The following martial arts books by Bruce Lee, Kelly McCann, Masayuki Shimabukuro, Jean Jacques Machado and others are now available as downloadable martial arts e-books for your iPad, Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook! To access each of these martial arts e-books as presented for each e-reader format, simply click on the format that matches your mobile reading device and download your new martial arts e-books from your vendor of choice! TAO OF JEET KUNE DO: Expanded Edition
by Bruce Lee
This re-formatted, re-edited and expanded edition of Bruce Lee's classic influential martial arts technique and philosophy book includes new commentaries by Linda Lee Cadwell, Shannon Lee, Tim Tackett, Jerry Poteet, Richard Bustillo and many others, as well as DIGITALLY RESTORED Bruce Lee sketches!

BRUCE LEE: WISDOM FOR THE WAY
by Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee: Wisdom For the Way uses a variety of Bruce Lee quotes, pictures and sketches to create a visually compelling collection of his thoughts and concepts in a beautiful pocket-size hardcover edition.



FREE "MINI" MARTIAL ARTS E-BOOKS ALSO AVAILABLE!
Get free martial arts techniques and essays from the world's top instructors in a series of FREE martial arts e-books on our Free Guides page!

TAO OF JEET KUNE DO: Original Edition
by Bruce Lee
The original edition of this international best-seller explains the philosophical basis of jeet kune do in the original words and drawings of Bruce Lee as excerpted from his personal diary. Includes Lee’s views on Zen, physical training, combat, martial virtues and failings.

BRUCE LEE'S FIGHTING METHOD: The Complete Edition
by Bruce Lee and M. Uyehara
This restored and enhanced version of Fighting Method breathes new life into hallowed pages with digitally restored photography and a painstakingly refurbished interior for improved instructional clarity.


CHINESE GUNG FU: The Philosophical Art of Self-Defense (Revised and Updated)
by Bruce Lee
This new edition includes digitally enhanced photography, previously unpublished pictures with Lee's handwritten notes, and introductions by his widow (Linda Lee Cadwell) and daughter (Shannon Lee).

SAMURAI SWORDSMANSHIP
by Masayuki Shimabukuro and Carl E. Long
Discover how one sword can become 10,000 swords. Expert practitioner Masayuki Shimabukuro demonstrates techniques from — and explains the history, construction and rituals of — the 400-year-old art of battojutsu.


THE GRAPPLER'S HANDBOOK VOL. 1: Gi and No-Gi Techniques
by Jean Jacques Machado with Jay Zeballos
World-renowned teacher Jean Jacques Machado highlights the secrets behind gi and no-gi techniques for martial artists of all levels to successfully transition between Brazilian jiu-jitsu, submission grappling or mixed martial arts.

THE GRAPPLER'S HANDBOOK VOL. 2: Tactics for Defense
by Jean Jacques Machado and Jay Zeballos
Learn the best submission escapes from the world's greatest grappling instructor. Sidebars illustrate proper and improper postures on the mat. Discover how to escape from virtually any position or submission!


COMBATIVES FOR STREET SURVIVAL: Hard-Core Countermeasures for High-Risk Situations
by Kelly McCann
Kelly McCann leads you through simple but powerful and effective methods of self-defense for the street! Brutally explaining combatives techniques, this book guides you through real-world scenarios for self-defense with and without weapons.

SHOTOKAN'S SECRET: The Hidden Truth Behind Karate's Fighting Origins (Expanded Edition)
by Bruce D. Clayton, Ph.D.
The expanded edition of Shotokan's Secret cracks open the kata with new insights into their meaning and purpose. Features include new artwork, archival lithographs, new photo sequences and six brand new chapters!

PHILOSOPHY OF FIGHTING: Morals and Motivations of the Modern Warrior
by Keith Vargo
Comprising a decade’s worth of discourses, this trained psychologist examines the trends, traditions, thinkers, cultures and fields that shape the martial arts. Vargo's topics and analysis will keep fighters and readers actively engaged in the philosophical questions and considerations that define the modern warrior.
MORE MARTIAL ARTS E-BOOKS FROM GEORGE KIRBY, JIM WAGNER, AVI NARDIA AND OTHERS AVAILABLE HERE!

Black Belt Magazine has a storied history that dates back all the way to 1961, making 2021 the 60th Anniversary of the world's leading magazine of martial arts. To celebrate six decades of legendary martial arts coverage, take a trip down memory lane by scrolling through some of the most influential covers ever published. From the creators of martial art styles, to karate tournament heroes, to superstars on the silver screen, and everything in between, the iconic covers of Black Belt Magazine act as a time capsule for so many important moments and figures in martial arts history. Keep reading to view the full list of these classic issues.

Keep Reading Show less

Believe it or not, there are some parallels between being a profession Mixed Martial Arts fighter and being a professional anything else.

Clearly, the consequences can be different, but there are things in common. One evident commonality comes from the mouths of fighters themselves. One example who is always pretty candid is Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. He has said on more than one occasion some version of, "I didn't want to be there." He can be colorful when he says it too. Such as when he says in that same context (upon losing to McGregor at UFC 246), "Donald showed up; Cowboy wasn't there." Everyone knows exactly what that means. And it is probably true that everyone relates to what that means.

Keep Reading Show less

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, ranked the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world by Ring Magazine, stopped Billy Joe Saunders Saturday night before a record crowd to add another championship to his collection. Despite the ongoing pandemic, 73,126 fans flocked to AT&T Stadium in Texas setting an American indoor boxing mark for attendance as they watched the Mexican icon stalk Saunders for eight rounds on Cinco de Mayo weekend.

Holding his hands high, Alvarez hunted Saunders throughout much of the bout occasionally drilling strong punches to the body. Though Saunders appeared to be coming on a bit in the prior couple of rounds, Alvarez landed a thudding right to the body followed by a left uppercut to the head midway through the eighth which had the British fighter holding on. As Saunders right eye swelled, Alvarez continued landing hard shots to the head and body.

Keep Reading Show less