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My Fight / Your Fight

My Fight / Your Fight


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: ' I have this one term for the kind of woman my mother raised me not to be, and I call it a ' Do- Nothing B-tch'. It's the kind of chick that just tries to be pretty and be taken care of by somebody else. That's why I think it's hilarious when people say that my body looks masculine or something. Just because my body was developed for a purpose other than f-cking millionaires, doesn't mean it's masculine. I think it's femininely badass as f-ck because there isn't a single muscle on my body that doesn't have a purpose because I'm not a ' Do- Nothing B-tch.' When Ronda Rousey made this speech she inspired women everywhere. Beyonce even played a recording on-stage and it went viral. But Rousey has been inspiring others her whole career. The journey to the top for the most dominant mixed-martial-arts fighter in history has been filled with challenges. From a childhood marked by speech problems to the painful loss of her father, she grew up repeatedly pushing her mind and body to the limit in order to win. She battled prejudice to become the first female fighter in UFC. Now she is the biggest name in the sport, breaking attendance levels and re-writing the history books with her astonishing knockout victories, most in under a minute. She has also forged a successful Hollywood career as an actor. In this honest and inspiring book, Rousey relives her greatest fights and shares her secrets for success and mental toughness. She reveals how we can all be at our best, even on our worst days, and how we can turn our limitations into opportunities. It will leave you ready to face your own challenges in life, whatever they may be.
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Fight To Win

Fight To Win


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: If you are going to fight, you might as well fight to win! This book presents 20 simple fighting techniques that will win any fight, any time! Fight to Win teaches you how to fight with a minimum of technical jargon. It allows you to quickly develop the ability to win by learning a small number of techniques that ALWAYS work in EVERY situation. This is far more effective than learning hundreds of movements and variations which work only in specific circumstances (and are easily forgotten in the heat of the moment!). With 400 full-colour photos and easy-to-follow instructions, this martial arts book presents self-defense techniques such as: The Hammerfist delivered by straightening a bent arm and striking with the base of the fist The Double Leg Takedown will make the opponent land so hard he'll be stunned and unable to defend himself The Triangle Choke uses the opponent's arm and shoulder to compress the carotid arteries and cut off blood supply to the brain and more!
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Author: Martin Dougherty
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Road To Nowhere

Road To Nowhere


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: In the era of boxing's pay-per-view superstars, Tris Dixon invested in a Greyhound bus pass and spent several months traversing America on a shoestring budget, tracking down fighters from yesteryear who had vanished from the limelight. Venturing from New York to Las Vegas and from Toronto to Miami, the young writer - himself a former amateur boxer - sought out coulda-been contenders and cult heroes from the 1950s to the 2000s, all now faded from popular memory. He visited old people's homes, gyms and too many prisons, discovering that life after boxing can be a cruel place when the ropes are no longer in place to keep fighters safe from the outside world. Dixon meets men who shaped boxing history, fighting the likes of Sugar Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. He shares their memories and weaves together their forgotten tales over the course of a remarkable American journey.
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Journeymen

Journeymen


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: Journeymen tells a story that is often purposely ignored - that of the modern-day boxers who lose for a living. Far from huge purses and pay-per-view hype, the book lays bare the reality of the boxing business and the way it works in small-hall venues countrywide. October 2013 saw the 100th and final fight in the career of East London's Johnny Greaves, remarkable in that he won only four contests. He took fights at short notice, facing young prospects with the implicit understanding that he was not there to win. Journeymen features in-depth interviews with Greaves and other men who have similarly served the fight game, including Kristian Laight (180 defeats), Jason Nesbitt (178) and Daniel Thorpe (113). Though sometimes dark, their tales reveal humour, wisdom and sporting pride: the journeymen eschew glamour, make the best of what they have and face the world with a smile and a wink.
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Author: Mark Turley
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Aikido: Step By Step

Aikido: Step By Step


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: This is a beautifully illustrated guide to the history, philosophy, practice and etiquette of this Japanese martial art, and the physical and spiritual benefits it can bring. It is a complete aikido course from beginner to advanced level, containing suitable exercises for men, women and children of all fitness levels. You can learn how to harmonize with and neutralize an opponent's attack, using their own force against them. It features illustrated step-by-step sequences that demonstrate postures, movements, pins, falls and throws, showing both solo and paired exercises. It includes over 500 photographs that show every stage of each movement in easy-to-follow stages, demonstrated by qualified experts. Aikido is a martial art developed by Japanese master Morihei Ueshiba in the early part of the 20th century. It is based on natural movements and the unity of mind and body, which combine to harmonize with the actions of an opponent and to restrain or throw them by utilizing the power of their own energy. The practice of aikido is associated with many physical and spiritual benefits; as well as controlling an opponent, it is an excellent way to develop strength, suppleness, stamina and mental and emotional harmony. This clearly presented and accessible book is a fully illustrated guide to the development, philosophy and techniques of an extraordinary art. With over 500 photographs, together with comprehensive text from one of the most respected teachers working today, this is a perfect guide for anyone beginning aikido, or for experienced practitioners who want to go further.
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The Wwe Book Of Top 10s

The Wwe Book Of Top 10s


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: From the top 10 Champions to the most popular matches ever, WWE: Book of Top 10s ranks everything in the world of WWE in fun and bite-sized lists. WWE: Book of Top 10s is packed with information and trivia and will provide hours of ammunition and controversy as fans debate the lists, arguing positioning, surprise inclusions, and snubs from 100 lists spanning five decades of sports entertainment history. The greatest stars from WWE's past and present are featured, including John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Undertaker, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Andre the Giant, Randy Macho Man Savage, and so many more.
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Author: Dean Miller
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The Soul Of A Butterfly

The Soul Of A Butterfly


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: In this poignant, deeply moving book, Muhammad Ali shares the beliefs he has come to live by and which he has passed on to his children. Some of the wisdom is his own; some comes from the teachings of true Islam, from his spiritual studies, and from people he has met in the course of his extraordinary life. Here, as he recalls his relatively impoverished early days as a young warrior in Louisville, Kentucky, and his meteoric rise to fame as Heavyweight Champion of the World, a title he won three times, he tells of the many battles he won and lost, both inside and outside the ring, his conversion to Islam in the 1960s and the many life lessons he learned along the way. Now, working tirelessly as a worldwide ambassador for peace, he talks of the damage caused when religion is used to tear people apart, the essential need for unity in this troubled world, and how his faith sustains him on this, the most important journey of his life - the journey to forgiveness and peace. Together with his daughter Hana, in this timely spiritual memoir (which includes a selection of exclusive photographs) All draws upon his rich reserve of notes, tapes and journals, and writes with compassion, warmth and, of course, humour on how we can liberate mind, body and spirit when we pursue and embrace the one essential truth - love. As he says, ' It is after I retired from boxing that my true work began. I have embarked on a journey to love.'
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Author: Muhammad Ali
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Wwe Ultimate Superstar Guide

Wwe Ultimate Superstar Guide


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: See WWE Superstars like you've never seen them before! The Ultimate Superstars Guide by Brady Games is an illustrated compedium of all the biggest Superstars to ever grace the WWE ring. The Ultimate Superstars Guide is filled with more than 200 illustrations of your favourite WWE Superstars including Hulk Hogan, Triple H and more. You can learn everything you need to know about these amazing athletes with facts, stats, and more.
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Author: BradyGames
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Bouts Of Mania

Bouts Of Mania


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: ' Bouts of Mania is gripping and intelligent, perhaps the best book about boxing since David Remnick's King of the World. It puts Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman in the context of their bloody, turbulent times, and reveals how The Rumble in the Jungle and The Thrilla in Manila were backlit by the conflagrations of Vietnam and Watergate, Harlem and Watts. At last, the golden age of boxing has the book it has always deserved.' Tony Parsons It was a blip, really. It lasted not even five years, from the spring of 1971 to the autumn of 1975. But if you were in the middle of it - The Fight of the Century, The Rumble in the Jungle, The Thrilla in Manila - the hysteria might have seemed unending. It was a sustained, screeching period of tumult - more than even a single country could contain. Call it an accident of history: these three men - Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman - converging in a single space, their five fights giving us an irreproducible pandemonium. Some of these fights still resonate in ways that go beyond any appreciation of sport. Each stands for a kind of defiance or maybe foolishness that still make sense today. You still hear it now: It was good, but no Ali- Frazier. But the serendipity of their riotous occupation, three of the most compelling sports personalities ever, is nothing compared to its luck of timing, and Bouts of Mania is as much about when as about what. Their fights so perfectly bookended a particular disintegration of the American psyche that it seems more a cosmic counterpoint than coincidence. This, after all, was the era of Watergate, Vietnam, Nixon and the humiliation of America. Just as David Remnick's King of the World gave us a portrait of Ali and the hope of 1960's America, Richard Hoffer's Bouts of Mania shows how these three fighters provided a moral compass during one of America's worst patches ever. This golden age of boxing gave reassurance to a shattered country that such fundamental if sometimes elusive qualities of courage and determination still mattered. And when it was all over neither they, nor the rest of the world would ever be the same again.
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Author: Richard Hoffer
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Close Encounters With The Gloves Off

Close Encounters With The Gloves Off


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: Close Encounters with the Gloves Off is a rollercoaster ride through boxing history in the words of the boxers themselves, as they recall their highs and lows, their greatest triumphs, the background stories and many shock revelations. Acclaimed boxing writer, author and historian Thomas Myler has interviewed every one of the pugilistic greats featured, during a career spent covering boxing; from the big names of the ' Roaring 20s' right through to boxing's modern era. Muhammad Ali, Jack Dempsey, Georges Carpentier, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Rocky Marciano, Joe Frazier, George Foreman and modern greats such as Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield and Ken Buchanan all feature. Myler has spent a lifetime around boxing and boxers and was once described by George Kimball, prize-winning author of the acclaimed Four Kings, as ' One of the world's best boxing writers'. Close Encounters with the Gloves Off pulls together that life's work to take the reader on a wonderful boxing journey which spans almost an entire century.
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Undisputed Truth

Undisputed Truth


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: One of the most talked-about and bestselling books of last year, this is the no-holds-barred autobiography of a sporting legend driven to the brink of self-destruction The bestseller that has everyone talking. In this, his first, autobiography, ' Iron' Mike Tyson pulls no punches and lays bare the story of his remarkable life and career. Co-written with Larry Sloman, author of Antony Keidis's best-selling memoir ' Scar Tissue', this is a visceral, and unputdown-able story of a man born and raised to brutality, who reached the heights of stardom before falling to crime, substance abuse and infamy. Full of all the controversy and complexity that you would expect from a man who delighted as much as he shocked, this is a book that will surprise and reveals a fascinating character beneath the exterior of violence. If you think you know all about Mike Tyson, read this book and think again.
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Author: Mike Tyson
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Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Techniques

Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Techniques


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: Learn devastating mixed martial arts techniques from all over the world with this expert guide. Superb fighting skills are essential in all sorts of situations, and can save your life if you are attacked. Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Techniques is a complete how-to manual for the modern fighter, presenting a detailed overview of all the best MMA fighting techniques and the various situations in which they can be used. Comprehensive and well laid-out, with hundreds of tips such as grappling your way into a dominant kesa-gatame position to force your adversary's submission or knowing when to fight dirty to attack your opponent's vulnerabilities, this manual will give you a leg-up for everything from a no-holds-barred street fight to the regimented rules of fighting in the ring. With over 700 color photos and an instructional DVD that clearly demonstrate all the right moves, this book gives you the winning edge you need! Use Western boxing and Muay Thai techniques to move out of harm's way as you deliver a devastating array of attacks Use Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA techniques to escape holds and move into dominant positions Use modern streetfighting techniques Use Filipino knife-fighting techniques And much more!
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Author: Danny Indio
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Dark Trade

Dark Trade


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: In the early 1990s, Donald Mc Rae set out to discover the truth about the intense and forbidding world of professional boxing. Travelling around the States and Britain, he was welcomed into the inner sanctums of some of the greatest fighters of the period - men such as Mike Tyson, Chris Eubank, Oscar de la Hoya, Frank Bruno, Evander Holyfield and Naseem Hamed among them. They opened up to him, revealing unforgettable personal stories from both inside and outside the ring, and explaining why it is that some are driven to compete in this most brutal of sports, risking their health and even their lives. The result is a classic account of boxing that remains as fresh and entertaining as when it was first published almost 20 years ago. Mc Rae approaches his subjects with wit, compassion and insight, and the result was a book that was a deserved winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize.
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Author: Donald McRae
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The Classic Guide To Boxing

The Classic Guide To Boxing


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: From the arenas of ancient Rome to modern-day bouts, a boxer's success has been measured by their balance, strength and recovery. One of the things that The Classic Guide to Boxing teaches us is that boxing is not just a sport, but a science. Judging distance, position, arm movement and fist shape all contribute to a boxer's overall performance in the ring, and are spread out in informative chapters for improving amateurs. This handy guidebook also teaches its readers the art of performance, detailing how to trick one's opponent into being caught off guard, so that they can deliver the winning blow. Penned as the ultimate ' Manly Art of Self Defence', the history of boxing is presented in vivid detail, with essential notes on defence tactics and cross-counter moves such as the ' Famous Solar Plexus Knockout' or the ' Mc Coy Corkscrew' that any enthusiast will appreciate. This volume also recounts notable matches between boxers including Les Darcy, Jimmy Clabby and George Chip, with step-by-step accounts of their moves for readers to learn from, ultimately showcasing the sport in its early glory days.
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Author: The American Sports Publishing
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Karate Masterclass

Karate Masterclass


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: This is a clear and sensible guide to popular martial arts disciplines for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. The step-by-step techniques combined with specialist advice are clearly explained by qualified experts. It features over 350 color photographs that demonstrate exercises and movements from each discipline. The fascinating philosophy of each martial art is explored, to help you to choose the one best suited to your needs. The popularity of martial arts has grown tremendously in recent years as the many benefits that such disciplines can offer have become well-known. There is a wide range of disciplines to choose from and this book will introduce you to some of the most popular forms. The fascinating history and philosophy of each art is clearly explained, followed by photographic step-by-step instructions that guide you through important exercises and techniques. Whether you are a beginner or experienced practitioner, this comprehensive guide will help you to develop your skills at every stage.
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Author: Fay Goodman
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The Tai Chi Healing Bible

The Tai Chi Healing Bible


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: A practical introduction to Tai Chi techniques for physical and spiritual well-being. Tai Chi calms the mind, improves coordination, and releases positive energy. Learn the basic Tai Chi movements before trying out different programs. From the classic Tai Chi routine, the Form, to Chi Gung, each movement is clearly explained in easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step color photography. Practical tips enable you to tailor the course to your needs, experience, time, and abilities.
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Author: Mark Green
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Got Fight?

Got Fight?


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: A New York Times Bestseller, Got Fight? is an hysterical, entertaining, and in-your-face guide to fighting from the most enigmatic and unpredictable fighter in Mixed Martial Arts ( MMA). Forrest Griffin is the light-heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship ( UFC) and was the winner of the first season of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter; in Got Fight?, he shows you how he did it. With Erich Krauss, Muay Thai fighter and co-author of The Prodigy B. J. Penn's Mixed Martial Arts: The Book of Knowledge.
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Author: Forrest Griffin
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Fight Like A Physicist

Fight Like A Physicist


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: WINNER SPORTS USA Best Books Award 2015 Fight Like a Physicist provides an in-depth, sometimes whimsical look into the physics behind martial arts for sport and self-defense. Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a curious enthusiast, this book can give you an unfair advantage by unraveling the complex science of effective fighting techniques and examining the core principles that make them work. In addition to breaking down the principles behind the punches, Dr. Thalken, a computational physicist with a long history of martial arts across various styles, applies the mind-set of a physicist to a number of controversial topics in the martial arts: Making physics your unfair advantage, in the ring and on the street Examining center of mass, pi, levers, wedges, angular momentum, and linear momentum for martial artists Protecting the brains of fighters and football players from concussions Reducing traumatic brain injury in contact sports Exposing the illusion of safety provided by gloves and helmets Overturning conventional wisdom on compliance during an assault Busting Hollywood action myths Giving the mystical side of martial arts a much-needed reality check Dr. Thalken invites readers to take a scientific approach to training and fighting, and provides all the tools necessary to get the most out of their experiences and make their training count.
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Author: Jason Thalken
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Four Kings

Four Kings


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: 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 times throughout the decade and win 16 world titles between them. Like Ali and Frazier, Dempsey and Tunney, Robinson and La Motta, these four boxers brought out the best in each other, producing unprecedented multi-million-dollar gates along the way. Each of the nine bouts between the four men was memorable in its own way and at least two of them - Leonard- Hearns I in 1981 and Hagler- Hearns in 1985 - are commonly included on any list of the greatest fights of all time. The controversial outcome of another - the 1987 Leonard- Hagler fight - remains the subject of heated debates amongst fans to this day. Leonard, Hagler, Hearns and Duran didn't set out to save boxing from itself in the post- Ali era, but somehow they managed to do so. In Four Kings, award-winning journalist, George Kimball documents the remarkable effect they had on the sport and argues that we will never see their likes again.
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Facing Violence

Facing Violence


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: Gold Winner - 2012 e Lit Award Finalist - 2012 USA Best Books Award Honorable Mention - 2012 Eric Hoffer Award Seven Steps to Legal, Emotional and Physical Preparation This book stands alone as an introduction to the context of self-defense. There are seven elements that must be addressed to bring self-defense training to something approaching 'complete.' Any training that dismisses any of these areas leaves you vulnerable. 1. Legal and ethical implications. A student learning self-defense must learn force law. Otherwise it is possible to train to go to prison. Side by side with the legal rules, every student must explore his or her own ethical limitations. Most do not really know where this ethical line lies within them. 2. Violence dynamics. Self-defense must teach how attacks happen. Students must be able to recognize an attack before it happens and know what kind they are facing. 3. Avoidance. Students need to learn and practice not fighting. Learning includes escape and evasion, verbal de-escalation, and also pure-not-be there avoidance. 4. Counter-ambush. If the student didn't see the precursors or couldn't successfully avoid the encounter he or she will need a handful of actions trained to reflex level for a sudden violent attack. 5. Breaking the freeze. Freezing is almost universal in a sudden attack. Students must learn to recognize a freeze and break out of one. 6. The fight itself. Most martial arts and self-defense instructors concentrate their time right here. What is taught just needs to be in line with how violence happens in the world. 7. The aftermath. There are potential legal, psychological, and medical effects of engaging in violence no matter how justified. Advanced preparation is critical. Any teacher or student of self-defense, anyone interested in self-defense, and any person who desires a deeper understanding of violence needs to read this book.
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Author: Rory Miller
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Karate Science

Karate Science


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: Dynamics, motion, and sensation are karate's connective tissue--and they are the heart of this book. As a lifelong student of martial arts, J. D. Swanson, Ph D, had searched through piles of books on form and function. Stand here, they said. Step there. But where movement was concerned, not one of them went deep enough. No one discussed dynamics--the actual feeling of the moves. Martial instruction, both in print and in person, tends to focus on stances and finishing positions. But dynamics, motion, sensation . . . they are karate's connective tissue--and they are the heart of this book. Karate Science: Dynamic Movement will help you understand the mechanics of the human body. Swanson describes these principles in incredible detail, drawing on examples from several styles of karate, as well as aikido, taekwondo, and judo. Whatever your martial background, applying this knowledge will make your techniques better, stronger, and faster. - Understand the major types of techniques, including their outward appearances and internal feelings.- Master the core principles behind these feelings.- Learn the biomechanics and dynamics of core movement. Karate Science: Dynamic Movementis filled with examples, anecdotes, and beautiful illustrations. Although Shotokan karate is the author's frame of reference, the principles of human mechanics translate to all martial styles. This book features - Clear and insightful explanations of dynamic movement.- Over 100 illustrations.- Profound but accessible analysis of the kihon, or fundamentals of Shotokan karate. Karate Science: Dynamic Movement is rooted in the teachings of the masters, Swanson says. This book nucleates that knowledge, clarifying and distilling the key principles behind movement dynamics. This is the next evolution of karate books.
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The Mauler

The Mauler


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: As told to Leif Eriksson and Martin Svensson. Alexander Gustafsson grew up in Arboga, a small town in Sweden. A country boy, he started boxing when he was 10 - winning the national youth medal at the age of 16. After a handful of run-ins with the law he began practicing mixed martial arts and working his way up the ranks of the UFC. Nicknamed The Mauler by his training partners, due to his power, killer instinct and somewhat recklessness whilst fighting; this is the story of Gustafssons struggle to succeed in one of the world's most challenging sports. Family, friends, and the Christian faith all play decisive rolls. But above all, it's Alexander's unique talent for martial arts which, in just a few short years, sees him become one of the UFC's main poster boys. The Mauler is a frank and at times painful account of a young man rapidly heading off the rails, and of his fight to reach the top of his game in an effort to change his life forever.
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Illustrated Manual Of Sniper Skills

Illustrated Manual Of Sniper Skills


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: This heavily illustrated manual provides a timely, in-depth review of the art of sniping in war and antiterrorist environments. Drawing on a vast, firsthand knowledge of sniper skills, former British Army sniper and sniper instructor Mark Spicer describes the role of the sniper in peace and in war, in reconnaissance and counter-surveillance, in cities, in vehicles, at night and by day. He presents crucial information about training and equipment, judgment and positioning, details of great relevance to professional marksmen, both military and law enforcement. This comprehensive manual will also be of interest to hunters, weapons enthusiasts, competition shooters, and paintball participants. The book is complimented by 280 full color illustrations, diagrams, and related information.
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Sumo For Mixed Martial Arts

Sumo For Mixed Martial Arts


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: CATCH YOUR OPPONENT OFF GUARD WITH WINNING CLINCHES, TAKEDOWNS, AND TACTICSThis innovative book demonstrates how the study of sumo wrestling techniques can benefit practitioners of modern mixed martial arts ( MMA), as well as other grappling arts. Sumo, Japan's ancient martial art, has its own particular variations of MMA-style body locks, throws, and trips, among other techniques. MMA competitors know their sport grew with the evolution of jujitsu, but many do not realize sumo can be seen as the root of jujitsu. Sumo uses distraction, angles, and leverage to steal an opponent's balance and take him down. Sumo for Mixed Martial Arts focuses on kimarite, or winning moves. Knowledge of these techniques can allow competitors to catch their opponents off guard with unorthodox clinches, takedowns, and tactics. The author places special emphasis on how smaller players can defeat larger adversaries. This book features* In-depth demonstrations of 48 sumo kimarite (winning moves) with step-by-step instructions* Over 300 photos* Case studies of famous rikishi (sumo wrestlers)* Discussion of sumo's development, rules, and training, as well as recent changes in sumo techniques The author provides analysis of the three basic types of fighters in MMA and how sumo techniques and tactics can enhance their skills. He examines the fighting style of former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, who made highly effective use of sumo wrestling in MMA competition. In Sumo for Mixed Martial Arts Andrew Zerling casts an ancient martial art in new light. He combines his decades of training with a passion for research. MMA competitors, grapplers, wrestlers, and fans of sumo will appreciate the author's analysis and attention to detail. They will also come away with a wealth of new techniques.
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Author: Andrew Zerling
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Prizefighter


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: Decca's story is that of a bullied boy with an impossible dream. Of solvent abuse, violence, drug addiction, depression, boxing, bare-knuckle fighting but - ultimately - redemption. It begins on a council estate in Carlisle where, as the victim of cruel bullies, a young Decca anaesthetised himself from the pain and humiliation by sniffing solvents. In his mid-teens the fear fell away to be replaced by fury, as the bullies soon discovered to their cost. Memories of that frightened boy fuelled a rage that forged a fearsome street-fighter and future champion. Working on the doors attracted more trouble but further enhanced his growing reputation. At the age of nineteen, life was good until the love of his life left him. Depression set in and prevailed. For almost ten years, he fell prey to a rampant cocaine habit, which provoked his demons, making him unpredictable and dangerous to be around. Serious jail time seemed inevitable. Out of sheer desperation, his dad arranged Decca's first unlicensed boxing match. He won and became instantly hooked. Having gotten fit, hungry, and off the drugs, he was lured into the bloody arena of bare-knuckle fighting. Many brutal undefeated fights followed, as did two BKB heavyweight titles. A chance meeting with renowned boxing promoter, Ricky English led to Decca's shot at the iconic ' Guv'nor' title. The rest, as they say, is history.
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Author: Decca Heggie
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Product ID: 9781786063908
 
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Best Karate  Vol.3: Kumite 1

Best Karate Vol.3: Kumite 1


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: In kumite (sparring) basic techniques are sharpened and body movement and distancing acquired through practical application. This volume explains the types and meaning of kumite and the relation between jiyu kumite and basic training in fundamentals. Demonstrated by instructors of the Japan Karate Association. As well as setting forth the basic rules that must be put into practice when performing kata or applying techniques in kumite, this volume pinpoints the underlying physical and physiological principles of karate: source and concentration of power;
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Author: Masatoshi Nakayama
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Product ID: 9781568365343
 
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Undisputed


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: A LION' S TALE documented Chris Jericho's journey from small-time dreamer to big-time superstar, from Winnipeg, Canada, to undisputed WWE heavyweight champion of the world. But UNDISPUTED kicks off just as the fantasy begins to unravel. Faced with endless internal politics on his rise to the top of the WWE company ladder, Jericho has to draw on the super-human resources that got him there in the first place. There are bruising encounters aplenty both inside and outside the ring. He reveals why he temporarily left WWE, includes the inside story of his time in Hollywood, and opens the can of worms that is life on the road with the rock band Fozzy. He also revisits the premature birth of his twins and the pain of his mother's death, as well as the shock of Eddy Guerrero's and the Benoit family deaths. As upfront and outspoken as A LION' S TALE, this sequel is as direct as the man himself.
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Author: Chris Jericho
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Simplified Tai Chi Chuan

Simplified Tai Chi Chuan


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: This revised edition of our best selling beginner Tai Chi Chuan book includes a new and modern easy-to-follow layout. Every tai chi movement is presented in 2-4 large photographs with clear instructions, followed by key points to help you learn properly. In 1956, the Chinese Athletic Committee created the Simplified 24 Posture Tai Chi form from the Yang style. The movements in this simplified form are easy to learn and the postures are standardized to the Yang style. Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 Posture is the most popular beginner tai chi form practiced today. It takes about 10 hours to learn and can be performed in 6 minutes. In 1976, the Chinese Athletic Committee created the 48 Posture Tai Chi form from Yang, Wu, Chen, and Sun styles. This allows an intermediate practitioner to experience these traditional styles in one short form. This tai chi form can be performed in 12 minutes. Inside this book: * A general introduction to tai chi chuan. * A theoretical foundation of tai chi chuan. * Tai chi history. * Guidelines for good practice including fundamental stances, balance, breathing, and movement. * The entire Simplified 24 Posture Tai Chi form with step-by-step instructions. * Martial applications for the Simplified 24 Posture Tai Chi form. * The entire 48 Posture Tai Chi form with step-by-step instructions. * Foot placement diagram.
Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: Liang Shou-Yu
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Product ID: 9781594392788
 
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Thrown


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: In this darkly funny work of literary reportage, narrated by an excitable, semi-fictionalized graduate student named Kit, a bookish young woman insinuates herself into the lives of two cage fighters - one a young prodigy, the other an aging journeyman. Kerry Howley follows these men for three years through the bloody world of mixed martial arts as they starve themselves, break bones, fail their families and form new ones in the quest to rise from remote Midwestern fairgrounds to packed Vegas arenas. With penetrating intelligence and wry humor, Howley exposes the profundities and absurdities of this American subculture.
Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: Kerry Howley
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Product ID: 9780241207277
 
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Wwe 50

Wwe 50


Category: Martial Arts and Self Defence
Description: Smackdown with over 1,000 WWE superstars. Experience the excitement of WWE with WWE 50, the definitive slam-by-slam look at the worldwide wrestling phenomenon. Get detailed histories on all your favourite wrestlers from the 60s and 70s right up to today's WWE stars and on the great partnerships, tag teams and stables from WWE history. From the Hardcore Champion to the World Heavyweight title holder and from the Survivor Series to the grand spectacle of Wrestlemania, WWE 50 covers it all. Plus, you'll have the facts at your fingertips on all of WWE's movies, video games and music. WWE 50 is the ultimate wrestling experience, so step into the ring and get up close and personal with the superstars of WWE.
Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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Product ID: 9781465419231
 
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