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Winning Wrestling Moves
Winning Wrestling Moves
by Mark Mysnyk, Barry Davis, Brooks Simpson
Paperback from Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0873224825

 

With more than 700 detailed photographs illustrating moves and countermoves, this book shows how to handle any opponent in virtually any situation. Winning Wrestling Moves provides high school and college wrestlers and their coaches with all the fundamentals and latest refinements in wrestling techniques. Never before have so many wrestling moves been described and illustrated in one volume. Three former All-Americans from the University of Iowa--Mark Mysnyk, Barry Davis, and Brooks Simpson--team up to share the techniques that made them champions:

- Proper stance, movement, penetration, and lifting technique
- Breakdowns, rides, and pins
- 200 takedowns featuring variations based on the opponent's reaction
- Escapes and reversals
- Valuable counter techniques
- Freestyle turns for freestyle and scholastic wrestling

Winning Wrestling Moves is a generously illustrated guide that shows wrestlers at the high school and college levels how to come out on top in every match.

 
The Wrestling Drill Book (The Drill Book Series)
The Wrestling Drill Book (The Drill Book Series)
by William Welker
Paperback from Human Kinetics
ISBN: 073605460X

A wrestler's ability to execute his moves quickly and instinctively is often the difference between winning and losing a match. Drills are the most effective practice activities to use to ingrain the instinctive actions and reactions essential for wrestling success.

The Wrestling Drill Book includes match-tested drills, carefully chosen by coaches who are experts in the specific techniques and tactics they cover. Each drill is described in detail with illustrations, modifications, and coaching points for maximum effectiveness. Beginning with essential movement drills and progressing to takedowns, escapes, reversals, rides, and pinning combinations, the book addresses each fundamental that wrestlers must hone in order to become champions. A customizable practice plan demonstrates how drills can be combined and sequenced for the ultimate wrestling workout.

Make practice time productive time. The Wrestling Drill Book is an essential manual for success on the mat.

 

 
Wrestling For Beginners
Wrestling For Beginners
by Tom Jarman, Reid Hanley
Paperback from McGraw-Hill


At any level of wrestling competition, the basic fundamentals are essential to success in the sport. Wrestling for Beginners gives novice wrestlers those techniques that serve as the foundation for all wrestling instruction--conditioning, maneuvers, holds, takedowns, counters, strategy, and pinning combinations. This readable and effective manual includes hundreds of stop-action photographs emphasizing proper body positions, grips, postures, and movements. There are tips on diet and nutrition, building endurance, increasing flexibility and balance, as well as specific points for mastering each of the seven basic wrestling skills. Speciac appendixes include a listing of United States Wrestling Federation weight divisions and scoring procedures and a glossary of terms. Tom Jarman, former head wrestling coach at Northwestern University, previously coached at Taylor University for 13 years, where his teams won seven conference championships and posted a 128-22 dual meet record. A two-time AII-American champion, Jarman has coached ten national place winners and one national champion. Reid Hanley is a sports writer and the author of Who's Who in Track and Field. He is winner of the 1978 Illinois Press Association award for sports writers and the 1980 Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Newsman of the Year honor.

 
The Road Warriors: Danger, Death, and the Rush of Wrestling
The Road Warriors: Danger, Death, and the Rush of Wrestling
by Joe Animal Laurinaitis, Andrew William Wright
Hardcover from Medallion Press
ISBN: 1605421421
Delivering an inside account of one of wrestling's most famous fighters, this autobiography offers a rare chance to learn about Joe "Animal" Laurinaitis's life both inside and outside the ring. Revealing riveting stories about his participation in the 1980s and 1990s superstar wrestling team the Road Warriors, it recounts memorable fights with his partner Mike "Hawk" Hegstrand. He describes how he and Mike rose to become a revolutionary tag team--reinventing themselves with spiky accessories and wearing face paint before it was popular--and chronicles famous rivalries, movement between different wrestling associations, and dealing with Mike's longtime struggle with drugs and alcohol. He also invites fans into his personal life and discusses his family and newfound Christian faith. Featuring stories of incredible physical feats and deep-felt companionship, this testimony will help fans relive the glory days of a wrestling legacy.
 
Four Days to Glory: Wrestling with the Soul of the American Heartland
Four Days to Glory: Wrestling with the Soul of the American Heartland
by Mark Kreidler
Paperback from It Books
Media Published: 2007-
ISBN: 0060823194

Somewhere beyond the circle of money, glitz, drugs, and controversy that characterizes professional sports in America, remnants of an ideal exist. In Iowa, that ideal survives in the form of high school wrestling.

Each a three-time state champion, Jay Borschel and Dan LeClere have a chance in their senior year to join the sport's most elite group: the "four-timers," wrestlers who win four consecutive state titles. For Jay, a ferocious competitor who feeds off criticism and doubt, a victory would mean vindication over the great mass of skeptics waiting for him to fail. For Dan, who carries on his back the burdens of his tiny farming community, the dreams of his hard-driving coach and father, and his own personal demons, another title is the only acceptable outcome.

Four Days to Glory is the story of America as told through its small towns and their connection to sport the way it was once routinely perceived: as a means of mattering to the folks next door.

 
World Wrestling Insanity: The Decline and Fall of a Family Empire
World Wrestling Insanity: The Decline and Fall of a Family Empire
by James Guttman
Paperback from ECW Press
ISBN: 1550227289
In an industry where nothing is real and no one actually wins or loses, the possibilities for manipulation are endless. The nepotism, backward logic, and power plays behind the World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) downfall are exposed in this indictment of wrestling's first family. An analysis of the McMahons' poorly written scripts discloses how nepotism and vanity have taken over their creativity, while input from many well-known figures provides details on the complicated and seemingly endless web of manipulation that has led to such questionable behaviors as locker-room hazing and sexual indiscretions. WWE's racist undertones are also discussed, with a firsthand account on how being black affected one wrestler's match with a world champion.
 
Drawing Heat the Hard Way: How Wrestling Really Works
Drawing Heat the Hard Way: How Wrestling Really Works
by Larry Matysik
Paperback from ECW Press
ISBN: 1550228994
A personal and insightful look at the sport of wrestling, this memoir explores how and why professional wrestling captivates millions of loyal fans. Exposing how wrestling really works how it is booked, promoted, reported on, and broadcast, as well as how steroids come into play this book scrutinizes the sport's power brokers, including Dave Meltzer and Vince McMahon, and analyzes how announcers and wrestlers are reshaping the sport through illusion and spectacle that, despite mistakes and controversies, continues to win the devotion of fans. Revealing personal experiences with zeal, this tell-all is the ultimate take on what it means to be a wrestling fan from someone who understands the inner workings of the business.
 
Wrestling Tough
Wrestling Tough
by Mike Chapman
Paperback from Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736056378

Wrestling as much as any sport requires a special type and level of courage. The arduous training, periodic weight cutting, and public arena for performing are challenges that intimidate all but a special breed of athlete. And that is not to mention the sport's very essence: facing off against an opponent who wants to do nothing less than dominate you physically, destroy you emotionally, and humiliate you mentally.

Wrestling Tough is a unique look at the "stuff" that has characterized the greatest competitors to ever take the mat. Award-winning author Mike Chapman first presents the attributes that serve as a common link among wrestling champions through the decades. From there he details how and when these attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors manifest themselves in the training room and in competition.

Even the best athletes and most successful coaches will find something new to add to their skill set. Let Wrestling Tough be your guide to a championship-level mindset.

 
Wrestling with Desire
Wrestling with Desire
by D.H. Starr
Paperback from Featherweight Press
ISBN: 1608202216
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Derek Thompson is a senior, a wrestler, and has a secret. He's gay. Scott Thayer is a new student who has just moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts from Iowa. On the first day of school Derek and Scott meet and their lives change in an instant. As Derek and Scott discover the things they have in common, they enter into one of the closest and most loving relationships either of them has ever experienced. When unexpected circumstances threaten their relationship, they both have to make a decision. DO they protect their secret and separate? Or fight for what they want...each other?
 
Swimming with Piranhas: Surviving the Politics of Professional Wrestling
Swimming with Piranhas: Surviving the Politics of Professional Wrestling
by Howard Brody
Paperback from ECW Press
ISBN: 1550228676
Exposing wrestling's inner workings and back-office deal making, this memoir is a hard-hitting firsthand look at the sport from Howard Brody, one of its most controversial promoters. Beginning with how he became involved with professional wrestling and produced his first television program, it then focuses on his time as president of the National Wrestling Alliance and reveals the truth behind the rumors surrounding his departure from the organization. Brody's relationships with many of wrestling's most powerful and creative figures Vince and Linda McMahon, Eric Bischoff, Paul Heyman, Tod Gordon, Antonio Inoki, Hiro Matsuda, the Funks, Dusty Rhodes, Jim Cornette, and Hulk Hogan are discussed in detail, revealing many little-known details about the behind-the-scenes negotiations involved in booking and promoting shows. From dealing with building and talent managers to working with radio and television stations, Brody explains the nuances of booking promotions, discusses the nature of negotiating and selling wrestling to television networks and sponsors, and divulges fascinating details about many aspects of working in the wrestling business.
 
Bobby the Brain: Wrestling's Bad Boy Tells All
by Bobby Heenan, Steve Anderson
(Hardcover -- September )

It's Good to Be the King...Sometimes
by Jerry Lawler
(Hardcover)

Hollywood Hulk Hogan
by Hulk Hogan, Michael Jan Friedman
(Hardcover)

In the Pit with Piper: Roddy Gets Rowdy
by Robert Picarello (Contributor), et al
(Paperback)
 

Unscripted
by Ken Leiker, Mark Vancil
Hardcover from WWE
 
Sex, Lies, and Headlocks: The Real Story of Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation
by Shaun Assael, Mike Mooneyham
(Hardcover -- July 16, )
 
The Stone Cold Truth
by Steve Austin, Dennis Brent
Hardcover from WWE
28 October, 2003
 
Wrestling For Beginners
by Tom Jarman, Reid M. Hanley
Paperback from McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books
1983
 
WrestleCrap: The Very Worst of Pro Wrestling
by R. D. Reynolds, Randy Baer
Paperback from ECW Press
 
Winning Wrestling Moves
by Mark Mysnyk, Barry Davis, Brooks Simpson, Dan Gable
Paperback from Human Kinetics (T)
1994
 
The Hardy Boyz : Exist 2 Inspire
by Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy
Hardcover from Regan Books
 
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Submission Grappling Techniques
by Royler Gracie, Kid Peligro
Paperback from Invisible Cities Press
 
Lita : A Less Traveled R.O.A.D.--The Reality of Amy Dumas
by Michael Krugman, Amy Dumas
Book Description: Lita⢠-- see her just once in the ring and you can never forget it. The breathtaking off-the-top-rope fearlessness that she shows keeps you on the edge of your seat. You simply can't believe she's going to be able to pull off the move, and then Lita.⢠ takes it to the next level. That's her reality, that's why she is a WWE⢠Superstar.

Taking unexpected risks, daring to do what no one has done before, that's the reality of Amy Dumas, the remarkable woman behind Lita.⢠. Even as a young girl, Amy was determined to challenge herself and the world around her. She found personal freedom in the hardcore punk rock scene of the nineties. The positive force of the music and culture helped define the reality of Amy Dumas.

Her willingness to try anything once set her on the path to World Wrestling Entertainment.⢠Captivated by the high-flying style of the luchadors she saw on television, Amy was hungry to discover more about them. She just had to learn how they did those amazing moves. With only a guidebook for a companion, Amy set out for Mexico City where she was quickly invited into the secret world of lucha libre, Mexico's unique brand of professional wrestling. She returned to the States, resolute in her goal to make it as a professional wrestler.

Amy found people who saw her determination and her heart, and agreed to train her. As her skills improved, she began traveling the highways and byways of America, working night after night in independent promotions around the country. Along her journey, Amy met an assortment of colorful characters as well as a number of wrestlers who would prove influential in her career. Among them were two local North Carolina stars who had just signed with WWE.⢠ -- Matt and Jeff Hardy.⢠. Amy formed an instant bond with the dynamic Hardy Boyz,⢠whose spectacular style and high-flying bravado inspired her own bold in-ring style.

It wasn't long before Amy -- now christened Lita.⢠ -- joined Matt and Jeff in WWE.⢠, and the three friends became international sensations as Team Extreme.⢠Lita proved a true pioneer in women's wrestling, daring to get in the ring with the boys -- including Triple H,⢠Stone Cold Steve Austin⢠and The Rock®.⢠ -- and never backing down. It took a broken neck suffered on the set of a television series to stop her...but only temporarily. Lita: A Less Traveled R.O.A.D -- The Reality of Amy Dumas is the stirring tale of one young woman's amazing journey to the top of the wild, wonderful world of WWE.⢠
Hardcover from WWE.⢠

 
Chokehold: Pro Wrestling's Real Mayhem Outside the Ring
Chokehold: Pro Wrestling's Real Mayhem Outside the Ring
by Weldon T. Johnson, Jim Wilson
Paperback from Xlibris Corporation
 
Wrestling For Beginners
by Tom Jarman, Reid M. Hanley
(Paperback)

Winning Wrestling Moves
by Mark Mysnyk, et al
(Paperback)

The Ultimate World Wrestling Entertainment Trivia Book
by Aaron Feigenbaum (Editor), et al
(Paperback)
 
 

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