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


Mindful Movement: Mastering Your Hidden Energy

As a medical doctor who appreciates the impact of daily stress on the body and the value of seeing body as an integrated system, the techniques presented as MBX-12 is a refreshing blend of the mental and physical.
— Jarrod Post, MD

Mindful Movement: Mastering Your Hidden Energy is a guide to invigorating your internal Ki energy flow through a unique sequence of 12 movements (MBX-12) targeting the 12 meridian energy channels. MBX-12 brings together mindful movement and deep breathing to create an active form of moving meditation.

As you learn the exercises that make up the MBX-12 routine, you'll develop an understanding of the mindfulness practice principles of attention, centering and release. Sang H. Kim introduces the movements of MBX with step-by-step practice guidance, focal points, self-assessment criteria, wellness applications and detailed explanations of how mindful movement influences your inner energy flow. You'll also learn 13 MBX Mudras, symbolic hand movements that activate the 6 meridians in the hand and affect energy flow across the body.

Throughout the book, short readings introduce you to the four pillars of energy transformation: mindfulness, movement, breath, and meridians. For experienced mind-body practitioners, MBX-12 is an excellent supplement to other mindful movement practice such as Yoga, Taichi, and Qigong. MBX-12 integrates your moving body with your breath, redirects energy flow along the 12 meridians, and unites the mind with all in the present.

Author: Sang H. Kim

Editions: Kindle, Softcover


Martial Arts After 40

Finally a book about my generation!
— John Emmons

Martial Arts After 40 explores the needs and advantages of the over-forty martial artist. It takes an in-depth look at the realities of training in mid-life including:

  • What type of exercises are beneficial and which ones are dangerous? 
  • What are the effects of aging and what impact do they have on training? 
  • How can baby boomers keep up in a class of Gen-Xers? 
  • What types of injuries are common after forty and how can you prevent them? 

In addition to providing a wealth of fitness and training information, author Sang H. Kim addresses the fact that many older martial artists are looking for something more meaningful than just a good workout. 

His positive and knowledgeable approach to taking up or continuing martial arts training after 40 is inspiring, reassuring and informative. This book should be read by every adult martial artist regardless of age.
Author: Sang H. Kim

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


Ultimate Fitness through Martial Arts

An excellent addition to any martial artist’s library. No matter what your style or even if you’re just trying to get in shape to join a school, you’ll find something to learn and to explore.
— Action Martial Arts Magazine

Ultimate Fitness through Martial Arts is a classic one-stop reference for martial arts students, instructors and coaches that includes over 200 martial arts exercises, games and drills for developing speed, power, flexibility, timing, coordination, agility, balance, and mental strength. 

Save hours of workout time by doing only the exercises that produce maximum results. Learn to plan your personal workout and track your progress in every area.

  • Variations for individuals, partners and groups 
  • Detailed explanations of fitness concepts 
  • Injury prevention 
  • Diet and nutrition 
  • Beginner, intermediate and black belt workout plans 
  • Exercise cautions 
  • Martial arts applications for all exercises 
  • Instructor guidelines 
  • Organized for easy reference 

Author: Sang H. Kim

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


Power Breathing

Power Breathing is an excellent way of improving lung capacity, strengthening the core muscles of the torso, increasing stamina, reducing stress and channeling inner energy. It's principles can be applied to martial arts training, yoga, tai chi and many aerobic sports. 

Sang H. Kim teaches you breathing exercises that you can do anywhere, in as little as sixty seconds, to increase your fitness level, tap into your internal energy and increase your inner power.

New to breathing exercises? Start with Gentle Breathing, a simple way to reconnect with your body. When you're ready, the core Power Breathing exercises of Steady, Staccato and Explosive breathing combine to create a total body energizing workout that will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized. 

Finally, give attention to problem areas with Healing Breathing – ten exercises to release tension and promote flexibility through controlled breathing. 

Beyond the exercises and workouts, this book also explains how and why Power Breathing works and how you can get the most out of your breathing practice. It includes variations to make the exercises less strenuous or more challenging depending on your fitness level and walks you step by step through each breathing method using photos, illustrations and easy to understand instructions. 

Author: Sang H. Kim

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


Also available: Power Breathing video