A simple and powerful form of kung fu, wing chun is ideal for women interested in the art of self-defense. This book covers the first form of wing chun kung fu, and is appropriate for intermediate and advanced practitioners, as well as beginners. 130 photos.
Ideal for riders looking to get fit, this program helps equestrians at every level improve their riding position and endurance and work out like professionals. Ground exercises help to develop suppleness, flexibility, and coordination, while simple mounted exercises help riders correct common problems such as seat stability and aid coordination. The activities--demonstrated by an Olympic dressage rider--are specially created for athletes to help them reach peak strength. Perfect for both the barn and the show circuit, this guide is also designed to help reduce stress and tension in the saddle.
Since its inception in 1990, the Roxy brand has been the tastemaker for girls' beach apparel. Their surf team, The Roxy Girls, are world champion surfers who epitomize the effervescent fun of being a beach girl. This chunky compendium collects the best photographs of the Roxy girls' exploits over the past decade, whether on land or in the water. With over 200 sun-drenched photographs sprinkled with musings on the ocean life by the Roxy team, this volume is a graphic and elegant ode to surfer girl culture.
An updated edition celebrating the greatest Steelers players including members of the Super Bowl XLV team!
The ninja were trained in secret schools using only a few books, written in code. The "Shoninki" is one of these coded manuals, presenting the arts of concealment, espionage, and survival. This classic text confirms the path of the ninja as an authentic spiritual discipline.
Spanning three continents and defying the odds, three runners' collective quest to run the four-minute mile captivates the world and steals headlines from the Korean War, the atomic race, and such legendary figures as Edmund Hillary, Willie Mays, Native Dancer, and Ben Hogan.
Lefty Kreh is one of the most experienced, well-prepared, and thoughtful anglers in the world. In 101 Fly-Fishing Tips, he shares this wealth of experience with a variety of commonsense solutions to the problems that anglers face. His tips include: how to pacify a fish; which hook-sharpening tools to use, and when; how to take a rod apart when it's stuck; what to do to avoid breaking your rod when a fish runs under your boat; how to dry waders and find leaks; why long hat brims affect casting accuracy; and much more.101 Fly-Fishing Tips is sure to improve a fly fisher's success, comfort, and enjoyment while on the water, and is a must-have for any serious angler. (51/2 X 81/4, 96 pages, b&w photos, diagrams, chart)
In every sport, in every country around the world, there are fans on the losing side who "know" that something other than skill and luck beat their favorite team or player. Sometimes they're actually right. That's why sports lovers will devour this inside look at the 25 biggest myths and scandals in professional and collegiate athletics. Elliott Kalb examines each potential outrage in detail, supporting and debunking popular beliefs along the way. In some cases, proof does exist that the "fix" was in--like the 1919 World Series thrown by the Chicago "Black" Sox players or the conspiracy to keep African Americans out of Major League Baseball until 1947. In others, there remain only whispers of wrongdoing and suspicious circumstances, including the Jets' win in Super Bowl III and Muhammad Ali's first-round knockout of Sonny Liston. This is sure to capture the imagination of anyone who has ever wondered what really happened behind the scenes.
In order to avoid risking life and limb when the unexpected strikes, this definitive follow-up manual provides further in-depth instructions on how to "bombproof" horses. This method of training works for any number of unexpected incidents and unusual terrain, such as backfiring cars, speeding motorcycles, floating plastic bags, and crossing water and ditches. After reviewing the techniques from the first volume, this guide simplifies an array of new challenges: behavior problems, trailer loading, navigating parades and large gatherings, defensive riding, and self-defense techniques for the rider.
The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip" is part travel manual, part ballpark atlas, part baseball history book, part restaurant and city guide, and, not least, part epic narrative. For the second edition, the authors provide updated information on every venue from Boston to L.A., plus brand-new chapters for the brand-new parks.
Over 20 million Americans run recreationally, but doing it right is more than a matter of buying an expensive pair of shoes and heading for the track. Building on the popularity of "The Beginning Runner's Handbook, " this practical, easy-to-use guide provides a step-by-step program for running a half or full marathon for the first time. It shows readers how to get motivated and set realistic goals, choose the proper shoes, eat right, build strength and endurance, and avoid sore muscles and injury. The book includes tips from elite runners on such subjects as staying motivated when the weather is extreme, running technique, running with a dog, and running partners. Finally, the book describes strategies for the race, what to expect on race day, and the psychological effects of finishing a half or full marathon. Most importantly, it includes a full training program designed to ensure that that crucial first race is a winner.
Step-by-step instructions for every knot and splice the boatowner will ever need to know.
He was the man who followed The Legend, exiled forever to his fate as the man in the shadow of Woody Hayes. He was fired from Ohio State in a stormy Thanksgiving controversy played out in national headlines. Yet in terms of tenure, only The Legend himself had a better record at OSU. Filled with the recruiting, the behind-the-scenes stories of the big games, the controversies both on and off the field -- and the unforgettable presence of Woody -- Earle is a story of toughness, honor, and independence. It is, finally, a coach's life at the pinnacle, conforming only to the code of the field itself, where movement is ruled by perseverance, pride, and gritty determination.
Here are the highly successful training techniques used at one of the top golfing schools in America--the Golf University in San Diego. It was founded by Ken Blanchard, coauthor of the bestselling books "The One Minute Manager, Raving Fans, " and "Gung Ho!" In this brilliant book, Blanchard applies his management wisdom to the game of golf. He explains how you can take the same methods that are highly effective in business and adapt them with astonishing success to your golf game. Using training techniques that have been tested with pupils from beginners to low handicappers, "The One Minute Golfer" offers a long-overdue program for playing and enjoying golf, while improving your game.