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.
A vivid and realistic picture of the most controversial sport on Earth, On Boxing is a riveting, electrifying journey through a world of glitter and gore--where heart-soaring triumph and heart-rending tragedy go hand in hand. A magnificent work by a consummate artist.
Doug Lennox, the head referee of Q&A, delivers the score on everything from All-Stars to Zambonis, the skinny on how the term hat trick originated, and the answer to just where hockey was invented. You'll also discover all sorts of fascinating things about the giants of the game, from Gordie Howe to Alexander Ovechkin.
Over 1 million people compete in triathlons annually, and the new edition of "Triathlon 101" provides the information you need to join in, including training grids, information on preventing overtraining, and sample workouts. This guide is essential when running your first triathlon or for guidance in enjoying better results in your next triathlon.
Bigger Faster Stronger" accommodates the strength and speed needs of athletes by providing them with a complete conditioning system. This new edition builds on the success of the first with updates on the most current strength training techniques and exercise variations. This guide provides the information you need to outperform the competition.
In 1866, just one year after the end of the Civil War, the first documented female baseball players took to the field at Vassar College. Those early pioneers paved the way for women who would play baseball as both amateurs and professionals up to the present day. Some were headlining stars on barnstorming teams, while others organized and operated their own teams, and from the 1890s through the 1930s they were known as Bloomer Girls, due to the baggy pants created by Amelia Bloomer. In 1988, the American Womenas Baseball Association began play in the Chicago area. With play starting in 1990, the Washington (DC) Metropolitan Womenas Baseball League is now the oldest operating womenas amateur baseball league in the country. In 2001, a true baseball World Series was held in Toronto, Canada, with womenas baseball teams from the United States, Canada, Japan, and Australia. That event will celebrate its fifth season in 2005.
An Alaskan legend himself, author Kaniut brings together 28 tales and legends that focus on the wisdom of bears and the strength of the human spirit in encounters with them.
An inside look at young American cyclists trying to break into European pro racing.