Unlock the power of the takedowns, strikes and defenses in martial arts from Kendo and Karate to Jiujitsu and Judo with this illustrated guide to the muscles and anatomy behind each movement.
With detailed anatomical drawings, this book precisely illustrates the inner workings of your body during key martial arts moves. Its color drawings, helpful photos and clear text make it easy to identify the specific muscles you need to train for maximum speed, power and accuracy. More than just an anatomy book, each section is accompanied by exercises and stretches to strengthen muscles, prevent injury and improve form.
•Kicks •Strikes •Takedowns •Throws
The Anatomy of Martial Arts is designed for a variety of disciplines, including:
•Hapkido •Jiujitsu •Judo •Karate •Kendo •Kung Fu •Muay Thai •Taekwando
About the Author
Dr. Norman Link, a 7th-degree black belt in yongmudo/hapkido, has over 30 years of martial arts experience. He also has black belts in several martial arts, including iaido, jujitsu, and taekwondo. Lily Chou is a writer, editor, and martial arts practitioner. They live and train in the San Francisco Bay Area.