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An Open Secret: A Student’s Handbook for Learning Aikido Techniques of Self-Defense and the Aiki Way by Tony Blomert
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 23,160. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Shintoism(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Aikido is a self-defense martial art (budo) founded by Morihei Usehiba (O’Sensei) in Japan. Tony Blomert shares his experience and wisdom in this training guide about etiquette, tools and weapons, rank examination, relationships between students and teachers, etc., essential to learning Aikido and ultimately the Aiki way. An Open Secret provides a proven learning methodology for Aikido that can be
Jose Silva Guide to Mental Training for Fitness and Sports: Think and Grow Fit by Jose Silva
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,010. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2009 by Ed Bernd Jr.. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports training(5.00 from 1 review)
Research has shown conclusively that when you practice mentally - at the correct level of mind - you will gain almost as much benefit as when you practice physically. When you combine physical and mental practice, your results are far greater. Now the world's Number One mind training program will show you how. Whether you are a pro, a weekend warrior, of a fitness fanatic, this book is for you.
Triathlon for Girls Like Us by Gloria Safar
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,860. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports training(5.00 from 1 review)
All you need to know for having a great time in your triathlon: common questions, expert opinions, training plans, how to avoid injuries, nutrition, and much more. Triathlons are a great physical and mental challenge. Finishing one is always a proud moment! With information specifically addressing women participation in the sport, this book is a great guide for beginners and experienced alike.
Adventures in Water Skiing: Part 1, Hot Dogging by Tony Klarich
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,900. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Water sports(5.00 from 1 review)
Tony Klarich, well known pioneer and innovator, recounts his journey to notoriety as the world’s premier hot dog water skier. From the Long Beach Marine Stadium to the Parker Strip of the Colorado River and beyond, Klarich achieved water skiing fame with the help of his uncle Mike Murphy and the promotions of Herb O’Brien. Includes scores of classic photos and video links.
Making Sense of the NFL Draft by Dr. Michael Lee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,930. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby(5.00 from 1 review)
Insights into the current NFL Draft process as a predictor of eventual player success in the NFL. Current draft ranking criteria are examined and de-bunked and substitute criteria, supported by scientific research, are suggested. The book analyzes the analyzers. Making Sense is written in a “conversational” style, with numerous examples, lists, tables and references.
Risk to Gain by Mark Chisnell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,080. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Water sports, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing(5.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever dreamed of sailing around the world? If so, it probably wasn’t like this - stomach-churning storms, frustrating calms, broken gear, shattered hopes and stunning victories. Risk to Gain is the story of the men and women aboard two boats sailing around the world in the classic Whitbread Race. Travel with them on their voyage and gain a unique insight into their inspirational journey.
Blazing Bicycle Saddles by James Clarke
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,820. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the very funny story of six South Africans - mainly writers - who, on a whim, decide to explore "Darkest Europe and bring back to Africa stories about its strange natives". On hired bikes (none had cycled since childhood) they began with a 1 000 kilometre ride down the Danube. Over the years many other regions were explored. The story is told by their not terribly good leader.
Escort by Beth Barnes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,720. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Water sports, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports safety(5.00 from 1 review)
An experienced kayaker shares her passion, insights & the 'how to' of escort kayaking for the open water, long distance swimmer.
An Old Salt's Practical Guide to Boating by Donald Bates-Brands
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 46,890. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing(5.00 from 1 review)
A basic boating guide, told in a salty tale format. Emphasis is on the practical and not on calculations and theory that the average boater doesn't need. The author has over 40 years of experience on the water as a pleasure boater, Coast Guardsman and commercial tug captain. This is an easy reading and entertaining way to become a proficient boater.
Game Fishing Diaries - Volume 2 by Chic McSherry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,400. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing(5.00 from 1 review)
I do like to write, and for the most part some folks do like to read what I write and, since almost all of these stories were commissioned and written for publication in a variety of outdoor and travel magazines it seemed a shame not to expand on them a little bit and package them up into a second volume.
Motorcycle Safety (Vol. 1) Accident Free Riding, It's Not By Accident - Proven Techniques To Keep You On The Road And Off The Pavement by Robert H. Miller
Series: Motorcycle Safety. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 21,690. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motorcycling(5.00 from 1 review)
My experience is Accident-Free Riding is a mental exercise 90% of the time, but it's this mental aspect of road riding that's been neglected until now. This book addresses that issue. As a life-long motorcyclist with five decades of riding experience and hundreds of thousands of accident-free miles and an unscathed motorcycle with 140,000 miles, I'll let you decide if what I've learned helps you.
A Gigantic Whinge on the Celtic Fringe by Martin Edge
Price: $2.45 USD. Words: 51,680. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the story of a circumnavigation of Ireland aboard my 27ft yacht in 2011. From the Forth I went round Ireland anti-clockwise, which people tell me is the ’wrong way round’. Most of the journey was sailed solo. I skirted a lot of the bits of the ‘Celtic Fringe’. By sea Celtdom doesn't look so much a 'fringe' as the centre, a fact which I rant about quite a lot
Kilimanjaro: One Man's Quest to Go Over the Hill by M.G. Edwards
Series: World Adventurers Series, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,020. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues(5.00 from 1 review)
Kilimanjaro: One Man's Quest to Go Over the Hill chronicles the author's attempt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. At forty years old and on the verge of a midlife crisis, he tried to change his life by climbing a mountain. This book is for climbers and hikers interested in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and for anyone who feels over the hill and needs to make a life change.
Excuse me, which way is the Baja 1000? by Airborne Andy
Series: Adventures of Airborne Andy, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 31,180. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motorcycling, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration(5.00 from 1 review)
An aging working man and avid motorcycle enthusiast finds himself with one more chance at real adventure. With off-road riding skills developed as a teenager but unused for several decades, no desert racing experience, and a general purpose motorcycle suited more for commuting than off-road racing, Airborne Andy throws caution to the wind and reaches for the brass ring – The Baja 1000!
Birdies, Bogies and Kiwis: Golfing and Touring New Zealand by Liz Clark
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 51,550. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf, Nonfiction » Travel » By region(5.00 from 1 review)
With 400 established courses, no country on Earth has more golf courses per capita than New Zealand. We’d heard visitors easily enjoy a game without the overcrowding experienced in many other parts of the world. So, when Geoff, my best pal and golfing partner popped the question, I was pretty darned pleased. “A golfing trip to New Zealand? When do we leave?”
Itching After Rovers by Mick Pickup
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,630. Language: British English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby(5.00 from 1 review)
The story of a football fan embarking on an odyssey following his hometown team by hitchhiking around the British Isles and Europe. It charts the rise of his club from obscurity to English Premier League Champions. Interspersed with tall tales written by the author for his club fanzine, this story should prove entertaining to not only football fans, but also those not interested in sport.
Riding into The Sunrise - Recollections of a bicycle journey across Russia by Gregory Yeoman
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 89,390. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling(5.00 from 1 review)
Spring 1993. 14 months earlier the USSR had collapsed and with Russia accessible once more Gregory Yeoman and his expedition companions set off on their bicycles to ride from the Baltic to the Pacific. Over 153 days they encountered wild landscapes, wild people, crumbling hotels and Siberia’s two cheeses on an extraordinary adventure through a nation finding itself after 70 years of Communism.
Training on Empty by Lize Brittin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,020. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Eating disorders, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging(5.00 from 1 review)
An engaging and honest autobiography of a former elite runner who nearly perished from anorexia, one that also explores the biopsychosocial and sociological aspects of this pervasive, malignant, but ultimately surmountable disease. Brittin's comprehensive account of her tribulations combined with her background in psychology makes this a unique must-read for athletes & health professionals alike.
Bijeg u planine by Berislav Lončarević
Price: Free! Words: 37,760. Language: Croatian. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Snow sports(5.00 from 1 review)
„Bijeg u planine“ je knjiga o počecima snowboarda u Hrvatskoj, ali to je isto tako i istinita priča o šarolikoj grupici individua koja je odlučila potražiti jedan drugačiji put. Ti inovativni klinci su okrenuli leđa gradu i svemu što on predstavlja, otisnuli se put planina, snijega i pokušali oživjeti one stare ideale poznate nam iz vremena hippy pokreta ili rock and roll revolucije šezdesetih.
Violence in Rugby by John H. Kerr
Price: Free! Words: 48,350. Language: British English. Published: November 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby(5.00 from 1 review)
This book focusses on unsanctioned violence in rugby, and describes rugby's most renowned violent deeds, profiles infamous players and chronicles the most notorious incidents. It examines violence in the past, how rugby violence is changing in the modern game and its relationship with the criminal and civil law. This is the first book to explore violence in rugby in the widest sense.