Applications

Special Price $40.00 (Item Code: Man-03A)
Manual Spiral-Bound - 216 Pages and includes PDF File on a DVD-R disc with the entire contents of the manual in PDF format

Principles and Theory of Yin and Yang
Yin and Yang Aspects of the Human Body and of Traditional Martial Art Systems
9-Moving Forces (Undo Chikara) of External Martial Training
Internal Striking Power & Formula for Fa-Jin Internal Energy Manifested Externally
The Six Unifications/Coordination’s of Internal Martial Arts
Proper Posture and Overcoming & Resisting Force
Five Elements/Phases Theory & Cycles and Interaction of the Five Elements/Phases
The Meridians (Jing-Luo) Twelve Main/Regular Meridians and Extraordinary Channels/Vessels
Qi/Chi Circulation In The Twelve Main Meridians and Command Points of the Twelve Main Meridians

108 Vital Points of the Conception & Governing Vessels, Lung, Large, Spleen, Stomach, Heart, Small Intestine, Kidney, Bladder, Pericardium, Triple Heater, Liver, Gall Bladder Channel Points

Types of Kyusho-Jutsu Points, Methods & Usage:
Alarm Points of the 12-Organs & Angle/Direction of Attack and Hand Formations Used in Organ Striking
Major Set-Up Points
Release Points for Musculo-Skeletal/Joint, Body Fluids & Fighting Spirit and How to Activate Release Points
Sealing the Blood/Qi and Major Arteries & Veins of the Body and Potential Targets
Diurnal Cycle of the Twelve Meridians
Thirty-Six Forbidden Vital Points Listed in the Bubishi
Seven Pairs of Corresponding Qi/Chi Gates
Commonly Used Kyusho-Jitsu Vital Striking Points and Six Meridians of the Arms

Martial Applications:
Some Characteristics/Principles Used When Applying Martial Art Techniques
Strategy of Goshin-Jutsu-Waza (Self-Defense Techniques)
Simple Knock-Out Techniques, Releases (Hazushi) Into Vital Point Striking, Choking/Sealing the Blood Techniques
Entering & Blocking with Vital Point Striking Methods, Striking Drills to Develop Fluid & Continuous Motion
Yin & Yang Continuous Multiple Point Striking Techniques, Palm-Elbow-Fist-Knee-Elbow-Palm Striking Combination
Stop-Shock-Strike-Takedown, Enter-Strike-Takedown and Enter-Strike into Neck Locks
Kansetsu-Waza - Joint Bending & Locking Techniques, Arm Bars and Wrist Locks
Chin-Na/Te-Waza Joint Locking Techniques and Leg Trapping Chin-Na Takedown with Ankle Locks
Principles of Motion within Takedowns/Throwing Techniques Parts of the Wave
Takedown Techniques (Otoshi-Waza), Kicking Defenses Using Low-Line Kicks & Leg Destructions
Handgun Defense
Eight Palms Sequence Training For Internal Striking Power
Ten Knee Sticks (Hiza-Geri)
Attacking Mu/Alarm & Shu/Associated Points
Combative Applications Using Vital Points
Combative Chin-Na Applications Using Vital Points and Arm Bar Takedowns with Vital Points
Leg/Ankle Destructions with Vital Points and Leg/Ankle Trapping Takedown with Vital Points
Shoulder Joint Locking with Vital Points and Neck/Cervical Spine Locking with Vital Points
36-Elbows Flow Series: Combative Elbow Applications with Vital Points, Joint Locks Using Elbows with Vital Points and Cervical Spine Locks & Takedowns Using Elbows with Vital Points
Five Elements Striking Theory using Shuri-Ryu Karate Ippon-Kumite-Kata #6

What is Qigong & how does it relate to my Martial Art?
Chinese Herbal Formulas for Martial Artist
Shurite Bujutsu-Kai Kyusho-Jutsu Program Official Requirements & Study Guide for Phase-One
Conclusion & Ending Remarks & References

Item Code: Man-03A

P.A.T.H. Approach To Effective Self Defense Part-2

by David Hansford
170 Pages (Item Code PATH-02)
Cost $20.00

Kiko is the Okinawan Karate method of training the energy of the body. Kiko is inseparably integrated into Karate training. Many of the fundamentals of Kiko are embedded in kata training or targeted in some way toward empty hand combat. So, if one practices Kiko, Karate is being practiced, especially in katas like Sanchin and Tensho and their variations. This is true even in the practice of the combat katas, depending on the speed, power and visualization with which they are practiced.

Karate training has four major components: combative techniques, proper mental states, energy (Ki) development and control, and body conditioning. Combative techniques are passed down and trained through kata, short forms, two-person drills and sparring, both controlled and not so controlled. Proper mental states are trained through kata and meditation, both still and moving. Energy development/control and conditioning are the purview of Kiko and are trained by all of the above, but especially kata, using both internal and external exercises.

There are legendary stories of aged Karate masters who were able to severely damage a younger, stronger opponent with what appeared as nothing more than a light touch. These masters were said to turn their entire bodies into generators of Ki, releasing it at will without any apparent external visual clues. The myofascia web of the body and the spring-like crimping of the collagen fibers that compose it give it the ability to store elastic energy and provide the scientific basis for these mystical feats of martial power. Training Ekkin-kyo, muscle-tendon changing, and Senzui-kyo, bone marrow washing, are what gave martial power to their techniques.

The fascial web of the body forms a continuous matrix of structural support around all the organs, muscles, joints, bones, nerves and blood and lymph vessels. If it is healthy fascia with its lattice orientation of fibers and their crimps, it has the ability to protect the structures it surrounds. Application of proper training exercises can induce an altered architecture of the fascia with stronger crimps. As previously stated, this takes time with regular practice. With stronger crimps, thicker and stronger fibers, arranged properly more energy is stored around the body parts, becoming what is known as protective Ki. The idea behind body conditioning is to develop the ability of the body to be protected from blows and trauma directed at it. Training to develop the fascial network from the inside out, gradually and over time, is the safest way to condition the body. The strengthening process may take a few years, resulting in a strong, flexible and resilient collagenous matrix to protect the body, but such a focus on a long-term goal is nothing new to those who train Karate.

Item Code: PATH-02

P.A.T.H. Approach To Effective Self Defense
Kyusho-Jitsu -
The Least You Should Know

by David Hansford

6th Shurite Karate Jitsu, 4th Torite Jutsu, DSI Certified Associate Instructor
218 Pages (Item Code PATH-01)
Cost $22.00

P.A.T.H. is an acronym for Parasympathetic Attacks to the Heart. The thesis of this book is that in a genuine self-defense situation, where life or limb is on the line, the most appropriate defensive response is to counter with an attack to the heart of the aggressor. This means affecting an autonomic response to the heart which culminates in a vasovagal faint, a state of temporary unconsciousness, but with the possibility of a more severe response. Although any attack to the body has implications for the heart, the reference here is to a specific, directed attack to the heart which causes unconsciousness. The easiest way to accomplish this is to affect a parasympathetic heart response. The defensive response needs to affect a subconscious reflex causing a systemic shutdown over which the aggressor has no control. It takes less than a second to affect a parasympathetic response putting the attacker into an unconscious state. This book details the anatomy, physiology and physics relevant to this approach. Also, the book discusses sympathetic autonomic responses, which also have the ability to cause a vasovagal faint, but require more effort and energy with the effect not being as rapid. In the last section of this book are examples of the premise of the P.A.T.H. Approach escalated by looking at five specific defensive responses that have the capability to not only affect a vasovagal faint, but are dangerous enough to easily become lethal.

Item Code: PATH-01

Path Combo SetSpecial Two Book Set:  
P.A.T.H. Approach To Effective Self Defense Part-1
KIKO - P.A.T.H. Approach To Effective Self Defense Part-2

By David Hansford
Book Set: Part-1 218 pages & Part-2 170 Pages (Item Code PATH-12)
Special Price for both Books

Item Code: PATH-12


Kyusho-Jutsu Summit DVD SetKyusho-Jutsu ManualSpecial DVDs & Training Manual Combo Set  

Martial Arts Kyusho-Jutsu Summit 2008 & 2007 (DVDs) and
Combative Kyusho-Jutsu Training Guide - Vital Points, Theory and Martial Applications

Special Combo Price: $65.00 (regular price $80.00 you save $15.00)

Martial Arts Kyusho-Jutsu Summit 2008 & 2007 DVDs
Two DVD Disc set; 210-Minutes Total; Instruction by Troy J. Price; Item
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Combative Kyusho-Jutsu Training Guide - Vital Points, Theory and Martial Applications
Manual Spiral-Bound - 216 Pages (Printed manual)

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Combo Item Code: Kyusho-02

Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial ArtsEssential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts  
By: Marc Tedeschi

Cost: $29.95; Item Code #EAHMA-1

: This unique book will familiarize martial artists and healing practitioners with basic concepts of the human body, as defined by both Western and Eastern medical traditions, allowing those engaged in healing and martial arts to develop a more complete, holistic, and scientifically forward-looking understanding of the body. Overviews of philosophical and conceptual underpinnings are followed by detailed drawings and diagrams of the body's internal systems, as seen by both traditions. Written in a clear and concise style, this beautiful and informative book presents information previously unavailable in any single text, making it an essential work for students, healing professionals, and martial artists.

This lavishly illustrated book includes:
  • Over 147 color drawings and 54 duotone photographs.
  • An easy-to-understand overview of Western anatomical concepts.
  • A detailed overview of Eastern medical principles, including information previously available only in specialized, costly medical texts.
  • A comprehensive listing of Oriental pressure points and meridians in English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, cross-referenced to nerves, blood vessels, and other anatomical landmarks.
  • Twenty essential self-massage and revival techniques.
  • Detailed principles of pressure point fighting, as used in traditional Asian martial arts.

Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts; Item Code #EAHMA-1
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