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Fight Sports And American Masculinity: Salvation In Violence From 1607 To The Present

Throughout America's past, some men have feared the descent of their gender into effeminacy, and turned their eyes to the ring in hopes of salvation. This work explains how the dominant fight sports in the United States have changed over time in response to broad shifts in American culture and ideals of manhood, and presents a narrative of American history as seen from the bars, gyms, stadiums and living rooms of the heartland. Ordin...

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Aikido: The Basics. Techniques, Principles, Concept

Aikido is a highly developed martial art form based on standardized principles which the book explains by numerous examples of movements. The basics of the foot and hand movements are also covered. The details of the basic techniques of Aikido are not merely described; the reader also learns their implementation. A close look is taken on the roles of the defender and the attacker. The book content is based on the mainstream of the wo...

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Tales From The Western Generation: Untold Stories And Firsthand History From Karate’s Golden Age

This book is a great insight to some of the greatest masters of Karate. It shows the amazing and colorful history of karate and how all of the masters shaped it in the US. Even someone not a huge martial arts or a Karate fan would find this book useful and enjoyable Every generation wonders about the exploits of the brave men and women who have gone before them. As the deeds of old masters are recounted, we are destined to ask - what...

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The Black Belt Blueprint: An Intelligent Approach To Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

"Nic is my first black belt and for a good reason. His book shows his deep involvement and dedication to my family's art." Roger Gracie - 10-Times Jiu Jitsu World Champion, Greatest Jiu Jitsu Competitor of all-time "Nic covers a lot of topics in The Black Belt Blueprint that I've never seen touched on by other BJJ books, and I've read more than a few: how to train smart, the physical aspects of the art, training for the long term jou...

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Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch

This book (as well as the others by Ben Thompson) are that amazing combination of history, excitement, swearing, and general awesomeness that makes my 6th grader UNABLE to put the book down. Talk about getting a kid to LOVE reading... holy smokes. Our copies of Ben's earlier books are all ratty (and one has lost its cover) because my son has read them so many times. This book arrived TODAY and he's already nearly finished it. This is...

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The Endless Search For Absolute Kime: Karate Budo

Gilles Lavigne Kyoshi has been practicing Karate since he was 13 years old. His forty-three continuous years of experience in the Martial Arts has given him a unique perspective on the basics and higher principles of Karate. These principles he shares have been taught to him by some celebrated and acclaimed Japanese, Canadian and American Masters. He currently holds an 8th Dan black belt in Karate Shotokan and is the founder and head...

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Tengu: The Shamanic And Esoteric Origins Of The Japanese Martial Arts

This is the first in-depth study in English to examine the warrior and shamanic characteristics and significance of tengu in the martial art culture (bugei) of Muromachi Japan (1336-1573). Prompting this life-long study by the author, widely known for his writings on the samurai tradition, was the early discovery that the tengu of this period - the part-animal, part-human creatures - were interacting with the deadly serious bugei mas...

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GURPS Martial Arts: Exotic Combat Systems from All Cultures

GURPS Martial Arts is one of the best Martial Arts supplements I've seen for any game. It is a must for any serious gamer. Staying true to GURPS form a lot of research went into writing this book. It includes both historical information about most of the major fighting styles in the world as well as the game stats. It also expands the GURPS combat rules making them more realistic and fun to play GURPS Martial Arts present rules for o...