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Manufacturer: Sterling
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5



Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 796.815
EAN: 9780806997810
ISBN: 0806997818
Label: Sterling
Manufacturer: Sterling
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 128
Publication Date: 1998-12-31
Publisher: Sterling
Studio: Sterling

Editorial Reviews:

Challenge your body with an exciting, increasingly popular martial art. Kickboxing training is hard work and an excellent way to build your body. It is demanding--you must strive for maximum alertness, conditioning, strength, and quickness--but it is also intensely rewarding. Every training session and every fight leads to greater insights into the sport and into yourself as a person and as an athlete. This generously illustrated guide introduces you to all the basics you need to learn in order to step into the ring for your first amateur fight--and win it! Begin by preparing your body through exercises designed to increase your strength and stamina. Develop your triceps, biceps, shoulder muscles, and latissimus muscles for punching; your forearms and wrists for stability; your quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves for kicking; and your abdominal and lower back muscles for necessary support. Learn to control your breathing while running. Next, get to work on boxing skills--jabs, uppercuts, bobbing, and weaving--and kicking skills, including the front kick, football kick, roundhouse kick, and ax kick. Guidance is also offered in ring skills, fighting strategies, choosing equipment, and finding coaches, trainers, promoters, training facilities, and training partners. Before you know it, you'll be in peak physical condition, ready to kickbox your way to victory! 128 pages, 141 b/w illus., 8 x 10.



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Summary: Great place to start learning the basics...
Comment: Easy to read with only 80 pages and medium text. The pages are full of information from physical training, correct ways to perform a jab, upper cut, right cross, and various kicks. How to work the ring and hold your own against an opponent. Trivia on different leagues, a weight class table, and suprisingly a page on hand wraps and types of gloves and equipment. I read it in one sitting. A real guide book for beginners.

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Summary: Kickboxing made simple!
Comment: This book is great! It shows you the general basics of the steps. It shows you motion by motion how you should move your feet and arms. Also there is a section about exercise and training. It explains everything really well. I think I was looking for a more "Tae-Bo" kind of work out. You have to put your own steps to music with this book, which is fine. It is fun and if you are interested in Kick Boxing I would say go for it!

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Summary: This is where to learn the basics.
Comment: This is a great book for learning the fundamentals of kickboxing. Written in a clean and concise style, it covers the work-a-day world of becoming a kickboxer. Leaving out the 'grandmaster' stuff usually found in martial arts books, Kickboxing Basics focuses on the meat: how to get in shape; how to throw a punch/kick; how to move around the ring; and how to win a fight. As a 'basics' book, it doesn't go into a lot of detail, but does give firm pointers to the paths the reader should explore. A great read.


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