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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Complete Kicking

This book goes beyond the basics and explains the concepts behind awesome kicks including how to generate power using your whole body in every kick, how to generate maximum impact, how to use body mechanics to kick higher, and how to get the most out of every practice session.


This is the best reference book for kicking techniques I’ve found. I have just about every book written in English regarding WTF techniques and this is by far the one you need to learn how to do the different kicks.
— PDK

COMPLETE KICKING: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO KICKS FOR MARTIAL ARTS SELF-DEFENSE & COMBAT SPORTS is a comprehensive guide to the kicks of Taekwondo from white belt to black belt and beyond. Sang H. Kim shares his expert  knowledge of fundamental, jumping, spinning and multiple kicks.

You’ll get in-depth instruction for over 40 kicks, including the purpose of the kick, key points to pay attention to when practicing, step-by-step execution of the kick, the best targets for each kick, applications for sport fighting and self-defense, plus the most common kicking mistakes and how to fix them. As you progress, you’ll also learn exercises designed to improve your kicking flexibility, power, speed and balance.

 

KICKS INCLUDED:

  • Front Kick
  • Roundhouse Kick
  • Side Kick
  • Knee Kick
  • Raising Kick
  • Outside Crescent Kick
  • Inside Crescent Kick
  • Axe Kick
  • Whip Kick
  • Twist Kick
  • Pushing Kick
  • Flying Side Kick
  • Back Kick
  • Turn Kick
  • Spin Whip Kick
  • Hopping Kicks
  • Jumping Kicks
  • Jumping Spin Kicks
  • Multiple Kicks
  • Combination Kicks

Author: Sang H. Kim

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

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