Complete Kickboxing: The Fighter's Ultimate Guide to Techniques, Concepts and Strategy for Sparring and Competition

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In the most comprehensive book on kickboxing ever written, Martina Sprague and Keith Livingston teach you exactly what it takes to survive and win in the kickboxing ring. Whether you want to become a professional kickboxer or just train like one, Complete Kickboxing is an invaluable reference. Begin with the basics of movement, stance, punching, kicking and defensive fundamentals. Each skill is taught scientifically: learn good mechanics, drill with specific goals in mind and then apply your skills in sparring. ...
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Complete Kickboxing: The Fighter's Ultimate Guide to Techniques, Concepts and Strategy for Sparring and Competition

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In the most comprehensive book on kickboxing ever written, Martina Sprague and Keith Livingston teach you exactly what it takes to survive and win in the kickboxing ring. Whether you want to become a professional kickboxer or just train like one, Complete Kickboxing is an invaluable reference. Begin with the basics of movement, stance, punching, kicking and defensive fundamentals. Each skill is taught scientifically: learn good mechanics, drill with specific goals in mind and then apply your skills in sparring. Once you've established solid fundamentals, the authors introduce advanced skills like knee and elbow strikes, unorthodox punches, jump kicks and sweeps. As you build your arsenal, Keith and Martina share the kind of information that only two veterans of the ring can. Learn strategies for short and long range fighting, controlling the fight, outsmarting your opponent, working the angles and gaining superiority. If your goal is competition, Complete Kickboxing can ensure you don't miss a step along the way. Learn how to mentally and physically prepare for a fight, which equipment to train on, what goes on in the locker room before a match and how the business end of the fight game works. With nearly 500 pages of instruction and over 1000 photos, Complete Kickboxing is the most comprehensive reference available on the exciting sport of kickboxing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781880336847
  • Publisher: Turtle Press Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Pages: 466
  • Sales rank: 483,046
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Martina holds black belts in kickboxing and modern freestyle, and has an extensive background in Ed Parker’s system of Kenpo karate. Martina’s extensive experience as an instructor, both in aviation and martial arts, has helped her acquire in-depth knowledge of the principles of teaching and learning. Her main focus is on helping students refine their martial arts skills through the use of the laws of physics
Keith Livingston is a 20 year veteran of law enforcement and the master instructor for the S. Salt Lake Police Department defensive tactics training, including force on force, close quarter combat, pepper spray and taser instruction. he has been involved in the martial arts for 28 years and holds black belts in Tae-Kwon-Do and kickboxing, with advanced training in Kenpo karate, boxing, Aikido, and Ju-Jitsu. He is the former Utah State kickboxing champion and former I.K.A. light heavyweight Rocky Mountain champion. He retired from competition kickboxing in 1999.
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