Martial Arts/Defense

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1 Bonet, Eduardo; Salcedo, Luis Fernandez Bulls & Bullfighting: History, Techniques, Spectacle
Over 500 color photographs, 560 illustrations in all. The authors explore the ancient cult of the bull, feared, adored, venerated, sacrificed; the torero's psychology in besting the animal - "correcting" its "mistakes" and conditioning it; the arena and the importance of terrain (ignorance of it is certain death) ; famous cape and muleta work from the daring to the cowardly; techniques of the picadores, victims of a vengeful crowd; the matador's kill - or his own death; the use of the dagger, the horse, the pomp, the dress, and everything to know of the bullfighters domain. Includes Official Regulations with commentary, a bibliography, glossary, and index. Jacket has light shelfwear, a bit of wear at the corners, and a small tear at the spine head. The gloss of the jacket is coming loose in the gutters. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Crown Publishers, Inc.
New York, NY, 1970, First American Edition
Fine in Very Good dust jacket

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2 Lorden, Mike Practical Self-Defense: Effective Techniques for Staying Safe
0804834466 / 9780804834469; Have you ever wondered whether you could protect yourself - or your loved ones - if you were attacked or threatened? Training in practical self-defense can help you feel more confident and safe - in any environment. Illustrated with over 250 photographs, this volume offers and in-depth look at self-defense techniques, with tips, strategies, and scenarios that can help you develope the skills you need. Based on Kyokushin Karate, this book presents basic techniques, including: Throws and takedowns, punches, kicks and strikes, ground techniques and fighting, escapes from holds and grabs, distancing and body and foot movements. Practical Self-Defense also covers how to prepare yourself for an attack; how to respond to attacks in unique situations, such as in a car, on a plane, or in a restaurant; how to defend yourself using everyday items, such as a book (! ) , magazine, hairbrush, or a pen. Presented in an easy-to-follow manner, this book is an authoritative and thorough introduction to self-defense training. 103 pages, the cover has a bit of scuffing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Tuttle Publishing
Boston, MA, 2003, First Edition
Near Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
Price: 6.44 USD
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