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Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.

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  • Tysonby Ellis Cashmore

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95 US$ 60.62

    Beast. Monster. Savage. Psycho. The glowering menace of Mike Tyson has spooked us for almost two decades. And still we remain fascinated. Why? Ellis Cashmore's answer is disturbing: white society has created Tyson as vengeance for the loss of privilege produced by civil rights. Cashmore's eviscerating analysis of Tyson's life and the culture in... more...

  • Taekwondoby Udo Moenig

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical, political, and technical evolution of taekwondo. Many of the supposedly ?traditional? and ?ancient? Korean cultural elements attached to taekwondo are, in fact, remnants of East Asia?s modernization drive, and largely inherited from the Japanese martial arts. The current historical portrayal... more...

  • Martial Arts of the Worldby Thomas Green

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 185.00

    Hollywood popularizes the martial arts in its own image - violence, glitz, and gore. But do you know the stories behind the martial arts systems? The rich history of the disciplines? These books set out to answer these questions and more. more...

  • Mixed Martial Arts Unleashedby Mickey Dimic; Christopher Miller

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 23.00 US$ 18.86

    Get what it takes to win-and unleash the ultimate fighter in you Think you know your way around the cage? Think again. Mixed martial arts powerhouse Mickey Dimic, two-time middleweight world champion and Hall of Famer, kicks your game into gear with this no-holds-barred guide to grounding and pounding, sprawling and brawling, and boxing dirty like... more...

  • Oscar De La Hoyaby Susan Muaddi Darraj; Rob Maaddi

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 36.00

    When he was just a skinny, shy kid riding his skateboard through the streets of the East Los Angeles barrio, Oscar De La Hoya never thought he would one day be one of the world's premier boxers, setting records and winning championships. This title presents the story of a young boy with a dream and the perseverance to make it a reality. more...

  • The Art and Aesthetics of Boxingby David Scott

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 40.00

    What separates the chaos of fighting from the coherent ritual of boxing? According to author David Scott, it is a collection of aesthetic constructions, including the shape of the ring, the predictable rhythm of timed rounds, the uniformity of the boxers’ glamorous attire, and the stylization of the combatants’ posture and punches. In The... more...

  • Life in the Ringby John Oden

    Hatherleigh Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    Much more than a book on boxing. Life in the Ring is equally historical, literary, and inspirational. Truly a one-of-a-kind book. There is no sport more unforgiving than boxing. Boxing represents the best of who we are as individuals. Those who have participated in the sport, at any level, can use the lessons they have learned in all aspects of... more...

  • Boxing Masteryby Mark Hatmaker; Doug Werner

    Tracks Publishing 2004; US$ 9.99

    This guide to the finer points of boxing provides the wisdom needed to make the transition from enthusiastic beginner to proficient pugilist. The ABCs of ring generalship, offensive and defensive ring movements, feints, and draws and fakes are examined and explained along with clinching techniques, head-hunting, body work, and counter-punching chains.... more...

  • Boxing's Ten Commandmentsby Alan Lachica; Doug Werner

    Tracks Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    This boxing handbook provides up-to-date, in-depth coaching for serious contenders. Weaving fundamental skills into a progression of drills that hone technique in increasingly complex, demanding, and realistic fighting situations, the handbook aids fighters in developing the reflexes of a complete boxer and teaches the move from a process-and-react... more...

  • No Holds Barred Fighting: The Book of Essential Submissionsby Mark Hatmaker

    Tracks Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    Chock-full of go-to finishing holds and tap-outs, this action-filled guide illustrates how to skillfully perform these essential fighting moves. More than 100 high-percentage submissions are detailed using sequenced action photographs to help strengthen the wrestling vocabulary of Mixed Martial Arts athletes. Whether used during competition or on... more...