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The Encyclopedia Of Martial Arts Movies

Author : Bill Palmer
ISBN : 9781461672753
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 41.66 MB
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The Encyclopedia covers the genre from 1920 to 1994. The genre, however, can be very confusing: films often have several titles, and many of the stars have more than one pseudonym. In an effort to clarify some of the confusion, the authors have included all the information available to them on almost 3,300 films. Each entry includes a listing of the production company, the cast and crew, distributors, running times, reviews with star ratings whenever possible, and alternate film titles. A list of film series and one of the stars' pseudonyms, in addition to a 7,900 name index, are also included. Illustrated.
Category: Performing Arts

Films Of Fury

Author : Ric Meyers
ISBN : 9780979998959
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 20.76 MB
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From Bruce Lee to James Bond, Jackie Chan to Jet Li, Enter the Dragon to Kung Fu Panda, Crouching Tiger to the newest “Karate” Kid, kung fu films remain a thrilling part of movie-lovers’ lives. Now World Martial Art Hall of Fame inductee, award-winning author, Kung Fu Panda consultant, and the acknowledged pioneer in the genre presents his magnum opus on the subject, incorporating information and revelations never before seen in America. In more than three hundred and fifty pages, Meyers reveals: ...the one man Bruce Lee was not able to defeat... ...the one mistake every American kung fu filmmaker makes... ...what makes Jackie Chan run and why he can’t be beat... ...the greatest woman kung fu warrior of all time... ...why kung fu became gun fu... ...what kung fu actually is (and, maybe more importantly, what it isn’t)... ...and even how kung fu films could save your life! From its ancient Peking Opera origins to its superhero-powered future, Ric Meyers reveals the loony, the legendary, and everything in between. Filled with exclusive interviews, shrewd reviews, and unique insights, this vivid, action-packed book may delight, surprise, fascinate, and even enlighten you with a personal V.I.P. tour through the wondrous world of the most ridiculously exhilarating movies ever made. Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Book is the official basis for, and expansion of, Ric Meyers’ script for the 2011 film documentary Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie (
Category: Performing Arts

Inside Kungfu Chinese Martial Arts Encyclopedia

Author : Sensei/Renshi Nathan Chlumsky
ISBN : 9781329119420
Genre : History
File Size : 32.15 MB
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Inside Kungfu: Chinese Martial Arts Encyclopedia is intended to serve as a general reference tool for anyone interested in the martial arts, its history, or even China's history. The book takes a look "Inside" Chinese Martial Arts only, with a chart devoted to Chinese, Japanese and Korean pronunciation; A section about China's Martial History; A section about the Shaolin Temple History; Information about the Beijing Opera; Information on several martial arts from A to Z totaling around 363 styles; Information on over 110 weapons used throughout China's history, and much, much more. Including dynamic pictures and illustrations by myself and even a little information about yours truly. It is my love, respect and admiration for the martial arts that has inspired me to write this book in hopes that, you, the reader, enjoys learning the facts and history as much as I did; and maybe, inspire you to take a wonderful journey in the martial arts training of your choice if you have not already done so.
Category: History

The Unauthorized Jackie Chan Encyclopedia

Author : John Corcoran
ISBN : IND:30000083714158
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 32.33 MB
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The Unauthorized Jackie Chan Encyclopedia offers readers and fans a comprehensive A-to-Z look at everything related to Jackie Chan and his unparalleled popularity and success. Regularly referred to as the world's biggest superstar, Jackie Chan has enjoyed more then three full decades of celebrity, and was only the second (after Bruce Lee) Asian star to gain full acceptance by - even domination of - the American pop film genre. The book's A-to-Z format is another huge hook here - besides Chan's perennial popularity. (And, since Chan produces at least one major US movie each year, his continued popularity and presence is virtually guaranteed.) This encyclopedic approach has been used successfully for other genre books, such as Encyclopedia Madonnica (not ours), but it has never been done for Jackie Chan. Acclaimed author John Corcoran (The Ultimate Martial Arts Q & A Book, Summer 2001), has spent his entire professional life in the martial arts and martial arts journalism. He is well connected and well positioned to support the book as needed. This is a very strong, timely addition to our martial arts list (This book is not authorized by Jackie Chan or his companies or representat
Category: Performing Arts

The Martial Arts Encyclopedia

Author : Jennifer Lawler
ISBN : 1570280681
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 40.4 MB
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Entries cover techniques, stylistics, renowned martial artists, weapons, and geographic background
Category: Sports & Recreation

Ultimate Martial Arts Encyclopedia

Author : John R. Little
ISBN : 0809228351
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 27.81 MB
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Essays drawn from the pages of "Inside Kung-Fu" offer an overview of major martial arts styles, demonstrating techniques and exploring fighting strategies and mental discipline.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Encyclopedia Of Japanese Martial Arts

Author : David A. Hall
ISBN : 1568364105
Genre : Reference
File Size : 22.22 MB
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"This authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia is an invaluable resource for martial artists of all levels, scholars, researchers, institutions, and anyone interested In Japanese history and culture"--
Category: Reference

The Way Of The Warrior

Author : Chris Crudelli
ISBN : 9780756651855
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 45.28 MB
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Drawing on the vast body of styles practiced around the world, including ancient and obscure styles from every continent on the planet, The Way of the Warrior is an indispensable, one-stop reference work for anyone interested in the martial-arts canon.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Combat Sports An Encyclopedia Of Wrestling Fighting And Mixed Martial Arts

Author : David L. Hudson Jr.
ISBN : 9780313343841
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Fistic combat represents the greatest human drama in all of sport. Roman gladiators thrilled citizens and emperors alike when they entered the octagon to face an intense, life-threatening experience. Boxing, the sport of kings, also has its roots in the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome. Banned in 500 A.D. by the Emperor Theodoric, it resurfaced twelve centuries later in England. John Milton praised it as a noble art for building character in young men, and sports writer A.J. Leibling dubbed it the Sweet Science. Many of its major protagonists - men such as Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali - have become transcendent, near-mythic heroes. But boxing is not the only combat sport, and mixed martial arts, in all their ferocious beauty, represent the fastest growing sports genre in the world. Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) has joined boxing in paying seven figures to some of its champions, and draws millions in its pay-per-view events. This book details leading figures in boxing, sumo wrestling, kickboxing, Greco-Roman wrestling, and mixed martial arts (including organizations such as Ultimate Fighting, PRIDE, K-1, Total Combat, and SportFighting). Over 150 entries cover champions, contenders, and other famous combatants from all over the world, as well as legendary promoters, managers, trainers, and events. Also included in this encyclopedia are sidebars on controversies, highlights, brief bios, and other noteworthy events, along with a general timeline. .
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Mma Encyclopedia

Author : Jonathan Snowden
ISBN : 9781554908448
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 57.96 MB
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' "Did you see the big fight this weekend'" The question used to be about boxing matches, when the giants of the fight world were Mike Tyson and Roy Jones. Now fans are leaving the sweet science in droves for the combat sport of the future: mixed martial arts (MMA). MMA has drawn millions on cable and network television, as well as out-performed professional wrestling and boxing on pay-per-view. Fans are attracted to the sport, but unlike boxing (where strategy and technique are limited to using both your left and right hands), an MMA fight can be surprisingly complicated. The MMA Encyclopedia puts the fighters, the facts, and the fundamentals of the world's fastest growing sport at your fingertips as the definitive reference guide to mixed martial arts. The encyclopedia will break the MMA language barrier for those who don't know a wristlock from a wristwatch, while at the same time offering perspective and analysis that will entertain the hardcore fan who already has the basics down pat. With three appendices that detail the results of every MMA'fight in history, this the ultimate reference book for the ultimate sport.
Category: Sports & Recreation