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Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.

  • Boxing in New Jersey, 1900-1999by Robert F. Fernandez Sr.

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    For all hard-core boxing fans, this book introduces the reader to New Jersey stars of the 20th century--gladiators who fought in blood soaked rings bringing entertainment to millions for little pay. They must not be forgotten. The book contains many little known facts about these fine men, all trying to punch out a living for their families in hard... more...

  • Thrownby Kerry Howley

    Sarabande Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    A woman infiltrates the violent world of mixed martial arts and investigates the lives of two cage fighters. more...

  • Philosophy and the Martial Artsby Graham Priest; Damon Young

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    This is the first substantial academic book to lay out the philosophical terrain within the study of the martial arts and to explore the significance of this fascinating subject for contemporary philosophy. The book is divided into three sections. The first section concerns what philosophical reflection can teach us about the martial arts, and especially... 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...

  • Bert Sugar's Punchlinesby Bert Sugar

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Punchlines  is the best of Bert Sugar's writings, a collection of his lifelong art of covering some of the most colorful and often controversial figures in the world of boxing, from Muhammad Ali to Sonny Liston, Mike Tyson, and Sugar Ray Leonard, among many others. 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...

  • 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...

  • Bouts of Maniaby Richard Hoffer

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    Boxing?s last “golden age??when Ali, Frazier, and Foreman battled one another in five classic fights and America wallowed in self-doubt. more...

  • Fencingby Andrew Sowerby

    Crowood 2014; US$ 11.65

    Crowood Sports Guides provide sound, practical advice that will make you a better sportsperson, whether you are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques or reviewing the fundamentals of your sport. This book is illustrated in full colour throughout with photographs showing technique sequences, correct positions and competition... more...

  • Willie Pep vs. Sandy Saddlerby Doug Werner

    Tracks Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Any discussion of great boxers must include Willie Pep and Sandy Saddler?midcentury featherweight champions whose heroics electrified the fistic world then and reverberate today. This book explores the boxing lives of both pugilists?early years, fighting years, training and conditioning, historical context, life after boxing, and, of course, the lasting... more...