Martial Arts For Killing
Product Description: Martial Arts For Killing
Introducing Martial Arts For Killing, an awe-inspiring training program designed for individuals seeking a comprehensive understanding of martial arts techniques specifically crafted for life-threatening situations. This cutting-edge program combines rigorous training, expert guidance, and practical knowledge to equip you with the essential skills for self-defense.
1. Lethal Combat Techniques: Martial Arts For Killing focuses on teaching techniques that are specifically designed for extreme, high-stakes scenarios. With an emphasis on lethal moves, this program enables individuals to defend themselves effectively in dire situations.
2. Intensive Training Curriculum: The meticulously curated curriculum guarantees a comprehensive understanding of various martial arts disciplines, such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, Muay Thai, and more. Each technique is carefully selected to provide maximum effectiveness and efficiency when it matters most.
3. Expert Instructors: Our team of highly experienced instructors comprises renowned martial arts experts with extensive real-world combat experience. They guide you through every step, ensuring your technique, form, and execution are correct, all while emphasizing the importance of safety and responsibility.
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Grounded in a comprehensive overview of the philosophical and spiritual foundations that underlie karate, The Art of Killing emphasizes its original purpose: to kill an attacker swiftly and brutally.
Prior to 1900, karate-dō was exclusively an art of unarmed self-defense. Its practice was designed for life-or-death situations–effectively, an art of killing. Here, authors Leonard Pellman and the late Masayuki Shimabukuro restore karate to its original intent. They move karate away from its popular modern-day sporting applications back to its deadly origins—and to the restraining philosophy of peace, self-sacrifice, compassion, and service to others that necessarily accompanied it.
With chapters on kokoro (heart, mind, and spirit), ki (spirit and energy), and the seven major precepts of bushidō, The Art of Killing shows readers that the lethal art of karate is more than a method of bringing an enemy down–it’s a philosophical and spiritual system grounded in essential lessons to guard against abuses of power. This book does not contain detailed instruction in killing methods, but it does showcase the deadly power of karate–and explain why purity of intentions matters, and how compassion and respect are the essence of karate training.
Readers will learn:
The purpose and meaning of karate-dō
The origins and major precepts of bushidō
Training methods, preparation, and etiquette
Fundamentals, spiritual power, training patterns, and analysis and application of kata
About the body as a weapon
From the Publisher
Te no Meishō: Striking Surfaces of the Hand
The striking surface for seiken is only the frontal area of the two largest knuckles, as shown in the shaded portion of the figure. In this way the impact is absorbed in a straight line from those two knuckles through the bones of the hand and into the forearm, helping to prevent the wrist from buckling upon impact and providing a direct conduit for the power generated by the legs, hips, shoulders, and arms.
The kentsui (sometimes called kentsuchi) is the bottom of the fist, especially the muscled area shaded in the figure, that swells and hardens when the fist is tightened.
Hitosashi Ippon-Ken: Fore-Knuckle
In hitosashi ippon-ken, the index finger is made to jut forward by straightening only its main knuckle and wedging the thumb against the fingernail to reinforce it. This concentrates the impact in less than half the surface area. The striking area is the middle knuckle of the index finger, as shaded in the figure.
Ura-ken uses the back side of the two largest knuckles as the striking surface, not the entire back of the hand, to concentrate the impact in a small area for greatest effect. Additional striking power is generated by allowing the wrist to snap forward at the point of impact for a whiplike effect as the knuckles strike their target.
Kicking Methods: Choku Geri: Straight Kick
This is the most basic kick and the one most commonly found in traditional kata. A term often used for choku geri is mae geri (front kick). We try to avoid using this term because most karate kicks are to the front. Choku geri, sokuto geri, mawashi geri, mikazuki geri, gyaku mikazuki geri, and kakato geri are all routinely used to kick an opponent who is in front of the kicker, while few kicks are performed sideways or to the rear.
The basic form of choku geri is a true “snap” kick, meaning that the leg is “snapped” or “whipped” to the target and back almost like the crack of a whip. It is this fast snapping motion that makes a proper choku geri difficult to block or trap, and gives it its jarring destructive power.
Kicking Methods: Mawashi Geri: Roundhouse Kick
This kick is rarely found in kata but frequently used in kumite. The primary striking surface of mawashi geri is also the ball of the foot, but the top (sokkō) can also be used for striking fleshy parts of the body like the thigh.
From almost any stance, mawashi geri can be performed by lifting the kicking foot until its knee is about hip level, and bending the knee until the kicking foot is close to the buttock. With a snap of the hips and pivoting sharply on the ball of the base foot, the kicking foot is whipped toward its target and immediately rebounds back. It is very important to keep the torso as upright as possible during the kick, avoiding the tendency to lean away from the kick to increase its height. Tilting the upper body drastically reduces the power of the kick and makes it easy for the opponent to throw you off balance.
Kicking Methods: Sokutō Geri: Foot-Edge Kick
This is another kick not often found in traditional kata. When sokutō geri does appear, it is usually in the form of kansetsu geri (joint kick) to the knee. The striking surface for sokutō geri is, of course, the sokutō, or outer “blade” of the foot. In particular, the strike should be concentrated on the portion of the blade of the foot directly in line with the ankle and shin, so that the energy from impact is transmitted straight into the bones of the lower leg.
From a neutral stance, the foot is lifted until the thigh is parallel to the floor with the ankle bent inward to tilt the sokutō into position for striking. The hips are then driven sideways toward the target as the foot snaps outward.
Kicking Methods: Ushiro Geri: Back Kick
Found only in the traditional kata Unsū, the back kick is emphasized in many self-defense techniques involving attacks from the rear. The proper striking surface for ushiro geri is the bottom of the heel (kasokutei) combined with the lower one-third of the sokutō. This focuses the strike on the portion of the foot directly in line with the bones of the lower leg for effective absorption of impact.
To prepare for ushiro geri, raise the kicking leg almost to hip height (only a few inches lower than if preparing for choku geri) and turn the head 90 degrees toward the kicking side to peer over the shoulder. From this point, drive the leg straight backward to the target. It is important not to allow the knee to swing to the side as the kick is delivered but to swing it beneath the body so that the foot and leg travel straight to the target. The leg must immediately be pulled back on full extension.
Publisher : Blue Snake Books (May 24, 2022)
Language : English
Paperback : 400 pages
ISBN-10 : 1623176611
ISBN-13 : 978-1623176617
Item Weight : 2.1 pounds
Dimensions : 8 x 0.85 x 9.9 inches