Free sports Kindle books for 01 Sep 18

Grinding And Gambling: My Adventures at the 2018 World Series of Poker

by Randal C. Gibson

Grinding And Gambling is a guide to playing poker tournaments at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will answer all the questions you have about playing at the Rio Hotel & Casino. Do you need a jacket to keep warm, where do you go to pay your entry fee, are there waitresses to bring me drinks, is water and coffee free, and most importantly, where are the restrooms and what are the lines like during the largest events?
The author played in the 2018 Seniors Event and the 2018 $10,000 Main Event, two of the largest live poker tournaments ever held. He writes about his experiences and results in those tournaments. He throws in a little advice on gambling and bluffing and finishes with reviews of twelve of his favorite poker books.

Recuerdos granas (Spanish Edition)

by Juan José Pérez Pérez

El murcianista persigue un sueño en peligro de extinción en el que cada temporada puede ser la última.
Los aficionados al fútbol disfrutarán con esta recopilación de relatos cortos cargados de sentimiento y se identificarán con unos protagonistas golpeados por las derrotas pero que no pierden la fe en su modesto equipo.
Un breve recorrido por las etapas de la vida que no dejará indiferentes a nadie.

Wrestling What Ifs: A look at wrestling history in an alternative universe…

by Michael Burnside

Based on the column ‘Alternative Universes’ from the ewrestlingnews website, Wrestling What Ifs takes a hindsight look at some of our best loved moments and wrestlers from the Rock and Wrestling, New Generation and Attitude eras and asks, what if things were different?
What if the Montreal Screwjob never happened? What if Shawn Michaels left for WCW and what if Sting came to the WWF? All this and much more, looked into great depth to give insightful, potentialy interesting new scenarios and possibilities in the wacky and wonderful world of professional wrestling.

“This is one of the coolest reads in a while, I love stuff like this …”

“That was one of the best blogs I’ve read on here! Too bad you weren’t on the creative team back then.”

“A sad reflection on the “professional writers” at wwe creative when a fan writes a blog with better storylines than the crap they come up with. “

Great Sports Stories: The Legendary Films

by William Russo

“…an encyclopedia of sports fiction…”

Based on Dr. William Russo’s popular and long-standing college course, Great Sports Stories is an overview of the conflicts, tales, plots, characters, and actions, that comprise the most significant sports films of the past century. From famous literary athletics to the politically incorrect tales of sport, from distant past games to professionals of the modern age, the book covers them all. If you want a definitive guide to winners and losers among the movie sports scene, you have found it.

Now with over 70 photos from popular and unpopular movies!

Moo Duk Kwan The History and Evolution: Hwang Kee’s Contribution to Korea’s Martial Arts Community

by Len Losik Ph.D

The Moo Duk Kwan History and Evolution includes the history of the founder of the Moo Duk Kwan, Grandmaster Hwang Kee in Korea first teaching Yang Chaun Fa in 1945 that he renamed to Hwa Soo Do and founded the Hwa Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan and then his interactions with the founder of Chung Do Kwan Tang Soo Do, Grandmaster Won Kuk Lee in late 1944 after Grandmaster Lee returned home to Korea after living in Japan from Childhood where Grandmaster Lee earned a 4th Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate that qualified him to teach Tang Soo Do and the addition of Tang Soo Do training to the Hwa Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan by Grandmaster Hwang Kee after he read books on Karate at the library where he worked, but still requiring the Chinese-based forms from Hwa Soo Do to be learned by his most loyal and senior Instructors that were eventually removed in the 1990’s. The author discusses Grandmaster Hwang Kee changing the name of his Kwan many times from The Hwa Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan to the Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan and then to the Tang Soo Do Moo Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan in 1957 after adding ancient techniques from an Korean manuscript on Kwon Bup/Subahk training titled, “Moo Yei Do Bo Tong Ji” that illustrated Korea;s past, forgotten history in fighting arts. The author also confirms the powerful influence of the large Korean Moo Duk Kwan organization on the creation of the Korean Martial arts community post World War II and his support and interactions with the Korean government after the civil war when the Moo Duk Kwan began teaching American soldiers defending Korea from communist takeover, and the many Moo Duk Kwan Instructors earning large sums of money that was greatly needed in the post war Korea,some Instructors sing it to relocate to the United States and Grandmaster Hwang Kee’s conflicts with the new, Korean government’s secret plan to create a national martial art to compete in the Olympics as Japan was doing with Judo forcing Grandmaster Hwang Kee to join and lead the Korean government’s mandate to change Korean styles of Kong Soo Do, Tang Soo Do and Kwon Bup Kwans to Taekwondo Kwans on Taekwondo’s journey to the 1988 Olympics. The author explains how the Moo Duk Kwan and Grandmaster Hwang Kee became one of the largest and influential Kwans of the post War Korea and helped to create the large Korean martial arts community and competing with Japan’s domination of the world-wide martial arts community with Karate and Judo. Grandmaster Hwang Kee found great resistance among his fellow Kwan founders who had all been trained in Japan in Japanese Karate and were all highly educated in Japan earning advanced college degrees while Grandmaster Hwang Kee was living and working on the Japanese Railroad in Manchuria and the Korean government that tried to force him to change from teaching Tang Soo Do to teaching Tae Kwon Do and Grandmaster Hwang Kee’s removal as the head of the Moo Duk Kwan and replacing him with Major General Choi, Hong Hi who was leading the Korean government’s plan to create a government sponsored martial art who changed the Moo Duk Kwan to teach Tae Kwon Do to create Tae Kwon Do as Korea’s national martial art and Olympic sport. The author includes the evolution of all the Hyungs and their origins from Moo Duk Kwan Hwa Soo Do to the Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do and the Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Soo Bahk Do and the to just the Moo Duk Kwan Soo Bahk Do in 1990 after Grandmaster Hwang Kee retired and his son led of the Moo Duk Kwan. The author does not discuss the spread of Muk Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do outside Korea but does mention the Dan numbering system Grandmaster Hwang Kee created to identify who was promoted to Black Belt Dan in the Korean Moo Duk Kwan’s organization and the many Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do and Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do schools and organizations that were created on every continent that did not remain associated with the Moo Duk Kwan in Korea.

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