This is an outstanding book for the serious martial artist who needs to apply these skills in the real world. It is not just a lot of talk and focus on forms but a deep look into the bridge between the mental and the physical aspects of fighting that are so important to an individual who finds him or herself in a real struggle. It is amazing how this type of training takes over when the mind is set on survival. I will say from experience that the conditioning drills Master Singh has developed will break you down even if you "think" you are in shape. I would suggest to any serious fighter, if you find yourself in Fayetteville, NC stop in to Angels Gym, observe the training and if you want to see what you are really made of step into the ring and the cage.John J. McKelvie MSG (RET.)7th Special Forces Group (A)
This is an inspiring and innovative book and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in martial arts and combat sports. Master Gurjot Singh has produced an eloquent treatise where he answers important questions for both traditional martial artists and modern mixed martial arts practitioners and trainers. His merging of Tai Chi Chuan principles and modern mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and boxing is an important enterprise that he carries out in my view successfully, while at the same time continuously stimulating the readers to think outside their usual frames of mind. Apart from answering fundamental questions about how a traditional internal martial art style can be incorporated into the seemingly very different practice of modern western combat sports, Master Singh also offers very important insights into what makes a fighter a fighter. You would not want to miss the passages in the book where this is discussed if you are an aspiring combat sports athlete or a developing martial artist. Besides being unusually insightful these passages, they are also truly inspiring, because they are true and born from experience. There is a lot in this book and one can find useful information for a wide spectrum of topics, from an exposition of various aspects of Tai Chi Chuan to their merging with techniques and tactics of western combat sports and from conditioning and broader training regimes of modern MMA practitioners to important treaties on Tai Chi practice.You will definitely learn from reading this book.
Pankration Trainer and Author of Pankration-An Olympic Combat Sport
"This is a ground-breaking book that anyone who is a serious Martial Artist MUST read. Grand Master Gurjot Singh's in-depth analysis has produced an outstanding book that answers many important questions for both traditional and modern Martial Artists.
His integration of Tai Chi Chuan principles and modern mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and boxing shows you how to think outside the box and implemented cutting edge techniques into your training.
Besides being insightful, this book is truly inspiring because it shows you exactly how you can uses these new principles and concepts to make you a better Martial Artist.
I want to urge you to make a small investment into your Martial Arts training that will improve your techniques for many years to come."
Dr Ron Marek
Grand Master - Bushido Kenpo
Founder & CEO - US Grand Masters Council