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Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis--Lessons from a Master

The tennis classic from Olympic gold medalist and ESPN analyst Brad Gilbert, now featuring a new introduction with tips drawn from the strategies of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Andy Murray, and more, to help you outthink and outplay your toughest opponents. A former Olympic medalist and now one of ESPN’s most respected analysts, Brad Gilbert shares his timeless tricks and tips, including “some real gems” (Tennis magazine) to help both recreational and professional players improve their game.

The Tao of Gung Fu: A Study in the Way of Chinese Martial Art (Bruce Lee Library)

This is the book that Bruce Lee had intended to publish as an in-depth follow up to his Chinese Gung Fu. Prior to his death, he had written the majority of the text, which explores such topics as yin-yang as it applies to martial arts, Eastern and Western fitness methodologies, and studies of martial arts and self-defense techniques. Also included is Bruce Lee's Gung Fu "scrapbook" of anecdotes on the histories and traditions of the various martial arts of China. The manuscript was completed and edited by martial arts expert John Little in cooperation with the Bruce Lee Estate.

The Barcelona Way: Unlocking the DNA of a Winning Culture

FC Barcelona are one of the most successful football clubs in the world. In the four years that Pep Guardiola was in charge they won fourteen of a possible nineteeen trophies - a success rate never matched. However, what makes FC Barcelona unique is the winning culture that has delivered sustained success for much longer than the customary four-year cycle of an elite team. Lying at the very heart of their success is how they deal with people and the care and attention given to the environment in which those people are nurtured: practices which are of equal relevance to all organizations trying to channel the activities of their talented individuals for the corporate good. In The Barcelona Way, sports psychologist Damian Hughes reveals the key principles that have defined FC Barcelona's success and shows how the DNA of a winning team can be successfully applied to any working environment, with dramatic results. They are: Big Picture, Arc of Change, Repetition, Cultural Architects, Authentic Leadership. These are the same principles that are adhered to in successful working environments across any industry. Drawing on interviews with key architects of the culture, as well as his own extensive experience as a sports psychologist working with leading sports and business institutions, Damian Hughes provides unique insights into the crucial issues confronting the modern corporate environment, and shows how the lessons learnt at FC Barcelona can also be applied to develop your own winning culture.

Introduction to Exercise Science

The fifth edition of Introduction to Exercise Science introduces students to every core area of study in the discipline. It comprises concise chapters which introduce the history, key lines of inquiry relating to both health and performance, technology, certifications, professional associations, and career opportunities associated with each area. No other book offers such a wide-ranging, evidence-based introduction to exercise science.

Hang Time: My Life in Basketball

Elgin Baylor’s memoir of an epic all-star career in the NBA—during which he transformed basketball from a horizontal game to a vertical one—and his fights against racism during his career as a player and as general manager of the LA Clippers under the infamous Donald Sterling

Bat, Scalpel, Sheepskin, Beneath the Cross: Narratives on the Life of Gail Eason Hopkins

Dr. Hopkins played major league baseball, became an orthopedic surgeon, and obtained graduate degrees in the sciences and Biblical Studies. He perceived his central commitment to be to Jesus Christ. He has served as an elder in Churches of Christ and on the board of Christian Colleges. Dr. Hopkins’ life is told by admiring relatives and friends.

Baseball Cop
Baseball Cop Sented by Luis

Exposing trafficking, theft, fraud, and gambling in the major leagues, a founding member of the MLB's Department of Investigations reveals a news-breaking true story of power and corruption. In the wake of 2005's sometimes contentious, sometimes comical congressional hearings on performance-enhancing drugs in baseball and the subsequent Mitchell Report, Major League Baseball established the Department of Investigations (DOI). An internal and autonomous unit, it was created to not only eliminate the use of steroids, but also to rid baseball of any other illegal, unsavory, or unethical activities. The DOI would investigate the dark side of the national pastime--gambling, age and identity fraud, human trafficking, cover-ups, and more--with the singular purpose of cleaning up the game.

Barnsley Match of My Life: Oakwell Legends Relive Their Greatest Games

Fifteen Barnsley footballing legends tell the stories behind their favourite ever games for the club - enabling fans of all ages to relive these magic moments through the eyes and emotions of the men who were there, pulling on the famous red shirt. Local lad Mick McCarthy recalls the moment he was selected for his first game representing his boyhood team, revealing how dearly he holds the club, the fans and one person in particular all these years later. Arjan de Zeeuw talks about how he was smuggled into a hotel when he was still an unknown, and was told he was signing for an English club. In the end he was delighted that his career in England started at Barnsley, going on to describe how it felt to do the unthinkable at Anfield during the club's only Premier League season. Oakwell legends including Marley Watkins, Lewin Nyatanga, Marc Richards, Paul Hayes, Brian Howard, Adie Moses, Darren Barnard and Stephen Foster also turn in characteristic star performances, winding back the clock to relive treasured memories of the Match of Their Lives.

Excelling at Combinational Play: Learn to Identify and Exploit Tactical Chances

Being able to solve puzzles and combinations is one of the principal components of a successful chess player. But how can one improve on such an important skill? How can one acquire combinational vision? The answer lies within the pages of this book! Experienced chess writer Jacob Aagaard explains how tactical intuition and ability develops and uses pattern recognition to improve the reader's tactical ammunition. It's also no secret that the continued practice of puzzles and combinations helps to sharpen the chess brain, and here there is a wealth of exercises and problems to solve accompanied by the full solutions and explanations. This book is a must for the serious competitive player.

Цигун – китайская гимнастика для здоровья. Современное руководство по древней методике исцеления

Восточная медицина всегда привлекала внимание европейцев. И неудивительно. Имея довольно низкий уровень жизни и высокое загрязнение окружающей среды, жители Китая, к примеру, болеют в два раза реже жителей средней полосы России! Причинами своего отличного самочувствия они называют особую гимнастику – Цигун. Это комплекс физических упражнений и техник дыхания, применяя которые можно оздоровить весь свой организм: улучшить работу печени и почек, укрепить сердце и суставы, гармонизировать действие щитовидной и поджелудочной желез. В книге представлены как базовые упражнения для начинающих, так и более сложные для «продвинутых пользователей». Помимо традиционных техник Цигун, подробно описаны также даосские омолаживающие упражнения и различные варианты самомассажа по основным точкам акупунктуры. В нашей библиотеке вы можете бесплатно почитать книгу « Цигун – китайская гимнастика для здоровья. Современное руководство по древней методике исцеления ». Чтобы читать онлайн книгу « Цигун – китайская гимнастика для здоровья. Современное руководство по древней методике исцеления » перейдите по указанной ссылке. Приятного Вам чтения.

Chess Training Pocket Book II: 320 Key Positions for players of all levels (No. 2)

Chess Training Pocket Book II: How to spot tactics and how far ahead to calculate gives you the knowledge and training you need to become a master-strength player. Chess Training Pocket Book II is a sequel to the best-selling Chess Training Pocket Book: 300 Most Important Positions and Ideas. In the same tradition, this follow-up volume will save you years of hit-and-miss reading and sporadic improvement because it gathers together for you the crucial, game-winning knowledge in one easy-to-carry book.

Chess Mazes: A New Kind of Chess Puzzle for Everyone

Stop Hanging Pieces! A completely new kind of chess puzzle helps you develop the necessary visualization skills to take your game to the next level The planning and visualization skills that come from working on Chess Mazes are valuable and instructive. If you are one who often loses games by hanging pieces or missing mates, then this is the book for you.

Руководство ультрамарафонца. От 50 километров до 100 миль

Тому, кто собирается замахнуться на нечто большее, чем простой марафон, требуются четкие советы по подготовке. В этой книге, написанной известным ультрамарафонцем, участвовавшим в более чем 130 соревнованиях, описываются подробности: как выбрать гонку, как тренироваться, какую экипировку предпочесть, какой тактики придерживаться, как охлаждаться и питаться на дистанции, как распределять силы и обучить команду поддержки, какой должна быть психологическая подготовка. А также план для трех дистанций: 50 км, 50 и 100 миль. На русском языке публикуется впервые. В нашей библиотеке вы можете бесплатно почитать книгу « Руководство ультрамарафонца. От 50 километров до 100 миль ». Чтобы читать онлайн книгу « Руководство ультрамарафонца. От 50 километров до 100 миль » перейдите по указанной ссылке. Приятного Вам чтения.

Aikido Weapons Techniques: The Wooden Sword, Stick and Knife of Aikido

Master the wooden weapons used in Aikido with this comprehensive martial arts training manual.  Although aikido is often thought of as a nonviolent, noncompetitive martial art, the use of weapons was introduced by the art's founder O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. In fact, aikido techniques that use wooden weapons can enrich all aspects of your practice, helping you to understand both basic and advanced aikido technical tactics as well as conceptual strategies and skills.

Chess Training Pocket Book: 300 Most Important Positions (Third Revised Edition) (Comprehensive Chess Course Series)

“Amazing! The Chess Pocket Book contains all the essential knowledge!”―Boris Gulko, former U.S. and USSR champion This book saves you years of hit-and-miss reading and sporadic improvement because it gathers together the crucial, game-winning knowledge in one easy-to-carry volume. Each position gives you an important piece of practical chess knowledge. This time-efficient approach leads to the deepest understanding of the game. This is the sixth but stand-alone volume of the Comprehensive Chess Course. 310 b/w chess diagrams

Creative Chess
Creative Chess Sented by Musa

After a discussion of the characteristics and processes of creativity, 10 central concepts, such as unusual positioning and functioning of pieces, alertness to subtle differences, absurd moves, flexibility, etc., are presented with a wealth of truly amazing examples to encourage the reader to broaden the horizons of his chess thinking. With further chapters on techniques for developing creativity, analysis of particularly creative games and test-yourself positions, the author, an Israeli chessmaster, prominent study composer and organisational psychologist argues that you too can play creative chess.

Записки футбольного комментатора

Как репортер и комментатор Георгий Черданцев побывал во многих странах и на многих турнирах, ему довелось общаться с футбольными звездами первой величины. Сколько невероятных историй - порой смешных, порой не очень - происходили и происходят в жизни футбольного комментатора! Чего только стоит один чемпионат Европы 2008 года, где произошла удивительная победа России в матче со сборной Голландии! Репортаж об этом матче разошелся в народе на цитаты, а различные варианты видео нарезок этого матча с комментариями Георгия Черданцева собрали сотни тысяч просмотров. Вы слушали репортажи Черданцева, теперь у вас есть возможность познакомиться поближе с человеком, который своим криком "Буфонище!" никогда не даст вам заснуть на футболе. Честно, искренне, с юмором - о себе, футболе, его героях и антигероях! В нашей библиотеке вы можете бесплатно почитать книгу « Записки футбольного комментатора ». Чтобы читать онлайн книгу « Записки футбольного комментатора » перейдите по указанной ссылке. Приятного Вам чтения.

Grandmaster Preparation - Strategic Play. Hardcover

In Strategic Play Jacob Aagaard digs deep into the most complex area of chess thinking. The games and exercises in this book transcend regular chess skills, such as pattern recognition, calculation and positional analysis. Building on the two previous books in the Grandmaster Preparation series, this book challenges the reader to explore the complexities of chess, offering clarity and understanding through Aagaard's straightforward approach. Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard won the British Championship at his first and only attempt. He is the only chess author to have received the Boleslavsky Medal as well as the Guardian, ECF and ChessCafe Book of the Year awards. His training material is used by amateurs, grandmasters and World Champions alike. GM Surya Ganguly: "Solving the positions Jacob showed me has improved my understanding of chess strategy a great deal. Likewise, I am sure the readers will also benefit immensely from the games and exercises in this book." The Grandmaster Preparation series is aimed at ambitious players.

Lessons in Chess Strategy
Lessons in Chess Strategy Sented by Musa

Following on from his successful book Chess Recipes from the Grandmaster's Kitchen, Valeri Beim serves up a further series of lessons on important general chess topics. His helpful advice will help you to handle a whole range of typical situations with greater confidence and understanding. These include: geometry of the chessboard; symmetrical pawn-structures; space advantage; central passed pawn in the middlegame; static and dynamic features. In each chapter there are exercises for the reader, with full solutions given.

Nihon Tai Jitsu - The Official Syllabus: from white belt to shodan

Nihon Tai Jitsu is a martial art that belongs to the Jujutsu family. This creation of Roland Hernaez is mainly based on Minoru Mochizuki's jujutsu with added techniques from the Shorinji Kempo syllabus. Born with Japanese roots but built in Europe by Roland Hernaez, Nihon Tai Jitsu is now widely spread in Western Europe, and in particular in France and Spain. Great resources now exist to support the study of the art in French and Spanish, but no book with the full syllabus to Shodan was available in English. This book is here to help close this gap.

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