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The Anatomy of Martial Arts: An Illustrated Guide to the Muscles Used for Each Strike, Kick, and Throw
The Anatomy of Martial Arts: An Illustrated Guide to the Muscles Used for Each Strike, Kick, and Throw
by Lily Chou
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.92
72 used & new from $8.87

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, Well illustrated, October 28, 2011
This book is well organized and contains drawings and photographs of muscle groups, detailed descriptions of how they work with a particular martial arts technique, and a few exercises and stretches to condition those muscles. The book also looks very good. As I thumbed through it the first time, I was very impressed by all the photos and diagrams contained within.

This book is a reference book at heart. It is not a book that describes how to execute techniques or how to improve them. In fact, the authors say "It is not the purpose of this book to teach techniques featured here" (page 13). Instead they have selected 50 of the most common techniques and given you detailed descriptions of which muscle groups make them happen.

My only complaint is that there should be more content here. This book is only 133 pages long and as I mentioned above, only covers 50 techniques. In addition, the authors only give a handful of exercises to help strengthen or condition the muscle groups which they lay out in detail throughout the book. Moreover, they go on to state that there are several books on fitness and martial arts and "we provide instructions only for the lesser-known movements" (page 14) . It turns out these exercises are crammed into two pages at the very end of the book. That's it. I like that I can look in this book, choose a technique I would like to improve, study which muscles are important, and then focus on conditioning those muscles. But, this book needed more than two pages dedicated to exercises to strengthen muscle groups.

This is still a good book, just know what you are getting: a reference book, not a "how-to" book.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent kicking and stretching pants, October 15, 2011
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I was looking for martial arts pants to work out in outside when it's too hot to put on a full dobok (gi). These pants fit the bill perfectly. The pants are very comfortable and provide excellent range of motion for kicking or stretching out. They also lay nicely on the legs and don't look excessively baggy or sloppy. I'd be comfortable wearing them anyplace you wear shorts.


The Last Wish: Introducing The Witcher
The Last Wish: Introducing The Witcher
by Andrzej Sapkowski
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $8.00
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun twist on many fairy tales, May 29, 2008
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You probably know by now that Geralt is a Witcher, a monster slayer, and is a typical fantasy fiction hero. If you like fantasy fiction or the PC game The Witcher, the odds are good that you will enjoy this book.

What surprised me upon reading "The Last Wish" were the references to classic fairy tales and their somewhat twisted incorporation into Geralt's world. Stories about Snow White, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Rumplestiltiskin, and others are woven into the tales in a dark and untraditional way. I found this added to the fun and elevated this book above your typical hack and slash fanatasy novel.
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Logitech Precision PC Gaming Headset ( 980231-0403 )
Logitech Precision PC Gaming Headset ( 980231-0403 )
6 used & new from $39.99

2.0 out of 5 stars put your head in a vice, March 7, 2008
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I've been using this headset for about 3 months and I can't stand it. The wrap around your neck puts pressure on your ears and is not comfortable. The ear cups are so large, you won't be able to wear glasses with this set on unless you rest the temples on the top of the earpiece instead of on your ear.

The sound is ok and I like the volume control. I'd look elsewhere for a new headset.


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