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- McBooks Press 2011; US$ 9.99
This compilation of boxing-related commentary, criticism, reportage, and analysis represents the decade's best from award-winning sports journalist George Kimball. With selections culled from a wide array of publications including Boxing Digest , the Irish Times , ESPN.com, and TheSweetScience.com, this is a hard-hitting look at the current state... more...
- 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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00
Two veteran martial arts instructors and a renowned comic book illustrator deliver the ultimate course in self-defense More than three million Americans are involved in a violent physical encounter every year. In these situations, knowledge is power, and few teachers are better equipped to deliver that knowledge than Lawrence Kane and Kris Wilder.... 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...
- Black Belt Communications 2010; US$ 15.95
Beginning with a thorough historical analysis of its 19th-century origins, the lore behind the art of Shotokan karate is dissected in this revised handbook. Describing how this style was invented by the world?s only unarmed bodyguards in Okinawa, this account depicts the impossible odds these men endured in order to protect their king and avoid... 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 combinations—a mix that includes fists, kicks, elbows, and knees. The importance of striking in multiples of three is emphasized with... 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...
- 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 himself—jeet kune do—is explained in detail, depicted through hundreds of Lee?s own illustrations. With the collaboration of Lee?s... 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...