Summary: Definitely One Of The Ten Best Books On Western Kickboxing
Comment: WOW! I guess that was really my first reaction when I got a few pages into this very well written book on the subject of western style kickboxing, as the author so eloquently puts it. I remember watching the author compete back in the days of the PKA, WKA, KICK, and the various other governing organizations of kickboxing.
The contents of this book are very well organized and easy to follow and understand. Although this book doesn't really go into great detail on each and every individual physical techniques like punching and kicking persay, it does give you a very through overview of all of the basic techniques that you will need in the ring if you decide to compete in the sport of kickboxing. Here is a list of the subjects covered in this book.
3. Getting Started
4. Critical Points
5. Warming Up
6. Training With Equipment
8. Boxing Punches
9. Fundamental Kicks
10. Basic Knees and Elbows
11. Defensive Movement
12. Boxing Defenses
13. Kicking Defenses
14. Knee and Elbow Defenses
COMBOS and COUNTERS
15. Boxing Combinations
16. Boxing Counters
17. Kicking Combinations
18. Kicking Counters
19. Knee and Elbow Combos
20. Hand and Feet Combos
I have read a couple of different books on the subject, and I don't hesitate to say that this book is definitely in the top ten that I have ever seen on the subject.
Martial Artist/Author of the Achieving Kicking Excellence series.
Summary: Excellent book on the Fundamentals of Kickboxing
Comment: This book is creatively crafted by Peter Cunningham and Robert Mickey. It is a great primer on the basics of kickboxing and chapters include information on conditioning, getting started, striking techniques and much more. The book isn't just full of photos teaching the reader how to make each movement. No, this book is much more. There contains much information on the ends and outs of this sport.
This book reads at a ninth grade level which widens the appeal to teenagers who have had some karate training and may be looking to expand their knowledge into the sport aspects of kickboxing. Adults in the martial arts (like myself) should enjoy this book as well. Cunningham has done a great job and deserves a lot of credit for this publication.
Summary: A must for kickboxers
Comment: Like most martial artist, I did some soul searching before I found my art. I bought a lot of books, on many styles. I ordered this one, and it made my mind up for me. This is a THE book for anyone interested in kickboxing.
Summary: Extremely Fun and Helpful
Comment: This book is a must for those people who are interested in doing kickboxing, whether they are newcomers to the sport or intermediate fighters looking for great knockout techniques. The book is written in an easy to understand format with photos showing how to execute the kicks and punches. Before I read this book I knew nothing about fighting. But within two weeks of practicing these techniques I felt confident that I could defend myself if the need arose.
Summary: A wonderful introduction to the art of Kickboxing!
Comment: What a wonderful book. The most appealing thing about it was the author's style of communication. Not only does describe techniques clearly and thoroughly, but I also felt he was right there providing the instructions. His tone was informative and friendly -- he knows his stuff. You will really like Peter, and if you practice what you learn from this book, you will also be on your way to mastering the exciting art of Kickboxing.