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- Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 9.99
Are you hard enough? Mixed martial arts - just an excuse for a fight or a real fighting skill? Two contenders mixing up wrestling, boxing, judo, jiu-jitsu, karate, Muay Thai and any other fighting skills they know, trying to beat the hell out of each other. Where's the glory? Where's the money? Are there any rules or does anything go? Does... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95
In his day, Jack Johnson?born in Texas, the son of former slaves?was the most famous black man on the planet. As the first African American World Heavyweight Champion (1908?1915), he publicly challenged white supremacy at home and abroad, enjoying the same audacious lifestyle of conspicuous consumption, masculine bravado, and interracial love wherever... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 18.95
This is Kendo is a fully illustrated introduction to the traditional art of Japanese fencing--its essential nature and its basic techniques. It is the first book in English to describe and analyze this famous sport. Features include: over 100 photographs and drawings origin and history of kendo basic kendo principles and techniques... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 12.95
Unlike most martial arts, Chinese internal (soft-style) boxing does not depend on muscular strength. The secret behind its power lies in the cultivation and practical application of internal energy--ch'i, There are basically three soft-style martial arts: T'ai-chi, already well known worldwide, and Hsing-i and Pa-kua, relative newcomers to the West.... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1991; US$ 10.95
This handy volume introduces the exciting and deadly secrets of two ninja arts- the chain and the shuriken. The Masaki school of chain fighting was developed in the feudal society of the early eighteenth century by a swordsman-sentry in Edo (Tokyo) Castle. Feeling that the shedding of blood in such a hallowed place would be disgraceful, he devised... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2003; US$ 12.95
From classic stances, blocks, kicking, and strikes to its philosophical principles and history, Taekwondo Basics prepares the reader for years of successful practice. Author Scott Shaw walks the reader through the first class and preliminary training methods and shares his insights on conditioning exercises, working with a partner, competitions,... more...
- The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 10.19
'As boxing books go, this is a masterpiece' - Barry McGuigan. Jack Doyle (1913-1978) was a 6ft 5in Irishman with a giant appetite for life. In 1933 he drew 90,000 to London's White City to see him fight and was making £600 a week on stage as a singer. He was nineteen. By the age of thirty he had earned and squandered a £250,000 fortune... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 12.95
Practical Karate 6 is the final volume of the classic six-volume series by Masatoshi Nakayama and Donn Draeger . Beginning with tactics for dealing with automobile situations, escalating to tied-hand situations, then switchblade, chain, meat clever, and razor attacks, and finishing with tactics for dealing with handgun attacks, the authors... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 24.95
This book could actually be considered two books in one: a thorough history of Japanese karate-do and a profusely illustrated instruction manual for students of the martial art who have advanced beyond the beginning stages. Concerned about the misinterpretation of Japanese culture in general and karate in particular by many Western practitioners of... more...