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Lost in Boxing: A Free Companion eBook To Dark Trade

Dark Trade: Lost In Boxing, by Donald McRae, award-winning author of eleven non-fiction books and staff writer for The Guardian, is widely considered one of the best boxing books all time.In this companion eBook, Carlos Acevedo, author of Sporting Blood: Tales from the Dark Side of Boxing; Jimmy Tobin, author of Killed in Brazil?: The Mysterious Death of Arturo “Thunder” Gatti; and Oliver Goldstein pay tribute to McRae and offer fresh snapshots of the fighters profiled in his masterpiece.The full list of essays in this collection are as follows:“Them Bones: The Night James Toney Won His First World Title”Carlos Acevedo “The Edge of Derision: On Prince Naseem Hamed”Oliver Goldstein “The Hotstepper: Oscar De La Hoya, Nearing Stardom”Carlos Acevedo “Idyllic Masquerading: The Night Chris Eubank Beat Michael Watson”Oliver Goldstein “The Savage Within: Mike Tyson on the Rise”Carlos Acevedo “Vendetta: Oscar De La Hoya and Fernando Vargas Settle Their Blood Feud” Carlos Acevedo “The Future Now: Roy Jones Breaks Through”Oliver Goldstein“Earn It: Evander Holyfield and Michael Dokes Go to War”Oliver Goldstein“Episodes in the American Berserk: Mike Tyson vs. Razor Ruddock I”Oliver Goldstein“This Is the Future: James Toney Batters Vassiliy Jirov for His Third World Title”Jimmy TobinFrom the Introduction, by Carlos Acevedo:For the first half of the 1990s, Don McRae was virtually embedded in boxing, a subterranean pursuit rarely illuminated by even the dimmest of spotlights. McRae wrote personal and intimate portraits of some of the most significant—and complicated—fighters of the era. Among those McRae profiled were Mike Tyson, Frank Bruno, Chris Eubank, Oscar De La Hoya, James Toney, Roy Jones Jr., Evander Holyfield, Naseem Hamed, Michael Watson, and Nigel Benn. These dispatches formed the basis of Dark Trade, a revelatory work whose narrative focuses on the inner lives of athletes in a business underscored by danger and deceit.

SEAL Survival Guide: Active Shooter and Survival Medicine Excerpt

From Cade Courtley’s SEAL Survival Guide, an excerpt of his sections on active shooter scenarios and basic survival medicine. Think and act like a Navy SEAL, and you can survive anything. The world is a dangerous place. You can live scared—or be prepared. “We never thought it would happen to us.” It's difficult to imagine encountering an active shooter situation, but the reality is that modern life is unpredictable and dangerous. Don’t live in fear or rely on luck. Learn the SEAL mindset: Be prepared, feel confident, and know exactly how to escape a life-threatening situation such as a mass shooting. Former Navy SEAL and preeminent American survivalist Cade Courtley delivers step-by-step instructions anyone can master in the illustrated, user-friendly SEAL Survival Guide. Don’t be taken by surprise. Fight back, protect yourself, and beat the odds. Check out this excerpt and then purchase the essential manual no one in the twenty-first century should be without.

Martial Arts: Behind the Myths! (The Martial Arts and Self Defense Secrets You NEED to Know!)

Unlock the hidden secrets of Martial Arts and Self Defense...The no.1 download: Get your copy now!From acclaimed author Phil Pierce, discover the truths behind the secretive and fantastical world of martial arts.- Do you know the best martial art for 'real' street self-defense?- Or how board breaking really works … and how you can do it?- Uncover the one self-defense myth that could keep you alive!- The truth behind martial arts superhumans.- Which is the original martial art?- The truth about your inner badass.- The surprising reality behind everyone's favorite weapon.- The secret 'trick' to Bruce Lee's One Inch Punch (and how to do it yourself).Discover these and much more inside!From Amazon bestselling martial arts author Phil Pierce, this guide cracks open the secretive techniques and explores why we are fascinated by the unknown and the mysterious world of combat arts. Whether you train in Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, MMA, or just want to learn the insider tips and tricks, get your copy now.To say thanks for checking out this book you can get a FREE copy of "3 Steps to Explosive Power for Martial Arts and Fitness" from my website now.Just visit:www.BlackBeltFit.comClaim your free copy now!Tags: Martial Arts, Self Defense, Self Defence, MMA, Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Bruce Lee, Krav Maga, UFC

Mixed Martial Arts The Basics of Jujitsu & MMA

Jujitsu is a name used for Japanese martial arts techniques.  The meaning of this word is the “art of softness” or “way of yielding”.  Jujitsu came from Japan as a way of defeat of an opponent without using any weapons.  Since hitting the opponent didn’t do much justice, they would be attacked with pins and throws.  This worked against the attacker’s energy.There are different ways that people do jujitsu.  Some of the techniques used include, holds, throwing, trapping, biting, gouging, striking and kicking.  At one time, there were self-defense schools that taught their students how to use weapons, but that is no longer the case. Jujitsu is practiced all over the world, including being used in sport form.  It has been used in the Olympic Games competitions.       Other methods of combat with jujitsu include:Striking (kicking and punching)Throwing (body throws)Restraining (pinning, wrestling)Defense moves (evading, blocking, escaping)Sport jujitsu has many forms.  One of the most popular is judo, which has been implemented into the Olympic Games.  Mixed-style competitions are the ones that are most seen at these Games.  With these competitions, there are throws, strikes and holds in order for the competitors to get points. Kata competitions, which is where competitors use techniques of the same style and get graded for how well they perform.  You will also find freestyle games where the competitors go after each other.  The defenders are graded on how well they perform.With the jujitsu system, there is more attention paid to pinning, throwing, choking and strangling techniques.  This is different than other systems of martial arts like karate.  Even though jujitsu is originally a Japanese system, there are some jujitsu schools that use some Chinese moves.   The danger of jujitsu is that with training, some of the moves can be fatal.  Students that have jujitsu classes are usually taught in an environment that is not competitive.  Because of that, there is not a lot of risk. With jujitsu, you will find five main sectors, otherwise known as the arts of training.  The five sectors are:

Boxing, Masculinity and Identity: The 'I' of the Tiger

Boxing is infused with ideas about masculinity, power, race and social class, and as such is an ideal lens through which social scientists can examine key modern themes. In addition, its inherent contradictions of extreme violence and beauty and of discipline and excess have long been a source of inspiration for writers and film makers. Essential reading for anyone interested in the sociology of sport and cultural representations of gender, Boxing, Masculinity and Identity brings together ethnographic research with material from film, literature and journalism. Through this combination of theoretical insight and cultural awareness, Woodward explores the social constructs around boxing and our experience and understanding of central issues including:masculinitymind, body and the construction of identity spectacle and performance: tensions between the public and private person boxing on film: the role of cultural representations in building identities methodologies: issues of authenticity and ‘truth’ in social science.

Stories by Foreign Authors: Russian

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Kickboxing: The Ultimate Beginners Guide To Kickboxing (Martial Arts - MMA, Mixed Martial Arts, Grappling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from Karate, Muay Thai, and Western boxing. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defense, general fitness, or as a contact sport.In theory, Kickboxing concepts and ideas should be easy to grasp for all beginners. Kickboxing is based on the natural body structure and common sense found in fighting. However, in reality beginners can be overwhelmed with the amount of information, theories, strategies, and ideas that Kickboxing has to offer. Kickboxing taught properly is not simply, follow me and do this. So, the path it takes to training will be foreign to anyone who has never experienced it before. That is why I have written this beginners guide to help you get started quickly and easily.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...What is Kickboxing?The history of KickboxingHow is kickboxing different from Muay ThaiHow to find a gym to train atHow to check your instructor is legitimate What happens in a typical kickboxing class What training gear will you need If I'm overweight should I lose weight before I start training? Is Kickboxing good for self defence? Is Kickboxing right for women? I have never done a martial art before can I still do KB? I have an injury/condition but I want to train. What should I do? How long does it take before you are competent in Kickboxing? What are the belt ranks in KB if any? Will you get hurt in KB? How do I avoid injuries in KB? Beginner Sparring Tips Shadow boxing tipsBasic striking combinationsAnd much moreDownload your copy today!Scroll to the top of the page and click the Buy button.

Stories by English Authors: Ireland

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Wendy The Wrestler: An Inspirational Journey

Wendy The Wrestler is an inspirational story about how hard work and preparation and can make any dream a reality.

Awaken Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: The Method to Become a Great Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fighter

Do you want to become a great Brazilian jiu jitsu fighter?So, here I show you, objectively, what I perceived along my journey in BJJ until today... Real orientations and insights!Don't think I'm going to show you just some positions and fake techniques....Prepare your mind to receive the best mindset of your life as a fighter.Prepare your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to receive a rationalized method that leads you to the greatness!