Originally Posted by jsfd26
And with Cuba's super duper technology (which has improved some) I don't even know if they have copy machines to make copies.
I guess this answers my question.
May I ask what these books are about? Im not a big reader myself but I just like to know about stuff.
one is about the cuban school of boxing in a more general sense (worth getting 1st), with a bit of history in there, some quality explanations of the ideas behind quality boxing, and plenty of great quality explanations of techniques etc. the photos are about the most accurate and true that you will find - check out other boxing books and the example photos are always plagued with hideous errors, which is just plain dumb.
the padwork (mascotas) is interesting as it shows the cuban style of this which is based on scientific analysis and damn good common sense - you'll learn where to hold the pads which 99.9% of people do wrong in my experience (yeah there's more than one right way i'm sure but regardless almost everyone holds pads with some dodgy technique or uses them in the wrong way at the wrong time)
the other one is about the cuban system of selecting potential talents. interesting book but will be of little practical use to most people - unlesss you have a socialist system to play with and select your athletes from...