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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers (Feb. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736044922
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736044929
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 17.8 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,327,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Adam Gibson has been a martial arts competitor and instructor for the past 15 years. A student of Bill "Superfoot" Wallace for the past four years, he is the only Canadian instructor certified to teach the Superfoot System. Gibson holds black belts in taekwondo and hapkido, as well as in the Superfoot System. He has run his own martial arts studio for a decade, has made dozens of martial arts instructional videos and is the author of two martial arts books. Bill "Superfoot" Wallace is a martial arts legend. He retired as the Professional Karate Association (PKA) undefeated middleweight champion after 15 years of competing in both full contact and point tournaments. Wallace was inducted into Black Belt magazine's Hall of Fame three times within seven years and is now a regular columnist for Black Belt. As one of the most sought after martial arts clinicians in the world, he has written three martial arts books and has appeared in several movies.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By steven bradshaw on 31 Mar. 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is excellent for getting your fighting repotior up to scratch. bare in mind this is the super(foot) system, a system of southpaw fighting using only the lead weapons of your body, but any numbskull should be able to reverse to orthadox. It shows fighting tactics and how to fight bigger, slower, faster and smaller apponants. Defensive, aggresive, dancer types and all rounders. a Good book which gave me some ass wupping skills to win competitions with. Not the be all and end all of books though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jw unsu on 5 May 2006
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A good instrutional book on the superfoot system.

After drilling some of the counters in this book I used them in competition, and only made it to the semi's by a carefully-timed counter scoring ippon, courtesy of this book.

You will never like/agree with every technique, but use it as a catalogue to shop for a technique that suits your style and frame.

After 18 years in karate, I have seen most of these techniques at one time or another, but you can always find something new if you look hard enough.

buy it.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Feb. 2006
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well basically, ive been studying martial arts for over a year now and i purchased this book in the hope it could teach me to fight better and sadly it didnt.
The book shows step by step photographic drills to performing certain combinations and tactics.
Pretty much all of the photos show the man performing these moves in a southpaw stance which makes it extremely difficult for an orthodox fighter , like myself, to comprehend. Considering most fighters adapt an orthodox stance this makes it difficult for the most of us.
The other problem is that it shows these tactics as defensive, offensive and so on but the tactics are repeated again and again, making the book mind numbingly boring!
If you are looking to improve your fighting skills in martial arts then i would strongly recomend you to not purchase this book as you will be extremely dissapointed!
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