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Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.

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  • Biomechanics of Human Motionby Emeric Ph.D. Arus

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 83.95

    Biomechanics of Human Motion: Applications in the Martial Arts delineates the general laws governing the human biomechanics through an extensive review of martial arts techniques and references to fundamental theory. Using straightforward mathematics and physics, the book covers in depth the anatomical foundation of biomechanics, the biomechanical... more...

  • Fundamentals of Judoby Ray Stevens; Edward Semple

    Crowood 2014; US$ 17.49

    The Fundamentals of Judo identifies the essential techniques that define Judo as a fighting art and looks at how students should practise and develop these key skills. The core techniques are analysed in depth and through step-by-step photography for the benefit of both beginner and experienced Judo players. The analysis of each technique reflects... more...

  • Fencingby Andrew Sowerby

    Crowood 2014; US$ 11.65

    Crowood Sports Guides provide sound, practical advice that will make you a better sportsperson, whether you are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques or reviewing the fundamentals of your sport. This book is illustrated in full colour throughout with photographs showing technique sequences, correct positions and competition... more...

  • Boxing in New Jersey, 1900-1999by Robert F. Fernandez Sr.

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    For all hard-core boxing fans, this book introduces the reader to New Jersey stars of the 20th century--gladiators who fought in blood soaked rings bringing entertainment to millions for little pay. They must not be forgotten. The book contains many little known facts about these fine men, all trying to punch out a living for their families in hard... more...

  • Philosophy and the Martial Artsby Graham Priest; Damon Young

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    This is the first substantial academic book to lay out the philosophical terrain within the study of the martial arts and to explore the significance of this fascinating subject for contemporary philosophy. The book is divided into three sections. The first section concerns what philosophical reflection can teach us about the martial arts, and especially... more...

  • Kampfkunst zwischen Gesetz und Willkür: Gedanken zu legaler Gewalt und illegalem Selbstschutzby Till S. Olshausen

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 26.16

    Hauptbeschreibung Was ist Gewaltkompetenz? Die Fähigkeit, körperliche und psychische Gewalt ausüben zu können wird negativ gesehen, während die Fähigkeit, ihr zu widerstehen als eine Tugend gilt. Eine solche Bewertung ist tatsächlich nichts weiter als eine Frage der Perspektive. Individuum und Staat sind nicht identisch. Auch in demokratischen Staaten... more...

  • Boxing for MMAby Mark Hatmaker

    Tracks Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Although dramatic head kicks and garrote-tight submissions may get most of the airplay in highlight reels, the stats show that punching combinations and knockouts reap more MMA victories than any other fighting technique. This boxing primer not only covers the basics, including stance, footwork, punches, and combinations, it takes these boxing skills... more...

  • Tysonby Ellis Cashmore

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    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 which... more...

  • Fencer's Start-Upby Doug Werner

    Tracks Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    Debunking the sport?s rumored reputation of being outdated, this newly revised edition explores the ancient yet powerfully rich and entertaining art of fencing. Covering Olympic-style foil, epee, and saber methods, this comprehensive guide also features tips on safety, etiquette, and technique. With a brief history on the sport and an updated resource... more...

  • Chuvaloby George Chuvalo; Murray Greig

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; Not Available

    The inspirational memoir of the Canadian boxer who fought some of the greatest heavyweights in history, including Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, but lost everything outside the ring. From a tough Toronto childhood as the only son of immigrant parents, through a twenty-three-year career that earned him induction into the World Boxing Hall of Fame,... more...