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Kris Wilder, head instructor at West Seattle Karate Academy, has co-authored several books with fellow instructor Lawrence Kane. Check out titles in the Books section below.

Lawrence Kane, instructor at West Seattle Karate Academy Click here to see Sensei Kane's Biography and Bibliography on Amazon.com.

 

The Little Black Book of Violence; What Every Young Man Should Know About Fighting.
by Lawrence Kane and Kris Wilder

 

Men commit 80 % of all violent crimes and are twice as likely to become the victims of aggressive behavior. The Little Black Book of Violence is written for men ages 15 to 35, and contains more than mere self-defense techniques. This book provides crucial information about street survival that most martial arts instructors don't even know about. Kane and Wilder explain how to use awareness, avoidance, and de-escalation to help stave off violence.

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The Way of Martial Arts for Kids
by Kris Wilder

A collection of stories written for kids from the author's life and experiences as a martial arts instructor, The Way of Martial Arts for Kids is filled with ideas that will make a big difference for kids ? in their martial arts training and in their lives. An enjoyable read for kids of all ages, it will inspire and challenge kids to do their best in all that they do.

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The Way to Black Belt: A Comprehensive Guide to Rapid, Rock-Solid Results
by Lawrence A. Kane and Kris Wilder

This book cuts to the very core of what it means to be a successful martial artist. Every chapter is packed with useful and actionable information about what you should and shouldn't do on your path in the martial arts. Includes expert advice from numerous leading martial artists, and offers a wide range of resources and a specific plans of action that you can implement right away. This book will help you understand your martial arts better and faster. Foreword by Dan Anderson, 8th degree black belt.

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121 Killer Applications (DVD)
by Kris Wilder

You know the kata, now it is time for the applications. No kata performed from multiple angles, no discussion...just one application after another. Kata covered are: Gekisai (Dai Ni), Saifa, Seiyunchin, Seipai, Kururunfa, Suparinpei, Sanseiru, Shishochin and Seisan Kata. Each technique is done at speed and then in slow motion.

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The Way of Sanchin Kata: The Application of Power
by Kris Wilder

?After 26 years in Goju, I am finally excited to study and practice this kata...solid direction and guidance." - Dr. Jeff Cooper, Tactical Medical Director, Toledo (Ohio) SWAT
?...dispels the myths...straightforward and accessible...put the lessons of Sanchin to the test...a truly great piece of work." - Iain Abernethy, 5th dan, British Combat Association Hall of Fame Member

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The Way of Kata: A Comprehensive Guide for Deciphering Martial Applications
by Lawrence A. Kane and Kris Wilder

- "...an absolute must for any serious practitioner..." ? Philip Starr, ISKF Hall of Fame Member
- "This book is a pioneering step..." - Sgt. Rory Miller
- "This superb book is essential reading..." - Iain Abernethy, author
- "...bridges the gap between form and application..." - Loren W. Christensen, author
- "...brings meaningful information to today's martial artist." Martina Sprague, author
Read what Patrick McCarthy, Hanshi 8th Dan, has to say about The Way of Kata.
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Lessons from the Dojo Floor
by Kris Wilder

"A thought provoking collection of short vignettes that entertains while it educates. Sections range from profound to insightful to just plain amusing. Straightforward, easy and quick to read. Went by way too fast. Anyone with an affinity for martial arts can benefit from this material. If you enjoy Dave Lowry (e.g., Traditions, Moving Toward Stillness, Autumn Lightning), you should like this one as well."  -  Lawrence Kane

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