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  • Nutrition for Combat Sportsby Freddy Brown

    Crowood 2016; US$ 19.99

    Eating specifically is an athlete's most effective weapon in the fight for fitness. An athlete simply needs to know what types of training need what servings of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The intensity, duration and type of training all play their part, as well as a fighter's body weight and goals. A food-lover, however, wants to know what flavours... more...

  • Filipino Martial Artsby Peter A. H. Lewis

    Crowood 2016; US$ 19.99

    The indigenous martial arts of the Philippines archipelago are known by a variety of names including Arnis, Arnis de Mano, Eskrima or Escrima, and are widely respected for the development of combat-effective defensive strategies and skills. The Filipino martial arts are fast and dynamic and utilise a diverse range of training methods to augment the... more...

  • Strength and Conditioning for Judoby Andy Burns; Mike Callan

    Crowood 2017; US$ 17.99

    Judo is a dynamic Olympic sport that requires a wide range of physical attributes and skills. It is the second largest participation sport in the world after football, and estimates suggest there are 20 million judoka (practitioners of judo) just in Europe. However strength and conditioning are prerequisites for an aspiring judoka, and this book... more...

  • Embodying Brazilby Sara Delamont; Neil Stephens; Claudio Campos

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The practice of c apoeira , the Brazilian dance-fight-game, has grown rapidly in recent years. It has become a popular leisure activity in many cultures, as well as a career for Brazilians in countries across the world including the US, the UK, Canada and Australia. This original ethnographic study draws on the latest research conducted on capoeira... more...

  • A Guide to Improvised Weaponryby Terry Schappert; Adam Slutsky

    Adams Media 2015; US$ 15.99

    Defend yourself with salad tongs, hairbrushes--and even a dirty diaper! A sidewalk thief tries to steal your wallet, but you are unarmed. What do you do? With A Guide to Improvised Weaponry , you'll know how to protect yourself--even if all you have are your car keys and a candy bar. Written by Green Beret and combat expert Terry Schappert, this... more...

  • This Is Gonna Hurtby Tito Ortiz

    Gallery Books 2008; US$ 16.00

    He's the ultimate showman in the world's greatest spectator sport -- a controversial, charismatic figure who has dominated Ultimate Fighting for more than ten years as one of its most exciting and skillful stars. But for Tito Ortiz, life very nearly took a different path. Growing up in Huntington Beach, California, Ortiz spent part of his childhood... more...

  • No Holds Barred Fighting: Savage Strikesby Mark Hatmaker; Doug Werner

    Tracks Publishing 2004; US$ 9.99

    The techniques taught in this book enable fighters and self-defense students to knock down and knock out their opponents. Maneuvers covered include the unique no holds barred (NHB) striking stance and the complete NHB striking arsenalevery punch, kick, elbow blow, knee strike, head-butt, forearm shot, and shoulder-butt is detailed. No holds barred... more...

  • Why I Fightby Jay Dee "B.J." Penn; Dave Weintraub

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24

    Claiming that ?the belt is just an accessory,? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Champion B.J. Penn explains Why I Fight in this honest, intimate, and fascinating memoir . Written with David Weintraub, Why I Fight is an unforgettable portrait of one of the top and most recognizable mixed martial artists in the UFC and an up-close... more...

  • MMA Mastery: Ground and Poundby Mark Hatmaker

    Tracks Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    Offering cohesion and clarification for what is currently a loose collection of strategies, this reference delves into the ground and pound? fighting methodwinning a fight by striking an opponent after a takedown. Demonstrating through fight metrics how just as many matches are won by strikes as submissions, this manual addresses the importance of... more...

  • Black Belt Krav Magaby Darren Levine; Ryan Hoover

    Ulysses Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    LEARN TO COUNTER AND CONTROL THE MOST DANGEROUS SITUATIONS As the official defensive tactics system of the Israeli police and military, Krav Maga has proven its effectiveness on front lines and back streets. Now, Black Belt Krav Maga teaches and illustrates the discipline?s most potent self-defense moves. Based on simple principles and instinctive... more...