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SAS and Special Forces Self Defence Handbook - A Complete Guide to Unarmed Combat Techniques (Paperback): John "Lofty" Wiseman SAS and Special Forces Self Defence Handbook - A Complete Guide to Unarmed Combat Techniques (Paperback)
John "Lofty" Wiseman
R502 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R126 (25%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Written by a former Survival Instructor of the SAS, The SAS and Special Forces Self-Defence Handbook provides easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions on coping with all kinds of threatening situations, from muggings to knife attacks. The author teaches you strategies for both avoiding conflict and getting out of a dangerous situation quickly and safely. Learn how mental attitude, body language, assertiveness, and the ability to overcome fear can prevent you from becoming a prime target for criminals. Learn which parts of the body are the most effective weapons in fending off an attacker, and which are the most likely targets for attack. Defend yourself from sudden grabs, strangles, weapons, and road rage. And find out how to deliver the SAS five-second knockout, a defence previously available only to British SAS Special Forces soldiers. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and instructive artworks and including expert advice throughout, The SAS and Special Forces Self-Defence Handbook is a comprehensive guide to self-defence for both men and women.

Tao of Jeet Kune Do (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.): Bruce Lee Tao of Jeet Kune Do (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.)
Bruce Lee; Edited by Linda Lee Caldwell, Gil Johnson, Kris Storti, Sarah Dzida; Translated by …
R1,290 R1,021 Discovery Miles 10 210 Save R269 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Mom Friend Guide to Everyday Safety and Security - Tips from the Practical One in Your Squad (Paperback): Cathy Pedrayes The Mom Friend Guide to Everyday Safety and Security - Tips from the Practical One in Your Squad (Paperback)
Cathy Pedrayes
R409 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R70 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Prepare yourself for whatever life throws your way with these essential safety and security hacks you need to know to keep you and your family safe, from TikTok's Mom Friend, Cathy Pedrayes. Have you ever wished that you kept a first-aid kit in the car or berated yourself for not keeping a pair of flip-flops in your purse at all times? Ever wondered when it's okay to geo-tag a social media post or when it's best to lie to strangers? Just need some tips on how to feel safer and more prepared in today's digital world? Well, Cathy Pedrayes has you covered. Known as the Mom Friend of TikTok, Cathy posts practical, everyday safety and security tips that everyone should know and incorporate into their routine. The Mom Friend Guide to Everyday Safety and Security offers a shortcut to a lifetime of tips and hacks Cathy has learned from experience as well as her consultations with personal security experts. You will find quick guides on: -Securing your home -Building a first-aid kit -Items to take with you on the go -Things to always pack when going on vacation -How to read the red flags in everyday situations -How to protect yourself online -And more! Practical and personable, The Mom Friend Guide to Everyday Safety and Security is a quick guide to all the safety tips you wish someone had told you sooner so you can be better prepared for whatever life throws your way.

Black Dragon - Afro Asian Performance and the Martial Arts Imagination (Hardcover): Zachary F Price Black Dragon - Afro Asian Performance and the Martial Arts Imagination (Hardcover)
Zachary F Price
R2,408 Discovery Miles 24 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Black Dragon - Afro Asian Performance and the Martial Arts Imagination (Paperback): Zachary F Price Black Dragon - Afro Asian Performance and the Martial Arts Imagination (Paperback)
Zachary F Price
R793 Discovery Miles 7 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Yiquan and the Nature of Energy (Paperback, Revised and Updated ed.): Fong Ha Yiquan and the Nature of Energy (Paperback, Revised and Updated ed.)
Fong Ha
R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Code of the Samurai - A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke (Paperback): Taira Shigesuke Code of the Samurai - A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke (Paperback)
Taira Shigesuke; Translated by Thomas Cleary; Foreword by Alexander Bennett; Illustrated by Oscar Ratti
R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Immerse yourself in the world of the Samurai with this classic text. Code of the Samurai is the 350-year-old summary of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido-the ancient Japanese "Way of the Warrior." Written by Taira Shigesuke, a Samurai and prominent teacher of military techniques, it was published posthumously in 1834. This influential book was intended as a training manual for young Samurai, outlining personal and professional standards. This accessible and enjoyable translation is by Thomas Cleary, the foremost translator of Asian martial classics, accompanied by the powerful line drawings of master illustrator Oscar Ratti. A new foreword by Alexander Bennett, a leading expert on Samurai history, explains the lasting importance of this classic work and its place within the canon of Japanese literature.

The Triangle Hold Encyclopedia - Comprehensive Applications for Triangle Submission Techniques for All Grappling Styles... The Triangle Hold Encyclopedia - Comprehensive Applications for Triangle Submission Techniques for All Grappling Styles (Paperback)
Steve Scott
R798 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R253 (32%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The legs are powerful tools that a grappler in any combat sport can and should use to their advantage. The purpose of The Triangle Hold Encyclopedia is to explore and analyze what makes a successful leg-based triangle hold, along with the numerous applications and variations that make triangle holds the most effective submission techniques in any fighting sport. The Triangle Hold Encyclopedia presents a comprehensive analysis of triangle submission holds and the numerous applications, variations, set ups, and positions from which they are applied. Included throughout are technical tips, and discussions of how to systematically teach and study triangle holds so they become an effective part of your fighting and grappling arsenal. Contents include Triangle holds starting from the bottom guard position Triangle holds starting from in front of an opponent Triangle holds starting from a top or back ride position Triangle holds starting from a holding or pinning position Prevention, defense, and escapes for triangle holds A central characteristic of this book is that the skills presented can be used in a variety of fighting and grappling sports. As important as the power of the legs may be, knowing how to use that power is even more important - and that's what this book is about.

Champions of the Octagon - One-on-One with MMA and UFC Greats (Hardcover): Fiaz Rafiq Champions of the Octagon - One-on-One with MMA and UFC Greats (Hardcover)
Fiaz Rafiq; Foreword by Royce Gracie, Michael Bisping
R633 R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Save R107 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Learn the stories, history, and strategy of the sport's greatest champions-in their own words! Mixed martial arts (MMA) has become one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. With Dana White helping bring Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to prominence and respectability, as well as Conor McGregor becoming one of the sport's biggest stars, fans are skipping the squared circle for the Octagon. In Champions of the Octagon, writer Fiaz Rafiq interviews many of the greatest MMA and UFC champions of all-time, including Georges St-Pierre, Holly Holm, Daniel Cormier, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Randy Couture, and many others. Readers will learn of their upbringings, their introductions to the sport, and how they worked their way to be the best ever. Spending decades covering the sport and building relationships with those who have fought in the Octagon, Rafiq shares never-before-seen interviews and intimate stories from these greats. Learn from Royce Gracie how his family helped bring Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to America, Anderson Silva on challenging boxing champion Roy Jones Jr., BJ Penn on how he got introduced to MMA, Brock Lesnar on using his skills from WWE and bringing them to UFC, Alexander Volkanovski on a quest to dominate his division, Holly Holm on dethroning Ronda Rousey, and so much more. From the early days of the sport and its rich history to today's stars and the future of MMA, Champions of the Octagon pulls back the curtain on their lives and careers. Including interviews from thirty-six UFC champions (seventeen Hall of Famers), hear never-before-told stories from the fighters who helped build the sport to what it is today.

Fighting for Honor - The History of African Martial Arts in the Atlantic World (Hardcover): M. Thomas J. Desch-Obi Fighting for Honor - The History of African Martial Arts in the Atlantic World (Hardcover)
M. Thomas J. Desch-Obi
R1,164 Discovery Miles 11 640 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Desch Obi explores a cultural continuity originating in Africa and that is as old as early slave settlements in South America and as contemporary as hip-hop culture in this thorough survey of the history of African martial arts techniques. He maps the translation of numerous physical combat techniques across three continents and several centuries to illustrate how these practices evolved over time and are still recognizable in American culture today. Some of these art traditions were part of African military training while others were for self-defense and personal discipline. Desch Obi, himself a practitioner of mgba wrestling and engolo kick-fighting, also explores the spiritual dimensions of these combat arts.Grounded in historical and cultural anthropological methodologies, Desch Obi's investigation traces the influence of well-delineated African traditions on long-observed but misunderstood African and African American cultural activities in North America, Brazil, and the Caribbean. He links the Brazilian martial art capoeira to reports of slave activities recorded in colonial and antebellum North America. Likewise, Desch Obi locates images of the African stick-fighting techniques of kalenda in slave depictions. His study takes on more modern subjects when he links movements from this same wellspring of traditions to break dancing and clown dancing techniques that have peppered urban culture in recent decades. Throughout the study Desch Obi examines the ties between physical mastery of these arts and changing perceptions of honor.

The Fighter Within - Everyone Has A Fight-Insights into the Minds and Souls of True Champions (Paperback, Edition, First... The Fighter Within - Everyone Has A Fight-Insights into the Minds and Souls of True Champions (Paperback, Edition, First Edition, First ed.)
Christopher Olech; Foreword by Bas Rutten
R398 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R59 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Enter the minds of some of the martial arts world's most respected fighters and trainers. The Fighter Within is an inspirational book for Mixed Martial Arts fans which brings insider stories, heartfelt moments and the human element to what's perceived as a savage sport. It reveals thoughtful, encouraging and even lighthearted insights into the minds and souls of true champions. It describes the attributes that lead to success in a sport that demands dedication, forethought and intellect-traits which are applicable to all of life's challenges. A foreword by Bas Rutten-UFC Heavyweight Champion and three-time King of Pancrase World Champion-sets the tone for this book, which features an impressive array of interviews with a veritable who's-who of elite MMA fighters and martial artists: Fedor Emelianenko (Former MMA Heavyweight Champion and FIAS World Combat Sambo Heavyweight Champion) Rashad Evans (Heavyweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter 2/Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion) Rich Franklin (Former UFC Middleweight Champion) Rory MacDonald (Former King of the Cage Lightweight Champion) Sean Sherk (Former UFC Lightweight Champion) Tomasz Adamek (Boxing Champion) Firas Zahabi (Tri-Star Elite Coach) Bruno Fernandes (Founder of Gracie Barra Montreal BJJ school/President of GB Wear) John Danaher (BJJ Black Belt Elite Coach) Ajarn Phil Nurse (Muay Thai Champion/Elite Coach) Alain Moussi (Actor/Stuntman) Rafal Chwalek (Polish Kickboxing and Savate Champion) Scott Ramsdell (API Head Instructor) Matthew Olson (API Head Instructor) **Winner of the Canada Book Award** **Winner of the Readers' Favorite Gold Award for Non-Fiction Sports**

Krav Maga - The Contact Combat System Of The Israel Defence Forces (Paperback): David Kahn Krav Maga - The Contact Combat System Of The Israel Defence Forces (Paperback)
David Kahn
R515 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R26 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Becoming increasingly popular as a self-defence method and fitness programme, Krav Maga is the Israeli military's renowned method for fending off attackers of all kinds. Based on the principles of doing minimal harm and enhancing our natural instincts for self-protection, anyone can master its moves - regardless of strength, size, age, or gender. Profiled in USA Today, The New Yorker, and New York Magazine, David Kahn is the top Krav Maga expert and instructor in the U.S. He presents the basic techniques and principles in this excellent beginner's guide. Topics include: Anticipating an attack; Understanding the body's vulnerable targets; Mastering essential defence techniques, and more. With illustrations and photographs, plus training drills and workouts, and a few advanced moves, this is an essential guide to an empowering and life-changing skill, as well as an amazing conditioning programme.

Extreme Unarmed Combat - Hand-to-Hand Fighting Skills (Paperback): Martin J. Dougherty Extreme Unarmed Combat - Hand-to-Hand Fighting Skills (Paperback)
Martin J. Dougherty
R521 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R133 (26%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Duck punch, cover block and knee strike. Boxing, wrestling and Ju-Jitsu. Gameplan, lines of attack and final disengagement. If you can't take flight, you're going to have to fight. Extreme Unarmed Combat is an authoritative handbook on an immense array of close combat defence techniques, from fistfights to headlocks, from tackling single unarmed opponents to armed groups, from stance to manoeuvring. Presented in a handy pocketbook format, Extreme Unarmed Combat's structure considers the different fighting and martial arts skills you can use before looking at the areas of the body to defend, how to attack without letting yourself be hurt and how to incapacitate your opponent. With more than 300 black-&-white illustrations of combat scenarios, punches, blocks and ducks, and with expert easy-to-follow text, Extreme Unarmed Combat guides you through everything you need to know about what to do when you can't escape trouble. This book could save your life.

The Tao of Yiquan - The Method of Awareness in the Martial Arts (Paperback, 5th ed.): Jan Diepersloot The Tao of Yiquan - The Method of Awareness in the Martial Arts (Paperback, 5th ed.)
Jan Diepersloot
R613 R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Save R35 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Modern Day Gunslinger - The Ultimate Handgun Training Manual (Paperback): Don Mann The Modern Day Gunslinger - The Ultimate Handgun Training Manual (Paperback)
Don Mann; Foreword by David Grossman
R457 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R66 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"This book will save lives." -Dick Conger. An all-encompassing manual that addresses safety, equipment, tactics, and the best practices for all shooters, here is an all-encompassing book of use to every gun owner. A result of twelve years of research, The Modern Day Gunslinger was written to meet the needs of the gun owner, the experienced shooter, those who own a weapon strictly for home and self-defense, and for the military member who wants to become a better shooter in defense of our country. It's also for the law enforcement officer who risks his or her life going against the thugs of our society and for anyone interested in learning the defensive and tactical training techniques from some of the best and most experienced shooters in the world. This comprehensive training manual includes chapters on: Weapons and Range Safety Dry Fire Use of Force Living in a Battlefield Combat Mindset Shooting Competence Handguns Defensive Handgun Ammunition Marksmanship Stance Basic Kneeling Positions Ready Positions The Draw Strokes Grip and Trigger Control Visual Techniques and Sight Alignment Multiple Shots Follow-Through and Scan Loading, Reloading, and Unloading Malfunctions Low- and No-Light Shooting Concealed Carry and Holsters Learning Styles Training Fundamentals Shooting Drills The shooting skills taught in this book carry broad application in civilian, law enforcement, and military contexts. Common criminals, terrorists, assailants-the enemy and threat-all will find themselves outgunned in the face of a properly armed and trained gunslinger. Members of the armed services, government and law enforcement agencies, as well as civilians, will find that the close-range shooting methods addressed in this book can provide a decisive advantage.

Unarmed Combat - Hand-to-Hand Fighting Skills from the World's Most Elite Military Units (Hardcover): Martin J. Dougherty Unarmed Combat - Hand-to-Hand Fighting Skills from the World's Most Elite Military Units (Hardcover)
Martin J. Dougherty
R381 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R88 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With the aid of superb line artworks, Unarmed Combat demonstrates to the reader how special forces soldiers are taught to excel in hand-to-hand fighting: how they maximise bodyweight, and the use of various strikes, throws, locks and constrictions to defeat opponents. It explains how different martial arts have been combined by military units to create hand-to-hand combat systems for defence against multiple assailants, for fighting on the ground, for dealing with edged and impact weapons, what works against attackers with firearms and - more importantly - what doesn't. With tips and techniques from unarmed combat experts, the book is divided into two main sections. The first covers the mental preparation needed to be ready to defend yourself. The second covers the physical techniques needed to defend yourself, and if necessary, strike back to temporarily incapacitate your attacker and escape. With more than 300 easy-to-follow artworks and handy pull-out lists of key information, Unarmed Combat is the definitive guide for anyone wanting to be ready for anything - it could save your life.

World War II Secret Operations Handbook (Paperback): Stephen Hart, Chris Mann World War II Secret Operations Handbook (Paperback)
Stephen Hart, Chris Mann
R431 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R43 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The World War II Secret Operations Handbook lets you in on the skills and tricks used by the British SOE (Special Operations Executive), the US OSS (Office of Strategic Services), the French Maquis, and other special forces in combat in Europe, Africa and Asia between 1939 and 1945. Learn how to rig up a makeshift radio, how to pass undetected in enemy territory, how to live off the land and make shelter, and how to work as a sniper. Learn how operatives blow up bridges, roads, railways and arms depots and how they work with the local resistance. Presented in a handy pocket-size format, the World War II Secret Operations Handbook takes the reader from arrival in enemy territory through survival, accomplishing a mission and finally ensuring sound exit strategies. The book also includes a number of sidebars on real life secret operations from World War II. With more than 120 black-&-white artworks and with easy-to-follow text, the World War II Secret Operations Handbook is an excellent guide to the techniques and skills used by the men and women of the special forces, techniques that are as relevant today as they were in 1945.

The Philosophy of Mixed Martial Arts - Squaring the Octagon (Hardcover): Jason Holt, Marc Ramsay The Philosophy of Mixed Martial Arts - Squaring the Octagon (Hardcover)
Jason Holt, Marc Ramsay
R2,822 Discovery Miles 28 220 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Mixed martial arts (MMA)-unarmed fighting games permitting techniques derived from a variety of martial arts and combat sports- has exploded from the fringes of sport into a worldwide phenomenon, a sport as controversial as it is compelling. This is the first book to pay MMA the serious philosophical attention it deserves. With contributions from leading international scholars of the philosophy of sport and martial arts, the book explores topics such as whether MMA qualifies as a martial art, the differences between MMA and the traditional martial arts, the aesthetic dimensions of MMA, the limits of consent and choice in MMA and whether MMA can promote moral virtues. It also explores cutting-edge practical and ethical topics, including the role of gender in MMA, and the question of whether trans athletes should be allowed to compete in the women's divisions. The contributors to this anthology take down, ground and pound, and submit many essential questions about this fascinating recent development in the culture of sport and spectacle. This is important reading for anybody with an interest in combat sports, martial arts, or the philosophy, sociology, culture or history of sport.

Born To Fight (Paperback): Mark Hunt Born To Fight (Paperback)
Mark Hunt
R256 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R47 (18%) Ships in 9 - 15 working days

A powerful story of sadness, hope, pride, honour and triumph from the real-life Rocky! Raw, confronting and honest, UFC champion Mark Hunt's inspiring autobiography shows it is possible to defy the odds and carve a better life. Born into a Mormon Samoan family, Hunt details his harrowing early life, his troubled teen years, and his angry youth with no apparent future. After being plucked from an Auckland street fight and dropped into his first kickboxing bout, Mark went on to achieve unprecedented success in Australian and New Zealand combat sports. In an ongoing career that has spanned the globe, Mark Hunt has been in some of the UFC, Pride and K-1's most memorable battles. But in some ways those fights pale in comparison to that which he has overcome out of the ring and cage. As fearless with his opinions as he is in the Octagon, Mark pulls no punches in revealing the highs and lows of his extraordinary life.

The Art of War - The Definitive Interpretation of Sun Tzu's Classic Book of Strategy (Hardcover): Sun Tzu The Art of War - The Definitive Interpretation of Sun Tzu's Classic Book of Strategy (Hardcover)
Sun Tzu; Translated by Stephen F. Kaufman; Foreword by Alexander Bennett
R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Art of War by Sun Tzu is the best known book on military strategy ever written. Although its wisdom is ancient, its principles and advice are timeless; it remains as influential as ever in military strategy, leadership roles, business tactics, legal challenges, martial arts philosophy and more. Everyone from New England Patriots' coach Bill Belichick to Tupac Shakur have turned to this time tested treatise. This translation is by Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman, one of America's leading martial artists, and is specifically aimed at martial practitioners to demonstrate how Sun Tzu's strategies can be applied to martial combat. The book's thirteen sections present vital information including: Planning ahead-how a solid battle plan can help lead to victory Attacking the enemy-considerations when choosing to attack or, perhaps even more importantly, when to not attack Flexibility in combat-the importance of changing tactics as the fight evolves Exploiting weakness-how understanding your enemy's shortcomings is crucial to success This edition includes 32 pages of full color images, capturing the pageantry of ancient combat. A new foreword by martial historian and decorated martial artist Alexander Bennett explains the importance of Sun Tzu's text and the value of Kaufman's interpretation for the martial artist.

Urban Survival Handbook - Streetwise strategies for surviving an accident, assault or terror attack (Hardcover): Bill Mattos Urban Survival Handbook - Streetwise strategies for surviving an accident, assault or terror attack (Hardcover)
Bill Mattos
R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Self-defence * Tactical Driving * Terrorism * Kidnap Fire Safety * Home Security * Practical First Aid Situational Awareness * Planning. This practical handbook explains how to deal with many emergencies, from break-ins, fires, accidents and floods, through to hostage situations, bombs and kidnappings. Defensive moves are clearly illustrated and explained. Scenarios include being attacked by a drunk, indiscriminate violence, and attacks with weapons. The book shows step-by-step how to dispatch a bag thief, handle a burglary at home, deal with a gas leak or survive an air emergency. It also gives vital information on what equipment and supplies you should keep stored at home for an unexpected prolonged stay. The no-nonsense text encourages readers to anticipate possible dangers, to know the best course of action to take in each scenario, and to protect themselves and those around them. Protect yourself, your family, and the things you value, at home, at work and on the urban street. How to be streetwise, with mental strategies to help you cope. Teaches vital self-defence moves to keep you safe, including disarming attackers, tackling a burglar and preventing sexual assault. Learn what to do in extreme situations: in war zones, under chemical attack, in a flood, in a fire, in a bomb situation, if kidnapped, or if your vehicle is hijacked. Expert guidance helps you to develop survival instincts by conquering fear and practising a calm, confident response in emergency situation. Illustrated with more than 500 photographs and action sequences.

Gladiators - Violence and Spectacle in Ancient Rome (Paperback): Roger Dunkle Gladiators - Violence and Spectacle in Ancient Rome (Paperback)
Roger Dunkle
R993 Discovery Miles 9 930 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The games comprised gladiatorial fights, staged animal hunts (venationes) and the executions of convicted criminals and prisoners of war. Besides entertaining the crowd, the games delivered a powerful message of Roman power: as a reminder of the wars in which Rome had acquired its empire, the distant regions of its far-flung empire (from where they had obtained wild beasts for the venatio), and the inevitability of Roman justice for criminals and those foreigners who had dared to challenge the empire's authority. Though we might see these games as bloodthirsty, cruel and reprehensible condemning any alien culture out of hand for a sport that offends our sensibilities smacks of cultural chauvinism. Instead one should judge an ancient sport by the standards of its contemporary cultural context. This book offers a fascinating, and fair historical appraisal of gladiatorial combat, which will bring the games alive to the reader and help them see them through the eyes of the ancient Romans. It will answer questions about gladiatorial combat such as: What were its origins? Why did it disappear? Who were gladiators? How did they become gladiators? What was there training like? How did the Romans view gladiators? How were gladiator shows produced and advertised? What were the different styles of gladiatorial fighting? Did gladiator matches have referees? Did every match end in the death of at least one gladiator? Were gladiator games mere entertainment or did they play a larger role in Roman society? What was their political significance?

Unknown Capoeira - Volume I: Secret Techniques of the Original Brazilian Martial Art (Paperback): Mestre Ricardo Unknown Capoeira - Volume I: Secret Techniques of the Original Brazilian Martial Art (Paperback)
Mestre Ricardo
R510 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R161 (32%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Science and Philosophy of Martial Arts - Exploring the Connections Between the Cognitive, Physical, and Spiritual Aspects... The Science and Philosophy of Martial Arts - Exploring the Connections Between the Cognitive, Physical, and Spiritual Aspects of Martial Arts (Paperback)
Alex W. Tong, Frederick Turner
R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Mixed Martial Arts and the Quest for Legitimacy - The Sport vs. Spectacle Divide (Paperback): Mark S. Williams Mixed Martial Arts and the Quest for Legitimacy - The Sport vs. Spectacle Divide (Paperback)
Mark S. Williams
R925 R745 Discovery Miles 7 450 Save R180 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Mixed martial arts or MMA is widely regarded as the fastest growing sport. Events fill stadiums around the world and draw vast television audiences, earning strong revenue through pay-per-view at a time when other sports have abandoned it. In 2016, the Ultimate Fighting Championship was bought by the massive talent agency WME-IMG for $4 billion. Despite this success, much of the public remains uneasy with the sport, which critics have denounced as ""human cockfighting."" Through an exploration of violence, class, gender, race and nationalism, the author finds that MMA is both an expression of the positive values of martial arts and a spectacle defined by narcissism, hate and patriarchy. The long-term success of MMA will depend on the ability of promoters and athletes to resist indulging in spectacle at the expense of sport.

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