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Martial Arts For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-06961-5
384 pages
May 2011
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Part I: Martial Arts Essentials.

Chapter 1: Better than a Barroom Brawl.

Chapter 2: Martial Arts Culture.

Chapter 3: Choosing a Style.

Chapter 4: Choosing a School or Instructor.

Chapter 5: Go Get 'Em: Goals and Ranking Systems.

Chapter 6: Clothes, Shoes, and Equipment.

Chapter 7: Playing It Safe and Avoiding Injury.

Part II: Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk.

Chapter 8: Getting the Most from Your Training.

Chapter 9: Protecting Yourself: Self-Defense Details.

Chapter 10: Preparing for Competition without Losing Your Head (Literally).

Chapter 11: Working the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection.

Chapter 12: Just Like in the Movies: The Lowdown on Weapons.

Chapter 13: Using Martial Arts Outside of Class.

Part III: Styles, Techniques, and Tactics: An Up-Close Look.

Chapter 14: Karate.

Chapter 15: Kung Fu.

Chapter 16: Tae Kwon Do.

Chapter 17: Judo.

Chapter 18: Aikido.

Chapter 19: Escrima.

Chapter 20: Hapkido.

Chapter 21: Muay Thai.

Chapter 22: Jeet Kune Do and Eclectic Martial Arts.

Chapter 23: T'ai Chi Chuan.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 24: Ten Rules for the Martial Arts Classroom.

Chapter 25: Ten Qualities a Good Instructor Must Have.

Chapter 26: Ten Tips from the Master.

Chapter 27: Ten Cool Martial Arts Movies.

Part V: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: Sources and Resources.

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