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Coaching Coaches ... for players, parents, and coaches from youth through high school age sports By Coach Finnie
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Improve the sports life for players, parents, and coaches by opening the lines of communication between the three key groups in sports for ages 5-18. Give players, parents, and coaches the... More > information needed to make sports a great experience for everyone involved for the ages of 5-18< Less
The Seven Star Mantis Book: Soft Principles By Raymond Fogg
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Describes the twelve soft principles of the Seven Star Praying Mantis System, and celebrates 33 years of the Kung Fu Exchange. Also includes memorial pages dedicated to the late Grandmaster Chiu... More > Leun. Also features the forms Chop Choi, Mui Fa Kuen, Mui Fa Lok, Tung Leung Juk Dong, and Tung Leung Toa Toe.< 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
Fall Guys By Marcus Griffin
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Fall Guys: The Barnums of Bounce. The inside story of the Wrestling Business, America's most profitable and best organized professional sport. Originally published in 1937, this well-researched book... More > exposed the wrestling game and showed it to be a cutthroat business of fixed matches, shady promoters, and show wrestlers. Discusses the early days of Frank Gotch before delving into the conglomeration of the business with the rise of the Gold Dust Trio (Strangler Lewis, Toots Mondt, and Billy Sandow) and its version of slam bang wrestling.< Less
The Bodhisattva on the Sideline By Dan Weintraub
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A few thoughts by veteran soccer coach Dan Weintraub about coaching youth sports.
The Study of China Hand Techniques By Morinobu Itoman
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The Study of China Hand Techniques is unique in the literature of Okinawa Karatedo. It is the first book of its era to provide not only an outline of the history, and philosophy of Toudi (Karate) but... More > also provides detailed instruction on a broad range of techniques and their application including striking, kicking, locking, throwing, and choking.< Less
No Boys Allowed: The Definitive Case Against the NBA Age Limit By Paul Palladino
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Long range three-pointers, highlight reel crossovers and gravity-defying slam dunks combine to make the NBA one of the most exciting professional sports leagues in the world. Millions of young men... More > dream of playing on the world’s brightest stage. With stars hailing from six continents, the NBA is home to a diverse mix of global cultures. As inviting as the league is to foreign players, there is one group it wants nothing to do with: 18-year-old ballers. Instead of having the option to enter the NBA Draft after high school graduation, the next wave of superstars faces a one-year detour. At best, they march unscathed through a season of college basketball before signing a guaranteed contract worth millions of dollars. For the unlucky, however, the path is littered with obstacles preventing them from reaching a life-long goal. No Boys Allowed argues it is in the best interests of both the league and its players to repeal the age limit before more careers are derailed.< 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
Clendenin Method: Four Words for Great Skiing (B/W) By John Clendenin
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The third edition of The Clendenin Ski Method: Four Words for Great Skiing describes efficient, effortless bump skiing focused on baby boomers. The favorite, all-inclusive Key has been added. The... More > entire book has been fully reviewed for clarity for those readers not fortunate to attend an on-snow camp. Reviews of Four Words for Great Skiing can be found at http://clendeninmethod.com/method/book/reviews/< Less
Perspectives of Modular Instructor Guide By Bram Frank
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This book is an Instructors guide to the Modular Tactical System: Modular Blade Concepts-Martial Blade Concepts-Martial Blade Craft as developed by Bram Frank. The system is based on Filipino Martial... More > Arts and uses simple gross motor skills and simple modules of motion to achieve tactical use. This book is an instructors guide that shows HOW to teach as well as WHAT to teach. For MBC instructors its a must and for anyone wanting to learn the concepts of MTS:MBC it will open the door to the methodology. The book features tactical tools designed and patented by Bram Frank expressly for the Modular system. The responsible use of edged tools( knives) is shown and the fact that less than lethal response is more effective than lethal to stop any opponent and control a situation. Liability and Legality of the use of the tools and training are discussed in detail.< Less
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
Destination Unstoppable By Maureen Electa Monte
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In early 2015, I had the opportunity to bring my approach to the Cranbrook-Kingswood Boy’s Varsity Hockey Team. They were talented but struggling and did not play like a cohesive unit. We... More > ignited and harvested their competitive spirit, while at the same time, built a trust bank to deepen their commitment and connection to one another. They became unstoppable because they felt unstoppable. This story, chock full of leadership lessons, serves as a model for leading, accelerating, and fully harnessing the talent on a team. What does a former NFL player say about this book? "History is littered with gifted individuals and teams that failed to reach their full potential. You must invest in a player's strengths and the strengths of the collective to build a championship team. This book will teach you to discover the untapped talent on your team, and harness it to reach your Destination Unstoppable" – Ryan Diem, Super Bowl XLI Champion, Indianapolis Colts '01-'11< Less
THE 9-MILE MARATHON By MARLIES KORT
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It’s easy to get wrapped up in following those ‘standard’ training schedules. The shocking truth is they're all based on a big lie. Marlies is not just a champ, nor just a great... More > coach. She’s a visionair. Passionate about running. And sharing. Teaching. With a strong desire to exploit new insights. Not afraid to change the running society. Marlies teaches us how we can do without the old ’no pain no gain’ mantra. It is new, and yes, disruptive. Breaking with what most coaches tell you today. There isn’t any other marathon training program like it.< Less
Boxing by the Numbers: The Heavyweights By James V. Trunzo
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BOXING BY THE NUMBERS: The Heavyweights is a unique look at the real abilities of the heavyweights who fought throughout the history of the division. It strips away speculation, reputation and... More > hyperbole; and measures 160 heavyweight boxers by what they actually accomplished during their careers. Eschewing the standard means of ranking fighters, BOXING BY THE NUMBERS: The Heavyweights eliminates all meaningless bouts, and through an intricate mathematical rating system determines a fighter's true worth. Who a fighter fought and at what stage of their respective careers becomes paramount. Each fighter analyzed has pages dedicated to the logic that went into his ranking: what did he do to earn it, myriad statistics and a summary of all the boxer's major fights. Sure to be controversial, BOXING BY THE NUMBERS: The Heavyweights is a "must own" for anyone who has ever followed the sport of professional boxing.< Less
Fight Like The Wind Apache Knife By Robert Redfeather & with Stace Pitts
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Robert Redfeather’s Apache Knife Combat System is a comprehensive knife fighting system that covers Apache history; close quarters combat techniques, defensive skills, respect for a knife and... More > the value of human life. Apache knife is different, it does not teach you to stand your ground but to be fluid like the wind. “I am proud to keep alive a near extinct fighting art and Apache culture that values life as well as defensive techniques and skill. As my Apache Knife Combat System has become known, I have had more Native Americans seek me out to learn the fighting style of their ancestors. I am honored to have had the opportunity to plant this seed that has been hidden away and continue to watch it grow. I am so filled with pride to be teaching one of the oldest traditional Native American Fighting Arts.” - Robert Redfeather Redfeather teaches Law Enforcement, U.S. Military, private contractors as well as personal training for civilians. This book is an introduction to basic Apache Knife® Combat System.< Less
Joe’s Valley: A Bouldering Guide to Classic Moderates By Brian Koralewski
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A guidebook to the best moderate boulder problems in Joe's Valley. • V0 – V7 • 26 Mega-Classics • 22 Classics • 34 other Greats • Minimal Hiking • Clear... More > Directions • Clear Descriptions • Full Color Action Photos of each problem • Up-to-date info on new Camping Area, New Welcome Park, Water, Toilets, & Broken Problems. Not Included: Hundreds of lesser quality problems. Not Included: Hundreds of harder problems: V8 - V14 Not Included: Several longer approach areas. Not Included: Sandbagging In 20 years of climbing, I’ve had my share of getting lost because of hard-to-follow info; of hiking a long way only to find out the “classic” isn’t that special, or is cruelly sandbagged. This guide aims to help you avoid being lost, bored or sandbagged; and make Joe’s Valley convenient, efficient & fun. Enjoy!< Less
BPSA-US Timberwolf Handbook (Coil-Bound) By Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA-US)
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The 5th edition of the BPSA-US Timberwolf Handbook, to be used as an accompaniment to the BPSA-US Timberwolf program for youth aged 8-10. Please visit bpsa-us.org for enrollment information.
Field Book for Otters By Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA-US)
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The second official BPSA-US Otter Handbook, to be used as an accompaniment to the BPSA-US Otter program for youth aged 5-7. Please visit bpsa-us.org for enrollment information.
The Secrets of Koga-ryu Ninjutsu By Don Roley
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This work is the translation of Fujita Seiko's "Ninjutsu kara Spy-sen e" (From Ninjutsu to Spy Warfare.) Published originally before the war, a later edition changed the name and added two... More > chapters. This work is how traditional ninjutsu can be used in the modern age.< Less
Clendenin Method: Four Words for Great Skiing By John Clendenin
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The third edition of The Clendenin Ski Method: Four Words for Great Skiing describes efficient, effortless bump skiing focused on baby boomers. The favorite, all-inclusive Key has been added. The... More > entire book has been fully reviewed for clarity for those readers not fortunate to attend an on-snow camp. Reviews of Four Words for Great Skiing can be found at http://clendeninmethod.com/method/book/reviews/< Less
Sports Sim Magazine, Issue #1 By MWN Publications
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THIS IS THE E-BOOK PDF VERSION. Sports Sim Magazine is a new periodical that will discuss new and existing sports simulation games. For sports fans who have played or still play games such as those... More > created by the Strat-O-Matic game company, there has always been a draw to replaying your favorite teams, players, and seasons. From baseball to golf to pro wrestling, there still exists today a growing number of fans who want to play general manager or coach to some of the greats of eras past and present. Sports Sim Magazine will feature articles on fan replays, home brew creations, the pros and cons of specific games, game reviews, the history of sports simulation gaming, new game releases, statistical analysis, and gaming strategy. SSM will also feature new, basic games that can be played quickly and with your younger family members. Get a copy of Sports Sim Magazine and let the games begin!< Less