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Fighting Words
Fighting Words (5 Formats) ›
By Mike Straka
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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ISBN 9781600785634

Published Jul 2011

Mike Straka, host of HDNet's Fighting Words, sits down with the men who have shaped one of the fastest-growing sports on the planet in his new book. Through some of the most comprehensive and entertaining interviews ever recorded with MMA's biggest names, Straka paints a full picture of this incredibly unique and highly entertaining sport. Inside readers will find interviews with many of the giants of MMA, including Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture, Cain Velasquez, Frankie Edgar, Dana White, Renzo Gracie, Ken and Frank Shamrock, Bas Rutten, and Jon Jones.
No Holds Barred
No Holds Barred (4 Formats) ›
By Clyde Gentry
Trade Paper Price 19.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600785450

Published May 2011

<P>Called the bible for MMA, No Holds Barred is the definitive American history of MMA and its rapid rise in the sports and entertainment world. Armed with a recorder and a press pass to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, author Clyde Gentry III set out to tell the story of MMA in the late 1990s when the sport was barely treading water due to the political backlash that threatened to relegate the sport to smoky bars and venues typically reserved for tough-man competitions and low-level professional wrestling matches. Instead, MMA has become a billion-dollar business and has changed martial arts forever. This book takes readers from the controversial event that spawned it all in 1993 to the breakout reality show <I>The Ultimate Fighter</I> and beyond. An unprecedented 125 interviews, along with boxes of rare documents and notes collected over 10 years, serve as the backbone for the ultimate tome on the ultimate sport. The phrase no holds barred may be a misnomer for MMA, but it aptly describes the true, compelling story of how the sport evolved in America. This is the most definitive, in-depth and thoroughly researched book on the history of the sport ever written and a must-have book for every mixed martial arts fan.
Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar (4 Formats) ›
By Joel Rippel
Cloth Price 19.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600783814

Published Oct 2010

From his early days of growing up in South Dakota and wrestling in North Dakota and Minnesota as a collegian to his WWE days and current UFC dominance, this biography of Brock Lesnar present a revealing portrait of the man both in and out of the Octagon. Fans will read of his whole life story with details on how he became the youngest WWE champion ever at the age of 25, why he did not like being a professional wrestler, details behind his collegiate wrestling career, his short stint as a Minnesota Viking, the role growing up on a dairy farm played in his success, and his unprecedented comeback from the illness that threatened his career. His former and current coaches, opponents, training partners, and friends share their thoughts and experiences about this multidimensional athlete who has taken the UFC world by storm. Fans will not want to be without this book.
Mixed Martial Arts Lessons
Mixed Martial Arts Lessons (2 Formats) ›
By Tapout magazine

Trade Paper, PDF

ISBN 9781600784088

Published Oct 2010

A collection of mixed martial arts articles and lessons from Tapout magazine, this book contains full-color fighting tips and techniques by the biggest names in the sport. So valuable and effective are these lessons that MMA instructors from across the world use them to teach the sport.
MMA Unscripted
MMA Unscripted (2 Formats) ›
By MMA Worldwide
Trade Paper Price 14.95

Trade Paper, PDF

ISBN 9781600783173

Published Feb 2010

In MMA Unscripted: Behind the Scenes of America's Hottest Sport, the authors, editors, and writers for MMA Worldwide delve deep into the dramatic, awe-inspiring underpinnings of the mixed martial arts universe. The result is a revealing portrait of what happens once the cage empties and the lights darken. Within these pages, the MMA Worldwide crew has canvassed the entire sport to uncover the best stories and most-telling anecdotes about MMA personalities and events. Visit the training camps of some of the best fighters in the world, including Erik Paulson's Catch Submission Wrestling, Wanderlei Silva's home gym in Las Vegas, and Cung Le's facilities in San Jose. Get a rare personal look at some of the most intriguing personalities in the MMA World, including UFC cage announcer Bruce Buffer, former light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin, and Tapout magazine founder Chris "Mask" Lewis. Enjoy behind-the-scenes peeks at some of the best fight promotions in the country. This is the best way to get exclusive access to the best on- and off-camera moments of the sport.
Practical Kung-Fu Street Defense
Practical Kung-Fu Street Defense (4 Formats) ›
By Waysun "Johnny" Tsai, By Paula Lazarz
Trade Paper Price 19.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600780820

Published Jun 2008

World-renowned Kung Fu Master Waysun “Johnny” Tsai shares his practical self defense techniques in this book, which allows one to understand and control combat distances and defense angles. Shaolin Kung Fu offers a unique understanding of violence and how to avoid conflict, yet even with these tools, situations arise that force the use of these methods. Tsai explains each move with photographs in a detailed format, explaining ways to protect oneself, read an opponent, block the assault, and injure the attacker. Techniques explained in this instructional guide include how to defend against an attacker’s punch, kick, or grab, knowing which target areas to utilize when caught in a bear hug grab, and ways to attack quickly to defend against a knife or multiple attackers. These proven methods have been used by women, executives, and FBI agents, among others, to provide personal confidence to help them defend themselves in any threatening situation.