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Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.

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  • Fighting Chanceby Derrick Allsop

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09

    Few sports polarise public opinion as boxing does. Some contend that it is repugnant and barbaric, for others a legitimate, regulated contest of skill, strength and willpower. What cannot be denied is that the fight game has produced some of sport's greatest icons. Many more are content to make a decent living or at least supplement their income by... more...

  • Falling Hardby Chris Jones

    Random House 2012; US$ 9.86

    365 days, 7 fights, 4 Kos, 3 decisions, 2 scandals, 1 missing ear, 1 wild yearChris Jones did not know what he was getting himself into. He looked for a sport to call his own when he was hired as a rookie reporter. He found boxing. Over the course of the year that followed, the dark trade would creep deeply inside him, set his heart pumping one... 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...

  • MMA Mastery: Strike Combinationsby Mark Hatmaker

    Tracks Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Covering the essential tactic and art of striking in a series of blows, this guide illustrates how today?s best mixed martial arts fighters have discovered the devastating effect of punches in bunches,? or strike combinationsa mix that includes fists, kicks, elbows, and knees. The importance of striking in multiples of three is emphasized with an... more...

  • Knives 2011by Joe Kertzman

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 29.99 US$ 24.59

    A Stunning Showcase Of Custom Knives The craft of knifemaking is alive and well, as evidenced by the stunning edged masterpieces revealed between the covers of the best book on blades ever published— Knives 2011 . The art of fashioning knives includes carving, engraving, sculpting, scrimshaw, jewel inlaying, damascus-making and more. Never... more...

  • Living the Martial Wayby Forrest E. Morgan

    Barricade Books 1992; US$ 9.99

    A step-by-step approach to applying the Japanese warrior's mind set to martial training and daily life. more...

  • Enlightenment through Aikidoby Kanshu Sunadomari

    North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 11.95

    Enlightenment through Aikido focuses on Aikido's spiritual teachings, drawing on Sunadomari's experiences as a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba. Quotes from the founder and the author's interpretations show how Aikido can develop inner strength and tranquility. This book is an excellent companion for those practitioners who aspire to go beyond the... more...

  • The Secrets of Eagle Claw Kung Fuby Leung Shum

    Tuttle Publishing 2001; US$ 14.99

    Master the notorious Eagle Claw Style Kung Fu with this illustrated marital arts guide. One of the few modern Chinese martial arts derived from actual military combat experience, Eagle Claw Kung Fu is a powerful system featuring advanced lockinghand moves perfected over centuries of civil conflict in China. Kung Fu and tai chi master Leung Shum... more...

  • Five Ancestor Fist Kung-Fuby Alexander L. Co

    Tuttle Publishing 1997; US$ 14.99

    Simple, direct, and deadlyit's the art of ngo cho kun , or fists of the five ancestors. In its approach to iron body training, its reliance on the sam chien stance, and its special emphasis on hard and soft techniques, this Fukien style of kungfu is believed to be the root of the Gojuryu and Uechiryu Okinawan karate systems. During the declining... more...

  • Bruisingby Mischa Merz

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    Bruising is the story of Merz's long love affair with the art of boxing - from throwing and receiving her first punches - to competing in an Australian amateur title fight and beyond. Boxing opens her to new ideas about what it means to be a woman, it tests her courage as well as her physical limitations and connects her with others in unexpected... more...