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Shaolin Kung Fu magazine. By Eric Ling
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Old magazine published in Hong Kong - highly collectable.
Poolology - Mastering the Art of Aiming By Brian Crist
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***** eBook edition ***** Poolology is a breakthrough aiming system for pool players. I was once asked, "How do you aim?", and I couldn't answer. I said I didn't know, and I'm sure the... More > player that asked me that thought I was holding out on him, keeping some great secret to myself. But it was true - other than to call it instinct, I had no idea how to aim. I'd never been taught how to aim. I just shoot balls into the pocket. This question, "How do you aim?", is what prompted me to write Poolology. After experimenting with various aiming systems, I learned that most aiming systems don't work for most people. That explains why so many pool players struggle to be consistent shot makers. I wanted to fix that. I wanted to find a system that could teach players how to aim any shot on the table, how to develop a feel for pocketing balls. No such system existed, until now. It's called Poolology!< Less
Catalina 36 -- Owner to Owner By Alex Lynch
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Upgrades, mechanical tips and maintenance advice by Catalna 36 owners, for Catalina 36 owners - this book is a must-read for every sailboat owner. This how-to book is centered around the Catalina... More > 36 -- the most popular, best-selling 36' sailboat in the world. Comprising 198 pages, it has over 50 articles, over 330 photos and graphics, over 28,000 words -- a compilation of the best suggestions/idea/tips from 31 different contributors. Whether you own a sailboat, once owned a sailboat, or dream of sailing the world someday, you'll read and re-read this until the pages fray!< Less
The Sundowners By Kevin R Smith
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A biographical encyclopedia of the black prizefighter from 1870-1930. 650 pages of information on the lives and careers of over 150 black boxers, from the famous to the unknown.
The Vertical Jump Development Bible By Kelly Baggett
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The definitive how to manual on vertical jump improvement. Performance Coach Kelly Baggett shows you exactly how he increased his own vertical leap by 20 inches and how you can increase yours too. ... More > Over 20 scientifically ground and battle tested programs for athletes of all ages and levels of advancement. Whether you're male or female, 12 yrs. old or 50, you will learn how to get the most out of your training and how you too can gain consistent vertical jump improvements of up to 20 inches or more.< Less
The Perfect Game By Roy B. Merritt
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This tells the story of a small town boy who became a star baseball pitcher, was asked to sign a contract for the New York Yankees, but went into teaching and coaching instead. His claim to fame is... More > having pitched an "almost Perfect Game", 17 innings that ended in a 3-3 tie. His poetry reflects the artistry of baseball and the players of the game.< Less
Crystal Mountain's South Backcountry By Sam Landsman, Erik Adams
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For the experienced and inexperienced alike, this book provides valuable information on 62 unique runs in Crystal Mountain's South Backcountry, including how to get to them and what to expect once... More > you’re skiing them. It is filled with dazzling photographs of many of the runs that clearly illustrate what you can expect. The book is available in this stunning full-color version as well as the black and white version. More information available at www.crystalbackcountry.com< Less
The Bartitsu Compendium, Volume II: Antagonistics By Tony Wolf
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IN 1899, E.W. Barton-Wright devised the martial art of Bartitsu as a process of cross-training between jujitsu, boxing, savate and stick fighting, designed to beat the fearsome street gangsters of... More > Edwardian London at their own game. The second volume of the Bartitsu Compendium provides resources towards continuing Barton-Wright’s experiments. It combines extensive excerpts from fifteen classic Edwardian-era self defence manuals, including well over four hundred illustrations.Volume II also offers an extensive collection of long-forgotten newspaper and magazine articles on Bartitsu exhibitions and contests; original articles on Bartitsu history and training; a complete course of Edwardian-era “physical culture” exercises; personality profiles, essays and more besides. The Bartitsu Compendium, Volume II is a must-have companion piece for the first volume in this series, and offers further fascinating insight into the world of “antagonistics” in Edwardian England. < Less
Seienchin - Karate and the Kata By jason armstrong
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A textbook dedictaed to karate and the kata and bunkai of Seienchin. There as an architectural maxim that says “form follows function”. Many in the modern karate world interpreting kata... More > take the form and try to fit function around the stylized motion i.e. they are having “function follow form”. Originally the kata were formed as icons to archive self defense scenarios and therefore were created on the basis of “form following function”. This text is not concerned with minor style differences (comments are of course given with regard to different styles and approaches) as one must remember that as little as 100 years ago the “modern karate styles” did not exist. Therefore, the focus of this text is on a core embusen (pattern) of the kata Seienchin and its applications – which are style universal and applicable to Goju, Shito-ryu, Kyokushin and Okinawan styles. A complete study of any kata should involve its history, philosophy, sports and medical physiology and application.< Less
English Master of Defence By Zach Wylde
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A reformatted reproduction of Zack Wylde's 1711 book containing his true art of Single-Rapier, or Small-Sword; all the guards of Broadsword and Quarter-Staff and the exact rules of Wrestling
Tri-Valley Trails: Hiking adventures in the greater Livermore, Amador and San Ramon Valleys By Nancy Rodrigue, Jacky Poulsen
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This book features over 60 hikes in ten different parks in the Tri-Valley area of the San Francisco East Bay. Many of the parks are in the East Bay Regional Park District while others are local... More > parks. The book includes an overview of each park as well as detailed descriptions of each hike. These descriptions include a difficulty rating, approximate mileage and altitude gain, as well as hike highlights. The book targets hikers of all levels from novice to advanced.< Less
Aerial Hoop Manual Volume 2 By Rebekah Leach, Julianna Hane
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In the Aerial Hoop Manual Vol.2 there are over 1000 pictures in this beast of a book. Study advanced ways to move under the hoop with classic moves such as meathooks, heel hang and toe hang. Hone... More > your technique of the shoulder stand and splits all around the hoop in chapter two. Throughout the manual learn more about aerial theory and the big picture of how moves relate to one another in the "about this move" descriptions that accompany every move. There are chapters specifically dedicated to single point lyra and double point. In those chapters, you will learn the unique set of moves that can be done with one or two rig points, respectively. Once you have those moves down, turn to the chapter on transitions for fresh ideas on connecting the puzzle pieces. Bonus material in the book includes tips on spotting and the last two chapters introduce you to partner work. These chapters cover mirroring, stacking, weight sharing and more.< Less
The Bartitsu Compendium, Volume 1: History and the Canonical Syllabus By Tony Wolf
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The Bartitsu Compendium is a complete guide to the history, theory and practice of Bartitsu, an eclectic martial art founded by E.W. Barton-Wright in the year 1899. Bartitsu was a combination of... More > four of the most effective self defence methods known at the time - jiujitsu, boxing, savate and stick fighting. The Compendium features over two hundred and seventy pages of original essays, rare vintage reprints and never-before-seen translations, illustrated with hundreds of fascinating photographs and sketches.< Less
Nine Times and Big Rock Outdoor Companion 3rd Edition (Color edition) By Brad Caldwell
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Third edition guidebook to Big Rock South Carolina. Includes around 250 bouldering routes and 40+ rope routes.
Divide by Two Wheels: Racing a Mountain Bike Unsupported, 2,700 miles from Canada to Mexico on the Continental Divide By Michael J. Devitt
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Spanning 2,700 miles from Banff, Alberta, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico, the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route annually serves as the host for the Tour Divide Bikepacking race. With no awards or prize... More > money for the winners and no entry fee, the Tour Divide is the ultimate athletic test of endurance and self-sufficiency in a battle against nature, the elements, breakdowns (both mechanical and mental), and fatigue, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Continental Divide. Divide by Two Wheels is the story of one man’s experience in racing the 2016 Tour Divide, overcoming the adversities of the route and the challenges of equipment failure while making friends and experiencing the kindness of strangers along the way. This story of an epic adventure will have you dreaming of your own Tour Divide experience, learning what you are truly capable of with new challenges around every corner and over every summit.< Less
Poolology - Mastering the Art of Aiming By Brian Crist
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(NOTEBOOK/SPIRAL BINDING EDITION) Poolology is a breakthrough aiming method for pool players. I was once asked, "How do you aim?", and I couldn't answer. I said I didn't know, and... More > I'm sure the player that asked me that thought I was holding out on him, keeping some great secret to myself. But it was true - other than to call it instinct, I had no idea how to aim. I'd never been taught how to aim. I just shoot balls into the pocket. This question, "How do you aim?", is what prompted me to write Poolology. After experimenting with various aiming systems, I learned that most aiming systems don't work for most people. That explains why so many pool players struggle to be consistent shot makers. I wanted to fix that. I wanted to find a system that could teach players how to aim any shot on the table, how to develop a feel for pocketing balls. No such system existed, until now. It's called Poolology!< Less
Judo, A Catchy Game! By Mark Donners
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The author of this book is a native Dutch, born and raised in the Netherlands. This popular book was first published in the Dutch language and over time it became an asset to many Dutch judo... More > teachers. This book gives you a lot of ideas and examples of games that can be applied to your judo class. More than 100 games and variations that can give any judo class a spin. The games can be used by those who just started to teach as well as those who are more experienced in teaching.< Less
FOOTBALL By MOSTAFA AIZANE
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This book contains 80 effective training games and drills for attacking players age 15 and older. Included are exercises for passing, movement and support, crossing and finishing, long range... More > shooting, quick counter-attacking and much more.< Less
Rank Advancement Syllabus for the Recreational Judoka By Gregory West
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A structured program for the study of judo, from white belt to brown belt. This syllabus is a rigorous and challenging program, broken down into skills appropriate for each level of development. It... More > provides a way for students, parents, and instructors to track progress and prepare for rank testing.< Less
Glory and Heartbreak: The History of Men's Intercollegiate Basketball in the San Francisco Bay Area By Bernie Schneider
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This book recaptures the exploits of the San Francisco Bay Area's intercollegiate men's championship teams, coaches, and players. These championships included teams from Stanford, Cal, and the... More > University of San Francisco and featured Hall of Fame players such as Bill Russell, K.C. Jones, "Hank" Luisetti, and Jim Pollard. The coaches featured are Hall of Famers Pete Newell and Phil Woolpert. USF was also a racial pioneer. Then the book describes the winning seasons of the "Best of the Rest" from almost a hundred years of college basketball in the San Francisco Bay Area from the 1920's to 2016. Players featured are Bill Cartwright of USF, Steve Nash of Santa Clara, and Jason Kidd of Cal. Coaches include Mike Montgomery of Stanford and Cal, Randy Bennett of St. Mary's, and Carroll Williams and Dick Davey of Santa Clara. Lastly, the book includes an appendix of interesting facts including all of the Bay Area's Hall of Famers and the names and ranking of the all-time best players divided by sides of the Bay.< Less
Riding the Tennis Wave By Dick King
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This book is based on the author's experiences which paralleled the wave of tennis popularity over the 65-year period between 1951 and 2016. It is divided into five sets (sections) which cover tennis... More > during his high school years in Olney, Illinois; collegiate years at Southern Illinois University; high school coaching years at Stephen F. Austin High School in Austin, Texas; years as a United States Professional Tennis Association teaching professional in Texas; and collegiate coaching years at the University of Texas-Austin and Temple College, Temple, Texas.< Less
Taiji Fencing Principles, Vol. 1 By Chongyi Xia
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Taiji Fencing Principles, Volume 1 is the introductory handbook for foundational fencing ability in tai chi sword practices. This book offers practitioners of internal sword styles the necessary core... More > principles for applying their skills in fencing and combat, and provides an excellent starting point for swordsmen of other styles and newcomers alike. This 200+ page manual includes the 9 foundational principles, with 15 fencing drills, and over 30 illustrations. Tai Chi Sword is a classical Chinese martial art which is defined by its elegance and grace. But in true-to-life combat, it can be difficult to apply these deeper skills, as most resort to hacking and slashing while under pressure. In this handbook, the reader will learn how to train their thoughts and reactions to utilize the postures found in their Taiji / Tai Chi sword forms, and develop a sense of competence in the engagement with an opponent.< Less
HocKEY To Success: A Youth Coach's Essential Guide By Patrick Rimar
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No writing covers the complete gamut of what is necessary for coaching youth hockey players as successfully as Coach Rimar. It is a “must have” manual in any hockey library. — Tom... More > Watt, four time NHL head coach, NHL Coach of the Year, Stanley Cup winner, coach in two World Championships, two Olympics and three Canada Cups This book is a one of a kind hockey resource every coach should utilize! — Todd Krygier, 10 season NHL player, three time Team USA member Stimulating and inspirational reading, I recommend this book be read by coaches of all levels. — Jack Brownschidle, 9 season NHL player, two time Team USA member The instruction in this book would be of benefit to any individual working in minor hockey. — Todd Marchant, 17 season NHL player, Stanley Cup winner, Team USA Olympian The coaching, both tactically and physically, is ahead of the times. — Mike Mudd, pro player, AHL Executive of the year, A.D. Worcester State University< Less
Yong Chun White Crane Kung Fu By Martin Watts
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The history , techniques and traditions of white crane kung fu from Yongchun , Fujian. This guide gives an overview of the main lineages and wushuguans teaching white crane in the county of Yongchun.... More > Referencing previously un published chinese texts and aural material. A more detailed look is made at the Weng Gong Ci wushuguan expounding the forms, theories and training techniques. A comparative analysis is made with other styles including correlation with section of the japanese bubishi. An overview for beginners, a guide for travellers and some detailed information for those already training in yongchun white crane or related styles.< Less
Trout Fishing in Chilean Rivers: A Concise Survey By Alexander MacDonald & Ian Ruxton (ed.)
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This book was first written in 1940, but could not be published in wartime conditions because paper was scarce, and minds were not on leisure pursuits. It was revised in the early 1950s. The author's... More > love of the sport of fishing and of his adopted country Chile shines through the book, along with his gentle humour. It was his hope and intention to introduce the wonderful fly fishing in Chile to an English-reading audience. Now at last this fine book is published. The editor has added a brief biography of the author, footnotes and a preface, but otherwise the manuscript is as it was in 1952.< Less