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  • Boxing's Hall of Shameby Thomas Myler

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27

    In Boxing's Hall of Shame , Thomas Myler tells the inside stories of the real fight game. He reveals the sport's heroes and villains, mobsters and fixers, its shame and sorrows, providing the reader with a ringside seat at boxing's greatest and most controversial contests along the way. This no-holds-barred volume includes the enraged Mike Tyson... more...

  • Eight Simple Qigong Exercises for Healthby Jwing-Ming Yang

    YMAA Publication Center 1997; US$ 14.95

    Improve your health, increase your energy, and speed your recovery from illness with the Eight Pieces of Brocade (Ba Duan Jin), one of the most popular sets of ancient Chinese healing exercises. These gentle stretching and strengthening movements activate the Qi (vital energy) in your body, helping to stimulate your immune system, strengthen your... more...

  • Qigong for Health and Martial Artsby Jwing-Ming Yang

    YMAA Publication Center 1998; US$ 19.95

    Increase your strength, improve your health, and discover greater martial power with ten separate sets of Qigong exercises. A special chapter discusses the application and uses of Qi and Qigong for enhancing martial arts ability as well as a section on soothing massage techniques to help recover quickly from various injuries. more...

  • A Tai Chi Imagery Workbookby Martin Mellish

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 21.95

    This innovative book makes the benefits of Tai Chi directly available to Westerners by communicating its essence in poetic, evocative, and humorous images that apply to movement practices of all kinds and to daily life. The book contains hundreds of photos and drawings, and detailed explanations of the biomechanical realities that underlie them. more...

  • Kurikaraby John Maki Evans; Natanaga Zhander

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 16.95

    In Mikkyo ?Japanese esoteric Buddhism?the dragon Kurikara symbolizes the internal energy developed through sword practice. Kurikara is a manifestation of the fierce bodhisattva Fudo Myo O, the patron of ascetics and warriors in Japan, who uses his sword to destroy delusions and sever attachments. Fudo?s sword represents the gaining of discriminative... more...

  • MMA Travel Guideby William M. Stevens

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.99

    Your one source guide to Martial Arts training and travel in the two top “Fight Destinations” in the world. Thailand’s Muay Thai training camps and Rio de Janeiro’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academies. * When and where to go (Time of year to avoid because of crowds, festivals, and weather) * Each country’s top training facilities... more...

  • Martial Arts For Dummiesby Jennifer Lawler

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99 US$ 17.59

    There’s plenty of good reasons that millions of people around the world study martial arts.  Besides the fact  you can get a great workout when you study a martial art, you may also experience a rewarding balance between your mind, body, and spirit that you just won’t  find anywhere else.  Plus, it can be a lot of fun!... more...

  • The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuanby Freya Boedicker; Martin Boedicker

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    The essence of Tai Chi Chuan lies in the rich philosophy of ancient China. While most Tai Chi practitioners are aware of the value that studying Chinese philosophy can bring to their practice, it is often difficult to pick out those texts that are most relevant to Tai Chi and connected to its development. The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan presents,... more...

  • Four Kingsby George Kimball

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32

    By the late 1970s, boxing had lapsed into a moribund state and interest in it was on the wane. In 1980, however, the sport was resuscitated by a riveting series of bouts involving an improbably dissimilar quartet: Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran. The 'Four Kings of the Ring' would fight one another nine... more...

  • Moving Toward Stillnessby Dave Lowry

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    Moving Toward Stillness: Lessons in Daily Life from the Martial Ways of Japan is a distillation of the most important lessons learned from a lifetime devoted to martial arts training. Drawing from his highly regarded magazine columns in Black Belt magazine, author Dave Lowry sets out lessons that not only guide us to a deeper understanding... more...