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Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.

  • Bagua Daoyinby David Alexander; Jinghan He

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008; US$ 19.95

    In this highly illustrated guide, Master He, a fifth generation practitioner of Bagua, introduces the ancient Daoist principles on which it is based and the approach to life it nurtures. Photographs illustrate a programme of sequences, showing the beauty of the movements, and the positions and transitions the practitioner is aiming for. more...

  • Fighting Chanceby Derrick Allsop

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 13.60

    Few sports polarise public opinion as boxing does. Some contend that it is repugnant and barbaric, for others a legitimate, regulated contest of skill, strength and willpower. What cannot be denied is that the fight game has produced some of sport's greatest icons. Many more are content to make a decent living or at least supplement their income... more...

  • An English Translation of the Texts of the Takenouchi School of Japanese Classical Martial Artsby Andrew Antis

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 209.95

    Modern forms of grappling and wrestling martial arts in Japan can trace their historical and philosophical roots back to the Takenouchi School. Antis argues that there is a body of evidence that proves this point, and he expands upon previous work by translating rare historical scrolls, poetry, and other documents. Modern martial arts have spiritual... more...

  • Biomechanics of Human Motionby Emeric Ph.D. Arus

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 83.95

    Biomechanics of Human Motion: Applications in the Martial Arts delineates the general laws governing the human biomechanics through an extensive review of martial arts techniques and references to fundamental theory. Using straightforward mathematics and physics, the book covers in depth the anatomical foundation of biomechanics, the biomechanical... more...

  • Warrior Originsby Hutan Ashrafian

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    The book considers the universal question posed by both martial artists and practitioners of eastern religions regarding the origins of each style or school. It delineates the ancestries of the most famous and popular martial arts worldwide and identifies the legends and the known historical facts regarding the roots of the mainstream arts of Shaolin... more...

  • Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build and Master Ninja Weaponsby John Austin

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Author and toy designer John Austin provides detailed, step-by-step instructions with diagrams to show stealth warriors how to build 37 different ninja weapons for the modern era. Each of the projects in MiniWeapons of Mass Destruction 4 are built from common household and office items?plastic utensils, markers, clothespins, paper clips, wire hangers,... more...

  • Krav Magaby Boaz Aviram

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    The noncompetitive self-defense technique known as Krav Maga originally began in the Israeli Defense Force, of which author Boaz Aviram has been a long-standing member. Krav Maga combines fighting techniques from a wide range of martial arts, from boxing to jiujitsu to judo, and teaches its students invaluable lessons in optimizing self-defense, maintaining... 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 First Black Boxing Championsby Colleen Aycock; Mark Scott

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    This volume presents fifteen detailed biographical essays of some of the first African American and black champions and challengers of the early prize ring. Boxers covered range from Tom Molineaux, a slave who won freedom and fame in the ring in the early 1800s; to Joe Gans, the first African American world champion; to the flamboyant Jack Johnson,... more...

  • Joe Gansby Colleen Aycock; Mark Scott

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 29.95

    Joe Gans captured the world lightweight title in 1902, becoming the first black American world title holder in any sport. Gans was a master strategist and tactician, and one of the earliest practitioners of "scientific" boxing. As a black champion reigning during the Jim Crow era, he endured physical assaults, a stolen title, bankruptcy,... more...