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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 39.95
Born to former slaves on St. Croix in 1860, Peter Jackson made his name as a boxer with his smooth, fast style and a dangerous one-two combination. After immigrating to Australia, Jackson became that country's national heavyweight champion in 1886 before moving on to the United States and claiming the title of Colored Champion of the World in 1888.... more...
- Black Belt Communications 1987; US$ 10.99
Originally published in 1963, this book includes personal testimonies regarding the author and his art from James Y. Lee, the legendary Ed Parker, and jujutsu icon Wally Jay. Through hand-drawn diagrams and captioned photo sequences, Lee?s text comes to life as he demonstrates a variety of training exercises and fighting techniques. Topics include... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 29.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...