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Shuriken (Paperback): Eric Shahan Shuriken (Paperback)
Eric Shahan; Fujita Seiko
R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Martial Arts Instruction - Applying Educational Theory and Communication Techniques in the Dojo (Paperback): Lawrence Kane Martial Arts Instruction - Applying Educational Theory and Communication Techniques in the Dojo (Paperback)
Lawrence Kane
R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

While the old adage, "those who can't do, teach," is not entirely true, all too often "those who can do" cannot teach effectively. This book is unique in that it offers a holistic approach to teaching martial arts; incorporating elements of educational theory and communication techniques typically overlooked in budo. Teachers will improve their abilities to motivate, educate, and retain students, while students interested in the martial arts will develop a better understanding of what instructional method best suits their needs. *A tactical toolset useful to anyone's teaching style*Improve your ability to motivate, educate, and retain students*Explains how to optimize time and attention*Designed to individual preferences and learning styles*Effective for both children and adultsThe author's approach balances the reality that martial arts instructs are responsible for ensuring the safety of practitioners who learn potentially deadly techniques with the truism that if their classes are not enjoyable and productive no one will participate in them.

The Final Round - The Autobiography of Jane Couch (Hardcover): Jane Couch The Final Round - The Autobiography of Jane Couch (Hardcover)
Jane Couch
R512 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R85 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The Final Round is the inspirational story of one woman and her fight to be able to box. Growing up in Fleetwood with no career aspirations, Jane Couch's world changed overnight when she watched two American women boxers on TV and knew she'd found her calling. However, at that time, women weren't allowed to box in the UK - so Jane had to train under the radar, sparring illegally with men and travelling abroad to fight. She had to prove herself at every turn, but with a country that wouldn't let her do what she loved, she was up against the ropes. But Jane fought back. In 1998 a court of law found the British Board of Boxing Control guilty of discrimination, and she became the first female to be awarded a UK licence to box. Far from being celebrated, she was ridiculed and labelled a 'freak show', the subject of TV chat-show debates. Having paved the way for women to box, Jane found herself hung out to dry by the male-dominated boxing establishment. Her story is one of passion, guts and determination.

Filipino Fighting Arts - Theory and Practice (Paperback): Reynaldo S. Galang, Antonio E. Somera, Krishna K. Godhania Filipino Fighting Arts - Theory and Practice (Paperback)
Reynaldo S. Galang, Antonio E. Somera, Krishna K. Godhania
R717 Discovery Miles 7 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Faith and Wrestling - For Kids (Paperback): Michael Fessler Faith and Wrestling - For Kids (Paperback)
Michael Fessler
R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sabre Fencing - by Karoly Leszak (Paperback): Andras Szalai Sabre Fencing - by Karoly Leszak (Paperback)
Andras Szalai; Russ Mitchell (Ed )
R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gomez - The Autobiography (Hardcover): Michael Armstrong Gomez - The Autobiography (Hardcover)
Michael Armstrong; As told to John Ludden
R498 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R142 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Secrets of Martial Arts (Paperback): Darin Martineau Secrets of Martial Arts (Paperback)
Darin Martineau
R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Sambo Encyclopedia - Comprehensive Throws, Holds, and Submission Techniques For All Grappling Styles (Paperback): Steve... The Sambo Encyclopedia - Comprehensive Throws, Holds, and Submission Techniques For All Grappling Styles (Paperback)
Steve Scott
R609 R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Save R39 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A fast and powerful style that excels in throwing and ground fighting Sambo is considered one of the most effective, technically diverse, and dynamic modern sport fighting styles ever devised. Developed in the Soviet Union and based on Kodokan Judo and wrestling, sambo emphasizes utility over aesthetics. The end result is a fast paced and powerful system that excels in both throwing and ground fighting. This book offers a serious, technical look at the Russian martial sport that has changed the way the martial arts world looks at grappling. Our emphasis will be a systematic approach, presenting skills based on their function and utility in actual sport fighting. Sambo places emphasis on fast-paced, powerful and functional throwing techniques, and equally fast-paced, powerful and functional ground fighting techniques. Using fundamentally sound skills performed by a motivated and well-conditioned athlete, who has molded what he knows to work for him with a high ratio of success, is hard to beat. Contents include The essentials of sambo Throwing techniques Leg, ankle, and hip locks Armlocks Holds and breakdowns Over 1200 instructional photographs "The skills presented in this book have all passed the tests of time and competition. Everything presented has been used successfully at all levels of competitive sambo." -Steve Scott

Shindo Muso Ryu Jojutsu Zukai - Shindo Muso Ryu Mokuroku Technique List of the Shindo Muso Ryu (Paperback): Seiko Fujita Shindo Muso Ryu Jojutsu Zukai - Shindo Muso Ryu Mokuroku Technique List of the Shindo Muso Ryu (Paperback)
Seiko Fujita; Translated by Todd Schweinhart; Todd Schweinhart
R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Ultimate Guide To Preventing And Treating Mma Injuries - Featuring Advice from UFC Hall of Famers Randy Couture, Ken... The Ultimate Guide To Preventing And Treating Mma Injuries - Featuring Advice from UFC Hall of Famers Randy Couture, Ken Shamrock, Bas Ruten, Pat Miletich, Dan Severn, and more! (Paperback)
Jonathan Gelber
R526 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R83 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Book of Five Rings (Paperback, New Ed): Miyamoto Musashi The Book of Five Rings (Paperback, New Ed)
Miyamoto Musashi; Translated by Thomas Cleary 2
R199 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R34 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

"The Book of Five Rings " is one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture. Written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life, the book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction.
"The Book of Five Rings " was composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Thomas Cleary's translation is immediately accessible, with an introduction that presents the spiritual background of the warrior tradition. Along with Musashi's text, Cleary translates here another important Japanese classic on leadership and strategy, "The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War " by Yagyu Munenori, which highlights the ethical and spiritual insights of Taoism and Zen as they apply to the way of the warrior.

A Woman's Qigong Guide - Empowerment Through Movement, Diet, and Herbs (Paperback, 1): Yanling Lee Johnson A Woman's Qigong Guide - Empowerment Through Movement, Diet, and Herbs (Paperback, 1)
Yanling Lee Johnson
R330 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R29 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

When was the last time you gave yourself permission to relax, to focus only on yourself, to truly enjoy your body? Although there are so many demands on your time and energy, you cannot forget to take care of yourself: physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Qigong is the simple and natural way to ensure that these needs are met. Combining gentle movements with centuries-old meditation techniques, Qigong is the perfect holistic fitness practice for the busy woman who has only a few minutes to herself in the car, at lunch, or just before falling asleep at night. Yanling Lee Johnson, a survivor of China's Cultural Revolution and a longtime Qigong healer and practitioner, addresses the stresses that women of all stages of life face, as they negotiate modern living. Let her teach you simple techniques for maintaining balanced health. * Practical Instruction for Specific Exercises* HerbalRemedies & Diet* Heal Injuries and Illnesses Within Yourself* Special Instructions for Mothers and their Babies* Tips for Weight Loss, Depression & Staying Young and Beautiful

Martial Advice for Training & Living - The UA Way (Paperback): Randy B. Haskins Martial Advice for Training & Living - The UA Way (Paperback)
Randy B. Haskins
R476 R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Save R84 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Self Defense Made Simple - Easy and Effective Self Protection Whatever Your Age, Size or Skill! (Paperback): Phil Pierce Self Defense Made Simple - Easy and Effective Self Protection Whatever Your Age, Size or Skill! (Paperback)
Phil Pierce
R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu - Hiden Mokuroku - Sankajo (Paperback): Yasuhiro Odzawa Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu - Hiden Mokuroku - Sankajo (Paperback)
Yasuhiro Odzawa; Edited by Igor Dudukchan; Translated by Oleg Pehovsky
R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Chen Style Taijiquan - The Source of Taiji Boxing (Paperback): David Gaffney, Davidine Siaw-Voon Sim Chen Style Taijiquan - The Source of Taiji Boxing (Paperback)
David Gaffney, Davidine Siaw-Voon Sim
R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sweet Fighting Man - Ring of Truth (Paperback): Melanie Lloyd Sweet Fighting Man - Ring of Truth (Paperback)
Melanie Lloyd
R334 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R44 (13%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Sweet Fighting Man is based on a collection of interviews with British boxers, from journeymen to champions. The book covers a timespan of over 50 years and features some classic personalities, such as Dave 'Boy' Green, the ever-popular British and European champion who fought for world titles against Carlos Palomino and Sugar Ray Leonard; Bunny Johnson, the first black British Heavyweight Champion, and Joe Somerville, the jovial journeyman who had literally thousands of fights in the lurid environment of the boxing booths. Boxers are fundamentally entertainers and each chapter in this book is an individual performance, giving the true flavour of the characters involved. Their thought-provoking reflections proffer a unique insight into the often rollercoaster life of a professional boxer. The interviewees also talk about many aspects of their lives away from the ring and, as they drop their guards and open their hearts, they deliver plenty of laugh-out-loud moments along the way.

Strong Boy - The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero (Paperback): Christopher Klein Strong Boy - The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero (Paperback)
Christopher Klein
R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Now in paperback! "From the first page to the last, Klein's prose retains its powers of enchantment and illumination. It is one of the best boxing books ever penned." -Boston Globe "[A] muscular, relentlessly detailed book." -Wall Street Journal "I can lick any son-of-a-bitch in the world." So boasted John L. Sullivan, the first modern heavyweight boxing champion of the world, a man who was the gold standard of American sport for more than a decade, and the first athlete to earn more than a million dollars. He had a big ego, big mouth, and bigger appetites. His womanizing, drunken escapades, and chronic police-blotter presence were godsends to a burgeoning newspaper industry. The larger-than-life boxer embodied the American Dream for late nineteenth-century immigrants as he rose from Boston's Irish working class to become the most recognizable man in the nation. In the process, the "Boston Strong Boy" transformed boxing from outlawed bare-knuckle fighting into the gloved spectacle we know today. Strong Boy tells the story of America's first sports superstar, a self-made man who personified the power and excesses of the Gilded Age. Everywhere John L. Sullivan went, his fists backed up his bravado. Sullivan's epic brawls, such as his 75-round bout against Jake Kilrain, and his cross-country barnstorming tour in which he literally challenged all of America to a fight are recounted in vivid detail, as are his battles outside the ring with a troubled marriage, wild weight and fitness fluctuations, and raging alcoholism. Strong Boy gives readers ringside seats to the colorful tale of one of the country's first Irish-American heroes and the birth of the American sports media and the country's celebrity obsession with athletes.

Tai Chi for Dummies (Paperback): Therese Iknoian Tai Chi for Dummies (Paperback)
Therese Iknoian
R420 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R87 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

T'ai Chi For Dummies gives you insight into the 5,000 year old practice of Tai Chi. This friendly guide explains the mental and physical benefits that you can enjoy through the practice of Tai Chi fitness routines, and it's filled with illustrations and step-by-step instructions on the 24 movements in Tai Chi. Plus, it covers the 5 families of Tai Chi, as well as Qigong and Pushing Hands.

Wild Goose Qigong - Natural Movement for Healthy Living (Paperback): Hong-Chao Zhang Wild Goose Qigong - Natural Movement for Healthy Living (Paperback)
Hong-Chao Zhang
R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For centuries, Chinese qigong masters have observed the liberating, graceful movements of the Wild Goose in flight and adopted these flowing gestures to improve their own health and well-being. Now you too can benefit from the wisdom of Man and Nature in this easy-to-follow illustrated guide. Not only is Wild Goose Qigong a superb exercise for cultivating and maintaining general health, but it is also highly effective for the cardiovascular, central nervous, and digestive systems; and even your disposition. It also has been known to have positive effects on Cancer and AIDS. Wild Goose Qigong contains step-by-step instructions for each of the 64 movements of the form, along with an explanation of the various effects of each movement. Along with a concise and clearly written history of Qigong, you'll get the background and understanding you'll need for a lifetime of practice. Wild Goose Qigong is a holistic mind/body exercise system you can do anytime, anywhere. Whether you are beginner or experienced, man or woman, senior citizen or child, Wild Goose Qigong is perfect for you. * Relax and Strengthen your Body.* Concentrate and Quiet your Mind.* Achieve Integration of Body, Breath, & Consciousness.* Easy to learn and practice.* Includes over 150 instructional photo and illustrations.

The Danaher Diaries Volume 3 - Over 100 more of John Danaher's Musings on Training, Thriving, Quarantines and Mastery... The Danaher Diaries Volume 3 - Over 100 more of John Danaher's Musings on Training, Thriving, Quarantines and Mastery (Paperback)
Heroes Of the Art
R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Combat Sombo 1962 - Behind The Iron Curtain (Paperback): John Lehmann Combat Sombo 1962 - Behind The Iron Curtain (Paperback)
John Lehmann
R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Inside Tai Chi - Hints, Tips, Training & Process for Students and Teachers (Paperback): John Loupos Inside Tai Chi - Hints, Tips, Training & Process for Students and Teachers (Paperback)
John Loupos
R413 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R60 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

More and more people all over the world are studying Tai Chi. No matter what style they study, what direction they take, or what level they are at, all agree on one thing: Tai Chi is a limitless journey and there is always more to be learned. There are so many questions along the way and everyone has them, students and teachers alike, questions that are fundamental to all styles of Tai Chi, fundamental to all learning processes. Inside Tai Chi will prepare anyone taking the journey for what to expect along the way, offering practical advice, observations, training exercises and detailed discussions on the learning process. It will help students learnand teachers teachmore effectively, offering real life tools such as stress reduction along with invaluable Tai Chi specific tools such as advanced rooting exercises. Chock-full of insights, advice, and observations (testimonials too) from a long time teacher, Inside Tai Chi is designed to help you get the most from your practice. Explore all that Tai Chi can be, as a physical discipline, as well as a mental, emotional, and spiritual discipline. Inside Tai Chi will not only enrich your practice but your entire life. * Deepen your understanding for great Tai Chi.* Inspiration and advice for a lifetime of practice.* For all styles and all levels of experience.

Sinner and Saint - The Inspirational Story of Martin Murray (Hardcover): Martin Murray, Paul Zanon Sinner and Saint - The Inspirational Story of Martin Murray (Hardcover)
Martin Murray, Paul Zanon 1
R513 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R84 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Sinner and Saint is the inspirational story of Martin Murray, St Helens' flawed yet favourite son. A promising amateur teenage boxer, Murray was drawn into a life fuelled with drugs, alcohol and street fighting. By the age of 24, he had completed four jail sentences, one of them in a notorious Cypriot prison. He still managed to win the ABA welterweight title in 2004 - while on the run! The reintroduction of boxing back into his life and a settled family life proved to be his saviour. Turning pro in 2007, Murray went on to win the Commonwealth and British middleweight titles, and challenged for the world title on no fewer than four occasions. Murray pulls no punches as he recounts his story in the most intimate and vivid way - a rollercoaster life ultimately redeemed through his success in boxing.

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