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- Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 12.95
"There's something to martial arts and especially the way Grandmaster Kang teaches it that addresses not just the body and fitness, but addresses the mind and addresses your approach to life." from the foreword by Michael Imperioli, award-winning actor In Black Belt Fitness for Life , Grandmaster Tae Sun Kang applies his four decades of experience... more...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 32.95
Kendo is the first in-depth historical, cultural, and political account in English of the Japanese martial art of swordsmanship, from its beginnings in military training and arcane medieval schools to its widespread practice as a global sport today. Alexander Bennett shows how kendo evolved through a recurring process of "inventing tradition," which... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00
Greatness is often overlooked in its own time. For Ezzard Charles--one of boxing's most skilled practitioners, with a record of 93-25-1 (52 KO)--recognition took decades. Named by The Ring magazine as the greatest light heavyweight of all time, Charles was frustrated in his attempts to get a shot at the 175-pound title, and as World Heavyweight... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99
Wing Chun is the most popular form of Chinese Kung Fu in the world today, with over four million practitioners. The art as it is presently understood has been handed down from teacher to student for more than three hundred years. Until now, no one has ever stepped back and taken a critical look at why this art?s techniques are presented and performed... more...
- Baraka Books 2015; US$ 22.99
Including material and photographs not included in most of the 100 other books about the champion, Ishmael Reed?s The Complete Muhammad Ali is more than just a biography?it is a fascinating portrait of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. An honest, balanced portrayal of Ali, the book includes voices that have been omitted from other... more...
- Blink Publishing 2015; US$ 11.65
Exploring the highs and lows of an esteemed career in professional boxing, Frank's autobiography is truly enthralling and packed with wonderful insight and anecdotes about himself and the who's who of the boxing fraternity. But this is a story with another dimension - an identity kept secret for decades. With honesty and integrity, this is the story... more...
- Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 8.74
That boxing has always attracted colourful, larger-than-life figures is amply borne out by the bizarre collection of true stories gathered together in this fascinating book. Bringing together the rich history and folklore of the fight game, Graeme Kent, who first became interested in boxing after listening to the tales of his sporting grandmother,... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 24.95
The true essence of karate-do is integrated training of the body, mind, and spirit to fully achieve human potential. Karate: Technique & Spirit describes in detail all the steps necessary to attain this goal. It is a book of Karate technique, a guideline for training, and a patient exposition of moral philosophy. Kaicho (grand master) Nakamura takes... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95
The Secrets of Phoenix-Eye Fist Kung-Fu depicts an enormously potent art, also known as Chuka Shaolin, that does not depend on strength or size. Instead, it utilizes a special striking technique, the phoenix-eye fist, aimed at vital points on the opponent's body. Phoenix-Eye Fist Kung-Fu excels at close-range fighting—an area neglected in many other... more...