Sparring Partners

Sparring Partners
Author: Leigh Morgan
Publsiher: Leigh Morgan
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-09-06
ISBN: 1452350108
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sparring Partners Book Excerpt:

What if everything you always thought you wanted could be yours simply by saying "I do"?Billionaire Jordon Bennett needs to find a wife, now, to secure his position as CEO of B.H. Holdings.Reed Mohr could use a miracle to help pay for her alternative elder care facility, Potters Woods.Inside and out of the dojo, can these two survive sparring with each other? Find out in SPARRING PARTNERS.

I took my sparring partner then the rest of the gym had a go

I took my sparring partner then the rest of the gym had a go
Author: Jilly Bangs
Publsiher: Jilly Bangs
Total Pages: 9
Release: 2021-07-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I took my sparring partner then the rest of the gym had a go Book Excerpt:

My female sparring partner didn't know how women got treated in this gym, but she was about to find out...

Risk Failure Play

Risk  Failure  Play
Author: Janet O'Shea
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN: 0190871555
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Failure Play Book Excerpt:

Risk, Failure, Play illuminates the many ways in which competitive martial arts differentiate themselves from violence. Presented from the perspective of a dancer and writer, this book takes readers through the politics of everyday life as experienced through training in a range of martial arts practices such as jeet kune do, Brazilian jiu jitsu, kickboxing, Filipino martial arts, and empowerment self-defense. Author Janet OâShea shows how play gives us the ability to manage difficult realities with intelligence and demonstrates that physical play, with its immediacy and heightened risk, is particularly effective at accomplishing this task. Risk, Failure, Play also demonstrates the many ways in which physical recreation allows us to manage the complexities of our current social reality. Risk, Failure, Play intertwines personal experience with phenomenology, social psychology, dance studies, performance studies, as well as theories of play and competition in order to produce insights on pleasure, mastery, vulnerability, pain, agency, individual identity, and society. Ultimately, this book suggests that play allows us to rehearse other ways to live than the ones we see before us and challenges us to reimagine our social reality.

Fighting Talk

Fighting Talk
Author: Bob Jones
Publsiher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2013-08-16
ISBN: 1775534391
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting Talk Book Excerpt:

From 'A Low Blow' to 'Went the Distance', a fascinating and lively examination of the regular use of terms from the boxing ring in our everyday language. Have you ever stopped to notice how often your local newspaper or favourite magazine uses the terms 'On the Ropes', 'The Gloves Are Off' and 'Knockout Punch'? How often TV newsreaders will say that a politician has "Thrown His hat in the Ring', is a 'Big Hitter', is 'Taking it on the Chin', is 'Down for the Count' or has the 'Killer Instinct'? Knight of the realm, leading businessman, colourful and controversial commentator, and boxing aficionado Sir Robert - Bob -Jones certainly has. Over a period of years he made careful note of how often terms cropped up and then retraced their etymological origins in boxing history. The result is a lively, entertaining, and thought-provoking miscellany of boxing terms that are now part of our everyday English language. Some have strayed far from their original meanings, others are more frequently in use now than at any other time. Jones asks why that might be, and his answers are, well, a knockout.

Sports in Chicago

Sports in Chicago
Author: Elliott J. Gorn
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0252075234
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sports in Chicago Book Excerpt:

A wide-ranging history of Chicago sports

Assembly Bills Original and Amended

Assembly Bills  Original and Amended
Author: California. Legislature. Assembly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assembly Bills Original and Amended Book Excerpt:

Fighting As Real As It Gets

Fighting As Real As It Gets
Author: Michael Staack
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN: 3476049914
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting As Real As It Gets Book Excerpt:

Michael Staack’s multi-year ethnography is the first and only comprehensive social-scientific analysis of the combat sport ‘Mixed Martial Arts’. Based on systematic training observations, the author meticulously analyses how Mixed Martial Arts practitioners conjointly create and immerse themselves into their own world of ultimate bodily combat. With his examination of concentrative technique demonstrations, cooperative technique train-ings, and chaotic sparring practices, Staack not only provides a sociological illumination of Mixed Martial Arts culture’s defining theme – the quest of ‘Fighting As Real As It Gets’. Rather further-more, he provides a compelling cultural-sociological case study on practical social constructions of ‘authenticity’.

Body Soul

Body   Soul
Author: Loïc J. D. Wacquant
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0195305620
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Body Soul Book Excerpt:

In the late 1980s Wacquant, a white, French-born, French and American sociology graduate student, entered the Woodlawn gym on 63rd Street in Chicago and began training as a boxer. This text invites us to follow Wacquant's immersion into the everyday world of Chicago's boxers.

Knowledge intensive Business Services

Knowledge intensive Business Services
Author: David Doloreux,Mark S. Freel,Richard G. Shearmur
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780754678892
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge intensive Business Services Book Excerpt:

This timely volume brings together current research on knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) and innovation from a geographic or territorial perspective. Researchers from across Europe and North America explore areas such as innovation related cooperation between KIBS firms and their industrial partners, how KIBS firms mediate business knowledge and the impact that KIBS make in their local, regional and international contexts.

Leo Houck

Leo Houck
Author: Randy L. Swope
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2019-01-16
ISBN: 1476634637
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leo Houck Book Excerpt:

While many of his peers began their careers as farmers and factory workers, Leo Florian Houck became a boxing sensation at age 14, enabling him to support his mother and six siblings after his father's death. Houck's career really took off in 1911 with a 20-round victory over world-class welterweight Harry Lewis in Paris. During 1913 Leo became the leading middleweight contender in America. This biography details Houck's early years in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, his long career in the ring--including 200 fights--and his 27 years as Penn State's legendary boxing coach.

Is Your Destiny Calculated

Is Your Destiny Calculated
Author: Rickey Jaikaran
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012-04-27
ISBN: 1449744303
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is Your Destiny Calculated Book Excerpt:

The world is baffled and in great distress when it comes to the future. The global financial crisis has shaken the foundation of the kingdoms of the world. History has proven that men who pursued their destiny in God lived the greatest and most secured life on Earth. They were answers to crisis, and crisis enhanced their destiny. They were unstoppable! When the nation of Israel was in slavery in Egypt, Moses stepped into his destiny and brought an end to their crisis. Joseph rose up and brought an end to crisis in his generation. Your destiny has power over crisis. God has your destiny calculated. God alone knows the future. This book is to encourage you to discover and show you how to fulfill your destiny in God. It will show you: • Wrong labels you are carrying lead you in the wrong direction • Ignorance to spiritual blockages in your destiny can be costly and cause delay • How you are impressive with your gifts but making the wrong impact • How your gifts will empower you into your destiny • How leadership by the Holy Ghost is the greatest leadership • To be the best, you need to be with the best and learn from the best – Jesus Christ Your destiny is an answer to the world. You are sent to Earth by God to be an answer. Be that answer by fulfilling your destiny.

Hangin Tough

Hangin    Tough
Author: Jawed Akrim
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2021-05-17
ISBN: 1665585064
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hangin Tough Book Excerpt:

Hangin’ Tough is a collection of essays and short stories that celebrate boxing. Jawed Akrim, a lifelong scholar and fan of the noble sport, answers an individual question with each essay or story. The question-and-answer format engages readers and encompass a variety of topics, such as: • Was there ever someone more intimidating than Mike Tyson? • Were people scared to fight Muhammad Ali? • Has a boxer ever been so nervous that they didn’t leave the dressing room? • Who would win in a match between Sonny Liston and Rocky Balboa? • What was the most unrealistic thing that happened in the Rocky movies? Filled with colorful personalities such as boxers Muhammad Ali, Canelo Alvarez, Sonny Banks, Trevor Berbick, David Bey, Joe Louis, and many others, the book also highlights trainers and other sports figures with a connection to the ring. Prepare to be shocked, amazed, and even horrified as you take a walk on the wilder side of boxing history.

Reputation Management in Small and Medium sized Enterprises

Reputation Management in Small and Medium sized Enterprises
Author: Robert Burkhardt
Publsiher: Diplomica Verlag
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2008-04
ISBN: 3836658259
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reputation Management in Small and Medium sized Enterprises Book Excerpt:

“It takes 20 years to build up a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” (Warren Buffett) British Petrol, Deutsche Bank, Nike, Siemens, Volkswagen – what do these companies have in common? First, they are part of the world market leaders in their business area and successful trendsetters, e.g. British Petrol in sustainable resources, Nike in sports goods and Siemens in high technology. Second, all of them had these “five minutes” to ruin their reputation. They are perceived in close contact with environmental pollution, mass layoffs, child labour, corruption and fraud. What went wrong and how strong were the economical influences from these issues? In fact, these companies did not care enough about managing their reputation in an appropriate way and it is obvious that they underestimated the power of their stakeholders. Reputation Management comprises the total of a company’s systematic activities to influence its reputation positively. By now it is regarded as a pivotal instrument to support corporate management. Due to their size and influence, multinational corporations dominated upcoming reputation issues for decades. But in the age of Internet and mobile communication reputation has become more visible for every size of company, which requires explicit management. As a result, Small and Medium-sized companies face a new challenge. This work will contribute in bringing more clarity into this situation.

Mastering Karate

Mastering Karate
Author: Jerry Beasley
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780736044103
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering Karate Book Excerpt:

He's been named the Instructor of the Year by Black Belt magazine and dubbed "the published authority on American karate" by Karate International magazine. Now Jerry Beasley, ninth-degree black belt, shares his insights on the technique and tradition behind the most popular form of karate in the western world. In Mastering Karate, Beasley focuses on the crucial components of advanced karate techniques that will enhance your individual performance and give you the edge in sparring situations. The detailed descriptions and photographs will help you visualize and develop the critical skills needed to progress through the intermediate and advanced ranks. Mastering Karate also includes specific offensive and defensive strategies you can adapt in competition as well as an entire chapter dedicated to teaching styles and methods that you can apply to become more effective in the dojo. With advanced training methods for physical and mental preparation, this book offers the practical tools you need to succeed. In addition to a wealth of training techniques, Mastering Karate presents ideas and concepts about history, traditions, etiquette, and training methods, it traces the evolution of western karate and shows how it has been influenced by superstars like Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, and Bill Wallace. Mastering Karate is an invaluable resource for students in all karate disciplines. Whether you're an advanced black belt, an intermediate student striving for improvement, or an instructor in search of contemporary training methods, you'll benefit from this comprehensive resource. Use the experience and instruction of Jerry Beasley to guide you to success.

Punches Prayers

Punches   Prayers
Author: Ricky Ray Taylor
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2018-11-07
ISBN: 1642993603
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Punches Prayers Book Excerpt:

Punches and Prayers is a colorful memoir of a tired & worn amateur boxer from the Gulf Coast who, amidst stepping foot in nearly every state in America, ended up establishing a career, falling in love and finally embracing Jesus in the greatest city in the world. The Ten Commandments of a Boxing Gym 1. Honor Thy Coach. Do not curse at, disobey, disrespect, aggravate, back talk, slap box with, or shadow box with the trainer. 2. Never Forget Your Mouthpiece. Always be ready to box. 3. Put Your Stuff Up.Do not leave wraps, gloves, shoes, mouthpiece, cups, headgear, or anything else on the floor for someone else to pick up. Do it yourself. 4. No Profane Outbursts. Nobody cares how you feel. Keep it to yourself. 5. Compose Yourself as a Champion at All Times. No lying on the floor, hugging the heavy bags, running around the gym, or pursuing any other end which does not constitute the means of becoming a champion. 6. No Food in the Boxing Ring. The boxing ring is for fighting, not eating. 7. Do Not Offer Unsolicited Advice to Another Trainer's Fighter. Ask the trainer if it is okay to speak with his/her fighter beforehand. 8. Know the Difference Between Sparring and Fighting. Sparring: looking to improve. Fighting: going in for the kill. 9. Be Mindful of Your Surroundings. Do not jump rope by the bags. Refrain from doing floor exercises where people are working. Leave the ring if fighters need to spar. 10. Follow Gym Etiquette Change clothes in the dressing room. Place wet gear where it belongs. Do not encroach into someone's space. Report broken/downed bags or accessories. No fighting/sparring outside of the ring.

Jess Willard

Jess Willard
Author: Arly Allen,James Willard Mace
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-06-09
ISBN: 1476626375
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jess Willard Book Excerpt:

Jess Willard, the “Pottawatomie Giant,” won the heavyweight title in 1915 with his defeat of Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion. At 6 feet, 6 inches and 240 pounds, Willard was considered unbeatable in his day. He nonetheless lost to Jack Dempsey in 1919 in one of the most brutally one-sided contests in fistic history. Willard later made an initially successful comeback but was defeated by Luis Firpo in 1923 and retired from the ring. He died in 1968, largely forgotten by the boxing public. Featuring photographs from the Willard family archives, this first full-length biography provides a detailed portrait of one of America’s boxing greats.

Thai Kickboxing for Beginners

Thai Kickboxing for Beginners
Author: Peter Belmar
Publsiher: PB Publications
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2006-03
ISBN: 0955149002
Category: Muay Thai
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thai Kickboxing for Beginners Book Excerpt:

This book is aimed at the beginner wishingto learn the art of Thai Kickboxing.It includes astep-by-step technique photo guide.A practical and easy-to-understand beginner's guide to Kickboxing and Muay Thai.

Historical Dictionary of Boxing

Historical Dictionary of Boxing
Author: John Grasso
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2013-11-14
ISBN: 0810878674
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Boxing Book Excerpt:

The Historical Dictionary of Boxing focuses on the as champions of boxing along with the lesser-known boxers who helped shape this sport. More of these boxers come from the United States but there are others from Europe, Asia and Latin America, and there are also entries on the major boxing countries as well. Plus entries on the rules, on the organizations, and on the technical terminology and jargon you have to know just to follow the bouts. The introduction provides a broad view of boxing’s history while the chronology traces events from 688 B.C. to 2012 A.D. Not all that much has been written on boxing that is not ephemeral, but much of that literature can be found in the bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the sport of boxing.

Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men

Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men
Author: Colin Bateman
Publsiher: Arcade Publishing
Total Pages: 326
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9781559703765
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men Book Excerpt:

In a sequel to "Divorcing Jack," Dan Starkey is in New York to write a book about an upcoming boxing bout and finds himself dealing with racial and political mayhem and the possible disintegration of his marriage.

Professional Boxing

Professional Boxing
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1847
Release: 1960
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Boxing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professional Boxing Book Excerpt: