Junsado Fundamentals, Standing and Ground Combat

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The key to winning a fight is neutralizing your opponent's strengths and using his weaknesses against him. 

In Junsado Fundamentals, Standing and Ground Combat, Sang H. Kim teaches you how to neutralize and destroy your opponent in standing and ground confrontations, including realistic, no-nonsense strategies against tackles, head locks, chokes, arm locks, punches, grabs, low kicks, sweeps, throws, pins and a variety of strikes.

Over 50 standing and ground combat scenarios take you through a wide range of possible attack and defense situations to improve your fighter's instinct. In addition to demonstrating a practical defensive strategy, each scenario illustrates a key Junsado principle in action, building your ability to apply fighting principles across a wide range of situations. Also included is a complete reference to the fundamental skills of Junsado, including: stance, open and closed hand strikes, elbow strikes, low kicks, knee strikes, takedowns, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder locks and ground fighting skills.

Junsado, founded by former South Korean Special Agent and lifelong martial artist, is a dynamic and direct fighting style. This concise reference will help you hone your fundamental fighting skills, give you a framework for developing your fighting strengths, and reveal core principles that can be applied in the ring or on the street. 

Author: Sang H. Kim

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Ultimate Flexibility: Complete Guide to Stretching for Martial Arts

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More than a collection of exercises or an explanation of technique, Ultimate Flexibility is a complete guide to stretching for martial arts, from the very basics of why you should stretch to detailed workout guidelines for every style and level of martial arts practice.

Written by acclaimed author and martial artist Sang H. Kim, Ultimate Flexibility is your guide to achieving maximum flexibility in your training. Begin with an in depth look at the hows and whys of flexibility and stretching. 

Learn about the many types of stretching, which methods are best for beginners, when to graduate to advanced techniques and why you should completely avoid certain types of exercises. 

You'll also find information that you won't find in any other martial art book, including a detailed exploration of how your body works for or against you in your training and how flexibility can make you stronger and faster.

Building on this foundation, Sang H. Kim teaches you nearly 200 flexibility exercises that he has personally used to achieve the highest levels of flexibility. You'll get detailed instructions, workout planning guides, goal setting tips, difficulty levels, injury prevention and recovery, and over 400 photos to guide you. 

Includes Exercises and Workouts for: 

  • Core Workout 
  • Warm Up
  • Cool Down
  • Light Contact 
  • Full Contact 
  • Grappling
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Boxing
  • Weapons
  • High Kicks
  • Splits

Special bonus sections: 10 Tips for Full Splits, 20 Tips for High Kicks and 10 workouts for specific martial art types. 

Author: Sang H. Kim

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover, Hardcover

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

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Without any doubt the best buy ever, in a martial arts book. There are so many new things to work on, and new ways to do it.
— Pierre Maegaard Knudsen
You can’t do the same thing day after day and expect different results. Do something different.

With these words, author Loren Christensen puts his money where his mouth is and shows you over 300 ways you can add variety to your daily martial arts training routine. 

Whether you're a student looking for fun new solo drills to spice up your home training or an instructor in search of new ways to pump up your classes, you won't be disappointed. This incredible collection of drills, techniques and exercises will take your workouts to the next level. 

Learn to:

  • Organize your solo workouts to the get maximum results from even the shortest training session 
  • Improve your speed and power with dozens of inside tips and tricks 
  • Beat boredom and get excited about your solo training sessions 
  • Become a well rounded fighter by adding essential skills that your instructor may not be teaching you 
  • Safely experiment with new techniques to find your ideal personal style of training 
  • Get an edge on your opponents with training methods that will make you unstoppable in the ring or on the street 

Not only will you learn enough new training strategies and methods to keep you busy for years, but Loren Christensen's no-nonsense writing style will get you up and moving even on the days you'd rather skip your solo workout.

Packed with solid advice and kick-butt motivation, Solo Training: The Martial Artist's Guide to Training Alone will become your favorite training partner
 
Author: Loren W. Christensen

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Conditioning for Combat Sports

Over 400 exercises to build strength, power, agility, and speed

BONUS: Foreword by Louie Simmons

I am a Crossfit/ MMA Coach, and this is one of the best books I have read for both. ONE OF THE BEST SOURCES FOR MMA TRAINING.
— Stephen Nichols
This book is HUGE and full of all types of training. There are over 300 pages of illustrated exercises. There are detailed explanations of not only how to do the lift, but how to properly train and utilized the lift to fix a weakness. There are workout routines and tons of advice.
— Thom Van Vleck, United States All-Round Weightlifting Association
IT’S A FIGHT, NOT A GAME

This book is about training for grapplers and fighters. It doesn’t matter what combat sport or martial art you specialize in, showing up in shape is mandatory. Your work ethic, your willingness to withstand harsh physical training and ability to absorb punishment all directly affect your success in grappling or fighting.
— Steve Scott & John Saylor

With these words, coaches Steve Scott and John Saylor challenge you to get in the best fighting shape of your life using the workouts and training regimens they’ve used to train hundreds of national and international champions.

What's Inside:

  • What is Functional Training and why does it work? 
  • Periodization: how to plan your training cycles 
  • Proven workout routines designed just for fighters 
  • The science behind the exercises, drills and workouts 
  • Freehand and bodyweight strength training 
  • The best barbell, dumbbell and weight machine exercises 
  • How the exercise ball can help you develop a rock hard core 
  • Strength training with Kettlebells 
  • "Old School" hard core power training 
  • Staying healthy and avoiding injuries for maximum mat time 
  • How to plan your workouts around your fight schedule 
  • Challenging medicine ball exercises 
  • Plyometric and jump training 

Authors: Steve Scott, John Saylor

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Solo Training 2: The Martial Artist's Guide to Building the Core for Stronger, Faster and More Effective Grappling

If you’ve read your copy of Solo Training to tatters, give it a little time off and dig into Solo Training 2, where Loren Christensen promises to take your fighting techniques and understanding of fighting concepts to a new level.

In his follow up to the phenomenally popular Solo Training book, Loren Christensen has dug down deep to come up with hundreds of more ways for you to rev up your training at home or in the gym. Solo Training 2 kicks off with a focus on building your body's core for stronger, faster and more effective grappling, kicking and punching. 

A strong core - your shoulders, chest, abs, hips, and back - is the source of your body's power, speed and coordinated movement. As a martial artist, a strong core helps you to get more out of your training and to respond instantly and effectively to the fast changing demands of competition or an explosive street encounter. 

You'll also get over 100 ways to work your combinations, cheat speed, improve accuracy, fight from unconventional stances, practice grappling when you can't find a partner and get the most out of your mannequin bag.

If hundreds of new training drills sound overwhelming, not to worry. Solo Training 2 wraps up with 8 workouts, each with a specific goal like the Free Hand Power Builder and the Boxer Workout. 

If you've read your copy of Solo Training to tatters, give it a little time off and dig into Solo Training 2, where Loren Christensen promises to take your fighting techniques and understanding of fighting concepts to a new level. 

Author: Loren W. Christensen

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The Principles of Unarmed Combat

Mark Jacobs is knowledgeable and direct and doesn’t waste conversation on impractical concepts, techniques or teachings. His book, The Principles of Unarmed Combat, is the same way. This book is a good reference for the beginner or for the advanced instructor. I will be recommending The Principles of Unarmed Combat to all my students.
— Greg Thompson, close quarters combat instructor to the U.S. Army Special Forces

In The Principles of Unarmed Combat, Black Belt Magazine columnist Mark Jacobs breaks down the essential skills of empty-handed martial arts. Whether you train to win in the ring or survive on the street, this book will show you why some fighting skills work and why some don’t. Plus you’ll learn how to troubleshoot problem areas in your training, no matter what style you practice. 

Mark Jacobs has interviewed doctors and physicists, analyzed key scientific studies and synthesized the best available information about how to make martial arts work better. The result is a comprehensive, heavily researched guide to everything you should know about striking and grappling, offense and defense, and even the mental aspects of training. 

The Principles of Unarmed Combat is made up of over 50 chapters, organized into 10 information packed sections. You’ll get all of the topics you’d expect to find in a comprehensive guide to the fighting arts: posture, footwork, positioning, striking, kicking, takedowns and groundfighting. But unlike most how-to books, you’ll also get hard-to-find insider information on advanced topics like transitioning, fighting from the clinch, pain compliance, fight psychology, real world defense strategies and the dark side of sport fighting.

Mark Jacobs has combined his decades in the martial arts with his skills as a professional journalist to create one of the most comprehensive books ever written on the skills, techniques, strategies and tactics of unarmed combat. 

Author: Mark Jacobs

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Taekwondo Taegeuk Forms

Official forms of Taekwondo

 
 

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Tae Kwon Do Taegeuk Forms: The Official Forms of Taekwondo is a concise reference for the Taegeuk forms (poomsae) of Taekwondo. Grandmasters Sang H. Kim and Kyu Hyung Lee have combined their extensive knowledge of traditional taekwondo forms to teach you the correct way to perform the 8 official taegeuk poomsae as required for all taekwondo students up to black belt level. 

Each of the 8 Taegeuk forms is thoroughly illustrated with clear and technically precise photos. The instructional text is supplemented with information about the meaning, movement line and symbol of each of the forms as well as the correct execution of each new movement introduced in the form. 

Learn the following: 

  • Poomsae Taegeuk Il Jang 
  • Poomsae Taegeuk Ee Jang 
  • Poomsae Taegeuk Sam Jang 
  • Poomsae Taegeuk Sah Jang 
  • Poomsae Taegeuk Oh Jang 
  • Poomsae Taegeuk Yuk Jang 
  • Poomsae Taegeuk Chil Jang 
  • Poomsae Taegeuk Pal Jang 

Author: Sang H. Kim, Kyu Hyung Lee

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