The 50 Zen Principles of Hand-to-Face Combat
Paperback ISBN: 0061721727
A first-season champion of The Ultimate Fighter offers an insider perspective into the world of mixed martial artists while sharing his 50 principles on how to be a fighter, in a lighthearted account that covers such topics as the mental aspects of the discipline and how to avoid serious injuries. Reprint. A best-selling book. 50,000 first printing.
Hapkido, Korean Art of Self-Defense
Paperback ISBN: 0804848793
Hapkido, "The Way of Coordination and Internal Power," is one of the three major Korean martial arts. Founded in 1963 by Master Choi Young-Sul, it is a complete system of self-defense, encompassing, striking, kicking, and grappling techniques. Conceptually, Hapkido techniques more closely parallel those of Aikido than Taekwondo. In fact, as the author describes, these is a parental link between the arts. In Hapkido: Korean Art of Self-Defense, Scott Shaw presents a precise description of the techniques, concepts, and applications of this Korean martial art of self-defense. Profusely illustrated with 220 clear photographs, this instructional hapkido book describes and depicts self-defense techniques against a variety of punches, holds, and kicks. Hapkido has been utilized by military and law enforcement agencies worldwide, but until now little has been written on it. This hapkido guide is one of the few in English to present the essential techniques of this fascinating Korean martial art. Chapters include: - The History and Development of Korean Martial Arts - The Evolution of Hapkido - Danjon: The Center of Ki - Hapkido Fundamentals - Hapkido Self-Defense Techniques
The Hardcore Diaries
Paperback ISBN: 1416556788
A three-time WWE champion shares first-person testimony about competing in the ring, in a personal account that describes one of his most important and challenging matches, his training methods, and some of his more dangerous wrestling stunts. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
The Extremely Unauthorized Story of ECW
Paperback ISBN: 1613218095
Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) was one extreme contradiction on top of another. An incredibly influentialbut never profitablecompany in the world of professional wrestling in the 1990s, it portrayed itself as the ultimate in anti-authority rebellion, but its leadership was working covertly with the World Wrestling Federation and the World Championship Wrestling. Most of all, it blurred the line between reality and the fantasy world of professional wrestling. Hardcore History: The Extremely Unauthorized Story of ECW offers a frank, balanced look at the evolution of ECW starting before its early days as a Philadelphia-area independent group and extending past its death in 2001. Featuring dozens of interviews with fans, officials, business partners, and the wrestlers themselves, this is a very balanced account of this bizarre companyand it’s sure to be extremely controversial for fans and critics of ECW, and wrestling, alike.
Is Wrestling Fixed? I Didn't Know It Was Broken!
From Photo Shoots and Sensational Stories to the Wwe Network, My Incredible Pro Wrestling Journey... and Beyond!
Paperback ISBN: 1770411542
The anticipated memoir from a sports entertainment fandom legend As a kid growing up in New York in the late ’50s, Bill Apter fell in love with professional wrestling, and it wasn’t long before he was rubbing shoulders with the greats as a young reporter and photographer. He’s since become the world’s best-known wrestling magazine personality, and he’s had professional and personal relationships with a who’s-who of the business, like Triple H, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Sting, and Ric Flair. In his fun-loving memoir, Bill Apter takes us from the dressing rooms of the Bruno Sammartino era and the last days of the territories, to the birth ofWrestleMania, the emergence of Stone Cold
My Life in Professional Wrestling
Paperback ISBN: 0870209256
"Chris Curtis was a 'job man,' a specially trained worker hired to make a main event wrestler like Jake "the Snake" Roberts or Jerry "the King" Lawler look good. Curtis's ring persona was that of a "heel," (the bad guy) who bent the rules, cheated and did everything he could to defeat his "baby face" (the good guy) opponent. Before he turned pro, Curtis wrestled Victor, a 600-lb black bear, in front of 6,000 people at the Milwaukee Sentinel Sports Show in 1978. He learned to be a job man at the old Federation Hall on Milwaukee's south side and began taping matches for the "All-Star Wrestling" television show less than a year later. About his book, Chris says, "I'm nearly 60 years old, and if I sit too long in one position, the aches and pains remind me of the days when I put the Crusher, Mad Dog Vachon and Hulk Hogan over in front of the fans. People say pro wrestling is faked, but that's not quite true. Yes, its entertainment, and we're telling stories in the ring, but 'fake' isn't really correct. Everywrestler has the capability to seriously injure his opponent. The art of the sport is learning to take dangerous falls in such a way as to render them harmless. One wrong move and you're in a wheelchair for life""--
Jump Rope Training
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0736081593
Olympian Buddy Lee has developed training programs that have helped athletes on 25 U.S. Olympic teams compete on the international stage. As athletes strive to improve speed, agility, balance, strength, power and endurance, the progressive programs Lee presents will help them achieve those goals. With instruction on techniques for increasing difficulty and intensity along with strategies for adding jump rope drills to current training methods, athletes will learn to maximize performance in minimal training time. Original.