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Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.

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  • The Battle of the Centuryby James M. Waltzer

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 45.00

    Sports spectaculars date to the gladiators, but it took promoter Tex Rickard to make the Big Event part of American culture. The 1921 Dempsey-Carpentier fight generated boxing's first million-dollar gate, taking in more than twice as much as any previous contest. Why did this fight attract so many men—and women—from so many walks of life? How did it... more...

  • Tao of Jeet Kune Doby Bruce Lee

    Black Belt Communications 2011; US$ 21.95

    Compiled from Bruce Lee?s notes and essays and originally published in 1975, this iconic volume is one of the seminal martial arts guides of its time. The science and philosophy behind the fighting system Lee pioneered himselfójeet kune doóis explained in detail, depicted through hundreds of Lee?s own illustrations. With the collaboration of Lee?s... 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$ 19.95

    One of the few modern Chinese martial arts derived from actual military combat experience, Eagle Claw Kung Fu is a powerful system featuring advanced locking-hand moves perfected over centuries of civil conflict in China. Kung Fu and tai chi master Leung Shum brings this timeless art to today's practitioners, going beneath the veneer of gymnastic... more...

  • Toward The Unknownby Tri Thong Dang

    Tuttle Publishing 1997; US$ 12.95

    Toward the Unknown is a series of parables about the martial-arts quest, and a meditation on the art of discipleship. A careful reading of the text will lead teachers and practitioners of all martial arts to examine their motives, to go beyond superficial prizes and awards, to rise above a focus on fighting technique, and ultimately to transcend... more...

  • Traditionsby Dave Lowry

    Tuttle Publishing 2002; US$ 16.95

    The goals of the budo—the martial arts and ways of Japan—lie in refining the body and spirit. These goals are not always the obvious ones—and are learned only through the guidance and direction of great teachers. The techniques, methods, and rituals of the sensei can serve as guides to a well-lived life—and provide invaluable lessons... 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...

  • Aikido Basicsby Phong Thong Dang; Lynn Seiser

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    In Aikido Basics, the beginning student will find invaluable advice and information for the study of this popular form of martial arts. Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee, Dang Phong, shares his secrets to building a successful training program, testing for belt promotion, and understanding and developing Ki, the energy used in aikido. The author... more...

  • Wing Chun Kung-Fuby Joseph Wayne Smith

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    This martial arts manual is a comprehensive guide to the basic forms and principles of Wing Chun kung-fu. In over 300 black-and-white photographs, Wing Chun Kung-Fu: A Complete Guide leads the reader step-by-step through the beginning forms of Wing Chun kung-fu, including Chi gerk, Chi sao and Wing Chun sticky-hand and sticky-leg techniques, as... more...

  • Shaolin Lohan Kung-Fuby P'ng Chye Khim; Donn F. Draeger

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    The Chinese fighting technique described in this book is believed to have developed from a form devised at the Shaolin Temple by the Indian monk Bodhidharma. Called Shih-pa lohan shou (Eighteen Arhat Hands), it was the original Lohan form. Its purpose was to provide monks with exercises that would not only strengthen their bodies and minds, but... more...