Centuries old but never more relevant, the martial arts combine physical fitness and agility with mental toughness. Learning and growing in one of these ancient arts can help people young and old improve their minds and bodies. This series examines the major martial arts disciplines, as well as provides specialized titles for women, children, and all-around athletes. Along with expert insight into the right techniques, moves, throws, strikes, kicks, and more, find out how to choose a martial art that will help you reach your goals.
*...the coauthors (both of whom hold high ranks in multiple martial arts) balance step-by-step descriptions of specific kicks and punches with strong emphasis on overall fitness and the importance of safe, correct training. *Along with surveying the array of modern hybrid fighting systems that have grown out of Thai boxing and other traditions, they also highlight significant fighters of the past and present, from Bruce Lee to Benny "The Jet" Urquidez. *The photos and drawings feature figures of both sexes, ranging from children to tattooed pros. *...thrill seekers as well as readers in search of a suitable fitness regimen will come away with more specific information about the various styles within this loosely organized group of sports.
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