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  • Sogobujutsu af David C. Falcaro Spar 15%
    - Psychology, Philosophy, Tradition
    af David C. Falcaro

    David C. Falcaro, a longtime martial arts expert, presents this textbook exploring the history, philosophy, codes of conduct, psychology, and traditions of the Neji Gekken Ryu. Falcaro is a Sodenkethat is, he has received scrolls after attaining proficiency.Students of the Godaishin Dojo can rely on this guide to excel in their study of Sogobujutsu, learning codes of conduct found in a traditional dojo setting; ways former warriors applied important teachings; forms of martial arts and how they diff er; and terms that can improve your understanding of martial arts.Jumpstart your understanding of martial arts or reinforce important principles youve already learned. With this portable form of instruction, you can strengthen your mental and physical skills so that class time can be efficiently spent on training.This important first look into the many aspects of martial arts etiquette brings meaning to the common acts and actions found in traditional dojo settings. Prepare yourself for success and begin the journey from white belt to black belt with Sogobujutsu.

  • Bear Slayer af Gerald W. Goble Ph.D. Spar 15%
    - Women's Self Defense
    af Gerald W. Goble Ph.D.

    This book is the result of many years of teaching self defense specifically to women. The book takes the lessons learned from the students in teaching the subject and presents them in a total approach. This book gives several fundamental concepts in martial arts in language and approach that is natural for women taking into account their need to be nurturers. Methods are presented to identify the potential behavior of an attacker in every day terms for the nurturer. Techniques are given to deal with an attack arising out of this behavior. The capabilities, fears and feelings of the woman nurturer with limited training are considered in how the self defense techniques are presented and done. All of these concepts are coalesced in a simple simple recipe that is useful and adaptable for women's self defense.

  • Karate-Do af A.O. Mercado Spar 15%
    - The Art of Defense
    af A.O. Mercado

    In KARATE-DO The Art of Defense, Mercado covers a plurality of the karate fundamentals. In addition, this book has two chapters he considers very unique. Chapter II (Diagram and Medical View of the Vital Points) informs the practitioner of the combative and safety points. Chapter X (Nutrition Produces Performance) deals with the benefits of nutrition to the karate practitioner and also to the person interested in the value of nutrition.Chapter II (Diagram and Medical View of the Vital Points) It is imperative that all serious practitioners should familiarize themselves with the locations of these vital points.- Dr. Steven C. Hannah, M.D.The practicing beginner or advanced karateka will find the foundation provided in this book an invaluable source to obtain a first degree black belt or higher.- Austin BoxFounder, Hana-Dai Ichi Karate AssociationForeword by Austin Box, inducted member of the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame (Native American Grandmaster of the year).

  • Home-Based Fitness Training af Idai Makaya Spar 17%
    - Essential Martial Arts Exercises
    af Idai Makaya

    This exercise manual focusses on the most efficient home based martial artsfitness routines available. Anyone seeking general fitness will find it indispensible.The routines are aculmination of years of scientific research and practical experience and are supported bymodern exercise science.Time-saving is key to the exercises in this book and the reasoning behind all the trainingadvice is clearly stated.General fitness training should help develop strength, stamina,coordinationand flexibility. All the information you need to know is provided in simple, easy-to-follow language with photo illustrations as well. By using this manual you can maximise your athleticism andlearn the splits and other advanced exercises within a short period oftime.

  • Science of Judo
     

    The Science of Judo is the first book to set out and discuss the science, coaching and history behind judo performance. Evidence-based and informed by the latest research, the book offers practical guidance on preparing athletes for high performance and understanding the core tenets of sport science underpinning it.Featuring contributions from world-leading experts, the book consists of chapters on all aspects of judo performance, including:The historical development of judo and its physical, intellectual and moral rolePhysical preparation for competition, coaching and training strategiesSkill acquisition, talent identification and developmentNutrition and lifestyle of judokaPerformance analysis and biomechanicsInjury epidemiology and preventionSpecial considerations for female and young judokaClearly written and accessible, The Science of Judo provides upper-level students and researchers, and coaches and sport science staff working with judoka, with the most thorough and authoritative reference on sport science applied to judo currently available.

  • Science of Judo
     

    The Science of Judo is the first book to set out and discuss the science, coaching and history behind judo performance. Evidence-based and informed by the latest research, the book offers practical guidance on preparing athletes for high performance and understanding the core tenets of sport science underpinning it.Featuring contributions from world-leading experts, the book consists of chapters on all aspects of judo performance, including:The historical development of judo and its physical, intellectual and moral rolePhysical preparation for competition, coaching and training strategiesSkill acquisition, talent identification and developmentNutrition and lifestyle of judokaPerformance analysis and biomechanicsInjury epidemiology and preventionSpecial considerations for female and young judokaClearly written and accessible, The Science of Judo provides upper-level students and researchers, and coaches and sport science staff working with judoka, with the most thorough and authoritative reference on sport science applied to judo currently available.

  • Secret Science of Combat Strategy af Jules Aib Spar 19%
    af Jules Aib

    The Secret Science of Combat Strategy presents an invaluable resource for anyone interested in martial arts hoping to improve their knowledge and skills. Author Jules Aib provides instructions and details in an easy-to follow format focused primarily on those familiar with martial arts but also accessible to anyone who is interested. After a lifelong devotion to Zen-based martial arts, he clearly articulates a comprehensive collection of combat strategies from the perspective of a true martial artist. He also provides a rare, in-depth glimpse into the heart and soul of a martial artist.What are the best fighters feeling, thinking, and doing before, during, and after combat? The intriguing answer to this question seeks to satiate those who are curious about the secret world the martial artist inhabits. This remarkable book also includes photographs that exemplify the true spirit of martial arts, designed to enhance the beauty, wisdom, and deep insight into the science of combat strategy.Whether you are a practitioner of any combat system or are simply a fan of mixed martial arts, this guide offers a peek into the heart and soul of elite fighters who are true martial artists. Ultimately, The Secret Science of Combat Strategy is about winninghow to win in combat and how to win in life.

  • Fearless af Paul Henry Danylewich
    - The Complete Personal Safety Guide for Women
    af Paul Henry Danylewich

    "e;Fearless: The Complete Personal Safety Guide for Women"e; is an extensive manual that offers a unique balance of practical advice on personal safety and an array of self-defence strategies, with an academic exploration of the psychology of offenders and victims. While presenting the reader with detailed self-defence material, including strategies for safety awareness and effective physical and non-physical resistance techniques, Paul Henry Danylewich investigates the social patterns of sexual assault and domestic violence using the material from interviews with 50 sex offenders, as well as the resources provided by law enforcement agencies, rape crisis centres, hospitals, and public safety organizations in North America. Written by the director of White Tiger Street Defense, a group specializing in safety issues for women, "e;Fearless"e; offers clear instruction on physical and non-physical self-defence strategies. The two principles guiding this manual are that women in general are not conditioned or socialized adequately to defend themselves in threatening situations, and, more generally, that knowledge is power. Danylewich offers prevention tips to reduce the individual's chances of becoming the target of an aggressor and debunks myths surrounding sexual assault. He describes in detail the techniques for reducing the likelihood of being victimized in various circumstances, including: dating relationships and parties, while driving alone, working late, walking alone, taking public transit, and at home when answering the phone or the front door. To help women learn these easy and effective techniques, the guide is packed with over 140 action photo illustrations. "e;Fearless"e; contains information every woman should have to help her live more safely and with less fear. This guide is a complete personal safety manual that can empower women with the resources necessary to help recognise and avoid potentially violent situations.

  • Qigong and the Tai Chi Axis af Mimi Kuo-Deemer
    - Nourishing Practices for Body, Mind and Spirit
    af Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    Reduce stress, release pain and create whole body harmony with this practical introduction to Qigong and the yin/yang balance of Tai Chi, the ancient Chinese arts of 'movement meditation'. From reducing stress and improving posture to balance and general mobility, the many physical and mental benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi are widely celebrated. In this accessible book, Mimi Kuo-Deemer offers practices, insights and wisdom on these arts, and shows us how to support our natural capacity for energy, balance and wellbeing. Qigong's approach is based on the Chinese Five Elements or Phases of wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each natural element relates to an organ and meridian system in the body, and Qigong and the Tai Chi Axis will explore each of these elements as they relate to our physical, mental and emotional health. It also will include popular and widely practiced sequences and forms such as the 8 Brocades, Five Animal Frolics, Tai Chi Qigong 18 Forms and Five Element Qigong practices and explore how these lead to wholeness, nourishment and health.Part I: Wood Element: Nourishing our Roots Part 2: Fire Element: Nourishing the Heart Part 3: Earth Element: Nourishing the Mind Part 4: Metal Element: Nourishing the SpiritPart 5: Water Element: Nourishing our Deepest Wisdom

  • Convergent Wrestling
    - Participatory Culture, Transmedia Storytelling, and Intertextuality in the Squared Circle
     

    This book examines how the current era of "e;convergence"e; has affected, and is reflected in, the world of professional wrestling, which combines several different genres, including drama, action, comedy, horror, science fiction, and even romance. Professional wrestling's business practices exist at the intersection of bottom-up fan-centric strategies and strict top-down corporate control. Meanwhile, the wrestlers themselves combine aspects of carnival hucksters, actors/actresses, comedians, superheroes, martial artists, or stuntmen, and the narratives consist of everything from social critique to geopolitical allegories, and from soap opera melodramas to stereotyped exploitation. Bringing together the latest scholarship in the field, Convergent Wrestling analyzes various texts, business practices, and fan activities to explore the commonalities that define professional wrestling and consider how it exists in today's new media ecology. In addition, the book considers the professional wrestling industry from several different angles, from massive multinational conglomerate World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to local indie federations. As such, it will appeal to scholars with interests in popular culture, media and cultural studies, and fan practices.

  • Convergent Wrestling
    - Participatory Culture, Transmedia Storytelling, and Intertextuality in the Squared Circle
     

    This book examines how the current era of "e;convergence"e; has affected, and is reflected in, the world of professional wrestling, which combines several different genres, including drama, action, comedy, horror, science fiction, and even romance. Professional wrestling's business practices exist at the intersection of bottom-up fan-centric strategies and strict top-down corporate control. Meanwhile, the wrestlers themselves combine aspects of carnival hucksters, actors/actresses, comedians, superheroes, martial artists, or stuntmen, and the narratives consist of everything from social critique to geopolitical allegories, and from soap opera melodramas to stereotyped exploitation. Bringing together the latest scholarship in the field, Convergent Wrestling analyzes various texts, business practices, and fan activities to explore the commonalities that define professional wrestling and consider how it exists in today's new media ecology. In addition, the book considers the professional wrestling industry from several different angles, from massive multinational conglomerate World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to local indie federations. As such, it will appeal to scholars with interests in popular culture, media and cultural studies, and fan practices.

  • Breath of Fresh Air af James Moclair Spar 15%
    - Kempo Karate Novice to Intermediate
    af James Moclair

    A journey starts with the first step and your martial arts career starts when you first step into a Dojo (martial arts training hall). My book will help people of all ages who have never done any karate before to understand the basic techniques with step by step guidance and take you on an exiting journey from novice to intermediate level. More importantly you will learn a comprehensive range of practical self defence routines that are simple to follow.Even if you have practiced another style of karate or other martial art you will, with the easy to follow photographic illustrations be able to gain new and sometimes quite unique skills quite quickly and that will be of great benefit to your own martial arts

  • Way of Aiki af Jose Carlos Escobar MA. Spar 19%
    - A Path of Unity, Confluence and Harmony
    af Jose Carlos Escobar MA.

    Aikido goes beyond martial arts: it does not only resolveconflict in a constructive way but it also develops ourintuition. It gives us an insight that changes old paradigmsand transforms our current vision of the world, our mind andspirit, through the practice of harmonious universalmovements developed by its Founder, Kaiso Sensei MoriheiUeshiba. It is through its physical training system that Aikido helps usto get the technology we need to improve our lives by usingunity, confluence and harmony (Aiki). The way of Aiki is apath intended to prepare us to avoid destructive actions inorder to find the value and possibilities it offers in order todevelop an Aiki culture. This book presents basic information derived from the greatmasters teachings that might have been forgotten or neglectedthroughout the years of its expansion.

  • History of Chinese Martial Arts
     

    Chinese martial arts have a long, meaningful history and deep cultural roots. They blend the physical components of combat with strategy, philosophy and tradition, distinguishing them from Western sports.A History of Chinese Martial Arts is the most authoritative study ever written on this topic, featuring contributions from leading Chinese scholars and practitioners. The book provides a comprehensive overview of all types of Chinese martial arts, from the Pre-Qin Period (before 222 BC) right up to the present day in the People's Republic of China, with each chapter covering a different period in Chinese history. Including numerous illustrations of artefacts, weaponry and historical drawings and documents, this book offers unparalleled insight into the origins, development and contemporary significance of martial arts in China.This is a fascinating read for researchers and students working in sports history, Chinese sport and Chinese Studies.

  • History of Chinese Martial Arts
     

    Chinese martial arts have a long, meaningful history and deep cultural roots. They blend the physical components of combat with strategy, philosophy and tradition, distinguishing them from Western sports.A History of Chinese Martial Arts is the most authoritative study ever written on this topic, featuring contributions from leading Chinese scholars and practitioners. The book provides a comprehensive overview of all types of Chinese martial arts, from the Pre-Qin Period (before 222 BC) right up to the present day in the People's Republic of China, with each chapter covering a different period in Chinese history. Including numerous illustrations of artefacts, weaponry and historical drawings and documents, this book offers unparalleled insight into the origins, development and contemporary significance of martial arts in China.This is a fascinating read for researchers and students working in sports history, Chinese sport and Chinese Studies.

  • Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts af Issai Chozanshi Spar 25%
    - And Other Tales
    af Issai Chozanshi

    This collection of parables written by an eighteenth-century samurai is a classic of martial arts literature. The tales are concerned with themes such as perception of conflict, self-transformation, the cultivation of chi (life energy), and understanding yin and yang. Some of the parables seem light and fanciful, but they offer the reader valuable lessons on the fundamental principles of the martial arts; ';The Mysterious Technique of the Cat' is iconic.The ';demon' in the title story refers to the mythical tengu, who guard the secrets of swordsmanship. A swordsman travels to Mt. Kurama, famous for being inhabited by tengu, and in a series of conversations he learns about mushin (no-mind), strategy, the transformation of chi, and how the path of the sword leads to the understanding of life itself.The author, Issai Chozanshi, had a deep understanding of Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto, as well as insight into the central role of chi in the universepoints that are succinctly explained in William Scott Wilson's fine introduction and extensive endnotes. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to truly understand the philosophical underpinnings of martial arts, and how these principles relate to our existence.

  • World of Lucha Libre af Levi Heather Levi
    - Secrets, Revelations, and Mexican National Identity
    af Levi Heather Levi

    The World of Lucha Libre is an insider’s account of lucha libre, the popular Mexican form of professional wrestling. Heather Levi spent more than a year immersed in the world of wrestling in Mexico City. Not only did she observe live events and interview wrestlers, referees, officials, promoters, and reporters; she also apprenticed with a retired luchador (wrestler). Drawing on her insider’s perspective, she explores lucha libre as a cultural performance, an occupational subculture, and a set of symbols that circulate through Mexican culture and politics. Levi argues that the broad appeal of lucha libre lies in its capacity to stage contradictions at the heart of Mexican national identity: between the rural and the urban, tradition and modernity, ritual and parody, machismo and feminism, politics and spectacle.Levi considers lucha libre in light of scholarship about sport, modernization, and the formation of the Mexican nation-state, and in connection to professional wrestling in the United States. She examines the role of secrecy in wrestling, the relationship between wrestlers and the characters they embody, and the meanings of the masks worn by luchadors. She discusses male wrestlers who perform masculine roles, those who cross-dress and perform feminine roles, and female wrestlers who wrestle each other. Investigating the relationship between lucha libre and the mass media, she highlights the history of the sport’s engagement with television: it was televised briefly in the early 1950s, but not again until 1991. Finally, Levi traces the circulation of lucha libre symbols in avant-garde artistic movements and its appropriation in left-wing political discourse. The World of Lucha Libre shows how a sport imported from the United States in the 1930s came to be an iconic symbol of Mexican cultural authenticity.

  • Shelby's Folly af Jason Kelly
    - Jack Dempsey, Doc Kearns, and the Shakedown of a Montana Boomtown
    af Jason Kelly

    In 1923, not long after oil had started gushing from northern Montana fields, real-estate sales in nearby Shelby were declining, dimming the little town's prospects of becoming the "e;Tulsa of the West."e; Then the mayor's son dreamed up a marketing ploy: offer to host heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey's next fight. What began as a publicity stunt soon spiraled into a civic drama unlike any Montana had ever seen-or ever would again. Shelby's Folly tells this story in full for the first time. Against the background of boom-and-bust Montana history, the folly of Shelby's would-be promoters unfolds in colorful detail. It took months to persuade Dempsey's conniving manager, Jack "e;Doc"e; Kearns, to sign a $300,000 contract. With less than two months before the July 4th fight, the town still had no stadium and no accommodations for tens of thousands of expected fans. Jason Kelly describes the promoters' desperate measures and their disastrous results, from the first inkling of the idea to the bitter end of the fifteen-round boxing match. Shelby residents identified with the underdog challenger, Tommy Gibbons, who went toe-to-toe with the champion in an atmosphere crackling with tension. Nerves were so frayed that a holiday firecracker exploding in the arena sent shockwaves of fear through the crowd. A soap opera of financial intrigue and chicanery, Shelby's Folly chronicles how Big Sky ambition and the scheming mind of Doc Kearns collided to produce one of the most preposterous series of events in boxing history. Watch the Shelby's Folly book trailer on YouTube.

  • Steel Chair to the Head
    - The Pleasure and Pain of Professional Wrestling
     

    The antagonists—oiled, shaved, pierced, and tattooed; the glaring lights; the pounding music; the shouting crowd: professional wrestling is at once spectacle, sport, and business. Steel Chair to the Head provides a multifaceted look at the popular phenomenon of pro wrestling. The contributors combine critical rigor with a deep appreciation of wrestling as a unique cultural form, the latest in a long line of popular performance genres. They examine wrestling as it happens in the ring, is experienced in the stands, is portrayed on television, and is discussed in online chat rooms. In the process, they reveal wrestling as an expression of the contradictions and struggles that shape American culture.The essayists include scholars in anthropology, psychology, film studies, communication studies, and sociology, one of whom used to wrestle professionally. Classic studies of wrestling by Roland Barthes, Carlos Monsiváis, Sharon Mazer, and Henry Jenkins appear alongside original essays. Whether exploring how pro wrestling inflects race, masculinity, and ideas of reality and authenticity; how female fans express their enthusiasm for male wrestlers; or how lucha libre provides insights into Mexican social and political life, Steel Chair to the Head gives due respect to pro wrestling by treating it with the same thorough attention usually reserved for more conventional forms of cultural expression.Contributors. Roland Barthes, Douglas L. Battema, Susan Clerc, Laurence de Garis, Henry Jenkins III, Henry Jenkins IV, Heather Levi, Sharon Mazer, Carlos Monsiváis, Lucia Rahilly, Catherine Salmon, Nicholas Sammond, Phillip Serrat, Philip Sewell

  • Fighter's Mind af Sam Sheridan
    - Inside the Mental Game
    af Sam Sheridan

    From the acclaimed author of A Fighter's Heart comes an ';entertaining and enlightening' look inside the mental game of mixed martial arts fighting (Dave Doyle, Yahoo! Sports). In his acclaimed national bestseller,A Fighter's Heart, Sam Sheridan took readers with him into the dangerous world of professional fighting. From a muay Thai bout in Bangkok to Iowa, where he fought the toughest mixed martial arts stars, Sheridan threw himself into a quest to understand how and why we fight. InThe Fighter's Mind, Sheridan explores the mental discipline required of an elite fighter. In his training, Sheridan heard time and again (in Yogi Berra fashion) that ';fighting is ninety percent mental, half the time.' But what does this mean, exactly? To uncover the secrets of mental strength and success, Sheridan interviewed dozens of the world's most fascinating and dangerous men. He spoke with celebrated trainers Freddie Roach and Greg Jackson; champion fighters Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock, and Marcelo Garcia; ultrarunner David Horton; chess prodigy (and the inspiration forSearching for Bobby Fischer) turned tai chi expert Josh Waitzkin; and the legendary wrestler Dan Gable, among others. ';Fantastic... One of the best MMA books I've ever read, and I've certainly read my fair share.' Eric O'Brien, ';Way of the Warrior,' ESPN radio ';You don't have to care about fighting, or even know that MMA stands for mixed martial arts, to find insights into human behavior in Sam Sheridan'sThe Fighter's Mind.' David M. Shribman, Bloomberg

  • Fighting for Recognition af Smith R. Tyson Smith
    - Identity, Masculinity, and the Act of Violence in Professional Wrestling
    af Smith R. Tyson Smith

    In Fighting for Recognition, R. Tyson Smith enters the world of independent professional wrestling, a community-based entertainment staged in community centers, high school gyms, and other modest venues. Like the big-name, televised pro wrestlers who originally inspired them, indie wrestlers engage in choreographed fights in character. Smith details the experiences, meanings, and motivations of the young men who wrestle as "Lethal" or "Southern Bad Boy," despite receiving little to no pay and risking the possibility of serious and sometimes permanent injury. Exploring intertwined issues of gender, class, violence, and the body, he sheds new light on the changing sources of identity in a postindustrial society that increasingly features low wages, insecure employment, and fragmented social support. Smith uncovers the tensions between strength and vulnerability, pain and solidarity, and homophobia and homoeroticism that play out both backstage and in the ring as the wrestlers seek recognition from fellow performers and devoted fans.

  • Bond Undone af Jin Yong
    - Legends of the Condor Heroes Vol. 2
    af Jin Yong

    THE CHINESE "e;LORD OF THE RINGS"e; - NOW IN ENGLISH FOR THE FIRST TIME.THE SERIES EVERY CHINESE READER HAS BEEN ENJOYING FOR DECADES - 100 MILLION COPIES SOLD.In the Jin capital of Zhongdu, Guo Jing learns the truth of his father's death and finds he is now betrothed, against his will, to two women. Neither of them is his sweetheart Lotus Huang.Torn between following his heart and fulfilling his filial duty, he journeys through the country of his parents with Lotus, encountering mysterious martial heroes and becoming drawn into the struggle for the supreme martial text, the Nine Yin Manual. But his past is catching up with him. The widow of an evil man he accidentally killed as a child has tracked him down, intent on revenge. Meanwhile, his true parentage at last revealed, Yang Kang, the young prince Guo Jing must face in the Garden of the Eight Drunken Immortals, is forced to choose his destiny. Will he continue to enjoy the life of wealth and privilege afforded to him by the invader of his homeland, or give up all he has known to avenge his parents?Translated from the Chinese by Gigi Chang

  • Fighter af Andy Lee
    af Andy Lee & Niall Kelly

    An epic and moving journey, from the backstreets of London and Limerick to the summit of the world's most unforgiving sport.In 2005, at the age of twenty, Andy Lee left Ireland to make it in the harsh world of professional boxing. Leaving home for the dust and faded glamour of Detroit, over the next ten years, under the guidance of the legendary Emamuel Steward, he set about honing his craft, winning fight after fight and slowly climbing the professional ranks.Then, in 2012, his star ascendant, Lee suffered two devastating blows in quick succession: defeat in his first World Championship bout and the sudden loss of Steward, his guide and confidant. Bereft, his career in jeopardy, the path to redemption would test every hard-won lesson of the previous decade ...Fighter is a lyrical and philosophical memoir about resilience, bravery and the wisdom to be found at the limits of human experience.

  • Rumble in the Jungle af Erenberg Lewis A. Erenberg
    - Muhammad Ali and George Foreman on the Global Stage
    af Erenberg Lewis A. Erenberg

    The 1974 fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, staged in the young nation of Zaire and dubbed the Rumble in the Jungle, was arguably the biggest sporting event of the twentieth century. The bout between an ascendant undefeated champ and an outspoken master trying to reclaim the throne was a true multimedia spectacle. A three-day festival of international music-featuring James Brown, Miriam Makeba, and many others-preceded the fight itself, which was viewed by a record-breaking one billion people worldwide. Lewis A. Erenberg's new book provides a global perspective on this singular match, not only detailing the titular fight but also locating it at the center of the cultural dramas of the day.TheRumble in the Jungle orbits around Ali and Foreman, placing them at the convergence of the American Civil Rights movement and the Great Society, the rise of Islamic and African liberation efforts, and the ongoing quest to cast off the shackles of colonialism. With his far-reaching take on sports, music, marketing, and mass communications, Erenberg shows how one boxing match became nothing less than a turning point in 1970s culture.

  • Smokin' Joe af Jr. Mark Kram
    - The Life of Joe Frazier
    af Jr. Mark Kram

    A gripping, all-access biography of Joe Frazier, whose rivalry with Muhammad Ali riveted boxing fans and whose legacy as a figure in American sports and society enduresHistory will remember the rivalry of Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali as one for the ages, a trilogy of extraordinary fights that transcended the world of sports and crossed into a sociocultural drama that divided the country.Joe Frazier was a much more complex figure than just his rivalry with Ali would suggest. In this riveting and nuanced portrayal, acclaimed sports writer Mark Kram, Jr. unlinks Frazier from Ali and for the first time gives a full-bodied accounting of Fraziers life, a journey that began as the youngest of thirteen children packed in small farm house, encountering the bigotry and oppression of the Jim Crow South, and continued with his voyage north at age fifteen to develop as a fighter in Philadelphia. Tracing Fraziers life through his momentous bouts with the likes of Ali and George Foreman and the developing perception of him as the anti-Ali in the eyes of blue-collar America, Kram follows the boxer through his retirement in 1981, exploring his relationship with his son, the would-be heavyweight Marvis, and his fragmented home life as well as the uneasy place that Ali continued to occupy in his thoughts. A propulsive and richly textured narrative that is also a powerful story about race and class in America, Smokin' Joe is unparalleled in its scope, depth, and access and promises to be the definitive biography of a towering American figure whose life was galvanized by conflict and whose mark has proven lasting.

  • Why We Fight af Josh Rosenblatt
    - One Man's Search for Meaning Inside the Ring
    af Josh Rosenblatt

    A physical and philosophical mediation on why we are drawn to fight each other for sport, what happens to our bodies and brains when we do, and what it all meansAnyone with guts or madness in him can get hit by someone who knows how; it takes a different kind of madness, a more persistent kind, to stick around long enough to be one of the people who does the knowing.Josh Rosenblatt was thirty-three years old when he first realized he wanted to fight.A lifelong pacifist with a philosophers hatred of violence and a dandys aversion to exercise, he drank to excess, smoked passionately, ate indifferently, and mocked physical activity that didnt involve nudity.But deep down inside there was always some part of him that was attracted to the idea of fighting. So, after studying Muay Thai, Krav Maga, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and boxing, he decided, at age forty, that it was finally time to fight his firstand onlymixed martial arts match: all in the name of experience and transcending ancient fears.An insightful and moving rumination on the nature of fighting,Why We Fighttakes us on his journey from the bleachers to the ring. Using his own training as an opportunity to understand how the sport illuminates basic human impulses, Rosenblatt weaves together cultural history, criticism, biology, and anthropology to understand what happens to the human body and mind when under attack, and to explore why he, a self-described cowardly boy from the suburbs, discovered so much meaning in putting his body, and others, at risk.From the psychology of fear to the physiology of pain,from Ukrainian shtetls to Brooklyn boxing gyms, from Lord Byron to George Plimpton, Why We Fightis a fierce inquiry into the abiding appeal of our most conflicted and controversial fixation, interwoven with a firsthand account of what happens when a mild-mannered intellectual decides to step into the ring for his first real showdown.

  • 100 års boksning i USA - 1950 erne af Jonas Sølberg
    af Jonas Sølberg & Simon Østergaard Chievitz

    `Middelklassens drømmeland - Klaustrofobiens årti‘USA i 50erne er den hvide middelklasses årti og tidspunktet hvor USA cementerer sin position som verdens geopolitiske overmagt. Jack Dempseys historie gentager sig i italienske Rocky Marciano. Den hvide, hårdtarbejdende slider, der kommer fra ingenting, frelser sig selv, nationen og giver de fattige håb. Mafiaen er kommet for at blive og i Marciano finder "The Octopus" aka mafiabossen Jimmy Carbo den helt rigtige italienske hingst at bette på. Sammen fører de mafioso-bokseforbundet IBC helt til tops og overtager fuldstændig boksningen og det legendariske Madison Square Garden, som havde de monopol. Med TV'et genskabes bokseappellen i USA og sporten går fra at være mandens domæne og privilegium til at blive en familiebegivenhed foran "alteret" i stuen.Tag med på en rejse gennem USA‘s store århundrede og mærk blodet, sveden og tårerne, der har været med til at skabe USA og amerikanerne. Som historien er skredet frem har de amerikanske værdier tæsket løs på hinanden for at finde ud af, hvilke, der skulle være de "sande" i USA. Med amerikanernes mest elskede sport som ramme undersøger serien USA‘s historie - et årti af gangen - med portrætter af de største stjerner og de mest tragiske skæbner i toppen af amerikansk boksning. Serien sætter spot på race- og klassekampe, kriminalitet og mafia og en buldrende medievirkelighed, der både formidler og forvrænger historien. Serien handler ligeså meget om kultur, politik og samfund som om boksning.Jonas Sølberg er 33 år, freelance journalist og lever af at fortæller historier på tekst, video og podcast. Han er uddannet kandidat i mellemøststudier.Simon Østergaard Chievitz er 29 år, arbejder som konsulent med fokus på politik, organisationer og organisering. Han er uddannet kandidat i idehistorie.

  • 100 års boksning i USA - 1940 erne af Jonas Sølberg
    af Jonas Sølberg & Simon Østergaard Chievitz

    "Den smukkeste i en grim sport - underverdens USA"Kilo for kilo er den vanvittigt talentfulde og stilistiske "Sugar" Ray Robinson den måske bedste bokser, der har levet. I `The Raging Bull‘ Jake Lamotta finder han den hårde modstander enhver mytisk rivalisering kræver for at kunne blive til en fantastisk fortælling, hvor kontrastfulde symboler og værdier - sideløbende med bokserne - tæsker løs på hinanden i ringen. Over seks kampe og et årti, cementerer de sig sammen, som to af historiens store stjerner og største rivaliseringer. Med bombningen af Pearl Harbour i 1941 får USA den krig, økonomien har sultet efter siden The Great Depression. Anden Verdenskrig sætter for alvor gang i de propagandistiske hjul og skaber USA som verdens største nation militært og økonomisk. Efter at alkoholen igen er blevet lovlig søger mafiaens lange blækspruttearme efter nye markeder og forelsker sig i de mange muligheder for matchfixing og opportunistiske stjerner i boksningens lyssky underverden. I vores langhårede og nørdede episode taler vi også om Zappa vs Sinatra i sammenhæng med boksningens mere eller mindre tekniske stillister.Tag med på en rejse gennem USA‘s store århundrede og mærk blodet, sveden og tårerne, der har været med til at skabe USA og amerikanerne. Som historien er skredet frem har de amerikanske værdier tæsket løs på hinanden for at finde ud af, hvilke, der skulle være de "sande" i USA. Med amerikanernes mest elskede sport som ramme undersøger serien USA‘s historie - et årti af gangen - med portrætter af de største stjerner og de mest tragiske skæbner i toppen af amerikansk boksning. Serien sætter spot på race- og klassekampe, kriminalitet og mafia og en buldrende medievirkelighed, der både formidler og forvrænger historien. Serien handler ligeså meget om kultur, politik og samfund som om boksning.Jonas Sølberg er 33 år, freelance journalist og lever af at fortæller historier på tekst, video og podcast. Han er uddannet kandidat i mellemøststudier.Simon Østergaard Chievitz er 29 år, arbejder som konsulent med fokus på politik, organisationer og organisering. Han er uddannet kandidat i idehistorie.

  • 100 års boksning i USA - 1970 erne af Jonas Sølberg
    af Jonas Sølberg & Simon Østergaard Chievitz

    `Det politiske sportsikons fødsel - En nation i kaos‘70‘erne er historien om fødslen af sportsverdenens uomtvisteligt største politiske ikon og stemme nogensinde, da Cassius Clay - efter sin overlegne sejr mod brutale Sonny Liston - konverterer til Islam og bliver til muslimske Ali. Med sin kompromisløse personlighed, sin velsmurte og intelligente mund og en politiske stemme, der trodser alt og alle - ikke mindst den hvide krigspropaganda og de kristne konservative værdier - viser Ali vejen for en ny og selvsikker sort identitet, der ikke står tilbage for noget eller nogen. Årtiet er også historien om de mest legendariske kampe og største boksere i sværvægtsboksningens historie med stjernerne Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Ken Norton og Ali i hovedroller. The Thrilla in Manilla og The Rumble in the Jungle er de to sportslige megaevents, der præger 70erne og bringer Alis status op på niveauer aldrig set før eller siden i sportens verden. De sortes globale og politiske messias er født.Tag med på en rejse gennem USA‘s store århundrede og mærk blodet, sveden og tårerne, der har været med til at skabe USA og amerikanerne. Som historien er skredet frem har de amerikanske værdier tæsket løs på hinanden for at finde ud af, hvilke, der skulle være de "sande" i USA. Med amerikanernes mest elskede sport som ramme undersøger serien USA‘s historie - et årti af gangen - med portrætter af de største stjerner og de mest tragiske skæbner i toppen af amerikansk boksning. Serien sætter spot på race- og klassekampe, kriminalitet og mafia og en buldrende medievirkelighed, der både formidler og forvrænger historien. Serien handler ligeså meget om kultur, politik og samfund som om boksning.Jonas Sølberg er 33 år, freelance journalist og lever af at fortæller historier på tekst, video og podcast. Han er uddannet kandidat i mellemøststudier.Simon Østergaard Chievitz er 29 år, arbejder som konsulent med fokus på politik, organisationer og organisering. Han er uddannet kandidat i idehistorie.

  • 100 års boksning i USA - 1960 erne af Jonas Sølberg
    af Jonas Sølberg & Simon Østergaard Chievitz

    `Når "the good black guy" taber - Snigmord, desperate hvide bulldogs og de sorte stereotypers død‘Det skulle være den perfekte historie om et land, der udvikler sig harmonisk, men i stedet begynder det at slå sprækker alle steder. Den sorte sværvægtsmester Floyd Patterson er eksemplet på et komplet og rummeligt USA - en skikkelse de hvide kan acceptere i sin behagelige og "hvide" sorthed. Men den gode fortællinger fjerner ikke et samfunds underliggende spændinger. Den sorte ondskab selv - i form af den hårdtslående og brutale Sonny Liston - slår Patterson, og ødelægger den hvide fortælling . Vi taler om et af de mest eksplosive årtier i amerikansk historie, hvor modkulturens sociale protester og statens "snigmord" af enhver seriøs trussel mod det hvide status quo ødelægger glansbilledet og afslører et USA i tumult, hvor de hvide bulldogs ikke kan andet end at bide fra sig i destruktiv og kalkuleret afmagt. 70‘erne er også historien om Luther Kings pacifistiske, men aktive modstand, FBI‘s jagt på "radikale elementer" inklusiv det koldblodige mord på "The Black Messiah" Fred Hampton.Tag med på en rejse gennem USA‘s store århundrede og mærk blodet, sveden og tårerne, der har været med til at skabe USA og amerikanerne. Som historien er skredet frem har de amerikanske værdier tæsket løs på hinanden for at finde ud af, hvilke, der skulle være de "sande" i USA. Med amerikanernes mest elskede sport som ramme undersøger serien USA‘s historie - et årti af gangen - med portrætter af de største stjerner og de mest tragiske skæbner i toppen af amerikansk boksning. Serien sætter spot på race- og klassekampe, kriminalitet og mafia og en buldrende medievirkelighed, der både formidler og forvrænger historien. Serien handler ligeså meget om kultur, politik og samfund som om boksning.Jonas Sølberg er 33 år, freelance journalist og lever af at fortæller historier på tekst, video og podcast. Han er uddannet kandidat i mellemøststudier.Simon Østergaard Chievitz er 29 år, arbejder som konsulent med fokus på politik, organisationer og organisering. Han er uddannet kandidat i idehistorie.

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