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- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 18.95
A well placed kick can mean the difference between victory and defeat in a fight. This encyclopedic guide to martial arts kicks provides the reader with a wealth of information on 89 different types of kicks from various styles. This martial arts book features kicks from Karate, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Kempo, Capoeira, Jeet Kune Do, and more.... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
In Essential Shorinjiryu Karatedo , Masayuki Kukan Hisataka, ninth Dan Black Belt Karate master, introduces the highly innovative and effective Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo system. Though an integral system of Okinawan karate practiced for centuries, it is an evolving scientific martial art that incorporates elements from kung fu, Kudakajima Shishiryu... more...
- 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...
- Tracks Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99
Debunking the sport?s rumored reputation of being outdated, this newly revised edition explores the ancient yet powerfully rich and entertaining art of fencing. Covering Olympic-style foil, epee, and saber methods, this comprehensive guide also features tips on safety, etiquette, and technique. With a brief history on the sport and an updated resource... more...
- Crowood 2014; US$ 9.99
Crowood Sports Guides provide sound, practical advice that will make you a better sportsperson, whether you are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques or reviewing the fundamentals of your sport. This book is illustrated in full colour throughout with photographs showing technique sequences, correct positions and competition... more...
- 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 by... more...
- Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00
?Fighting Scholars? presents insightful ethnographic research on a range of different martial arts and combat sports. Taking the habitus as a central theme of analysis, the different contributions of this volume are aligned within the same project that began to crystallize in Loïc Wacquant?s ?Body and Soul?: the construction of a ?carnal sociology?... more...
- Triumph Books 2011; US$ 11.99
Mike Straka, host of HDNet's Fighting Words , sits down with the men who have shaped one of the fastest-growing sports on the planet in his new book. Through some of the most comprehensive and entertaining interviews ever recorded with MMA's biggest names, Straka paints a full picture of this incredibly unique and highly entertaining sport. Inside... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1994; US$ 14.95
In this detailed work, Mark V. Wiley describes the basic strikes, blocks, counters, and disarms of this dynamic fighting system. A highly effective, well-rounded warrior art, Serrada Escrima uses basic stick-fighting movements that are equally applicable in both unarmed and knife fighting. Profusely illustrated, this text describes not only the techniques... more...
- Crowood 2014; US$ 18.94
The benefits of boxing training are many: weight loss and toning, improved speed, strength, stamina, coordination, balance and flexibility. Fitness Boxing covers all the techniques used in a boxer's training programme and shows how to tailor these to suit individual needs through the use of colour photographs and step-by-step guidance. It is a comprehensive... more...