Fighting Science: The Laws of Physics for Martial Artists

In Fighting Science: The Laws of Physics for Martial Artists, Martina Sprague teaches you everything you need to know to successfully apply the laws of physics for maximum power in every technique.

Start with ten fundamental fighting concepts to exploit your opponents weaknesses and identify your strengths. Once you have a solid overview of these strategic concepts, move on to a detailed look at how things like momentum, rotational speed, friction,direction, impulse and conservation of energy can work for or against you. 

Not a science whiz? Don't worry about it. Martina breaks down each idea, giving you easy to understand examples and hundreds of practical applications for stances, striking, kicking, defenses, footwork, movement, throws, takedowns and grappling. 

Includes hundreds of photos, detailed glossaries, summary and review sections and even quizzes to test yourself on what you've learned  

Author: Martina Sprague

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


Fighting Science has helped me understand why some techniques work and others don’t. Understanding the physics behind the techniques takes a lot of the guesswork and experimentation out of my training.
— Andy Myers