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Kickboxing is practised all over the world and is one of the fastest growing sports today. Moreover, it is a martial art that can be enjoyed by almost everyone who is physically fit, regardless of age, size or ability. This detailed book will be of value to all those interested in kickboxing; whether they simply want to train for fun or have higher goals. Designed to take the student through the various levels of kickboxing training, from the very early stages right through to black belt, this book is an ideal aid for anyone wanting to train in the comfort of their own home, or to improve their kickboxing skills in the gym or the dojo.Topics covered: how to warm up correctly to reduce the risk of injury; how to achieve improved flexibility; how to develop the box [side] split and front split stretch; basic punches and associated training drills; advanced hand techniques; basic kicks and the training drills that are involved; advanced kicks including static kicks, spinning kicks, jumping kicks and jumping spinning kicks; sparring drills, conditioning exercises, individual training drills and partner training drills. Written in an easy to follow, step by step format and illustrated with over 550 colour photographs.Many competitive fighters will video their training sessions and use this to help them improve. ... Unlike a block of wood, which will generally break regardless of where you strike it, the smash boards will only break along the centre line.

Author:Justyn Billingham
Publisher:Crowood - 2014-09-30


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