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Sun Tzu: The Art of War for the Modern Executive By George Alexander
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In this revealing and enlightening presentation, Dr. Alexander gives a full account of Sun Tzu's remarkable book. He gives many examples of how this text can be interpreted not only as a guide to Sun... More > Tzu's bold and aggressive military strategies but also as a lexicon of practical business lessons. The reader will learn to comprehend competitive advantage, develop successful strategies and understand management, leadership, finance and marketing from Sun Tzu's unique perspective of ancient wisdom. This version of Sun Tzu is an unusual combination of East Asian and Chinese history, martial arts and business applications. It isn't like any version you've looked at before. It looks at Sun Tuz from the eyes of a historian, a military man, a martial artist and a business executive! This book is not only a fascinating read but is also a truly practical guide for business and contains knowledge that the modern executive and entrpeneur should not be without!< Less
Japan's Warrior Nation (Ebook) By George Alexander
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George W. Alexander, noted historian clearly explains how a nation can become obsessed with war and be led astray by its leaders. In the case of Japan, Alexander explains, “It developed in a... More > setting of continual warfare which gave it a predisposition to settle its economic problems with military aggression in the twentieth century.” He further explains how a military entrenched for centuries developed the code of bushido and how it affected the character of the whole of Japanese society culminating in the Pacific War. Will Japan use its military power again to expand its territory? This book provides insight into the geo-political relationships of the countries within the region of East Asia to predict the political and military ramifications of an inevitable future conflict. Anyone with an interest in Japan, World War II and the future of Asia will find this book an essential read!< Less
Seeking the Way - My Life In the Martial Arts (Ebook) By George Alexander
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George Alexander’s self-portrait of his experiences and life in the martial arts is an unrivaled work. This candid autobiography is a riveting account of his martial adventures and is both... More > informative & entertaining. Known as an early “Pioneer" of Karate, he takes the reader from dojos in Japan & Okinawa to jungle fighting in Vietnam to Shaolin monasteries in China and beyond. His adventures in an overall context are an account of how the Asian martial arts craze that affected him so deeply started in America and ultimately spread worldwide. In this revealing & enlightening presentation, he gives a critical and insightful account of how modern martial arts disciplines & martial sports have become a truly unique international subculture. This autobiography is filled with rich experiences & gives us an account of history as he has seen it and lived it. His life from jungle fighter to world champion and historian is the history of modern martial arts in America, the world and more.< Less
Seeking The Way - My Life in the Martial Arts By George Alexander
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George Alexander’s self-portrait of his experiences and life in the martial arts is an unrivaled work. This candid autobiography is a riveting account of his martial adventures and is both... More > informative & entertaining. Known as an early “Pioneer" of Karate, he takes the reader from dojos in Japan & Okinawa to jungle fighting in Vietnam to Shaolin monasteries in China and beyond. His adventures in an overall context are an account of how the Asian martial arts craze that affected him so deeply started in America and ultimately spread worldwide. In this revealing & enlightening presentation, he gives a critical and insightful account of how modern martial arts disciplines & martial sports have become a truly unique international subculture. This autobiography is filled with rich experiences & gives us an account of history as he has seen it and lived it. His life from jungle fighter to world champion and historian is the history of modern martial arts in America, the world and more.< Less
Okinawa Island of Karate By George Alexander
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This classic book traces the complete history of Okinawan karate. It has information and facts about styles, techniques and kata never before published. This book contains the complete genealogy of... More > every major instructor and style. It also explains the customs, philosophy and evolution of karate. A highly acclaimed publication and a best seller! Okinawa Island of Karate is a book every serious student or instructor must have. 127 pages. George W. Alexander, Ph.D.< Less
Shorin Ryu Karate Training Manual By George Alexander
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This is the official training manual of the International Shorin Ryu Karate Federation. It encompasses the history and techniques of the system from beginner to master levels. It includes illustrated... More > techniques and katas for the entire system as well as ranking qualifications for promotion within the system. Written by top master Hanshi George W. Alexander, this is a must have for every student and instructor of Shorin Ryu Karate.< Less
The Way of White Crane Karate By George Alexander
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This is the first book dedicated solely to Okinawan White Crane Karate. This book will teach you the complete Hakutsuru Kenpo Karate system. It includes history, theory of applications, kata,... More > kumite-sparring techniques, two–man sparring kata, pressure point striking and knockout secrets. It explains in depth the secrets contained in the Bubishi, karate’s mystical sourcebook. It explores karate’s development in Okinawa and uncovers the hidden truths about styles, masters and much more.< Less
Bubishi Martial Art Spirit By George Alexander
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Finally! The secrets of the Bubishi translated for the first time! Shrouded in mystery, the Bubishi - Martial Art Spirit is the secret karate text of the Okinawan masters. This book inspired the... More > modern developers of karate such as Chojun Miyagi, the founder of Goju Ryu Karate, Kenwa Mabuni, the founder of Shito Ryu Karate and Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan Karate. Guarded for centuries, this mystical book was completely translated into English by Masters George Alexander and Ken Penland. It includes the history of the White Crane System, the Sanchin, Happuren and Nipaipa kata, "The Secret of the Blood" know as Dim Mak, Meridian Theory & Chinese Acupuncture, Pressure Points, Set up & Multiple Strikes, White Crane Fighting Techniques, Knockout & Killing Techniques, an explanation & illustration for 48 essential resuscitation techniques and much, much more! A one of a kind book that every serious karate student and instructor must have.< Less
Essential Kendo: The Way of the Sword By George Alexander, Randy Randolph
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Kendo is the art of Japanese Swordsmanship. This is the most popular art in Japan today. Modern Kendo is both an art and an exciting sport. Its roots lie deep in the culture of Japan and the spirit... More > of the Samurai Warrior. This text is intended as a source book where the modern sport of Kendo can be reviewed in one book. Additionally, since the martial arts are experiential in nature i.e., they must be practiced on a physical level rather than on a purely academic level in order to fully understand them, the text encompasses a broad spectrum including the history of Kendo as well as its techniques and kata. The text is intended to give a basic overview of the sport and its techniques in the hope that the reader will develop a broader basis of understanding and further knowledge of the martial are of Kendo.< Less
Warrior Jujitsu By George Alexander, Ken Penland
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This is the official training manual of the International Shorinji Ryu Jujitsu Federation. It details the history and techniques for the entire system from beginner to master levels. It included... More > detailed descriptions and diagrams of the techniques needed for mastery of the system. Written by top masters Hanshi George W. Alexander and Hanshi Ken Penland, this manual is a must have for every student and instructor of the International Shorinji Ryu Federation.< Less