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Martial Arts for Athletic Conditioning
     

Martial Arts for Athletic Conditioning

by Eric Chaline
 

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The aim of an athletic conditioning program is to develop muscular strength, heart-lung fitness, and flexibility. The Western approach is to treat these three major components of fitness as separate, with dedicated activities for each. In martial arts training, however, players train in the three components of fitness while performing a single integrated set of

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The aim of an athletic conditioning program is to develop muscular strength, heart-lung fitness, and flexibility. The Western approach is to treat these three major components of fitness as separate, with dedicated activities for each. In martial arts training, however, players train in the three components of fitness while performing a single integrated set of techniques. As players proceed in their chosen art, their overall fitness improves as a natural consequence of performing the techniques correctly. These not only develop strength, stamina, and flexibility but also the skills of balance, speed, and coordination. Unlike weight-training or running, students of the martial arts always have something new to learn. Even for the most dedicated of practitioners, a single lifetime is not enough to learn all the styles and skills the martial arts can teach. Using techniques from the arts of karate, shaolin lohan, t'ai chi, judo, aikido, and jujitsu, this book reveals the secrets of martial arts training for athletic conditioning.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
04/01/2015
Gr 8 Up—Marred by dense prose and disorganization, these books fail to live up to the promise of their action-filled covers. Photos, illustrations, and sidebars enliven the texts, though the photos are often grainy and poorly matched to the narratives. The writing is choppy and awkward, and most images depict adults, with the exception of Martial Arts for Children. However, like the other volumes in this series, this title seems to be aimed at an adult audience, offering a rambling overview of martial arts philosophy and a sampling of techniques, safe free-fighting, and self-defense. VERDICT All but the most zealous fans will find this set disappointing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422232415
Publisher:
Mason Crest
Publication date:
01/01/2015
Series:
Mastering Martial Arts Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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