Speed Training for Combat Boxing Martial Arts and MMA

Author: J. Barnes
Publisher: Fitness Lifestyle
ISBN: 0976899809
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Based on proven concepts of martial arts masters such as Bruce Lee, this guide contains advanced training methods to maximize speed and reflexes for competition and self-defense.

Muay Thai Counter Techniques

Author: Christoph Delp
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 158394561X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This thoroughly revised edition of Muay Thai: Advanced Thai Boxing Techniques teaches intermediate Muay Thai fighters how to counter a wide range of opponents' attacks. Author Christoph Delp explains the rules and ceremonial procedures unique to Muay Thai competition, demonstrates historical and modern techniques, provides training tips, and details the benefits of training in Thailand--experiencing the art in its country of origin. The primary focus of Muay Thai Counter Techniques is on counter-tactics, or techniques used to counter an attack from one's opponent. Muay Thai is a martial art with a variety of impressive techniques; every attack technique can be countered with a large number of variants. No two fighters will react to an attack in the same way, because while most Muay Thai fighters learn the same basic techniques (as presented in Delp's earlier book Muay Thai Basics), each fighter will go on to learn a wide variety of secondary techniques and will adapt them to his or her individual fighting style. This edition includes new full-color photographs throughout in which many well-known Thai boxers--including champions like Saiyok Pumphanmuang, Kem Sitsongpeenong, and many others--demonstrate the most important techniques for competitive success. Suitable for Thai boxers as well as mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters, Muay Thai Counter Techniques is a useful addition to the library of anyone seeking to add more techniques into their repertoire and take their training to the next level. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ultimate Flexiblity

Author: Sang H. Kim
Publisher: Turtle Press
ISBN: 1934903981
Format: PDF, Docs
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Ultimate Flexibility is the book you've been waiting for. More than a collection of exercises or an explanation of technique, Ultimate Flexibility is a complete guide to stretching for martial arts, from the very basics of why you should stretch to detailed workout guidelines for every style and level of martial arts practice.Written by acclaimed author and martial artist Sang H. Kim, Ultimate Flexibility is your guide to achieving maximum flexibility in your training. Begin with an in depth look at the hows and whys of flexibility and stretching.

The Anatomy of Martial Arts

Author: Norman Link
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1569757879
Format: PDF
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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.

Vital Point Strikes

Author: Sang H. Kim
Publisher: Turtle Press
ISBN: 1934903051
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is a guide to pressure point striking for the average martial artist. Sang H Kim demystifies the lore of vital point striking and shows you realistic applications of vital point strikes for self-defence and combat sports. For those new to the concept of vital points, he begins by examining the Eastern theory of acupoints, meridians and ki (qi) and the Western scientific concepts of the nervous and circulatory systems, pain threshold and pain tolerance, and the relationship between pain and fear. This synthesis of accepted Eastern and Western theories helps the reader understand what makes vital point striking work and why it can be not only useful in fighting, but deadly. Based on this introduction, you will learn about 202 vital points for use in fighting including the name, point number, location, involved nerves and blood vessels, applicable techniques, sample applications, and potential results for each point. The points are illustrated in detail on an anatomically correct human model, with English, Chinese, and Korean names as well as point numbers for easy reference. In addition to identifying the vital points, Sang H. Kim gives you detailed information about the type of techniques that work for vital point striking including a discussion of fighting zones and ranges, plexus strikes, stance and footwork, bodily weapons, striking directions and angles and dozens of applications for common empty hand, grappling, groundfighting, knife and gun attacks. Based on over thirty years experience in the martial arts and in-depth research, Sang H. Kim has created one of the most complete books available on the art and science of vital point striking.

Fight Like a Physicist

Author: Jason Thalken, PhD
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 1594393397
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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CRUSHES MYTHS. UTTERLY BRILLIANT! An in-depth look into the physics behind martial arts Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a curious enthusiast, this book gives you an “unfair advantage” by unraveling the complex science of effective fighting techniques and examining the core principles that make them work. Did you know? • Momentum is for knocking people over • Energy is for breaking bones and causing pain • A haymaker travels 3.14159 times farther than a jab • You are only an “object” when you are rigid Fight Like a Physicist blends inquiry, skepticism, and irreverent humor—all while punching holes in myth and mysticism. Highlights include • Making physics your “unfair advantage,” in the ring and on the street • Examining center of mass, pi, levers, wedges, angular momentum, and linear momentum for martial artists • Reducing traumatic brain injury in contact sports • Exposing the illusion of safety provided by gloves and helmets • Overturning conventional wisdom on compliance during an assault • Busting up Hollywood action clichés Fight Like a Physicist reads like a manifesto on the rational practice of martial arts. It’s intelligent, fun, and dangerous—and nothing short of iconoclastic.

The Kenpo Karate Compendium

Author: Lee Wedlake
Publisher: Blue Snake Books
ISBN: 158394852X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Kenpo Karate Compendium details the forms of American Kenpo as prescribed by the “Father of American Karate,” Ed Parker. Author Lee Wedlake, 9th degree black belt, world-class instructor and competitor, brings his acclaimed training and teaching experience to bear in this unique resource for all who practice and teach American Kenpo and its offshoot systems. The American Kenpo system is taught worldwide and this reference will become a standard for thousands of Kenpo practitioners in various lineages. It will also serve as a stimulus for all martial artists by providing a sense of the logical framework of American Kenpo. Having collected the general rules of motion and the numerous fine points of Kenpo, the book is a standout in the genre. • COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT of the Kenpo Karate system provides a progression of teaching curricula for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students and instructors • COVERS history, fundamentals, forms, solo and partner practice, and advanced technical skills • INCLUDES over 450 black and white photos detailing forms and techniques • SOMETHING FOR ALL STUDENTS, whether pursuing martial arts for health, competition, self-defense, or personal improvement Table of Contents Introduction Preface Chapter 1: What the Beginner and the Black Belt Should Know Chapter 2: The Basics and Exercise Forms: Short and Long 1 and Short and Long 2 Chapter 3: The Intermediate Forms: Short Form Three and Long Form Three Chapter 4: Form Four Chapter 5: Form Five Chapter 6: Form Six Chapter 7: Form Seven Chapter 8: Form Eight Chapter 9: The Sets Now What? Legal viewpoint by Frank Triolo Capstone--The Thesis Form General rules of motion Recommended Reading About the Author From the Trade Paperback edition.

Solo Training

Author: Loren W. Christensen
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 1594394466
Format: PDF, ePub
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Loren Christensen shows you over 300 ways you can add variety to your daily martial arts training routine. Whether you’re a student looking for fun new solo drills to spice up your home training or an instructor in search of new ways to pump up your classes, you won’t be disappointed. This incredible collection of drills, techniques and exercises will take your workouts to the next level. Learn to: *Organize your solo workouts to the get maximum results from even the shortest training session *Improve your speed and power with dozens of inside tips and tricks *Beat boredom and get excited about your solo training sessions *Become a well rounded fighter by adding essential skills that your instructor may not be teaching you *Safely experiment with new techniques to find your ideal personal style of training *Get an edge on your opponents with training methods that will make you unstoppable in the ring or on the street Not only will you learn enough new training strategies and methods to keep you busy for years, but Loren Cristensen’s no-nonsense writing style will get you up and moving even on the days you rather skip your solo workout. Packed with solid advice and kick-butt motivation, this book will become your favorite training partner.

Mental Combat

Author: Phil Pierce
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515339151
Format: PDF
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Finally! An easy way to use the science of Sports Psychology to Skyrocket Your Performance!You may already know that Pro Athletes use the power of Sports Psychology to boost motivation, manage nerves and become top performers. The problem is that many of these techniques are kept secret and other guides are heavy and full of jargon. So how can you use the simple power of Sports Psychology techniques to revolutionize your performance today? Clearly you need more than just a system, you need the right kind of system. Not just the science behind mental strength but a super-simple, step-by-step guide to unlocking the power of your brain. As a bestselling author, martial arts and fitness coach, I've been lucky enough to work with some of the best experts around the world. With input from top instructors and researchers I discovered easy tactics that can be effortlessly used by everyone. From fitness fans, runners and gym athletes to combat styles like boxing, MMA, and martial arts. Even the busy office worker can dominate any competitive or stressful event in minutes! This is "Mental Combat"... and once applied to your training it quickly revolutionizes performance - every time! What Is Mental Combat?Mental Combat is a simple, easy set of tactics for unlocking the full power of your brain and body. Moreover, it gives you the proven scientific benefits of Sports Psychology without needing to understand the complex history and theories. Whilst traditional guides can be heavy and difficult to follow, Mental Combat is a simple, tactical approach. Perfect for martial artists, fitness fans, gym enthusiasts and even the busy office worker! Stressful, nerve-wracking events become a walk in the park when transformed using the right techniques. A busy and cluttered mind becomes laser focused. Would you like to know the quickest and easiest way to experience the incredible benefits of mental training? The Easy New Way To Get Started with Mental TrainingInside "Mental Combat" you'll discover... How to "psych-out" an opponent. "Mind Hacks" for instant, rock-solid confidence and cool. Powerful motivation and concentration skills. Revealed: the body position to banish nerves quickly and easily. The truth behind meditation. (and why it's easier than you think). How to unlock the power of your brain for any event. The secret to managing victory, like a pro. The secret to handling defeat... and coming back stronger. How you can use Sports Psychology tactics even if you don't do sports! And much more! Want To See For Yourself How Mental Combat Can Transform Your Performance? Click and grab your copy of Mental Combat now to see you've been missing! To say thanks for checking out this book you can claim your free guide: "3 Steps to Explosive Power" FREE from my website. Just visit: www.BlackBeltFit.com Tags: Martial Arts, Sports Pscyhology, Mental Toughness, Mental Training.

The Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Training Guide

Author: Danny Plyler
Publisher: Betterway Books
ISBN: 9781558708839
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Must-Have Resource for all Warrior Athletes &break;&break;Regardless of your skill or fitness level, The Ultimate Mixed Marital Arts Training Guide - with more than 300 step-by-step photographs, detailed callouts, and comprehensive instruction - is the personal trainer you need to accomplish your workout goals and sharpen your techniques. You'll learn: &break;&break; Cardio and strength training exercises like mountain climber push-ups, partner closed guard sit-up reaches, and the Muay Thai scarecrow&break; Striking and defense techniques such as the jab, cross, hook, overhand, Muay Thai knee, inner/outer thigh kick, and head kick &break; Wrestling and countering techniques including the dirty boxing clinch, the over-under clinch, and the Muay Thai clinch&break; Takedowns like the hip throw, shoot takedown, and single and double leg takedown&break; Jiu-jitsu passing and escape techniques for the full mount, knee mount, closed guard, open guard, and more&break; Winning submission moves like the arm bar, Kimura, omoplata, guillotine, ankle lock, and triangle choke&break; Drills to improve your punching and kicking speed and accuracy&break; Mental exercises to sharpen your focus, reduce your fears, and increase your concentration&break; Diet and nutrition techniques the pros use to stay in top fighting condition - whether they're in training mode or cutting weight before a match &break;&break;Whatever your personal fitness and fighting ambitions might be, The Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Training Guide is your all-in-one resource to peak physical conditioning, clear mental focus, increased confidence, and superior fighting skills.