The first English-language book to detail the combat systems and martial culture of a land shaped by centuries of conflict.
The Martial Arts of Vietnam presents an engaging overview of the evolution of Vietnamese martial arts from 2,000 BCE until today.
We will look at the mythical origins of the Vietnamese people and the impact that invasions from neighboring countries had on the martial culture of Vietnam. We will discover how kings and governments promoted and, in some cases, crushed martial traditions; alongside how Vietnams’ unusual geography both protected and exposed martial styles and lineages.
This work offers stunning photography, era timelines, and regional maps that allow for an engaging adventure through Vietnam’s northern, central, and southern regions, all in search of events and catalysts that shaped its martial history through the ages.
History tells us that early God of the Game Christy Mathewson, a volunteer in the Chemical Warfare Service during World War I, was exposed to poison gas in a training accident in France that led to his premature death.
But accounts from some close to Mathewson and other evidence some recently discovered cast doubt on this story. And the question is raised: If the poison gas incident is merely a myth, what really happened? What uncomfortable truths might lie behind the official history, now thoroughly entrenched in baseball lore? What secrets perhaps involving the institution of baseball itself are being protected?
The novel THIS NEVER HAPPENED jumps off from authentic recently discovered documents about a WWI army unit that included all-time baseball greats Mathewson, Honus Wagner, Big Ed Walsh, the fiery Ty Cobb, and others. In a seamless blending of fact and fiction, author and political scientist JB Manheim imagines answers to the mystery behind Christy Mathewson s death. It s a multigenerational story filled with intrigue, adventure, and a shocking event that triggers a cover-up, one that continues to this day.
The best of both Eastern and Western stick fighting techniques
The Art and Science of Stick Fighting is a unique, non-style specific, approach to fighting with the short stick. Its curriculum is streamlined and divided into nine logical stages of training that allow the reader to quickly and methodically learn and develop the skills needed for fighting with the stick. Whether you are just starting out, or have been practicing stick fighting for years, there is something for everyone in this book. Also included are systematic workouts and descriptions of how to make and use specific training equipment as you learn and master The Art and Science of Stick Fighting.
The Art and Science of Stick Fighting features
Nine levels of instruction, progressing from easy to expert
Over 700 photos with motion arrows
A “nondenominational” approach to the stick, utilizing the best of Eastern and Western arts
A comprehensive, methodical approach to building stick fighting skills
Tennis is one of the most mentally and spiritually rigorous sports on the planet. Even if the talent is there, developing winning mental habits is paramount to having success on the court. This book will help coaches develop those skills in players, using a simple but effective strategy that focuses on three tenets: Compete Learn Honor. Compete: We will give our best effort 100 percent of the time. Learn: We will be open, curious, humble learners. Honor: And on and off the court, how we reveal our character with our actions will show respect for and bring credit to ourselves, our families, our teammates, our school, and the game of tennis. Teaching the mental part of tennis is without a doubt the toughest area of the game to make tangible with action steps. This an essential book to help give players and coaches easy-to-understand steps that can help any player have a chance to consistently play at the top of their skill level.
Conor Nash has lived his life with a single purpose—to pitch in the Major Leagues. He’s been released from professional baseball contracts ten times over a sixteen-year career, but he’s overcome every obstacle to finally reach The Show when he’s a decade too old. As he faces the specter of injury-forced retirement, he becomes a man neither he nor his wife recognizes.
During his career, Conor avoided the trap of alcohol and drugs because his drug was baseball. And what can an addict do when he realizes he will never get that high again? Conor climbs treacherous Camelback Mountain, drinks a bottle of Champagne, recalls people and events, and seeks an answer. Who is Conor Nash if he can’t pitch?
When Qatar won its bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, it was the ultimate sporting miracle for a young and ambitious nation. But the critics were quick to judge, saying that Qatar, with no football history of its own, didn’t deserve the chance to host the biggest football tournament in the world.
In Journeys on a Football Carpet, Qatar-born journalist and author Matthias Krug sets out to debunk that myth by sharing the fascinating inside story of the country’s football evolution over the past six decades.
Weaving in his family’s N64:P73 journey spanning four decades and two generations in Qatar, this is the untold story of Qatar’s surprising, challenge-filled and inspirational journey. From its earliest football days towards becoming the epicentre of the football world in 2022, Qatar has realised the Maroon sporting philosophy: No dream, no matter how big, is impossible.
What an amazing journey for Edith and Harold's only Son!
I have spent 33 years in the Major Leagues, traveling around the world eating at the best restaurants, such as Tramonti in Delray Beach, Florida to La Scarola in Chicago IL to Hunan Homes in San Francisco, CA.
I have shared meals with some of the world's greatest people such as Neil Armstrong, Charles Barkley, Bob Knight, Yogi Berra, Thurman Munson, Stan Musial, Red Schoendienst, Jack Buck and so many more.
My spectacular journey includes stories from behind-the-scenes of my professional baseball career that, until now, were only told in clubhouses, dugouts, or when out to dinner with me.