The Complete Martial Arts Training Manual is for beginners who want to explore options in terms of disciplines and veteran martial artists looking to expand their knowledge into other martial arts arenas.
Author Ashley P. Martin provides a catalog of the various martial arts being taught worldwide and where each one is focused. He then covers the basics of hand-to-hand techniques within each of those disciplines, from strikes to ground fighting. Finally, he offers information on the overall health and well-being of the martial artist, including important nutritional information and stretching techniques. The Complete Martial Arts Training Manual provides a solid foundation for beginners and is a key supplement to the veteran martial artist's library.
Illustrations: includes DVD; over 450 photos
Ashley P. Martin is a martial arts enthusiast who started training in Shotokan Karate in 1992. He is the founder of Just Karate, a martial arts school based in Cambridge, England. Martin is also a martial arts writer, having authored other books such as How to Improve at Karate and How to Improve at Judo.