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Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.

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  • 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$ 67.99

    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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...