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The Spada Maestra of Bondì di Mazo By Reinier van Noort et al.
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Bondì di Mazo's La Spada Maestra was published in Venice in 1696. It thus affords a valuable insight into the culmination of the use of the Italian rapier before it was ultimately supplanted... More > by the adoption of the smallsword and the development of classical fencing. In this extensively illustrated work, di Mazo discusses and demonstrates a lively style of fencing characterized by dynamic use of measure, evasions such as the inquartata, use of both edge and point, and grips and disarms. From the single rapier, he moves on to provide advice and examples of fencing with the addition of the dagger, the targa (a form of buckler), and the cape. This book is the first complete English translation of La Spada Maestra. It includes a brief introduction with historical notes, and annotations in the form of footnotes, appendices, and glossaries. Above all, it is clearly written so as to be readily understood and usable to scholars and practitioners of the Western martial arts. Click on “Preview” to see sample pages.< Less
Fencing on the Thrust and Cut By Reinier van Noort
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Johann Georg Paschen (1628-1678) was a fencing master and prolific author in the 17th century, producing numerous treatises on for example fencing, fighting with the pike, and vaulting. Not much is... More > known about Erhardus Henning, who published a small treatise on Cut-fencing in Königsberg in 1658. This book contains both these treatises, translated into English by Reinier van Noort, founder of the School voor Historische Schermkunsten in the Netherlands. In addition, photographs of the plates of Paschen are included with the text.< Less
The Lower Black River: An Outdoor Guide By Ted Standage
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Spiral Bound Book Version - "The Lower Black River: An Outdoor Guide" is your guide with everything you need to know about the Black River located in Eastern Arizona. It contains all the... More > maps, fishing, and camping info that you need to make the most of your adventures at the Black River. Email Ted at: theodore.standage@gmail.com< Less
New Mexico Organ Mountain Bouldering Guide By Lowell Stevenson
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Climbing at Pena Blanca is so enchanting. The climbing day starts low keyed and relaxed. Drive in on any day at anytime and instantly feel the peaceful vibe. All you need is your shoes, chalk bag and... More > a crash pad. You'll quickly forget about stressful words like "park hours, orientation card or over capacity". The heavy weight of capitalistic human culture quickly fades away as you experience the powerful force of pure grain bouldering.< Less
Forward Falcons: Women's Sports at Bowling Green State University, 1914-1982 By Janet B. Parks, Ann Bowers, Adelia Hostetler Muti
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Forward Falcons documents the history of Bowling Green State University women’s sports from 1914 to 1982, the year that BG’s women’s intercollegiate sports were incorporated into... More > the NCAA. During these earlier years, women coached most of the teams, and organizations composed primarily of women set the program standards. The first chapter provides an overview of women’s collegiate sport in the 20th century, both nationally and at BGSU. This chapter is followed by separate chapters about the 13 BGSU teams that enjoyed varsity status at any time through 1982. Other chapters highlight memories and legacies of former participants, as well as the 2005 Leadership Years Celebration and Title IX conference held at BGSU. Reminiscences from athletes, coaches, officials and administrators are woven throughout all chapters, along with numerous photographs and clippings. Forward Falcons is also available on CD on this site.< Less
A Sportsman's Guide to the Torah By Shlomo ben Yitzhak HaLevi
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Amusing Sports stories related to Bible.
The Practical Guide To Long Range Hunting Cartridges By Nathan Foster
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To achieve success at long ranges, you need the right cartridge! But how do we define which cartridge will best suit our needs? Those of you who read the Practical Guide To Long Range Hunting Rifles... More > were given a crash course in reality versus common belief. In this second book, The Practical Guide To Long Range Hunting Cartridges, author Nathan Foster continues to cast away myths and get to the core of matters. This is not some monotonous text book looking at cartridge line ups, repeating the same old information. As the book heading suggests- this is a practical guide to help you choose which cartridge suits you, step by step.< Less
Zero to Sixty: A Dakar Adventure By David Mills
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David Mills first discovered the legendary Dakar Rally during a three-month motorcycle tour of South America. In 2012, he became an embedded member of a Chilean Dakar team with unprecedented access... More > to the rally; now he shares the story of his experiences. This firsthand account describes the three grueling weeks he lived with the tight-knit Dakar community as they battled the brutal conditions in the ultimate long-distance, off-road competition. Zero to Sixty shares stories of crossing the driest deserts on the planet, visiting lush vineyards and wine regions, getting lost on mountain passes, encountering earthquakes and landslides, enduring drastic temperature changes, and experiencing altitude sickness at more than 15,500 feet. Zero to Sixty offers a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the legendary Dakar Rally, its people and its history, providing insight as to what drives these athletes to live on the edge of disaster while attempting to finish what is the world’s deadliest sporting event.< Less
Shorin Ryu Karate Training Manual By George Alexander
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This is the official training manual of the International Shorin Ryu Karate Federation. It encompasses the history and techniques of the system from beginner to master levels. It includes illustrated... More > techniques and katas for the entire system as well as ranking qualifications for promotion within the system. Written by top master Hanshi George W. Alexander, this is a must have for every student and instructor of Shorin Ryu Karate.< Less
BPSA Pathfinder Handbook - A5 (Coil Bound) By BPSA US
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The official handbook for all Pathfinder-level scouts in the Baden-Powell Service Association, U.S.
WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok: An Overview in the Form of Essays By David Peterson
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WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok is the legacy of the late Sifu Wong Shun Leung, one of the most famous and formidable students of Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) Gung Fu patriarch, Grandmaster Ip Man. In this volume,... More > Sifu David Peterson, author and student of the late Wong Shun Leung, presents a detailed overview of the entire WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok method in the form of individual essays that explore the forms, concepts, techniques and drills that comprise the legacy of his teacher, as well as an exclusive look at the life of Sifu Wong and his teacher, Grandmaster Ip Man. The book also discusses the very important connection between Sifu Wong and the late Bruce Lee, to whom he was a mentor, teacher and friend. Fully illustrated, in both colour and black-and-white, with never-before-published photos, along with an extensive appendix containing extra references for the reader, WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok: An Overview in the Form of Essays is a book that all practitioners of Ving Tsun should have in their reference collection.< Less
WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok: An Overview in the Form of Essays By David Peterson
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WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok is the legacy of the late Sifu Wong Shun Leung, one of the most famous and formidable students of Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) Gung Fu patriarch, Grandmaster Ip Man. In this volume,... More > Sifu David Peterson, author and student of the late Wong Shun Leung, presents a detailed overview of the entire WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok method in the form of individual essays that explore the forms, concepts, techniques and drills that comprise the legacy of his teacher, as well as an exclusive look at the life of Sifu Wong and his teacher, Grandmaster Ip Man. The book also discusses the very important connection between Sifu Wong and the late Bruce Lee, to whom he was a mentor, teacher and friend. Fully illustrated, in both colour and black-and-white, with never-before-published photos, along with an extensive appendix containing extra references for the reader, WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok: An Overview in the Form of Essays is a book that all practitioners of Ving Tsun should have in their reference collection.< Less
Old School in a Modern Age: Turkey Hunting Tales from the Central Carolinas By Matt Huntley
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This book is 12 chapters of turkey hunting stories from the central part of North and South Carolina, told by the author as though by a fireplace or campfire. There are 2 chapters of commentary at... More > the end.< 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 2014. 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
Ultralight Backpacking in Natures World 2014 By David Stutzman
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This book is designed for novice and experienced backpackers who want to reduce their carrying weight and for the beginner who is looking for guidance. Enjoy nature’s world with less weight!
Three Man Hunt By Mason Massingill
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This is a father and son enjoying quality time together in the wilderness.
The Taijiquan Classics By Yun Zhang
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Taijiquan is one of the most widely practiced and least understood martial arts in the world. Many people no longer practice Taijiquan as a martial art. Of those who do, few outside of China have had... More > the opportunity to read and understand the Classics of Taijiquan as the canon of the art. If there were scriptures pertaining to Taijiquan, the Classics would be those. The Taijiquan Classics serve as a fundamental reference for all serious students of Taijiquan. For non-Mandarin speakers, this book is the first complete compilation of the Classics in English, including clear and precise explanations of the essential concepts of Taijiquan. The Classics provide deep insight into Chinese culture generally, with descriptions of the teachings of Daoism that have guided a people over millennia. We hope that readers of this material will appreciate the depth of its content and the effort that was required to bring it to the level of clarity provided within.< Less
Fishing For Snook: Landing A Linesider By Randy Laukshtein
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All the different types of fishing have their extremists, but Snook fishermen are all extremists. Addiction, passion, obsession, whatever you want to call it, it is what makes a Snook angler... More > different than the rest. We cannot really tell you what makes us this way, but we can show you if you’re up to the challenge. A few things you need to learn to become one of us include: A Snook Fishing History, Species, Biology, & Conservation, Snook Equipment & Tackle, Live Bait that Snook love, Artificial Baits that Snook will crush, Snook Hiding Spots, Tactics & Techniques to Land a Linesider, and Basic Fishing Courtesy. Are you ready to become one of us?< Less
Dreams Fulfilled: Inspirational Comeback Stories Teacher's Edition By Tom Kloske, Steve Kloske
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Incredible inspirational comeback Stories of six determined athletes. Read amazing lessons of perseverance and the “never give up” attitude. Learn how they beat the odds by overcoming... More > obstacles of defeat, persecution, age, and doubt. Dreams Fulfilled takes you are on a journey of inspirational life stories teaching us about the unlimited spirit of human achievement that resides in all of us.< Less
It’s Not the Glory: The Remarkable First Thirty Years of US Women’s Soccer By Tim Nash
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It’s Not the Glory is the story of the first 30 years of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, telling the remarkable tale of what has become one of the most popular and socially... More > relevant sports teams in history. Using anecdotes from observations and interviews with nearly 50 players and coaches from every generation, It’s Not the Glory explains the team’s culture of excellence through the words of those who established it, and nurtured it over the years. From Heinrichs and Akers on to Overbeck, Hamm, Foudy and Lilly, through Rampone, Wambach, Morgan and Lloyd, and everyone in between, It’s Not the Glory, details the character and characters that helped the USA have an enormous impact on society while rising to the very top of the women’s soccer world.< Less
The Blue Team By Peter Young
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Shooting a basketball is a beautiful thing. With his flawless stroke, Thomas Conner has perfected the art of the jump shot. But trying to prove he can play like his hero, the great Larry Bird, leads... More > to disaster for Thomas. With the season and his career hanging in the balance, Thomas must identify and conquer his greatest enemy. If successful, Thomas and his George Washington University teammates might become the next NCAA Cinderella story. Interwoven with rich historical detail, The Blue Team is more than just basketball. It’s a story of fathers and sons, falling in love, and the redemptive power of Christ. “I got so absorbed that I read it in just two days.” Norm Sonju - Co-founder and retired President/GM, Dallas Mavericks “I laughed, I cried, and cheered as the story behind the story unfolded. The book spoke to my heart and most of all it spoke to my soul. When it ended, I wanted more!” Mike Jarvis - Author, speaker, and former head basketball coach at George Washington and St. John’s< Less
Rising Phoenix Martial Arts Ninja Kids Student Textbook By Tom Gillis
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Specifically designed to accompany training in the Rising Phoenix Martial Arts Ninja Kids Program, this text book will assist students and families prepare for exams and rank progression.
The Legends Of Landover By Glenn Dreyfuss
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Stories from the first era of the NHL's Washington Capitals, 1974-1990. (Companion website: http://capitals-legends.blogspot.com/)
36 Stratagems By Neil Ripski
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The 36 Stratagems reinterpreted from large scale warfare to one on one application for the martial artist. The book also includes philosophical discussion of the stratagems for self-cultivation and... More > personal interactions.< Less
Missouri Trailblazing 2016 By Laura Vonk
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Your guide to Missouri's equestrian trails and camping. This book gives in depth details and basic maps of the trails available for trail riders in Missouri.