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The Anatomy of Martial Arts :  An Illustrated Guide to the Muscles Used in Key Kicks, Strikes, & Throws - Norman Link

The Anatomy of Martial Arts

An Illustrated Guide to the Muscles Used in Key Kicks, Strikes, & Throws

By: Norman Link, Lily Chou, Suman Kasturia (Illustrator)

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Published: 24th February 2011
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This guide details muscles used during common martial arts moves and how to more effectively prevent injury and gain strength, featuring more than 100 comprehensive illustrations. The perfect training supplement for martial artists, this book's detailed anatomical drawings show exactly what is happening inside the body while it's performing a physical movement. The detailed illustrations in "The Anatomy of Martial Arts" highlight how specific muscles stretch and contract to create powerful kicks, throws, strikes, blocks, and holds. Designed for those practicing any martial art - including judo, karate, kung fu, tae kwon do, capoeira, jujitsu, muay thai, and hapkido - the book explains the training needs and universal techniques used to strengthen muscle, prevent injury, and improve form and control during each move. It also captions each illustration with the technical terms for every muscle, giving martial artists an in-depth understanding of the inner workings of their body in motion. More than just an anatomy book, each section is accompanied by a series of helpful strength training and stretching exercises to improve the function of vital and vulnerable muscles.

About The Author

Lily Chou is a writer, editor, and martial arts expert. She lives in Berkeley, California. Dr. Norman Link is a fourth-degree black belt in Taekwondo.

Overviewp. 5
Introductionp. 6
Anatomy and Martial Artsp. 7
How to Use This Bookp. 13
Techniquesp. 15
Hand Strikes & Blocksp. 16
Front Punchp. 18
Reverse Punchp. 20
Palm Heelp. 22
Lead-Hand Back Knucklep. 24
Knifehand Chopp. 26
Front Elbowp. 28
Downward Blockp. 30
Upper Blockp. 32
In-to-Out Blockp. 34
Out-to-In Blockp. 36
Palm Heel Brick Breakp. 38
Handstand Brick Breakp. 40
Kicksp. 42
Knee Lift Kickp. 44
Low Scoop Kickp. 46
Front Snap Kickp. 48
Front Thrust Kickp. 50
Roundhouse Kickp. 52
Axe Kickp. 54
In-to-Out Crescentp. 56
Out-to-In Crescentp. 58
Side Kickp. 60
Back Kickp. 62
Jumping Roundhouse Kickp. 64
Spinning Heel Kickp. 66
Low Spinning Heel Kickp. 68
Throwsp. 70
Stomach Throwp. 72
Major Outer Reapp. 74
Minor Outer Reapp. 76
Forward Body Dropp. 78
Shoulder Throwp. 80
Snapoverp. 82
Sweeping Hip Throwp. 84
Rice Bale Throwp. 86
Front Fireman's Throwp. 88
Groundworkp. 90
Guardp. 92
Scarf Holdp. 94
Side Mountp. 96
Bridge & Shrimpp. 98
Single-Leg Takedownp. 100
Double-Leg Takedownp. 102
Rolls & Fallsp. 104
Forward Rollp. 106
Backward Rollp. 108
Back Fallp. 110
Side Fallp. 112
Face Fallp. 114
Air Fallp. 116
Weaponsp. 118
Shinai Strikep. 120
Cane Thrustp. 122
Tonfa Thrustp. 124
Short Stick Strikep. 126
Instructions for Martial Arts-Specific Exercisesp. 128
Muscles (Alphabetized) & Their Movementsp. 130
Muscle Actions by Jointp. 131
Glossaryp. 132
Indexp. 133
About the Authorsp. 135
Muscle Groups by Functionp. 136
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ISBN: 9781569757871
ISBN-10: 1569757879
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 24th February 2011
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.34