- Publisher: Centerline Pr; First Edition edition (June 1, 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0913111007
- ISBN-13: 978-0913111000
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,581,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Championship Fighting: Explosive Punching and Aggressive Defense First Edition Edition
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Jack Dempsey, as you may or may not know, was the heavyweight boxing champion of the world in the early 1900's. Being rather small for a heavyweight, Dempsey more than made up for it with the devastating power he had in his punches. Over numerous years both during his boxing career and after, Dempsey kept meticulous track of just exactly how to develop punching power not only through his own training and experience, but also through numerous others. What he discovered is contained within the pages of this book.
Now if you keep in mind that this book was originally written over 50 years ago, you will be even more amazed at how profound and relevant the information contained within is to our current day and age and with a little adjustment, is even relevant to perhaps any and all martial arts and combative systems in one form or another. That is perhaps the one single thing that stood out and impressed me the most about this book and its author, and that is the fact that the information provided was and is way ahead of its time and soundly based in fact and principle.
Dempsey starts out his book by giving you some background into his punching prowess and his reasoning behind writing this book and supplying you the reader with such a treasure of punching information. Dempsey teaches you all of the various components that you will need to learn and practice in order to improve your punching power and give you the ability to knock out your opponents. These various components include; the different types of punches, the correct stance, how to drop your body weight, proper body movement, etc.
Being a practicing martial artist for over 25 years, I saw a lot of relevant information in this book that could be applied to the martial arts with just a little bit of modification for the technique being used. Even though Dempsey is talking about punching, a lot of the principles he teaches can also be applied to kicking, throwing, grappling, etc.
Here is a list of the chapters that are included in this book.
1. Explosives at Toledo
2. Good and Bad Toledo Aftermaths
3. Punchers Are Made; Not Born
4. Why I Wrote This Book
5. Differences Between Fist-Fighting and Boxing
6. You're the Kayo Kid
7. What is a punch?
8. The Falling Step
9. The Power Line
10. Relaying and Exploding
14. Straight Punching from the Whirl
15. Purity in Punching
18. Punch Ranks First
19. Your Sparmate
20. General Defense and Blocking
23. Feinting and Drawing
25. How to Watch a Fight
No matter what your own level of expertise or experience is, you will benefit from the information contained within this book. Do yourself a favor and locate a copy of this book and purchase it, and then read it from cover to cover numerous times and practice the information contained within after reading it and you will see a noticeable increase in your punching power. Don't take my word for it though, buy the book and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed!
Now, the asking price of $200 is outrageous.
To me it would be a lot easier to go to BING search engine, type in
Championship Fighting Jack Dempsey PDF
and look for zinelibrary.info for the free download of this wonderful book.
Then go to Staples and have them print you out the book through their copying service.
I'd rather have the $200 in my pocket, but hey thats just me.
"championship fighting" stickgrappler
Obviously, no book can teach someone how to box -like they say, books can't punch back. That said, I think someone who was conciously trying to make sure their movement's were within Dempsey's guidelines as they practiced, and was rereading, referring back to this book over and over the whole time, could make a good puncher out of himself in a few months using Dempsey's book. Whatever punch you're throwing, Dempsey teaches you in a clear, detailed, systematic way, how to shift your weight so that your knuckles have the total force of your body behind them.
Dempsey was notorious for his vicious fighting style and brutal punching power (like Tyson, except that Dempsey was smart enough to confine his aggression to the ring ). This book shows the fusion between the two in his technique; how the one depended on the other. The short step he takes(the "trigger step"), to get the weight behind his straight punches, results in a pressing, advancing style. Dempsey's temperment was well suited to his method. Something he says that made me smile; discussing the disadvantages of a crouching stance, he writes, "your weight is too far forward to permit fast retreating footwork -if you want to retreat. "
If you are just starting and can't join a boxing gym, then buy an empty, $10-$20 canvas punching bag off of ebay that can hold 70 pounds. Don't buy the cheapstuff for your hands, get wraps and bag gloves from title or ringside. Be carefull with your hands to start with - they're not hard to mess up.
Rating: 5 stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Monadnock Defensive Tactics System, MDTS)