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- University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96
In his day, Jack Johnson?born in Texas, the son of former slaves?was the most famous black man on the planet. As the first African American World Heavyweight Champion (1908?1915), he publicly challenged white supremacy at home and abroad, enjoying the same audacious lifestyle of conspicuous consumption, masculine bravado, and interracial love wherever... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 9.99
lt offers easy-to-learn karate responses in typical self-defense situations. Diligent practice at home will equip one with more than instinct in an emergency situation." Mainichi Shimbun newspaper Practical Karate: Self-Defense in Special Situations is the final volume of the classic six-volume series by Masatoshi Nakayama and Donn Draeger.... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 9.99
This martial arts guide could actually be considered two books in one: a thorough history of Japanese karatedo and a profusely illustrated instruction manual for students of the martial art who have advanced beyond the beginning stages. Part One: Concerned about the misinterpretation of Japanese culture in general and karate in particular by many... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2003; US$ 6.99
Illustrated with over 250 photographs, Practical Self-Defense offers an in depth look at self defense techniques with tips strategies, and scenarios that can help new students to develop the skills they need. Based on Kyokushin Karate, this martial arts guide presents basic techniques including: Throws and takedowns Punches, kicks, and strikes... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 14.99
"An excellent introduction to traditional Japanese swordsmanship." Daily Yamiuri This book introduces Kendo, the exhilarating mental and physical sport of Japan that has gained new popularity, with both sexes now participating, its own evolution and the efforts of a remarkable group of teachers it has progressed through the years to its present... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 8.99
Master Chinese internal boxing or Hsing-I with this illustrated martial arts guide. Unlike most martial arts, Chinese internal (soft-style) boxing does not depend on muscular strength. The secret behind its power lies in the cultivation and practical application of internal energych'i, There are basically three soft-style martial arts: T'ai-chi,... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2003; US$ 12.99
Are you ready to learn taekwondo, but don't know where to begin? Are you intimidated by the unfamiliar terms or the flying kicks? With Taekwondo Basics you'll become an expert in this martial art in no time! With Taekwondo Basics you'll learn about: The origins of taekwondo philosophy, history, and different branches of the martial art... more...
- The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 12.99
'As boxing books go, this is a masterpiece' - Barry McGuigan. Jack Doyle (1913-1978) was a 6ft 5in Irishman with a giant appetite for life. In 1933 he drew 90,000 to London's White City to see him fight and was making £600 a week on stage as a singer. He was nineteen. By the age of thirty he had earned and squandered a £250,000 fortune... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.49
This excellent guide, written by Tom Hill (7th Dan and chief martial arts instructor) helps students or instructors of Karate - or any Martial Art - who wish to set up their own martial arts club. It contains both useful information about how to make the club exciting for students, and also sample forms for health and safety and training purposes. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 39.95
Born into extreme poverty in 1914, Jersey Joe Walcott began boxing at the age of 16 to help feed his hungry family. After ten years, without proper training and with little to show for his efforts beyond some frightful beatings, Walcott quit the ring. A chance meeting with a fight promoter who recognized the potential in his iron chin and hard punch... more...