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- Random House 2012; US$ 9.79
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...
- 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...
- 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 menÑand womenÑfrom so many walks of life? How did it... 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...
- 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...