' "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.
Part sport, part performance art, professional wrestling’s appeal crosses national, racial and gender boundaries—in large part by playing to national, racial and gender stereotypes that resonate with audiences. Scholars who study competitive sports tend to dismiss wrestling, with its scripted outcomes, as “fake,” yet fail to recognize a key similarity: both present athletic displays for maximized profit through live events, television viewership and merchandise sales. This collection of new essays contributes to the literature on pro wrestling with a broad exploration of identity in the sport. Topics include cultural appropriation in the ring, gender non-comformity, national stereotypes, and wrestling as transmission of cultural values.
From William Muldoon to Brock Lesnar, this history covers those who have divided themselves as tough guys on the professional wrestling circuit and legitimate confrontations. From catch wrestling master Billy Robinson to the Japanese professional wrestler who gave birth to the global phenomenon that is modern mixed martial arts (MMA), this investigation travels from the shadowy carnival tent and the dingy training hall to the bright lights of the squared circle and the Las Vegas glitz of the octagon. Billy Riley's legendary Wigan Snake Pit and the rigorous UWF Dojo in Tokyo are explored, revealing the secret history of both professional wrestling and the rising sport of MMA. Squared circle icons Strangler Lewis and Lou Thesz and Olympic heroes Danny Hodge and Kurt Angle are also featured.
With its roots in early 20th century, the Japanese art of Kodokan judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is noted for its submission grappling and ground fighting techniques. This book will give readers a different perspective of a sport that is often portrayed as brutal and violent in popular culture. Contrarily, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be used for self-defense, exercise, and personal growth. This title provides step-by-step instructions with photo images of signature moves, and offers readers tips on how to practice in a safe and healthy manner.
The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition
Author: Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
Focusing on the broad but practical notions of how to care for the patient, The Encyclopedia of Elder Care, a state-of-the-art resource features nearly 300 articles, written by experts in the field. Multidisciplinary by nature, all aspects of clinical care of the elderly are addressed. Coverage includes acute and chronic disease, home care including family-based care provisions, nursing home care, rehabilitation, health promotion, disease prevention, education, case management, social services, assisted living, advance directives, palliative care, and much more! Each article concludes with specialty web site listings to help direct the reader to further resources. Features new to this second edition: More extensive use of on-line resources for further information on topics Thoroughly updated entries and references Inclusion of current research in geriatrics reflecting evidence-based practice New topics, including Assisted Living, Nursing Home Managed Care, Self-Neglect, Environmental Modifications (Home & Institution), Technology, Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychoactive Medications, Pain--Acute and Chronic Still the only reference of it kind, The Encyclopedia of Elder Care will prove to be an indispensable tool for all professionals in the field of aging, such as nurses, physicians, social workers, counselors, health administrators, and more.
The Polymeric Materials Encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research and development on the synthesis, properties, and applications of polymeric materials. This groundbreaking work includes the largest number of contributors in the world for a reference publication in polymer science, and examines many fields not covered in any other reference. With multiple articles on many subjects, the encyclopedia offers you a broad-based perspective on a multitude of topics, as well as detailed research information, figures, tables, illustrations, and references. Updates published as new research unfolds will continue to provide you with the latest advances in polymer science, and will keep the encyclopedia at the forefront of the field well into the future. From novices to experienced researchers in the field, anyone and everyone working in polymer science today needs this complete assessment of the state of the art. The entire 12-volume set will be available in your choice of printed or CD-ROM format.
Featuring advice from UFC Hall of Famers Randy Couture, Ken Shamrock, Bas Rutten, Pat Miletich, Dan Severn and more!
Author: Dr. Jonathan Gelber
Publisher: ECW Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
MMA is one of the world's fastest growing sports. The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries offers professional and amateur fighters and fans alike the sound professional advice they need to prevent and treat injuries, find a good training camp and partners, train smarter — not harder — and choose the right equipment. Dr. Jonathan Gelber translates complicated medical topics into a guide full of practical, easy-to-follow information, complete with step-by-step photos and diagrams. From joint injuries to preventing infection, from muscle strains to the hot topic of head injuries and concussions, Dr. Gelber outlines all the need-to-know details. Featuring advice from more than 40 UFC Hall of Famers and champions, as well as many of MMA's top athletes and elite trainers, The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries is a must-have for anyone serious about today's fight game.
This 20e contains 400 articles which represent a thoroughly updated and expanded look at the entire field of social work. The 4-volumes cover all aspects of social work from practice/interventions, social environments, social conditions and challenges, to social policy and history. Co-published by OUP and the National Assoc. of Social Workers, USA.
No other resource examines the complex interconnections between politics and religion with the depth and scope of this critically acclaimed work. Now available in a revised and updated second edition, Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion is the only reference work that addresses the intersection of these two powerful forces as it plays out in our world today. The content of the second edition has been significantly revised and updated, and includes nearly 50 new articles on subjects including European Islam, Creationism and Evolution, Palestine, Radical Islam, the Christian Right, and more. The Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion features: Approximately 300 signed articles that trace the historical roots of the relations between politics and religion in the modern world and consider how these two elemental institutions of society have combined to shape public discourse, affect social attitudes, spark and sustain collective action, and influence policy, especially over the past two centuries Compelling essays written at the general encyclopedia level by recognized world experts representing a multitude of voices and perspectives Coverage of all the significant and emerging individuals, institutions, countries, regions, and events--as well as such cross-cultural themes as pluralism, cults, and the relationship of church and state Focus on the past 200 years with explorations of how politics and religion interact in various cultures around the globe Comprehensive reference aids, including a unique appendix of documents relating to politics and religion, a helpful glossary of important terms, and a complete index in the back of each volume Engaging maps, photographs, and illustrations Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion features a unique international scope and reliable, in-depth articles that will serve researchers in virtually any library. Scholars, students, religious leaders, policy makers, and general readers will all benefit from this important reference resource on some of the most pressing social issues of our time.