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Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.

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  • 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...

  • No Second Chanceby Mark Hatmaker

    Tracks Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    When violence becomes unavoidable, it's best to be informed, and this self-defense book provides revolutionary information that could mean the difference between life and death in the event of a physical assault. Included are drills to increase awareness, examples for using the environment as a self-defense tool, and methods that allow victims to... more...

  • No Holds Barred Fighting: The Clinchby Mark Hatmaker

    Tracks Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99

    With its complete focus on a single fighting position, this handbook unsparingly examines the clinch. In the clinch, the no-holds-barred combat techniques of striking and grappling meet, posing new challenges and calling for new strategies. With these detailed explanations of each aspect of positioning in the clinch, fighters can set up their own... more...

  • No Holds Barred Fighting: The Kicking Bibleby Mark Hatmaker

    Tracks Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    One of the most feared and useful weapons in mixed martial arts (MMA) competition is dissected and discussed in this fully-illustrated guide to both perfecting and defending against the low kick. Many competitors view this technique as a single tool in their arsenal, limiting themselves when they could be taking this low-line method of attack and... more...

  • The Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Training Guideby Danny Plyler; Chad Seibert

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 19.99

    A Must-Have Resource for all Warrior Athletes Regardless of your skill or fitness level, The Ultimate Mixed Marital Arts Training Guide –with more than 300 step-by-step photographs, detailed callouts, and comprehensive instruction–is the personal trainer you need to accomplish your workout goals and sharpen your techniques. You'll... more...