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Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.

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  • Black Belt Karateby Jordan Roth

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • Jeet Kune Doby Teri Tom; Ted Wong

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 17.95

    Apply the combat science of Bruce Lee's revolutionary martial art! In a natural progression from the author's earlier work: The Straight Lead: The Core of Bruce Lee's Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do , Teri Tom takes the mechanics and strategies covered in that book and applies them to the rest of the JKD repertoire. With a foreword by Ted Wong, Bruce Lee's... more...

  • Mastering Muay Thai Kick-Boxingby Joe E. Harvey

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 18.99

    In Mastering Muay Thai Kick-Boxing , author Joe Harvey, an experienced martial artist with close to 20 years of active training and teaching, covers Muay Thai stances and such moves as: Upper body strikes and defenses Lower body strikes and defenses Plum/clinch tie up defenses Stalking and retreating Also, read about what equipment is best... more...

  • Jersey Joe Walcottby James Curl

    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...

  • Ninjutsuby Simon Yeo

    Crowood 2011; US$ 20.99

    Ninjutsu: The Secret Art of the Ninja covers all aspects of this remarkable martial art, including the hidden details within the Ninjutsu forms. It reveals the secrets of how to develop power through body movement, how to effectively remove an opponent's balance, and how to unify the mind, the body and technique. The author's objective is to improve... 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...

  • 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...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    "The straight punch is the core of Jeet Kune Do."?Bruce Lee The straight lead was a key element in Bruce Lee's development of his own personal style. It was designed to be uncomplicated, economical, and brutally effective but is not as simple as it might seem. Bruce Lee once described it the most difficult move in the Jeet Kune Do arsenal. Lee... more...

  • SIMPLY WING CHUN KUNG FUby Shaun Rawcliffe

    Crowood 2012; US$ 22.99

    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...