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Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.

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  • Heavyweight Boxing in the 1970sby Joe Ryan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 39.95

    This work covers the individuals and events of what most consider to be the greatest era in boxing history. The first chapter compares the 1970s to all other eras, from the early 1900s and Jack Johnson to the present day and the Klitschko brothers, proving through an established set of criteria that the '70s stand above all other eras. The second... more...

  • High Performance Fencingby Ed Rogers

    Crowood 2015; US$ 21.86

    Legendary fencing instructor Maitre Bac H. Tau described what he called the 'six essentials that are in a fencer's mind': 'The first is called spirit; the second, rhythm; the third, thought; the fourth, technique; the fifth, tactic, and the last is strategy.' As a fencer you can fight with spirit, experience rhythm, think your way around problems,... more...

  • Hitters, Dancers and Ring Magiciansby Kelly Richard Nicholson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 29.95

    This volume offers detailed information about the boxers who were active during boxing's "Golden Age," 1890 to 1910, focusing primarily on George "Kid" Lavigne, Bob Fitzsimmons, Barbados Joe Walcott, Joe Gans, Terry McGovern, Sam Langford, and Stanley Ketchel, and their opponents, who were also key figures. more...

  • How Not to Get Hitby Nathaniel Cooke; Robert Twigger

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The average person isn't looking to be in a situation where fists are going to fly, but many of us have found ourselves there anyway. At that moment, it's probably too late to do anything about it. But how do we change circumstances so those situations don't happen? How Not to Get Hit is a book on personal safety for people who don?t want to learn... more...

  • How to Run a Karate Clubby Tom Hill

    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...

  • Hsing-Iby Robert W. Smith; Allen Pittman

    Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 8.95

    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 energy--ch'i, There are basically three soft-style martial arts: T'ai-chi, already well known worldwide, and Hsing-i and Pa-kua, relative newcomers to the West.... more...

  • Ich lerne Judoby Katrin Barth; Frank Wieneke

    Meyer & Meyer 2011; US$ 11.44

    Mit Freude trainierst du in deiner Judogruppe, erlernst die Grundtechniken, bestreitest die ersten Wettkämpfe und bereitest dich fleißig auf die einzelnen Gürtelprüfungen vor. Dafür musst du die notwendigen Fallübungen, Würfe, Haltegriffe, Befreiungen oder Armhebel erlernen und üben. Mit diesem Buch wollen wir dich beim Üben und bei der Vorbereitung... more...

  • Jack Doyleby Michael Taub

    The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 10.19

    '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...

  • Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojournerby Theresa Runstedtler

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Japan's Complete Fighting System Shin Kage Ryuby Robin L. Rielly

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Shin Kage Ryu jujutsu has existed as a fighting system since the nineteenth century, and the literal meaning of the three Chinese characters is "spirit shadow way." Originating in J apan and influenced by Okinawan fighting systems, the art has evolved into one that ip.corporates karate-like kicks, punches, and strikes, as well as the throwing, grappling,... more...