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  • Peter Jacksonby Bob Petersen

    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...

  • Chinese Gung Fuby Bruce Lee

    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...

  • Tao of Jeet Kune Doby Bruce Lee

    Black Belt Communications 1975; US$ 13.99

    Compiled from Bruce Lee?s notes and essays and originally published in 1975, Tao of Jeet Kune Do is the best-selling martial arts book in the world. This iconic work explains the science and philosophy behind jeet kune do—the art Lee invented—and includes hundreds of Lee?s illustrations. Topics include Zen and enlightenment, kicking, striking, grappling,... more...

  • Fighting Chanceby Derrick Allsop

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98

    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... more...

  • Falling Hardby Chris Jones

    Random House 2012; US$ 11.18

    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...

  • Shotokan's Secretby Bruce D. Clayton

    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...

  • 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 combinations—a mix that includes fists, kicks, elbows, and knees. The importance of striking in multiples of three is emphasized with... more...

  • Knives 2011by Joe Kertzman

    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...

  • 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 himself—jeet kune do—is explained in detail, depicted through hundreds of Lee?s own illustrations. With the collaboration of Lee?s... more...