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  • Black Belt Karateby Jordan Roth

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 39.95

    Written by one of America' s most outstanding karate teachers, this is a no-holds-barred, no-frills handbook sure to aid the student's rapid advancement to the rank of black belt. A holder of the black belt degree since 1959, the author has distilled and preserved the hard-won techniques and know-how of years of practice and experimentation. Over... more...

  • Mastering Muay Thai Kick-Boxingby Joe E. Harvey

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 29.95

    Muay Thai—or Thai kick-boxing—is the national sport of Thailand and a fundamental skill for successful mixed martial arts fighters. Mastering Muay Thai Kick-Boxing is a detailed manual of the punches, kicks, elbows, knees and standing grappling moves that are a part of Muay Thai, one of the fastest growing fight sports in the world.... more...

  • Tex Rickardby Colleen Aycock; Mark Scott

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 39.95

    Whether opening saloons, raising cattle, or promoting sporting events, George Lewis "Tex" Rickard (1870-1929) possessed a drive to be the best. After an early career as a cowboy and Texas sheriff, Rickard pioneered the largest ranch in South America, built a series of profitable saloons in the Klondike and Nevada gold rushes, and turned boxing... more...

  • The Straight Leadby Teri Tom; Ted Wong; Shannon Lee Keasler

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95

    A key element in the Jeet Kune Do arsenal, the straight punch is a deceptively simple technique that Bruce Lee described as the most difficult move in Jeet Kune Do- "Only one in 10,000 can handle it." The Straight Lead describes the development of the straight punch in Western martial arts and describes Lee's refinement of the technique. It also... more...

  • Ray Arcelby Donald Dewey

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    Without Ray Arcel (1899-1994), the 20th century world of boxing would have been markedly different. The credibility of it as a sport would have been greatly lessened. Arcel's prominence is all the more interesting because he made his mark not as a fighter, promoter, or manager, but as a trainer. From Benny Leonard to Roberto Duran and Larry Holmes,... more...

  • The Nelson-Wolgast Fight and the San Francisco Boxing Scene, 1900–1914by Arne K Lang

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    During the early years of the 20th century, San Francisco promoters served up boxing's grandest spectacles. On February 22, 1910, a crowd of more than 15,000 braved chilly, rainy conditions to witness one such match, pitting lightweight champion "Battling" Nelson against Ad Wolgast. That epic battle came to stand virtually unchallenged... more...

  • MMA Training Manual Volume IIby MMA Worldwide

    Triumph Books 2012; US$ 19.99

    Providing a careful selection of the very best lessons from Tapout magazine, this book features moves and techniques from a wide spectrum of mixed martial arts in brilliant and easy-to-understand detail. Hall of Fame UFC fighters, Jiu Jitsu champions, and champions from Russia and the Philippines are all among the fighters featured in the lessons.... more...

  • MMA Unscriptedby MMA Worldwide

    Triumph Books 2012; US$ 14.99

    In MMA Unscripted: Behind the Scenes of America's Hottest Sport, the authors, editors, and writers for MMA Worldwide delve deep into the dramatic, awe-inspiring underpinnings of the mixed martial arts universe. The result is a revealing portrait of what happens once the cage empties and the lights darken. Within these pages, the MMA Worldwide crew... more...

  • SIMPLY WING CHUN KUNG FUby Shaun Rawcliffe

    Crowood 2012; US$ 17.49

    Wing Chun is a logical, scientific yet simple Chinese martial art system, which was developed purely for practical and effective self-defence for everybody. It is a martial art known for its efficiency and economy of movement, which emphasizes natural and efficient use of the body. Topics include: the fundamental principles of the hand and leg techniques;... more...

  • TAEKWONDO PATTERNSby Jim Hogan

    Crowood 2012; US$ 17.49

    The martial art of Taekwon-Do was initially developed by the Korean military in the 1950s and spread internationally with the formation of the International Taekwon-Do Federation [ITF] in 1966. Taekwon-Do has continued to develop and it is now one of the most popular martial arts, with some eight million students worldwide and perhaps best known for... more...