Ultimate Kicking Drills
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(Feb 10, 2002)
Want to kick higher, stronger, faster? Bored with the usual training routine? Then the Ultimate Kicking Drills DVD is for you. Follow along as master Sang H. Kim teaches you dozens of kicking drills, techniques, exercises & tips to put you on the road to measurable improvement. Drills include:
* Heavy Bag
* Fixed and Moving Target Drills
* Hand Target
* Shield Target
* Partner Drills
* Stretching Bar
* Speed, Power & Agility Running
* Timing Drills
* Outdoor Training
* Multiple Targets
* Weight Training
* Conditioning Exercises Essential to Awesome Kicks
* Dozens of Informative Tips
On the Ultimate Kicking Drills DVD, you get over 100 drills, exercises and training methods that made the video a bestseller plus behind the scenes footage, sneak previews of other tapes, and a fully indexed format that allows you to jump to the exact set of drills you need in an instant.
About the Actor
Sang H. Kim is an internationally respected author of 12 martial arts books, including the best sellers Ultimate Flexibility, Ultimate Fitness through Martial Arts, 1001 Ways To Motivate Yourself & Others (available in 22 languages) and Teaching: the Way of the Master, and star of over 100 martial arts instructional DVDs and video downloads programs including Ultimate Fitness, Power Breathing, Junsado Training Series, and Complete Taekwondo Series. He won the 1976 Korean National Champion and was named Instructor of the Year by the Korean government in 1983. He earned a B.S. degree in English Literature, an M.S. degree in Sports Science and a Ph.D. in Sports Media Studies. He has been featured in over 200 national and international magazines and newspapers including Black Belt, Joongang Central Daily-New York, Fighter's Magazine-UK, El Nacional, The Times and Hartford Courant.
Top customer reviews
Do not buy this video thinking that it will show real life applications if you get into a fight on the street.
The production quality of this tape is top notch, and there is DVD version as well. The graphics are well done, the video crisp, and there are many helpful diagrams. The audio quality is good up until the scene at the Korean training hall. You will know what I mean when hear it.
One of the guys watching with me is an experienced kickboxer and he was impressed with most of the drills. He had seen a few top kickboxers performing these same drills. However, he did say that the video was geared more towards Tae Kwon Do, meaning point fighting instead of free fighting. This is definitely true, especially when you get into aerial kicking. I agree that this is not very effective in the ring, but doing it for training purposes develops proprioception and balance. The section on flexibility shows both static and dynamic stretches. Unfortunately, it does not cover PNF principles. Some people might worry that he demonstrates ballistic stretching, but from everything that I've heard, this is fine for martial artists.
His section on training is actually pretty well done. He even mentions that heavy lifting for low reps is good for martial artists. Although, he also advocates high reps if they are done rapidly. Both of these principles work quite well with the Party line. My only complaint is that most of the weight training he demonstrates in single joint and on machines. Some of his ab and core drills were unique and I actually liked them quite a bit. The best part of the training section is the explosive drills for improving the speed of your kicks.
This is a video that I would recommend to any martial artist. I think most fighters would fight it useful as well. It is a finely crafted production and is one of the nicest looking instructional videos I have ever seen. Ultimate Kicking Drills lives up to its name.
Dayn La Ree, Waterbury, CT, USA