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Solo Training: The Martial Artist's Guide to Training Alone
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Manufacturer: Turtle Press
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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 796.8
EAN: 9781880336595
ISBN: 1880336596
Label: Turtle Press
Manufacturer: Turtle Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2001-03-01
Publisher: Turtle Press
Studio: Turtle Press

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Editorial Reviews:

Loren Christensen shows you over 300 ways you can add variety to your daily martial arts training routine. Whether you're a student looking for fun new solo drills to spice up your home training or an instructor in search of new ways to pump up your classes, you won't be disappointed. This incredible collection of drills, techniques and exercises will take your workouts to the next level. Learn to:

*Organize your solo workouts to the get maximum results from even the shortest training session
*Improve your speed and power with dozens of inside tips and tricks
*Beat boredom and get excited about your solo training sessions
*Become a well rounded fighter by adding essential skills that your instructor may not be teaching you
*Safely experiment with new techniques to find your ideal personal style of training
*Get an edge on your opponents with training methods that will make you unstoppable in the ring or on the street

Not only will you learn enough new training strategies and methods to keep you busy for years, but Loren Cristensen's no-nonsense writing style will get you up and moving even on the days you rather skip your solo workout. Packed with solid advice and kick-butt motivation, this book will become your favorite training partner.


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Summary: hmm
Comment: This book is ok i guess if you have never been in a fight your entire life. The majority of this book is based on common sense and mere karate drills with very little actual formal fighting and pretty much no body mechanics whatsoever. This does make me wonder if I even needed to buy this book in the first place as alot of the stuff in here i already knew (and/or know doesn't work).

[1 example of failed body mechanics here is they demonstrate a play fight and the instructor jams the lead punch as a way of disabling his opponent before striking. ...This is a novice and inexperienced move to say the least. In a real fight if someone jammed my lead punch they would potentially be in a world of hurt. This is just one of the many examples i can give you of this book lacking actual fighting expertise]

What bothers me even more is alot of the experienced insight of the book is "a friend of mine blahblah" ...this does make me question the logic (and authenticity) of this book somewhat.

Surely there is better books out there for your training dollar.

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Summary: Solo Training and More
Comment: Solo training is that side of martial arts training that moves the practitioner from a novice to a craftsman then to becoming an expert. In this world of fast food and fast food martial arts, many students do most of their practicing in the dojo and unfortunately, they are still being promoted. This book instills the importance of solo training and provides suggestions so one can increase their skills and yet keep it all interesting.

Some of the information is standard primer material, but much of solo training is working on the basics and perfecting those rudimentary techniques. Now to say primer is not to say that this is a picture book on technique, but basic information. Chapter 6, "Odds & Ends Workout" is probably the most interesting chapter that goes beyond that normal martial arts primer. All in all, Christensen's book excels and once again he has produced an excellent text.


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Summary: A wealth of information and by a great author(s)
Comment: I first purchased "The Fighter's Body: An Owner's Manual: Your Guide to Diet, Nutrition, Exercise and Excellence in the Martial Arts" and found it to be very practical and focused on what I needed to focus on as a studying martial artists. I followed this book up with:
- Timing in the Fighting Arts: Your Guide to Winning in the Ring and Surviving on the Street
- Solo Training: The Martial Artist's Guide to Training Alone
- Fighter's Fact Book: Over 400 Concepts, Principles, and Drills to Make You a Better Fighter

All of these are great books and I look forward to selling my house (I had to hide Bob from perspective buyers... that face!) so that I can put Bob in my new garage and start abusing him with all of these new concepts... one by one... it will take a while!

Thanks!

David

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Summary: Blah!
Comment: This book was everything you already knew, put into writing. I diagree with a few of the techniques, but that is because I prectice muay thai not tae kwon do. I also thought there was lots of stuff that was left out of the book. There are lots of things you can do at your house to train for martial arts that were not included in this book. I recoment you go get the Bas Rutten martial arts work out. You'll love it if you are serious.

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Summary: Enlighting!
Comment: The ideas and training was really helpful, a good tool for training at home when you have no partner to train with.


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