Krav Maga: Professional Tactics by David Kahn
This book is designed for security-conscious civilians, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and security professionals alike who want to improve their chances of not just surviving an armed attack, but increase the odds of prevailing without serious injury. Responsible people seek krav maga training as a shield against violence.
Conflict Communication: A New Paradigm in Conscious Communication by Rory Miller
Conflict Communication (ConCom) presents a functional taxonomy to see, understand, and manipulate the roots of life's conflicts.
Fight Like a Physicist: The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts by Jason Thalken PhD
An in-depth look into the physics behind martial arts. For experienced martial artist or a curious enthusiast, this book gives you an “unfair advantage” by unraveling the complex science of effective fighting techniques and examining the core principles that make them work.
First Defense: Anxiety and Instinct for Self-Protection by David Hopkins
Anxiety happens whether you like it or not. It's your body's way of telling you "something is wrong here." Learning how to use anxiety as a personal weapon for self-defense is the best way you can achieve awareness and avoidance, which are the first two steps learned in self-defense preparedness training.
The Mind Inside Tai Chi: Sustaining a Joyful Heart by Henry (Yinghao) Zhuang
To be successful with tai chi you need to stay motivated. Henry Zhuang will show you how to change it from a mere act of doing tai chi to a long-term sustainable exercise that inspires pure joy in your heart. Knowing what this means and how to do it are important for maintaining tai chi in your life, day after day, year after year.
Training for Sudden Violence: 72 Practical Drills by Rory Miller
This is a fight for your life, and it won't happen on a nice soft mat. It will get, as Miller says, “all kinds of messy.” Drills: Training for Sudden Violence prepares you for that mess.
Redemption—A Street Fighter's Path to Peace by Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke was a street fighter, an angry kid. He grew up in the late sixties in Manchester, England, and lived in a rough neighborhood where, he writes, “Prostitutes worked the pavement opposite my home, illegal bookmakers took bets in back alley cellars, and street brawls were commonplace.” Then he entered a karate dojo and his life changed forever.
The Mind Inside Tai Chi—Lao Liu Lu 22-Posture Short Form by Henry (Yinghao) Zhuang
If you are unfamiliar with Yang style, The Mind Inside Yang Style Tai Chi is the perfect place to begin. If you are a longtime practitioner, Henry Zhuang's insight will deepen your appreciation for this art.
Simple Qigong Exercises for Health: The Eight Pieces of Brocade 3rd. Edition by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
This book offers beginners a smart way to learn qigong (chi kung), the ancient Chinese system of gentle breathing, stretching, and strengthening movements.