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Essential Book of Martial Arts Kicks: 89 Kicks from Karate, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, and Others (Downloadable Media Included)

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An effectively delivered kick can mean life instead of death in a self-defense situation, and glory rather than shame in the ring. When a larger or more powerful opponent is intent on inflicting harm, the superior strength of your legs can be used to tip the balance in your favor. However, gaining proficiency takes training and insight. "Essential Book of Martial Arts Kick An effectively delivered kick can mean life instead of death in a self-defense situation, and glory rather than shame in the ring. When a larger or more powerful opponent is intent on inflicting harm, the superior strength of your legs can be used to tip the balance in your favor. However, gaining proficiency takes training and insight. "Essential Book of Martial Arts Kicks" has one purpose: to help readers hone their kicking proficiency so that they can readily deploy the most powerful tool in the fighter's repertoire.


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An effectively delivered kick can mean life instead of death in a self-defense situation, and glory rather than shame in the ring. When a larger or more powerful opponent is intent on inflicting harm, the superior strength of your legs can be used to tip the balance in your favor. However, gaining proficiency takes training and insight. "Essential Book of Martial Arts Kick An effectively delivered kick can mean life instead of death in a self-defense situation, and glory rather than shame in the ring. When a larger or more powerful opponent is intent on inflicting harm, the superior strength of your legs can be used to tip the balance in your favor. However, gaining proficiency takes training and insight. "Essential Book of Martial Arts Kicks" has one purpose: to help readers hone their kicking proficiency so that they can readily deploy the most powerful tool in the fighter's repertoire.

42 review for Essential Book of Martial Arts Kicks: 89 Kicks from Karate, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, and Others (Downloadable Media Included)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Roberto

    In my opinion, the best book of martial arts never published. A very complete,well informed book!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Michael Philliber

    When I first started martial arts several years ago I couldn't figure out why the instructor paid such detail to the way I kicked, the exact placement, chambering, execution and timing. It wasn't until I entered my first sparring match that I began to recognize that sloppy kicks do little more than annoy, but well executed kicks deliver a wallop. Now as a second degree black I strive to develop better kicks. So I was delighted when I picked up a copy of Marc De Bremaeker's and Roy Faige's satisf When I first started martial arts several years ago I couldn't figure out why the instructor paid such detail to the way I kicked, the exact placement, chambering, execution and timing. It wasn't until I entered my first sparring match that I began to recognize that sloppy kicks do little more than annoy, but well executed kicks deliver a wallop. Now as a second degree black I strive to develop better kicks. So I was delighted when I picked up a copy of Marc De Bremaeker's and Roy Faige's satisfying 256 page manual "Essential Book of Martial Arts Kicks," accompanied with an instructional DVD, from the local public library. As the authors note, this "book is not a "how to" book for the neophyte, but a reference work for the experienced martial artist" (8). This is one installment in a series of works meant to focus the karateka on specific levels of kicks. "Essential Book of Martial Arts Kicks" takes six basic kicks and moves around them into various deliveries and styles. For example, the front kick is expanded from the primary, simple front kick to the heel front kick to the phantom groin kick and beyond. De Bremaeker and Faige have poured a lot of thought into the numerous variations giving the reader a total of eighty nine well developed kicks. The photographs are clear and crisp, the directional sketches are sharp and straightforward, and the explanations are intelligible and explicit. The authors have also taken great pains in describing and demonstrating the self-defense possibilities of each kick. "Essential Book of Martial Arts Kicks," and the accompanying DVD, is a must-have for any martial artist who is serious about sharpening their skills. If you are a seasoned martial artist or an instructor, this volume will help boost your delivery and enrich your training. If you run a school, this manuscript would make a great addition to your collection of books to be lent out. I was so gratified by what I saw in this handbook that I returned it to the public library and purchased my own copy. I recommend you do the same.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Liam

    It is good

  4. 5 out of 5

    Steve Platt

    Great breakdown of kicks and how to perform them (memo to me...must do MORE training!)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mike "Poet"

    Interesting book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Josh Street

    A bit basic with an unhealthy mix of bullshido. Stars given for the drills/practice section for each kick as those are quite good.

  7. 4 out of 5

    John McDonald

  8. 5 out of 5

    Adrian Peckham

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sunny

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jasen Pratt

  11. 4 out of 5

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  12. 5 out of 5

    Hertzhack

  13. 4 out of 5

    John Murphy

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jovany Agathe

  15. 5 out of 5

    Wesley

  16. 4 out of 5

    Dagmir Dlugosz

  17. 4 out of 5

    Bethany

  18. 5 out of 5

    Michael Wise

  19. 5 out of 5

    Thetawave

  20. 5 out of 5

    William

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jason Simms

  22. 5 out of 5

    Paul Ranson

  23. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Reynolds

  24. 5 out of 5

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  25. 5 out of 5

    Jayson Summers

  26. 5 out of 5

    Yuriminaru Antalan

  27. 5 out of 5

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  28. 5 out of 5

    Nolan Lockhart

  29. 4 out of 5

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  30. 4 out of 5

    Kathryn Bowman

  31. 4 out of 5

    Gabriel Pedroza

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  36. 4 out of 5

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  37. 5 out of 5

    TĂș Dinh

  38. 4 out of 5

    Claus Moos

  39. 4 out of 5

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  40. 5 out of 5

    Daniel

  41. 4 out of 5

    Robert

  42. 5 out of 5

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