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Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.

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  • Chokes and Stranglesby Geoff Thompson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2004; US$ 17.99

    Ground fighting is one of the most underestimated and yet devastatingly ferocious of all the martial arts. 95% of all street fights that are not over within the first 3 seconds end up on the floor - are you prepared? more...

  • Fighting from Your Backby Geoff Thompson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2004; US$ 17.99

    Most fighters' worst nightmare is being pinned on their back. This book deals with defences and attacks from that position and shows that it can often be a favourable position when you have the knowledge. It shows you how to escape and finish with strikes, chokes, broken strangles, bars and butts. 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...

  • Death and Money in The Afternoonby Adrian Shubert

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 18.99

    Bullfighting has long been perceived as an antiquated, barbarous legacy from Spain's medieval past. This book argues that many of that country's best poets, philosophers, and intellectuals have accepted the corrida as the embodiment of Spain's rejection of the modern world. more...

  • Real Kickingby Geoff Thompson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2007; US$ 17.99

    An illustrated manual taking you step-by-step through all the moves and techniques required to become competent in the grappling arts. more...

  • Mixed Martial Arts Unleashedby Mickey Dimic; Christopher Miller

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 21.00

    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... 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...

  • One Ring Circusby Katherine Dunn

    Schaffner Press, Inc. 2009; US$ 12.95

    Published together for the first time, this anthology of essays on boxing covers the sport in all its forms and at its many levels. Written in bestselling author Katherine Dunn?s characteristic vernacular, these pieces range from portraits of legendary fighters such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler, and Mike Tyson to the unsung stories... 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...