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Timing in the Fighting Arts: Your Guide to Winning in the Ring and Surviving on the Street
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Manufacturer: Turtle Press
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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 796.8
EAN: 9781880336854
ISBN: 1880336855
Label: Turtle Press
Manufacturer: Turtle Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2004-07
Publisher: Turtle Press
Studio: Turtle Press

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Editorial Reviews:

What if there was a secret ingredient that could make every single one of your martial arts techniques better? Not only faster and more powerful, but more likely to slam home to exactly the right target every time. Maybe there is.

Timing is the art and science of ending a confrontation as quickly and efficiently as possible. In Timing for the Fighting Arts, authors Loren W. Christensen and Wim Demeere team up to teach you exactly how to get every last ounce of speed and power out of your techniques. Already strong and lightning fast? Prepare to get even better.

Whether you want to feel safer on the street or emerge victorious in the ring, this book is packed with inside information essential to defeating your opponent:

* Why many experts say timing is more important than speed

* How to put the OODA loop and Hick's law to work for you

* Why timing is both an offensive and defensive asset

* Which types of verbal distraction can give you the edge

* Why controlling your opponent's spine gives you an advantage

* Which tournament techniques really do work on the street

* How to set up multiple opponents to create timing opportunities

* Which tricks law enforcement officers rely on to buy time
* How you can improve your odds against a gun or knife

* Why timing is one of the most important things you can add to your training

Every one of these concepts is backed up by drills and practice scenarios so you can go beyond theory and put your knew knowledge to work in the ring or on the street where you need it most. If you're ready to take your skills to the next level, Loren and Wim are ready to show you the way.


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Summary: If You Haven't Read This Book, You Really Should Read It Now
Comment: Okay, this is probably going to be one of the easiest reviews I have ever written. Why you ask? Well it's really rather simple. This book is loaded with so much good information, that even the couple of questionable comments that, in my opinion, the author has on a couple of subjects is extremely minor and really not truly relevant to the overall worthiness of this fantastic book.

I could spend several more paragraphs giving you a educated and intelligent overview of the material presented by the author, but really what's the point! This book is so well done and literally has valuable information on darn near every page that to sit and dissect it would be fruitless and pointless.

As I stated earlier, there are a couple of points of contention that I have with some of the author's comments concerning justification in the use of force and ramifications of the use of force, but that I fear is merely a matter of personal opinion and personal experience. While I don't necessarily disagree with what the author is saying, I do feel that there is another viewpoint that needs to be looked at.

If you are reading this review and haven't read this book, stop reading this right now and click on the link to purchase this book. I guarantee you that you won't regret it. I know I didn't!

Shawn Kovacich
Martial Artist/Author of the Achieving Kicking Excellence series.

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Summary: Good ideas - not so good techniques
Comment: Not a bad book. it gave me lots to think about in my training.
the concepts contained in the book are excellent - some of the techniques they talk about and demonstrate (in pictures) seem a bit old school. without testing them and practicing them it is all just theory anyway.
got to practice this stuff.

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Summary: Turn the autopilot off
Comment: Yes.. that's basically the main message of this book. Don't fight blindly.

The last chapter is loaded with series of drills that can sharpen your timing and fighting "instinc", while the earlier chapters are full with wonderful information to give you complete understanding of what fighting is all about, and why timing is important.

Just a word caution,
I often get lost reading those earlier chapters. The authors were very generous in providing us with details and examples that sometime we forget the main theme of the chapter we are reading (also because those details are written in very engaging and absorbing tone).

Wonderful book.
I am glad that I bought it...

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Summary: A guide for intermediate to advanced martial artists
Comment: Timing in the Fighting Arts is a guide for intermediate to advanced martial artists, from boxing professionals to ordinary men and women honing their skills for self-defense. Written by two expert martial artists, both with extensive experience in police work, Timing in the Fighting Arts covers everything from Hick's Law (that reaction time increases the more choices one has - therefore it's faster and more effective to have one simple defense than a dozen complex ones) to improving one's posture to approaching a potentially dangerous person and timing a grab, to "need-to-know" information - and debunked myths - about translating sport fighting to a street situation. A wealth of recommended drills and exercises for physical self-improvement round out this valuable supplementary self-defense resource.


Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: A guide for intermediate to advanced martial artists
Comment: Timing in the Fighting Arts is a guide for intermediate to advanced martial artists, from boxing professionals to ordinary men and women honing their skills for self-defense. Written by two expert martial artists, both with extensive experience in police work, Timing in the Fighting Arts covers everything from Hick's Law (that reaction time increases the more choices one has - therefore it's faster and more effective to have one simple defense than a dozen complex ones) to improving one's posture to approaching a potentially dangerous person and timing a grab, to "need-to-know" information - and debunked myths - about translating sport fighting to a street situation. A wealth of recommended drills and exercises for physical self-improvement round out this valuable supplementary self-defense resource.



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