Authors : Link Norman - Chou Lily
Title : The anatomy of martial arts An illustrated guide to the muscles used in key kicks, strikes & throws
Year : 2014
Link download : Link_Norman_-_Chou_Lily_-_The_anatomy_of_martial_arts.zip
Introduction. Welcome to The Anatomy of Martial Arts: An Illustrated Guide to the Muscles Used in Key Kicks, Strikes and Throws . Between the two authors, we have about 60 years of formal martial arts training and yet are just starting to scratch the surface of learning. This is not an attempt at being humble; it’s a simple fact. As you train in whatever martial arts you choose, your body changes. With luck, it is sculpted to flow with the techniques that the art demands, and with time there should be a steady improvement. However, when looking at martial arts training over a longer period of time, our bodies inevitably age and our physical abilities slowly decline. The bottom line is that we spend more and more of our time trying to adapt the techniques we know to an ever-changing set of bones and muscles. For this book we’ve been limited to showing 50 techniques from as wide an array of martial arts as we could. Thus, we chose a number of hand strikes (including breaks), kicks, throws, weapon and grappling techniques, and rolls and falls. While a beginning martial arts student may find this book interesting, it will be most useful to intermediate and advanced practitioners of the martial arts. Unlike most other martial arts books, this book assumes that the reader is already familiar with the techniques that are featured. We don’t teach any techniques; rather, we highlight and discuss the main muscle groups required for the technique to be performed and suggest ways to both strengthen and stretch those muscles to improve the technique’s quality. Because even basic moves such as a front kick can be taught a variety of ways depending on the art in which they’re used, we hope that by emphasizing the body’s fundamental structures, particularly the musculature and kinetic chains, the foundation of each technique might be reopened to discussion. Even if you decide that the muscles highlighted are incorrect or incomplete, then at least we’ve accomplished our primary goal of getting you to think about each technique’s foundation. We hope that by reviewing your movements as to which muscles are being used, you can augment your training to improve the power and motion that actually drive the techniques. ...
Link Norman - Chou Lily - The anatomy of martial arts
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