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Freestyle sparring
Jung, Woo Jin, 1943-
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Publication Information:
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2000]

Physical Description:
ix, 196 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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GV1102.7.T7 J86 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Build an explosive freestyle sparring arsenal with powerful techniques, precise timing, and superior tactics! Packed with valuable sparring drills and strategies, Freestyle Sparring provides the tools you need to develop and refine your fighting skills.

Grandmaster Woo Jin Jung, a lifelong Taekwondo artist and 8th Dan black belt, has written the ultimate freestyle sparring resource for beginning, intermediate, and advanced martial artists in all hard-style disciplines. Regardless of your current skill level, Freestyle Sparring's skills, drills, tactics, and conditioning will help you become a faster, stronger, smarter fighter. Grandmaster Jung shares his wealth of knowledge and experience by providing the following:

-Detailed instruction of proper technique

-Drills for refining technique, timing, and conditioning

-Skill assessment checklists to maximize strengths and minimize weaknesses

-Mental tactics that provide superior focus and discipline

-Strategies for incorporating techniques from other martial arts styles

-Specific guidelines for tournament competition, including equipment, uniforms, and sparring rules for both Karate and TaekwondoSample training programs provide step-by-step guidance in developing efficient, effective workout regimens, including plans for preparing for competition and schedules for year-round training. Over 160 photos illustrate 110 sparring techniques, including punches, kicks, blocks, and strikes. Whether you enjoy sparring as one aspect of martial arts training or wish to excel in competition, Freestyle Sparring gives you everything you need to take your fighting skills to the next level.

Author Notes

Jennifer Lawler, a full-time free-lance writer, was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, but spent most of her live in Kansas City area. For the past ten years, she has lived in Lawrence, Kansas. She earned a Ph.D. (medieval literature) from the University of Kansas in 1996. She had previously earned a MA and a BGS from that institution. For six years, she taught English at the college level, before pursuing a writing career. Since 1996 she has been a full-time free-lancer, and has written numerous books about sports, popular culture and travel.

Table of Contents

Part I Taekwondo Sparring
Chapter 1 Taekwondo Essentials
Chapter 2 Taekwondo Techniques
Chapter 3 Taekwondo Tactics
Part II Karate Sparring
Chapter 4 Karate Essentials
Chapter 5 Karate Techniques
Chapter 6 Karate Tactics
Part III The Competitive Edge
Chapter 7 The Focus
Chapter 8 The Fitness
Chapter 9 The Timing
Chapter 10 The Arsenal
Chapter 11 The Program