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  • Essential Book of Martial Arts Kicksby Marc De Bremaeker; Roy Faige; Shahar Navot; Guli Cohen

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 34.95

    An effectively delivered kick can mean life instead of death in a self-defense situation, and glory rather than shame in the ring. When a larger or more powerful opponent is intent on inflicting harm, the superior strength of your legs can be used to tip the balance in your favor. However, gaining proficiency takes training and insight. Essential... more...

  • Jeet Kune Doby Teri Tom; Ted Wong

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 29.95

    Teri Tom , the "top student" of Bruce Lee's protege Ted Wong, returns to the world of Jeet Kune Do with her new book, Jeet Kune Do: The Arsenal of Self-Expression . In a natural progression from her first work, The Straight Lead , Tom takes some of the basic mechanics and strategies covered in that book and applies them to the rest of the Jeet... more...

  • Mastering Muay Thai Kick-Boxingby Joe E. Harvey

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 18.95

    Muay Thai—or Thai kick-boxing—is the national sport of Thailand and a fundamental skill for successful mixed martial arts fighters. Mastering Muay Thai Kick-Boxing is a detailed manual of the punches, kicks, elbows, knees and standing grappling moves that are a part of Muay Thai, one of the fastest growing fight sports in the world. Due to its... more...

  • Black Belt Karateby Jordan Roth

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 39.95

    Written by one of America' s most outstanding karate teachers, this is a no-holds-barred, no-frills handbook sure to aid the student's rapid advancement to the rank of black belt. A holder of the black belt degree since 1959, the author has distilled and preserved the hard-won techniques and know-how of years of practice and experimentation. Over... more...

  • The Way of Karateby George E. Mattson

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.95

    This illuminating and informative explanation of the Okinawan style of karate, the art and science of empty-hand fighting, presents major subjects ranging from the basic principles of karate to the relationship between karate and Zen. Fundamental techniques and the most important exercises (including the two classic formal exercises sanchin and seisan)... more...

  • Tex Rickardby Colleen Aycock; Mark Scott

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 39.95

    Whether opening saloons, raising cattle, or promoting sporting events, George Lewis "Tex" Rickard (1870-1929) possessed a drive to be the best. After an early career as a cowboy and Texas sheriff, Rickard pioneered the largest ranch in South America, built a series of profitable saloons in the Klondike and Nevada gold rushes, and turned boxing... more...

  • The Straight Leadby Teri Tom; Ted Wong; Shannon Lee Keasler

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95

    A key element in the Jeet Kune Do arsenal, the straight punch is a deceptively simple technique that Bruce Lee described as the most difficult move in Jeet Kune Do- "Only one in 10,000 can handle it." The Straight Lead describes the development of the straight punch in Western martial arts and describes Lee's refinement of the technique. It also... more...

  • Ray Arcelby Donald Dewey

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    Without Ray Arcel (1899-1994), the 20th century world of boxing would have been markedly different. The credibility of it as a sport would have been greatly lessened. Arcel's prominence is all the more interesting because he made his mark not as a fighter, promoter, or manager, but as a trainer. From Benny Leonard to Roberto Duran and Larry Holmes,... more...

  • The Nelson-Wolgast Fight and the San Francisco Boxing Scene, 1900–1914by Arne K Lang

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    During the early years of the 20th century, San Francisco promoters served up boxing's grandest spectacles. On February 22, 1910, a crowd of more than 15,000 braved chilly, rainy conditions to witness one such match, pitting lightweight champion "Battling" Nelson against Ad Wolgast. That epic battle came to stand virtually unchallenged... more...

  • MMA Training Manual Volume IIby MMA Worldwide

    Triumph Books 2012; US$ 19.99

    Providing a careful selection of the very best lessons from Tapout magazine, this book features moves and techniques from a wide spectrum of mixed martial arts in brilliant and easy-to-understand detail. Hall of Fame UFC fighters, Jiu Jitsu champions, and champions from Russia and the Philippines are all among the fighters featured in the lessons.... more...