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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (8 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569757879
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569757871
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 19 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 386,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. M. Dee on 18 April 2011
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There is more time spent discussing technique than actually reviewing the anatomy of the technique! Drawings aren't great and may have been improved by actually getting an artist to draw them. Wish someone else had reviewed this before I bought it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By G. Gilmour on 16 July 2011
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As you go through the book there are 2 pages for each technique, the first describes the technique in general terms whilst the second illustrates the muscles involved. Runing along the bottom are suggested exercises to improve your execution of the technique.

So far so good - however:
1) I didnt feel I gained anything from the technique descriptions or the anatomy diagrams - maybe I'm missing something but everything seems too abstract to have any practical application to my day to day training.
2) Likewise the vast majority of the exercises are ones that any martial artist who stretches and lifts weights will already know.
3) The inclusion of some of the techniques suprised me (e.g. Handstand Brick Break) as did the authors comments on the effectiveness of some of the strikes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. G. A. Alavi on 5 Jun. 2014
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I have to agree with another reviewer, I find it difficult to know what the point this book is. Everything that is wrong with this book is admitted in the introduction. They say it is for intermediate to advanced students only because the are not going to teach how to actually carry out the techniques only which muscles are used in each techniques. Then at the bottem they say 5 excerises can be used to strenghten the muscles needed for the techniques. Again no explaination of how to carry out the exercise until the glossary on page 128 and 129. Again there are only about 26 different excersises in the book. No work out plans either.

One of the authors Lily Chou has written another book called Martial Artist's book of Yoga. That book contains all the explainations of techniques and traing programs missing from this book. So if are looking for a book to help find
exercises and training program go straight to that book rather that get this one. Unless you are studying sports anatomy and want to know the names of which muscles are engred during the basics of martial arts training do not bother with this book.
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Very detailed book on the muscle groups that you would use when doing karate but has some good exercises for helping with basic kicks and blocks and strike well worth the money very detailed
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By Cmaa on 22 Oct. 2014
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Excellent for all martial artist n instructors with a good knowledge of anatomy using technices.
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By Martijn Hordijk on 3 Feb. 2015
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helpful reference for biological background and the how and why of movement
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