The Martial Artist's Book of Yoga: Improve Flexibility, Balance and Strength for Higher Kicks, Faster Strikes, Smoother Throws, Safer F [NOOK Book]

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The Martial Artist's Book of Yoga opens with a brief introduction describing the ancient connection between yoga and martial arts. Next the authors explains some limited but important background anatomy.

However, the vast majority of the book is the practice sections. Each of these sections focus on a specific martial art practice, such as kicks, strikes etc. Each section explains the varies elements that are needed to be successful with the ...
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The Martial Artist's Book of Yoga: Improve Flexibility, Balance and Strength for Higher Kicks, Faster Strikes, Smoother Throws, Safer F

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Overview

The Martial Artist's Book of Yoga opens with a brief introduction describing the ancient connection between yoga and martial arts. Next the authors explains some limited but important background anatomy.

However, the vast majority of the book is the practice sections. Each of these sections focus on a specific martial art practice, such as kicks, strikes etc. Each section explains the varies elements that are needed to be successful with the particular practice and examines in depth specific movements from different traditions, such as a karate kick etc. Each of these sections then ends by teaching specific yoga poses that will help the reader better develop the strength, flexibility and mental focus to succeed in that area of practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569757659
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 886,657
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Three-author team that combines editing, yoga and martial arts experience. Primary author Lily Chou has edited several Ulysses Press fitness books including Weights on the Ball and Yoga for 50 +. She has practiced yoga for several years, holds a 2nd-degree black belt in hankido and has competed in several national fighting tournaments. Author Kathe Rothacher has taught yoga for 30 years while Dr. Norman Link is a 6th degree black belt and a highly respected martial arts master.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Preface 8
Part 1 Overview 10
What Is Yoga 11
Benefits of Yoga for Martial Artists 13
Part 2 Getting Started 18
Martial Artist's Yoga 19
Yoga Basics 20
Special Notes 23
Part 3 The Poses 26
Fundamentals 27
Falls/Rolls 34
Grappling 52
Joint Locks 72
Kicks 88
Strikes/Blocks 108
Throws 124
Index 142
About the Authors & Photographer 144
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