The Martial Artist's Book Of Yoga

The Martial Artist's Book Of Yoga : Improve Flexibility, Balance and Strength for Higher Kicks, Faster Strikes, Smoother Throws, Safer Falls, and Stronger Stances

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The perfect training supplement for martial artists, The Martial Artist's Book of Yoga shows how the ancient practice of yoga was the genesis of all martial arts. It clearly illustrates how specific yoga poses can directly improve one's martial arts abilities, with asanas that the reader can easily incorporate into a balanced workout. Designed for those practicing any martial art including judo, karate, kung fu, tae kwon do, jujitsu, and hapkido, the book explains the training needs and challenges of the various universal techniques: kicks, strikes, blocks, throws, falls, joint locks, and grappling. Then the author identifies the underlying fundamentals necessary to advance one's skill in each area and presents a series of yoga poses specially selected to make those improvements - from increased flexibility and strength to better body control and balance.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 190 x 245 x 9.14mm | 340g
  • Berkeley, CA, United States
  • English
  • 100 B&W photos
  • 1569754721
  • 9781569754726
  • 57,771

About Lily Chou

Three-author team that combines editing, yoga and martial arts experience. Primary author Lily Chou has edited several Ulysses Press fitness books including Weights on the Ball and Yoga for 50 +. She has practiced yoga for several years, holds a 2nd-degree black belt in hankido and has competed in several national fighting tournaments. Author Kathe Rothacher has taught yoga for 30 years while Dr. Norman Link is a 6th degree black belt and a highly respected martial arts master.
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