Category: Individual Sports

Download E-books Methods and Practice of Elizabethan Swordplay PDF

By Craig Turner

Featuring interval drawings and prints of swordplay, this publication examines and compares the one 3 present Elizabethan fencing manuals written in English prior to 1600: Giacomo Di Grassi’s His real Arte of security (1594), Vincentio Saviolo’s His perform in Bookes (1595), and George Silver’s Paradoxes of Defence and Bref directions Upon my Paradoxes of Defence (1599).

More than a technical handbook on swordplay, this booklet explores the impression of a brand new type of violence brought into Elizabethan tradition by means of the discovery of the rapier. The authors research the rapier’s impression at the a number of social sessions, the conflict among the normal English fencing masters and people embracing the recent kind, the growing to be problem with unregulated dueling, and the common references to rapier play within the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

As manufacturer Joseph Papp notes in his Foreword, this can be a publication that "makes a distinction in performance."

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Download E-books Triathlete Magazine's Guide to Finishing Your First Triathlon PDF

By T. J. Murphy

Here T. J. Murphy, an established triathlete and Editor-in-Chief of Triathlete Magazine, deals the aspiring triathlete a transparent and easy pathway that might advisor her or him towards experiencing the final word health way of life, culminating with the profitable final touch of a primary triathlon. starting with the construction of an athlete's frame of mind, the writer courses the reader via crucial concepts for swimming, cycling, and operating, in addition to issues resembling meals, gear, and racing. Readers will easy methods to create a coaching agenda and at last input and perform an entry-level triathlon. Even the main unrepentant sofa potato could be reworked right into a triathlete with this inspiring better half and coaching partner.

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Download E-books Little Pancho: The Life of Tennis Legend Pancho Segura PDF

By Caroline Seebohm

Born right into a bad family members in Ecuador, Pancho Segura used to be an undersized and undernourished child operating as a ball boy at an particular tennis membership whilst he first picked up a racket. Little Pancho is the tale of ways this unbelievable athlete, along with his bandy legs, infectious smile, and unorthodox two-handed form of play, grew to become one of many maximum and so much loved tennis gamers of all time. in the course of his 20 years in professional tennis, basic audiences favored his spirit as a grasp entertainer, whereas tennis enthusiasts cherished him.
 
Drawing on interviews with many within the video game who knew or sought after Pancho, Caroline Seebohm presents a close-up photograph of the not likely seasoned as his occupation first emerged in Ecuador after which constructed extra within the usa throughout the Nineteen Forties, the place he broke down social and political prejudices together with his appeal, naturalness, and brilliance at the courtroom.
 
Little Pancho follows Segura from the college of Miami, the place he gained 3 consecutive NCAA championships (still a record), to his time at the U.S. expert tennis travel. at the professional travel of that point, Segura and his fellow gamers struggled to become profitable and locate recognition within the conventional, occasionally elitist tennis global, which scorned “professionals” as outcasts. Little Pancho exhibits us Segura while he give up the pro travel to develop into a trainer on the Beverly Hills Tennis membership, operating with motion picture stars similar to Charlton Heston, Barbra Streisand, and Lauren Bacall. and at last, we listen for the 1st time from many of the later champions Segura coached, together with Jimmy Connors. This historical past of tennis within the midcentury also is the inspiring tale of the way one negative Latino child, via sheer grit, grace, and ability, replaced the face of the game forever.

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Download E-books Dynamic Kicks: Essentials for Free Fighting (Specialties Series) PDF

By Chong Lee

First in a sequence of books by way of this 1974 lengthy seashore Grand nationwide varieties champion, illustrating Lee’s confirmed approach to constructing the right innovations uncomplicated to all kicking, plus 30 separate kicking diversifications. Lee is a well-liked taekwondo stylist who's additionally a professional in Thai kickboxing. absolutely illustrated.

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Download E-books Archery Fundamentals-2nd Edition PDF




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Download E-books The Prince and the Prophet: The Rise of Naseem Hamed PDF

By Nick Pitt

"Prince" Naseem Hamed's attractive tale, from negative immigrant playground fighter to featherweight champion of the area.

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Download E-books Taekwondo: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Warrior PDF

By Doug Cook

Although thousands of individuals around the globe perform the interesting artwork of Taekwondo, so little is understood approximately its background, ideas or philosophy. it's time to discover simply what Taekwondo is all approximately! find out how rules similar to honor, perseverance, and commitment will increase your lifestyle, how the philosophical and actual tenets mix to shape not just a fashion of residing, yet a superb process of self-defense, and why those thoughts aren't simply old fashioned beliefs, yet extra very important than ever in latest age.

Taekwondo's historical knowledge isn't just a 'must learn' for each practitioner of the other martial artwork, yet for everybody who seeks to benefit from our collective prior to higher navigate via brand new complicated times.

  • Includes an intensive background of Taekwondo.
  • Discover precisely what having a black belt is all about.
  • Learn an easy approach of meditation that might gain any martial artist.
  • Discover the variation among the martial arts as an 'art' and as a 'sport'.

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Download E-books Mixed Martial Arts - Ground Techniques (Meyer & Meyer Sport) PDF

For the 1st time, Mixed Martial Arts floor Techniques deals a concise assessment of an important of the autumn, lever and different concepts from the various equipment of basis reminiscent of these present in Grappling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling and Luta-Livre among others. Over 1,000 colour images illustrate the proper execution of all techniques.

right education in foundation isn't just fascinating for these athletes practising numerous types. it truly is an important aspect for all Martial Arts fans who are looking to be triumphant in combined Martial Arts competitions. This element, frequently the dividing line among successful and wasting, is analyzed step-by-step. The transition among kicking and grappling distances, the transition from combating in a status place all the way down to foundation and the foundation strategies themselves, in addition to breaking away and executing completing suggestions are all tested. along with the designated descriptions of the respective fall and lever innovations, the topic of acceptable education and useful gymnastics workouts also are lined. useful education counsel around off the publication in a conclusion.

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