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Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.

  • Punching Above their Weightby Sean McGoldrick

    The O'Brien Press 2015; US$ 16.03

    Ireland?s amateur boxing story is one of blood, sweat and tears – and not just in the ring. Ireland is one of the world?s leading nations in the sport. This is the inside story of a great tradition – a story of physical prowess, gritty determination, devastating defeats, sheer bad luck, infamous ‘he was robbed? judging decisions, and the ultimate... more...

  • Bruce Lee The Tao of Gung Fuby Bruce Lee; John Little

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    This is a book that Bruce Lee began writing in 1964, but never completed. Lee's writing reveals his thoughtful analysis of the tapestry of Chinese martial arts, offering glimpses into the varied styles and his commentary on these arts. Lee's intense curiosity led him to accumulate this knowledge and expose the limitations of strict adherence to tradition,... more...

  • Black Belt Fitness for Lifeby Grandmaster Tae Sun Kang; Michael Imperioli; Andrew J. Federici; Claire Jones

    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...

  • Kendoby Alexander C. Bennett

    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...

  • 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...

  • Ezzard Charlesby William Dettloff

    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...

  • The Tao of Wing Chunby John Little; Danny Xuan

    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...

  • The Complete Muhammad Aliby Ishmael Reed

    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...

  • Boxing's Strangest Fightsby Graeme Kent

    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...

  • Karate Technique & Spiritby Tadashi Nakamura

    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...