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Fighting Science: The Laws of Physics for Martial Artists


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Size and strength will take you only so far in martial arts. If you want to reach your maximum potential on the street or in the ring, you need to go beyond conditioning and focus on getting the most out of every technique. In this book, Martina Sprague teaches you everything you need to know to successfully apply the laws of physics for maximum power in every technique. Start with ten fundamental fighting concepts to exploit your opponent's weaknesses and identify your strengths. Once you have a solid overview of these strategic concepts, move on to a detailed look at how things like momentum, rotational speed, friction, direction, impulse and conservation of energy can work for or against you. Not a science whiz? Don't worry about it. Martina breaks down each idea, giving you easy to understand examples and hundreds of practical applications for stances, striking, kicking, defences, footwork, movement, throws, takedowns and grappling. This book is supplemented by hundreds of photographs, detailed glossaries, summary and review sections and even quizzes to test yourself on what you have learned. Whether you would like to gain a detailed understanding of the laws of physics for martial artists or just want a few hundred ways to get the edge on your next opponent, this is a must-have book.

Table of Contents

Physics and strategy : an introdution to the fighting concepts — Center of gravity : balance, how important is it? — Momentum : without movement, nothing happens — Direction : F=ma, an unbeatable combination — Rotational speed and friction : circular movement=power — Impulse : striking through the target — Conservation of energy : the workload — Ki-netic energy : mind over matter — Conclusion.

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The Laws of Physics for Martial Artists
Turtle Press
Sprague, Martina
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Fighting Science: The Laws of Physics for Martial Artists
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