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Essential Book Of Martial Arts Kicks

Author : Marc De Bremaeker
ISBN : 9781462905584
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 35.69 MB
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A well placed kick can mean the difference between victory and defeat in a fight! This illustrated guide to martial arts kicks provides the reader with a wealth of information on 89 different types of kicks from various styles. This martial arts book features kicks from Karate, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Kempo, Capoeira, Jeet Kune Do, and more. In a self defense situation there is no room for defeat. Readers will learn how to unleash a devastating barrage of kicks to throw their opponents off guard and leave every match in victory. The Essential Book of Martial Arts Kicks has one purpose: to help readers hone their kicking proficiency so that they can readily deploy the most powerful tool in the fighter's repertoire. It contains contains thousands of photos and diagrams to show readers exactly how to perform all of the 89 kicks inside this book. Packed with full color photos, detailed diagrams and a companion DVD featuring 50 of the most powerful kicks, this book is required reading for every martial artist who wants to sharpen and expand their kicking skills. You'll learn all about: Front Kicks Side Kicks Roundhouse Kicks Back Kicks Hook Kicks Crescent Kicks And many more!
Category: Sports & Recreation

Complete Kicking

Author : Sang H. Kim
ISBN : 1934903132
Genre : Martial arts
File Size : 24.71 MB
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This is a comprehensive guide to the kicks of Taekwondo from white belt to black belt and beyond. Sang H. Kim shares his expert knowledge of fundamental, jumping, spinning and multiple kicks. You will get in-depth instruction for over 40 kicks, including the purpose of the kick, key points to pay attention to when practising, step-by-step execution of the kick, the best targets for each kick, applications for sport fighting and self-defence, plus the most common kicking mistakes and how to fix them. As you progress, you'll also learn exercises designed to improve your kicking flexibility, power, speed and balance. This book goes beyond the basics and explains the concepts behind awesome kicks including how to generate power using your whole body in every kick, how to generate maximum impact, how to use body mechanics to kick higher, and how to get the most out of every practice session. This is the ultimate reference for martial artists of all styles who want to master the art of kicking. Kicks included: Front Kick; Roundhouse Kick; Side Kick; Knee Kick; Raising Kick; Outside Crescent Kick; Inside Crescent Kick; Axe Kick; Whip Kick; Twist Kick; Pushing Kick; Flying Side Kick; Back Kick; Turn Kick; Spin Whip Kick; Hopping Kicks; Jumping Kicks; Jumping Spin Kicks; Multiple Kicks; Combination Kicks.
Category: Martial arts

Advanced Kick Boxing

Author : Pat O'Keeffe
ISBN : 1840241810
Genre : Kickboxing
File Size : 85.54 MB
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Pat O'Keeffe, one of Britains foremost Kick boxing experts, shows you how to become a master of the martial sport. Whether you want to become a champion in the ring, or have reached a plateau in your training and wish to push yourself that bit further, Advanced kick boxing offers practical techniques, drills and expert advice that will help you achieve your kick boxing goals. Designed in a user-friendly and clear style, this is a fully comprehensive manual, explaining everything a kick boxer needs to know to develop advanced skills in the sport. Advanced kick boxing is the third volume of Pat O'Keeffe's acclaimed bestselling kick boxing series.
Category: Kickboxing

The Anatomy Of Martial Arts

Author : Norman Link
ISBN : 9781569757871
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 49.13 MB
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"With detailed anatomical drawings, this book precisely illustrates the inner workings of your body during key martial arts moves. Its color drawings, helpful photos and clear text make it easy to identify the specific muscles you need to train for maximum speed, power and accuracy. More than just an anatomy book, each section is accompanied by exercises and stretches to strengthen muscles, prevent injury, and improve form."--P. [4] of cover.
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Bong Soo Han
ISBN : 0897500113
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 57.26 MB
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Here is the first complete book in English on hapkido, the kick-oriented Korean martial art. Included are warm-up exercises, basic fighting position, punching and striking, blocks and kicks, and hapkido defenses, with more than 500 dynamic photographs.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Karate Science

Author : J. D. Swanson, PHD
ISBN : 9781594394607
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 79.86 MB
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Dynamics, motion, and sensation are karate’s connective tissue—and they are the heart of this book. As a lifelong student of martial arts, J. D. Swanson, PhD, had searched through piles of books on form and function. Stand here, they said. Step there. But where movement was concerned, not one of them went deep enough. No one discussed dynamics—the actual feeling of the moves. Martial instruction, both in print and in person, tends to focus on stances and finishing positions. But dynamics, motion, sensation . . . they are karate’s connective tissue—and they are the heart of this book. Karate Science: Dynamic Movement will help you understand the mechanics of the human body. Swanson describes these principles in incredible detail, drawing on examples from several styles of karate, as well as aikido, taekwondo, and judo. Whatever your martial background, applying this knowledge will make your techniques better, stronger, and faster. • Understand the major types of techniques, including their outward appearances and internal feelings. • Master the core principles behind these feelings. • Learn the biomechanics and dynamics of core movement. Karate Science: Dynamic Movement is filled with examples, anecdotes, and beautiful illustrations. Although Shotokan karate is the author’s frame of reference, the principles of human mechanics translate to all martial styles. This book features • Clear and insightful explanations of dynamic movement. • Over 100 illustrations. • Profound but accessible analysis of the kihon, or fundamentals of Shotokan karate. “Karate Science: Dynamic Movement is rooted in the teachings of the masters,” Swanson says. “This book nucleates that knowledge, clarifying and distilling the key principles behind movement dynamics. This is the next evolution of karate books.”
Category: Sports & Recreation

Low Kicks

Author : Marc De Bremaeker
ISBN : 1934903310
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 79.98 MB
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Low kicks are powerful, fast, and effective exactly what you need to defend yourself in a real life confrontation. And because they are seldom used in sport fighting, they can be a surprising and valuable addition to your free fighting arsenal. While they may seem easy to execute, not all low kicks are simply low versions of the basic kicks. There are specific attributes and principles that make low kicks work. Marc de Bremaeker has collected the most effective low kicking techniques from Martial Arts like Krav Maga, Karatedo, Capoeira, Wing-Chun Kung-Fu, MMA, and Muay Thai. In this book he analyses each kick in depth, explaining the proper execution and outlining applications and variations from self-defence, sport fighting and traditional practice. Hundreds of examples illustrated by one thousand photographs and illustrations will help you master the important skill of low kicking and become a better and more well-rounded fighter regardless of style.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Combat Kick Boxing

Author : Pat O'Keeffe
ISBN : 1840241950
Genre : Kickboxing
File Size : 73.41 MB
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Designed to be user-friendly and clear, this is a comprehensive manual on kick boxing. It seeks to explain everything a kick boxer needs to know to develop kick boxing skills for combat.
Category: Kickboxing

Dynamic Kicks

Author : Chong Lee
ISBN : 0897500172
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 88.25 MB
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This book is the first in a series of books by Chong Lee, the 1974 Long Beach Grand National forms champion. Lee's proven method of developing perfect kicking techniques is illustrated. Contains 30 separate kicking variations.
Category: Sports & Recreation