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Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.

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  • 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...

  • Babyface Goes to Hollywoodby Andrew Gallimore

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    He was the Darling of the Depression. At a time when the Mob ruled the prize ring, Jimmy McLarnin and his manager Pop Foster stayed out of the clutches of the gunmen. more...

  • Baguazhangby Shou-Yu Liang; Jwing-Ming Yang

    YMAA Publication Center 1994; US$ 39.95

    This newly revised second edition by two of America's leading martial arts authors, includes a new 'user friendly' layout, beautiful chinese calligraphy, updated theory and an expanded index. This manual is a complete training guide for beginner to advanced practitioners, offers a multitude of theory, fighting application, sequences, Qigong exercises,... more...

  • Beloved Warriorby Christian Giudice

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 26.95

    Boxing lost a true warrior and gentleman of the ring when the mayor of Managua, Nicaragua, Alexis ArgŁello, died in 2009. To millions in Nicaragua and around the world, ArgŁello was an iconic figure, a willing role model, and a shining light in a nation that places its sports figures on pedestals. Beloved Warrior explores the extraordinary rise,... more...

  • The Bite Fightby George Willis

    Triumph Books 2013; US$ 13.99

    The infamous boxing match between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield on June 28, 1997, was like none other in the sport?s history, and this insightful account of the anticipation, the gruesome fight itself, and the ongoing aftermath of that one night reveals just how much of an impact it really made. The rivals met for a rematch that would never be... more...

  • Black Belt Fitness for Lifeby Grandmaster Tae Sun Kang; Michael Imperioli; Andrew J. Federici; Claire Jones

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 12.95

    "There's something to martial arts and especially the way Grandmaster Kang teaches it that addresses not just the body and fitness, but addresses the mind and addresses your approach to life." from the foreword by Michael Imperioli, award-winning actor In Black Belt Fitness for Life , Grandmaster Tae Sun Kang applies his four decades of experience... more...

  • Black Belt Karateby Jordan Roth

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Black Belt Tae Kwon Doby Yeon Hwan Park; Jon Gerrard

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    The ancient Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do allows its practitioners to reach physical prowess, moral development, and spiritual growth. Black Belt Tae Kwon Do is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to complete their black belt training with a reliable study source for solitary practice. This complete sourcebook combines a complete... more...

  • Boxer's Bible of Counterpunchingby Mark Hatmaker

    Tracks Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    All the tools necessary to build a powerful defensive base for boxing?every defense for every punch from every angle?are included in this manual. Punching prowess has become equated with boxing, but what is done in response to that incoming flurry makes a truly good boxer: how to make an opponent miss, how to easily defend, and, most importantly,... more...

  • Boxer's Book of Conditioning & Drillingby Mark Hatmaker

    Tracks Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Going beyond the standard workout for boxers, this innovative manual introduces a diverse set of training methods, integrating them into drill sets that build the athletic attributes for which past and present fighters are known. From Leroy Jones sparring with chickens and Ken Norton?s 15 combined rounds of shadow boxing, sparring, and bag work... more...