The Complete Martial Arts Training Manual: An Integrated Approach

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The Complete Martial Arts Training Manual is a book/DVD combo designed for anyone who has an interest in the martial arts. Having a broad knowledge of the various techniques of the martial arts gives a martial artist an expanded ability to counteract a variety of attacks and overwhelm an opponent's defenses. In expanding his own martial arts knowledge, Martin shares with the reader his years of experience as a practitioner and teacher. He provides a catalog of the various martial arts being taught worldwide and ...

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Overview

The Complete Martial Arts Training Manual is a book/DVD combo designed for anyone who has an interest in the martial arts. Having a broad knowledge of the various techniques of the martial arts gives a martial artist an expanded ability to counteract a variety of attacks and overwhelm an opponent's defenses. In expanding his own martial arts knowledge, Martin shares with the reader his years of experience as a practitioner and teacher. He provides a catalog of the various martial arts being taught worldwide and their strengths and weaknesses. He then covers the basics of hand-to-hand techniques within each of those disciplines, from strikes to ground fighting. Finally, he offers information on the overall health and well being of the martial artist, including important nutritional information and stretching techniques.

With an instructional DVD included, The Complete Martial Arts Training Manual is a solid foundation of martial arts for beginners and a key supplement for the veteran martial artist. Chapters include:

  • Learning the Aspects of Fighting—an introduction
  • The Way of the Warrior—definition of a martial art; limitations of ground fighting; a complete martial artist
  • A Catalog of Martial Arts—Kung fu; Jujutsu (or jiujitsu); Aikido; Judo; Karate; Kickboxing; Taekwondo; Boxing; Wrestling; and more
  • Combat Basics—fighting ranges; reflex training; basic combat techniques
  • Hand and Elbow Strikes—jabbing punch; hook punch; uppercut; superman punch; and more
  • Defenses—slip; duck; block; two-handed defense
  • Foot and Knee Strikes—front kick; roundhouse; tornado kick; flying knee strike
  • Break Falling—front break fall; back break fall; side break fall; front rolling break fall; break falling myths
  • Takedowns—hip throw; shoulder throw; side sacrifice throw; the sprawl
  • Locks and Choke Holds—arm lock; Americana; rear naked choke; cross choke
  • Ground Fighting—shoulder hold; chest hold; guard; passing the guard
  • Stretching for the Martial Artist—leg flexibility; arm flexibility
  • Nutrition for the Martial Artist—food pyramid; pre-exercise nourishment; reducing body fat; weight gain program
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804840866
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/10/2010
  • Edition description: Paperback with DVD
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 515,929
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ashley P. Martin is a martial arts enthusiast who started training in Shotokan Karate in 1992. He is the founder of Just Karate, a martial arts school based in Cambridge, England. Martin is also a martial arts writer, having authored other books such as How to Improve at Karate and How to Improve at Judo.

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