I had actually been to a few classes but left because the professionals were using the beginners class as a warm up; newbies were treated as an inconvenience. I wish I'd started with this book first. It is a short book and gets to the point. It easily explains the basic punches and kicks and gives you a few combinations to start you off. I feel that the book better explains technique than being in an actual class. I'll use this for a couple of months and maybe get a more in depth book as my confidence and speed increases. Worth every penny
A good book for learning the basics. Apart from actualy being there to correct the moves and stances, I can not see how the book could be better at learnint the basics, well explained, rthe next move is to join a club
This really is a terrible book. There's nothing here that you couldn't find better examples off on your tube. There are no diagrams to assist in the description of the moves. The author correctly says there's 8 main types of elbows and only explains the two main ones - which smacks of laziness.
All in all don't waste your money; the entire book reads of being someone's attempt to make a living off an ebook or at best an amateur attempt. Really disappointing.
(Reviewed by someone who has been training for 5 years including a stint in Thailand)
I got this just to get a little insight into a new spot and it serenely dose this, however the information is only for beginners and there is not much this book can tell you after the basics. But hay everyone has to start somewhere and this is differently a good place to do so.