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Oct 25, 2012 by Naomi | Posted in Martial Arts

Should I start martial arts?

I wanted to start martial arts because I think it would be good for muscle tone. I also wanted to learn to defend myself better. But I'm 15 and turning 16 in march and I was wondering if I was too I'd to start. And what about when I go away to university? Also what are some good forms. I was thinking about Tae Kwon do, but any other suggestions? Also if you know about Tae kwon do could you tell me about it? Also what about Muai Thai

Oct 25, 2012 by Jason | Posted in Family

I hit my older brother?

Hi, last night things got a bit ugly. For some reason my older brother was arguing with my mum and started swearing at her, quite offensive swear words, at first I didn't do anything, then as he walked out the room he carried on swearing at her which really got on my nerves so I pushed the door against him as he went out, not a hard push at all. Then he came back at me and grabbed me by the throat and started choking me so I just went back to my martial arts instinct and kneed him in the gut, not too hard then he head butted my forehead and tried other stuff but I did not retaliate, I did not want to do anything else. Now I regret it, I'm going to say sorry when I get the chance but what else can I do to make peace? He was out of order in the first place but I shouldn't have done anything, I feel its my fault it all happened now. I feel really bad at the moment. (No dickhead comments please). Thanks.

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308 pages

Mixed Martial Arts, The Book of Knowledge

Creator: BJ Penn, Glen Cordoza, Erich Krauss | 2007-05-18

Offers a revolutionary system of fighting, teaching how to mix striking with takedowns and formulate strategies based upon personal attributes.

Publisher: Victory Belt Pub

About this book
Mixed Martial Arts outlines the revolutionary system of fighting used by world-renowned fighter BJ Penn. Penn, one of the most technical and decorated fighters in the world today, illustrates fighting techniques that teach you how to mix strikes with takedowns, ground and pound an opponent into submission, fight against the cage and formulate strategies based upon your personal attributes and strengths.



157 pages

Martial Arts, Mind & Body

Creator: Claudio A. Iedwab, Roxanne L. Standefer | Sports & Recreation - 2000-06-01

Martial Arts Mind & Bodycombines the best mental and physical training principles of various martial art forms. Centered on the Japanese concept of kiai, the book explains how to unite your mental, physical, and spiritual energies.

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

About this book
Take performance to the next level! Martial artists have long been admired for their discipline and feats of mental and physical strength as well as the ability to shut out distraction and focus precisely on the task at hand. Martial Arts Mind & Bodyreveals how you can achieve excellence through mind and body training for enhanced performance and enjoyment in martial arts or any other sport.Martial Arts Mind & Bodycombines the best mental and physical training principles of various martial art forms. Centered on the Japanese concept of kiai, the book explains how to unite your mental, physical, and spiritual energies. As a result, you will be able to- sharpen concentration and awareness,- improve your ability to learn new skills,- perform better in training and competition, and - remain focused under stress.As you learn how to integrate the energy of the mind and body, you will increase your resistance to fatigue, discomfort, and distraction. You'll also learn techniques to control the body's responses to respiration, metabolism, and muscle relaxation. Make Martial Arts Mind & Bodypart of your training and soon you will think, feel, and move better than ever.



345 pages

Martial Arts After 40

Creator: Sang H. Kim | 2000-01-01

This is the first book on the market to cater to two growing populations, martial artists and baby boomers.

Publisher: Turtle Press Corporation

About this book
This is the first book on the market to cater to two growing populations, martial artists and baby boomers. Once a blood and guts sport for tough young men, martial arts is now touted by athletes, aerobics trainers, actors, super models and soccer mums as the number one way for adults to get fit and stay in shape. This book addresses important questions like: How old is too old start a marital art?; What type of exercises are best (and which ones are dangerous) for the over-40 martial artist?; What are the effects of ageing and how can martial arts combat them?; How can baby boomers keep up in a martial arts class full of gen-Xers?; What types of injuries are most prevalent after 40 and how can they be prevented? This book takes a positive and enthusiastic approach to taking up or continuing a martial art in middle age or later. Readers will be inspired, reassured and educated.


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  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    The Art of Mental Training: A Guide to Performance Excellence (Collector's Edition)

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    Checkmate!

    This book is like a high-octane Tony Robbins seminar with the added bonus of not having to watch a guy who looks like Herman Munster on a caffeine rush. The motivational wisdom in this book is precisely the "kick in the pants" I needed to get me refocused on my goals after already falling victim to a failed New Year’s resolution.While the book may initially seem more geared toward sports psychology for athletes, a closer examination reveals that the author uses a myriad of empowering techniques that can be applied to practical life situations as well. Sports psychology is merely one of the many techniques that he draws his insight from. I also like the way that the author introduces himself and his background to create a cohesive and engaging story rather than just spouting motivational rhetoric. His story highlights and defines his qualifications and gives the reader a sense of familiarity and trust by the end.I actually don’t read many... 5/5 Christopher Gill - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The Art of Mental Training - A Guide to Performance Excellence (Kindle Edition) This book is like a high-octane Tony Robbins seminar with the added bonus of not having to watch a guy who looks like Herman Munster on a caffeine rush. The motivational wisdom in this book is precisely the "kick in the pants" I needed to get me refocused on my goals after already falling victim to a failed New Year’s resolution.While the book may initially seem more geared toward sports psychology for athletes, a closer examination reveals that the author uses a myriad of empowering techniques that can be applied to practical life situations as well. Sports psychology is merely one of the many techniques that he draws his insight from. I also like the way that the author introduces himself and his background to create a cohesive and engaging story rather than just spouting motivational rhetoric. His story highlights and defines his qualifications and gives the reader a sense of familiarity and trust by the end.I actually don’t read many... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 5, 2014

    A motivational read

    0 5/5 Shanay Davis - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The Art of Mental Training - A Guide to Performance Excellence (Kindle Edition) I enjoyed this book immensely. The author did a very good job at writing a motivational, powerful and entertaining book. From the beginning to the end I was so caught up that I could hardly believe I had finished in less than a day. The book is truly well written. Gonzalez is a skillful writer who did a good job at keeping me entertained throughout the book. The step by step instructions were my favorite part. I love to read a book and get examples and tips it makes me feel as though the author is actually looking out for my well being. Gonzalez really captured the psychological part of training that I never knew existed before. I would recommend this book to any one who needs motivation to do well. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 13, 2014

    It's all in your head

    0 5/5 Jason Brueckner "jb" (Ohio) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The Art of Mental Training - A Guide to Performance Excellence (Kindle Edition) Both winning and losing all begins in your mind, whether the situation is small or great.Gonzalez helps us to realize our ideal mental climate so as to open new opportunities for ourselves. We have got to strive for the IDEAL peace of mind, or the ability to be a warrior/champion, or else we will never be there in REALITY.The Art of Mental Training will help take you to the point. Only purchase this book if you want to learn how to excel and increase your self-confidence and self-belief, as well as learn techniques to deal with emotions such as fear, anxiety, self-doubt, anger, and nervousness. If this is you, then I'd encourage you to take the first step towards peak performance and the first step is to purchase and read this book. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 1, 2014
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  • Mill Creek Entertainment

    Martial Arts 50 Movie Pack Collection

    DVD (Mill Creek Entertainment)

    Rating (53 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Mill Creek Entertainment

    On a 1 to 10 scale, this collection rates : 4.8

    Some of the titles in MARTIAL ARTS 50 MOVIE PACK are so obscure, very little information could be gotten about them. A couple of selections here are from a long-forgotten American TV series. There's even a few spaghetti-karate films thrown into the mix. The majority however originate in the Far East: Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines.Lots of choreography went into the making of these movies; undoubtedly, there were a few unintentional injuries along the way, too. The action and pratfalls are non-stop and the plots mere window dressing for the foot-to-head combat scenes. For all martial arts fans these cinematic slugfests are sure-to-please.Overall rating was achieved by averaging out viewer polling on 42 of these titles. Based on a film resource website's 1 to 10 scoring system, the current rating for MARTIAL ARTS is: 4.8.The following alphabetized program list includes individual poll scores, original theatrical names (where indicated),... 3/5 Annie Van Auken (Planet Earth) - See all my reviews, April 16, 2007

    Craptacular!

    This collection is well worth every penny you'll spend on it, as long you enjoy this film genre. Personally, these movies evoke more laughter for me than most of the comedies being currently released. Some of the movies don't really qualify as martial arts movies - in particular, I'm referring to Black Cobra 1, 2, and 3 - three of the worst movies ever made. These movies, starring former NFL player Fred "The Hammer" Williamson would more appropriately be categorized as action movies, although there isn't a Hell of a lot of action in them. I digress. The point is that there are maybe 3 punches thrown in the entire first movie. It's definitely not a martial arts movie. Most of the movies in this collection, however, are exactly what you would expect. In particular, there are three movies, Ninja Death 1, 2, and 3 that are so awful that they border on greatness. I'm not a film student, so I couldn't tell you what the filming technique is called wherein the "actors" fight in... 5/5 Lo Wang - See all my reviews This review is from: Martial Arts 50 Movie Pack Collection (DVD) This collection is well worth every penny you'll spend on it, as long you enjoy this film genre. Personally, these movies evoke more laughter for me than most of the comedies being currently released. Some of the movies don't really qualify as martial arts movies - in particular, I'm referring to Black Cobra 1, 2, and 3 - three of the worst movies ever made. These movies, starring former NFL player Fred "The Hammer" Williamson would more appropriately be categorized as action movies, although there isn't a Hell of a lot of action in them. I digress. The point is that there are maybe 3 punches thrown in the entire first movie. It's definitely not a martial arts movie. Most of the movies in this collection, however, are exactly what you would expect. In particular, there are three movies, Ninja Death 1, 2, and 3 that are so awful that they border on greatness. I'm not a film student, so I couldn't tell you what the filming technique is called wherein the "actors" fight in... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 16, 2007

    YOU ARE DAM RIGHT IT DESERVES A 5/5, AND THESE ARE NOT MOVIES THAT ARE SO BAD THEY ARE GOOD, ALRIGHT MOST OF THEM ARE.

    I was looking through the list of movies surprised to see that all 20 movies that I bought in a 20 pack are in this 50 pack. And now I punching myself in the head this very momentttt because I REALLY WISH I WOULD HAVE JUST PAYED LIKE 20 DOLLARS OR WHATEVER IT WAS EXTRA BECUASE THERE WERE ONLY LIKE 3 GOOD MOVIES IN THE 20 PACK, BUT THERE IS LIKE 10 GOOD ONES IN THIS FREAKING 50 PACK.Let me go over what I am talking about.20 pack has ninja death 1, 50 pack actually has the sequels part 2 and 3.50 pack has guy with secret kungfu with meng fei, 20 pack doesn't.50 pack has a chow yunfat and a jackie chan movie, 20 pack doesn't.Now I'm 99% sure that the jackie and chow movies suck balls, but that is why you go exploring. In the 20 pack I found one of the greatest kungfu movies ever, shadow ninja, which is of course in the 50 pack, what the real name of it is I don't know, but I do know that I would buy it at like best buy for up... 5/5 morgoth "we lamas are traditional enemies of ... (omaha, NE) - See all my reviews This review is from: Martial Arts 50 Movie Pack Collection (DVD) I was looking through the list of movies surprised to see that all 20 movies that I bought in a 20 pack are in this 50 pack. And now I punching myself in the head this very momentttt because I REALLY WISH I WOULD HAVE JUST PAYED LIKE 20 DOLLARS OR WHATEVER IT WAS EXTRA BECUASE THERE WERE ONLY LIKE 3 GOOD MOVIES IN THE 20 PACK, BUT THERE IS LIKE 10 GOOD ONES IN THIS FREAKING 50 PACK.Let me go over what I am talking about.20 pack has ninja death 1, 50 pack actually has the sequels part 2 and 3.50 pack has guy with secret kungfu with meng fei, 20 pack doesn't.50 pack has a chow yunfat and a jackie chan movie, 20 pack doesn't.Now I'm 99% sure that the jackie and chow movies suck balls, but that is why you go exploring. In the 20 pack I found one of the greatest kungfu movies ever, shadow ninja, which is of course in the 50 pack, what the real name of it is I don't know, but I do know that I would buy it at like best buy for up... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 27, 2006
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  • Turtle Press

    Solo Training: The Martial Artist's Guide to Training Alone

    Book (Turtle Press)

    Rating (45 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Turtle Press

    repetition is the mother of skill

    0 5/5 Andrew Baye (FL, USA) - See all my reviews, June 3, 2003

    Solid, practical advice

    Most practitioners think that training in the dojo is fun. Many feel that training by themselves bites. Not only is there no one to help you, there is also no one to motivate you. Regardless, while tandem drills (e.g., bunkai, kumite, randori) are pretty much impossible to do on your own, some things are best practiced outside of formal class, especially where you need to focus on improving deficiencies that may not be shared with the rest of the class. If you really want to progress, you need to be able to effectively train alone.Loren Christensen's excellent work provides numerous tips, techniques, and exercises to get the most out of your solo training. A common complaint that my new students relate is that they are afraid to train outside of class for fear of learning techniques incorrectly. They think that unlearning bad habits is far worse than doing nothing at all so they do not practice on their own. Believe me, with this fine text even beginners can benefit. There... 5/5 L. A. Kane (Seattle, WA USA) - See all my reviews, November 1, 2004

    A Must Have for Your Martial Arts Bookshelf

    This is easily the best martial arts book I have, and I own many. It ranks right up there with Christensen's Fighter's Fact Book. One reviewer said it didn't have a lot of pictures so he couldn't follow. I found the 70 pictures that are in it satisfactory, and his explanations to be absolutely clear. That reviewer may be happier with a picture book, not one that makes the reader think.Christensen is probably the funniest martial arts writer there is. His humor is as disarming as his information is right on and exactly what you want to know. He was an MP in Vietnam and a street cop in Portland, Oregon, so he knows what he is talking about, too. All of his martial arts books are aimed toward the street, meaning his stuff is practical.Solo Training has tons of information that will make your solo workout productive and a real leaning experience. Not only does he give the reader many drills and exercises, but he has provided a dozen complete workouts for you to follow. He... 5/5 Tom Luke - See all my reviews This review is from: Solo Training: The Martial Artist's Guide to Training Alone (Paperback) This is easily the best martial arts book I have, and I own many. It ranks right up there with Christensen's Fighter's Fact Book. One reviewer said it didn't have a lot of pictures so he couldn't follow. I found the 70 pictures that are in it satisfactory, and his explanations to be absolutely clear. That reviewer may be happier with a picture book, not one that makes the reader think.Christensen is probably the funniest martial arts writer there is. His humor is as disarming as his information is right on and exactly what you want to know. He was an MP in Vietnam and a street cop in Portland, Oregon, so he knows what he is talking about, too. All of his martial arts books are aimed toward the street, meaning his stuff is practical.Solo Training has tons of information that will make your solo workout productive and a real leaning experience. Not only does he give the reader many drills and exercises, but he has provided a dozen complete workouts for you to follow. He... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 18, 2001
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  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program: The Complete Combat System

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    Rating (15 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    The ebst book on the topic

    0 5/5 I. Bana (Paris,FR) - See all my reviews, September 28, 2012

    excellent coverage MCMAP

    0 5/5 Peter J. Evans "histofillover" (NSW Aust) - See all my reviews, January 6, 2013

    Loving this Manual

    0 5/5 Cardell Fosque - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program: The Complete Combat System (Paperback) This book is a great addition to my library, and great for expanding my Martial Arts knowledge. A must for any Martial Arts library. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 21, 2013
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  • RDA

    The Martial Apprentice (Jujutsu: The Complete Journey)

    eBooks (RDA)

    Rating (4 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
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    Outstanding!!

    0 5/5 Jwillard - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The Martial Apprentice (Jujutsu: The Complete Journey) (Kindle Edition) If you like books on the martial arts life this is a great book. His journey thru his discipleship is so similar to those of the shaolin monks and add that to the ups and down of life. Great read! I see the same kind of stuff going thru me on my kungfu journey. I was later on in life when I found my passion for the martial arts, but could so see myself living in a martial arts school and studying full time. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 20, 2013

    I got alot from this book

    0 5/5 dantct - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The Martial Apprentice (Jujutsu: The Complete Journey) (Kindle Edition) Roy has written a really nice book here. If you train martial arts or are curious then you may enjoy this book.I get the feeling that Roy has a pretty sneaky sense of humour too, a couple of times I burst out a little laugh while reading in the lunch room at work.Roy please write another book. Thanks 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 22, 2013

    quick read-worth it

    0 5/5 P. Streiff "pcspauly" (Milwaukee WI) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The Martial Apprentice (Jujutsu: The Complete Journey) (Kindle Edition) Although his story is fragmented, it gives a great recount of his transition from other martial arts into his BJJ life. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 21, 2014


  • Martial Arts: The Truth Behind the Myths (Bullshido, Baloney and Bruce Lee!)

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    Rating (12 reviews):
    (3.2/5)

    different and interesting take on martial arts

    0 5/5 J. Cepeda (phoenix ,az USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Martial Arts: The Truth Behind the Myths (Bullshido, Baloney and Bruce Lee!) (Kindle Edition) This books covers some of the many misconceptions people may have about martial arts. The information is thorough for the most part although there are some areas that seem glossed over.In general it's a worthwhile read.The chapter on Bruce Lee was welcome as well and a nice final closure.I definitely recommend this specially if you are trying to make sense of the different types of martial arts available.The book is a fast read and held my interest throughout.Enjoy 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 27, 2013

    Funny observations

    0 4/5 Vivos Mortuus "The end is nigh" (The Wasteland) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Martial Arts: The Truth Behind the Myths (Bullshido, Baloney and Bruce Lee!) (Kindle Edition) I've never really known anyone to actually think a few of the ideas covered in this book, but the overall attitude is definitely had by many martial artists. Most of the chapters were incredibly on the money as I've found myself thinking some of the very same things before. The book is well-written and entertaining. Every martial artist, or even those interested, should read this. Maybe it would end a few p*ssing matches. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 13, 2012

    Should I be offended??

    0 3/5 Amazon Customer - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Martial Arts: The Truth Behind the Myths (Bullshido, Baloney and Bruce Lee!) (Kindle Edition) But seriously, as a martial artist for almost 40 years, I could totally relate to the things in this book, and could probably add a few chapters of my own! This book is similar to the website Bullshido. Enjoyable read! I only gave it 3 stars because I wanted MORE!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 3, 2014


  • Ulysses Press

    The Anatomy of Martial Arts: An Illustrated Guide to the Muscles Used for Each Strike, Kick, and Throw

    Book (Ulysses Press)

    Rating (61 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Ulysses Press

    A MUST-HAVE RESOURCE FOR MARTIAL ARTS STUDENTS, TEACHERS, & COACHES

    Every serious martial arts student, teacher, and coach should have this book on his or her shelf. It is a fantastic resource that you will reference again and again.As a martial arts student myself, I will look up techniques I'm working on to help me understand how my body is functioning. The book's descriptions and illustrations assist me to visualize each technique into its component parts.As a coach and instructor, this book has changed the way I approach certain techniques with my athletes. The speed/power/accuracy descriptions and key exercises provided by the authors are valuable tools when I'm coaching both novice and elite athletes.I have been training in various martial arts for over 25 years and hold advanced black belt ranks in taekwondo and hapkido/yongmudo. I have also trained extensively in Brazilian jiujitsu and kendo, with some experience in judo and karate. Currently, I spend most of my time coaching competitive taekwondo... 5/5 Charles Thornton (Bethesda, Maryland, United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: The Anatomy of Martial Arts: An Illustrated Guide to the Muscles Used for Each Strike, Kick, and Throw (Paperback) Every serious martial arts student, teacher, and coach should have this book on his or her shelf. It is a fantastic resource that you will reference again and again.As a martial arts student myself, I will look up techniques I'm working on to help me understand how my body is functioning. The book's descriptions and illustrations assist me to visualize each technique into its component parts.As a coach and instructor, this book has changed the way I approach certain techniques with my athletes. The speed/power/accuracy descriptions and key exercises provided by the authors are valuable tools when I'm coaching both novice and elite athletes.I have been training in various martial arts for over 25 years and hold advanced black belt ranks in taekwondo and hapkido/yongmudo. I have also trained extensively in Brazilian jiujitsu and kendo, with some experience in judo and karate. Currently, I spend most of my time coaching competitive taekwondo... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 7, 2011

    an easy read but not as complete as the knowledge from my sempai who is a trained Physio

    I started Shotokan Kaate when I was 17. I am 23 now. Been doing it regularly for 6 years. I should probably say first I was a lazy teenager who didn;t get much exercise outside of a quick walk. I didn't do sports. My joints were stiff. 6 years later I still am but have improved flexibility. If only I was told the correct way to stretch. Joint pains and problems are developing now.This is a good book. It is very broad as some reviewer say. It covers the general muscles that are used in a technique, but they could have broken them down further in steps as the technique is applied which muscles activate too and how it adds power. And when the wrong muscles are used (tense shoulders/ bent arm in a straight punch) they reduce power and speed.Of course it is a lot more accessible than a medical/university text or primer on physiotherapy, kinesiology, sports science, biology and biomechanics. That's why I bought it. Those other books are really expensive... 4/5 Mr. V. Lee - See all my reviews, April 22, 2011

    Excellent reference book for martial artists

    Except for being a guide into muscle groups employed by diverse martial arts' techniques, this book also offers a general overview of common basic elements in different Martial Arts. Although intended for people who are already practicing them, it can be useful as a suggestion to use any of martial arts as an alternative training for fitness or any other training regimen.For those already involved in martial arts, this is a reference book, useful on several different levels. The first and the most obvious one is given by the book's title and the content, where text, photographs, and illustrations are finely in tune with each other, giving an insight into muscular point-counterpoint action that underlies all martial arts' techniques. In particular, the combination of photographs and illustrations with some occasional humorous detail makes them memorable and adds to the clarity of the whole. The Appendix 2, with alphabetized muscles' names and actions, as well as the... 5/5 Maja Grujic Stojkov - See all my reviews This review is from: The Anatomy of Martial Arts: An Illustrated Guide to the Muscles Used for Each Strike, Kick, and Throw (Paperback) Except for being a guide into muscle groups employed by diverse martial arts' techniques, this book also offers a general overview of common basic elements in different Martial Arts. Although intended for people who are already practicing them, it can be useful as a suggestion to use any of martial arts as an alternative training for fitness or any other training regimen.For those already involved in martial arts, this is a reference book, useful on several different levels. The first and the most obvious one is given by the book's title and the content, where text, photographs, and illustrations are finely in tune with each other, giving an insight into muscular point-counterpoint action that underlies all martial arts' techniques. In particular, the combination of photographs and illustrations with some occasional humorous detail makes them memorable and adds to the clarity of the whole. The Appendix 2, with alphabetized muscles' names and actions, as well as the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 11, 2011
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  • Marcy

    Marcy Wedge For Forearm and Wrist

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    Rating (87 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Marcy

    Could be a lot better with heavy rubber bands.

    0 3/5 Ron Nord "ronnor246" (San Francisco, Ca United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Marcy Wedge For Forearm and Wrist (Sports) I've owned two of these and neither one lasted very long. When they first came out they were very well made of aluminum, a real quality product. When the tension wire broke I called the factory and they said no problem send it in to get it fixed. They sent back one made of plastic which lost all weight tension within weeks, its worthless. The problem with this product is that it starts losing tension immediatlely, the spring gets weakened with use. A better product would be with heavy duty rubber bands that you could replace or add to for more resistance. Put the rubber on and I'll buy it again but will do wrist curls with weights until then. They only people who buy this is weight trainers or the injured and they don't care about how it looks just if it works. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 10, 2007

    A good item, but not as good as it once was.

    0 3/5 Alex C. Cullison "obie-wan-kenobi" (Fairfax, VA USA) - See all my reviews, February 22, 2007

    Good for recovering lost strength due to injuries

    0 4/5 Christopher Weiss (Okemos, Michigan USA) - See all my reviews, August 26, 2006
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    Provides forearm and wrist support for maximum safety and comfort
    Exercises the forearm, wrist, and fingers
    Variable resistance allows you to measure your progress
    Builds the flexor and extensor muscles and improves grip strength
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  • Arc Entertainment

    Martial Arts of Shaolin

    DVD (Arc Entertainment)

    Rating (14 reviews):
    (3.3/5)
    Arc Entertainment

    For Die-Hard Jet Li fans only

    0 2/5 Dana C. Gustafson "dnagussie" - See all my reviews, February 18, 2002

    Absolutely disagree!!

    0 5/5 Vitaliy Rudnytskiy "700 targeted" (Warsaw, Poland) - See all my reviews, January 12, 2003

    This is review of the PRODUCT, not of the MOVIE

    0 1/5 0, August 23, 2007
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  • Fitness Lifestyle

    Speed Training for Combat, Boxing, Martial Arts, and MMA: How to Maximize Your Hand Speed, Foot Speed, Punching Speed, Kicking Speed, Wrestling Speed, and Fighting Speed

    Book (Fitness Lifestyle)

    Rating (65 reviews):
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    0 4/5 Michael R Schaub - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Speed Training for Combat, Boxing, Martial Arts, and MMA: How to Maximize Your Hand Speed, Foot Speed, Punching Speed, Kicking Speed, Wrestling Speed, and Fighting Speed (Paperback) Short. To the point. Easily readable. Good techniques and exercises -- they work. On my third read. A must have if you spar, fight, or are truly interested in self-defense. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 13, 2012

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    0 4/5 Scott (Oklahoma) - See all my reviews This review is from: Speed Training for Combat, Boxing, Martial Arts, and MMA: How to Maximize Your Hand Speed, Foot Speed, Punching Speed, Kicking Speed, Wrestling Speed, and Fighting Speed (Paperback) This book is an excellent reference book for anyone interested in the martial arts. The author explains in great detail all of the elements involved in speed, including movement speed and reaction speed just to name a few, as well as drills and exercises to increase one's speed. The drills are beneficial for beginners as well as experts. This book would make a great addition to anyone's bookshelf, especially a martial arts instructor's. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 1, 2005
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Martial Arts Black Belt Necklace

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Congratulate a martial artist on achieving their black belt with this unique Martial Arts Black Belt Pendant Necklace. The custom martial arts necklace makes a unique black belt gift for a black belt promotion test, birthday or holiday. This personalized necklace features a martial arts black belt design inside a sterling silver plated round pendant.
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A martial artist must possess dedication, desire and determination in order to reach the esteemed rank of black belt. Acknowledge the hard work and achievement of your athlete at their black belt test with the unique Martial Arts Black Belt Congratulations Card. Add an optional personal message inside. Suitable for karate, taekwondo, kung fu, ju jitsu or judo. This custom martial arts congrats card features a photograph of a black belt on a white uniform. Instructors buy in bulk for the students in your school, do jang, dojo or gym and save money.
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Congratulate a martial artist at a black belt promotion test with the Martial Arts Black Belt Congratulations Card. Suitable for karate, taekwondo, kung fu or judo. This custom martial arts congrats card features a digitally enhanced photograph of a martial arts black belt.
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