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Fit to Fight: Manual of Intense Training for Combat [Paperback]

Peter Consterdine
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  • Paperback: 183 pages
  • Publisher: Protection Publications; New edition edition (1 Sep 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0953763803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0953763801
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 339,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This manual of intense training is for martial arts as well as all combatative and contact sports. It is not restricted to people with an interest in these areas, but it is of value to anyone who wishes to develop a high level of all around fitness. While much of the book is devoted to the physical aspects of training, such as strength training, aerobic and anaerobic drills, equipment work, partner and single drills, human physiology and nutrition, there is also a substantial amount on the psychology of hard training, motivation and aggression skills. It is about developing the skills to win, whether it is in the competition arena or self-defence in the street. It teaches the mental edge and attitude that can be developed through the physical exertions of hard training and conditioning.

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
Although Peter Consterdine practises a different style of martail arts/close combat self defense, his outstanding training manual FIT TO FIGHT covers exactly THE topics which many martial artists have been looking for, for many, many years. How do I train for REAL combat and not for sports tournaments where the fight ends when the referee yells 'stop'! The book covers basic training pricnciples, how to do aerobic exercises and an-aerobic exercises (weights) the correct way. It furthermore inspires the reader to combine those exercises in such a way, that one gets accustomed to the emotional stress (adrenaline rush) which will occur shortly before combat, and also how to 'function' properly under those conditions. The only thing It was lacking was some kind of real schedule to use as a beginners guide. Read the book along with DEAD OR ALIVE by Geoff Thompson, those two make a true winning team!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and essential 9 April 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
What can be said, this book is a definitive training guide for self-defence and fitness. Good, solid and practical information that is well written and informative. A must for any martial artist with a view to reality training and getting in shape.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ......and there's more!! 30 Jun 2007
Format:Paperback
.........in addition to the positive review below about Peter I'd just like to add the following.....

All of Peter's books are just GREAT & are absolutely worth their weight in gold. He knows exactly what he's talking about since he has devoted his whole life to teaching practical self defence & personal security. He's had years & years of experience in this business and is one of the best experts we have on the subject.

Also in the book you will see some pictures of Sensei Ged Moran (7th Dan), who I have had the great privilege of being taught and training under for a few years.

Sensei Moran is the JSKA-GB Executive Secretary who began training in Shotokan karate in late 1967 at the Red Triangle in Liverpool, under the guidance of Sensei Andy Sherry 8th Dan KUGB, and Shihan Enoeda 9th Dan JKA.

The fact that such karate master greats like Sensei Moran train under Peter should be evidence & proof enough that Peter is well respected in his field and "knows his stuff!!"
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ......and there's more!!, 6 Sep 2007
Format:Paperback
.........in addition to the positive review below about Peter I'd just like to add the following.....

All of Peter's books are just GREAT & are absolutely worth their weight in gold. He knows exactly what he's talking about since he has devoted his whole life to teaching practical self defence & personal security. He's had years & years of experience in this business and is one of the best experts we have on the subject.

Also in the book you will see some pictures of Sensei Ged Moran (7th Dan), who I have had the great privilege of being taught and training under for a few years.

Sensei Moran is the JSKA-GB Executive Secretary who began training in Shotokan karate in late 1967 at the Red Triangle in Liverpool, under the guidance of Sensei Andy Sherry 8th Dan KUGB, and Shihan Enoeda 9th Dan JKA.

The fact that such karate master greats like Sensei Moran train under Peter should be evidence & proof enough that Peter is well respected in his field and "knows his stuff!!"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very accurate information 29 Jan 2003
By clive girdham - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book covers the realities of training for combat. The physiological information given is technically correct and applicable for sports and activities (eg fighting) that take place in stressful and competitive situations. The underlying message of this book is that it is the mind that controls the body not the other way around. As a professional fitness instructor I see daily the difference that a determined mental attitude makes in performance. This book is all about creating that mental edge that only real hard training can give you. It takes no prisoners in its advice, you are either training or you are on that slippery slope.
A good inspirational read by an author who obviously "walks the talk"
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It makes you sweat just reading this book! 22 Oct 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a book written by someone who has realised that effective martial arts is not restricted to simply the practise of techniques. This book is about the very hardest traning routines, designed so as to duplicate the distress one may face in a 'for real' street confrontation. The author goes much further, however, than simply providing training routines, he deals with the complex psychology of combat, hard training and winning. This is not a book which should be restricted to martial arts people, but would be good for anyone with an interest in hard physical training and street self defence. Russell Stutely U.K.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! 13 Jun 2007
By L. A. Kane - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book prepares you mentally and physically for a violent confrontation. It covers human physiology, biology, aerobic and anaerobic training, strength training, stress work, aggression drills, hill work, and motivation. The proper use of equipment, partner, and solo drills are described as well. The author offers practical, street-worthy advice to get yourself into shape for combat. Well written and highly recommended!

Lawrence Kane
Author of Blinded by the Night, among other titles
5.0 out of 5 stars ......and there's more!! 7 Sep 2007
By Terry Tozer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
.........in addition to the positive review below about Peter I'd just like to add the following.....

All of Peter's books are just GREAT & are absolutely worth their weight in gold. He knows exactly what he's talking about since he has devoted his whole life to teaching practical self defence & personal security. He's had years & years of experience in this business and is one of the best experts we have on the subject.

Also in the book you will see some pictures of Sensei Ged Moran (7th Dan), who I have had the great privilege of being taught and training under for a few years.

Sensei Moran is the JSKA-GB Executive Secretary who began training in Shotokan karate in late 1967 at the Red Triangle in Liverpool, under the guidance of Sensei Andy Sherry 8th Dan KUGB, and Shihan Enoeda 9th Dan JKA.

The fact that such karate master greats like Sensei Moran train under Peter should be evidence & proof enough that Peter is well respected in his field and "knows his stuff!!"
5.0 out of 5 stars ......and there's more!!, 7 Sep 2007
By Terry Tozer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
.........in addition to the positive review below about Peter I'd just like to add the following.....

All of Peter's books are just GREAT & are absolutely worth their weight in gold. He knows exactly what he's talking about since he has devoted his whole life to teaching practical self defence & personal security. He's had years & years of experience in this business and is one of the best experts we have on the subject.

Also in the book you will see some pictures of Sensei Ged Moran (7th Dan), who I have had the great privilege of being taught and training under for a few years.

Sensei Moran is the JSKA-GB Executive Secretary who began training in Shotokan karate in late 1967 at the Red Triangle in Liverpool, under the guidance of Sensei Andy Sherry 8th Dan KUGB, and Shihan Enoeda 9th Dan JKA.

The fact that such karate master greats like Sensei Moran train under Peter should be evidence & proof enough that Peter is well respected in his field and "knows his stuff!!"
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