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  • 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$ 19.99

    "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...

  • 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...

  • Practical Kung-Fu Street Defenseby Waysun "Johnny" Tsai; Paula Lazarz

    Triumph Books 2008; US$ 11.99

    World-renowned Kung Fu Master Waysun ?Johnny? Tsai shares his practical self defense techniques in this book, which allows one to understand and control combat distances and defense angles. Shaolin Kung Fu offers a unique understanding of violence and how to avoid conflict, yet even with these tools, situations arise that force the use of these methods.... more...

  • Practical Karate Volume 3by Donn F. Draeger; Masatoshi Nakayama

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    "For the person who has already mastered the fundamentals, the present volume, profuse with diagrams and photographs, will serve as a handy guide to expanding [the options]." Yomiuri Shimbun Practical Karate: Defense Against Multiple Assailants is the third volume in the classic six-volume series by Masatoshi Nakayama and Donn Draeger. Written... more...