Fight Like a Physicist: The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts (Martial Science)

By | February 8, 2018
Fight Like a Physicist: The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts (Martial Science) Author Jason Thalken
ISBN-10 1594393389
ISBN-13 9781594393389
Year 2015-10-07
Pages 128
Language English
Publisher Ymaa Publication Center
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WINNER SPORTS USA Best Books Award 2015Fight Like a Physicist provides an in depth sometimes whimsical look into the physics behind martial arts for sport and self defense Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a curious enthusiast this book can give you an unfair advantage by unraveling the complex science of effective fighting techniques and examining the core principles that make them work In addition to breaking down the principles behind the punches Dr Thalken a computational physicist with a long history of martial arts across various styles applies the mind set of a physicist to a number of controversial topics in the martial arts Making physics your unfair advantage in the ring and on the streetExamining center of mass pi levers wedges angular momentum and linear momentum for martial artistsProtecting the brains of fighters and football players from concussionsReducing traumatic brain injury in contact sportsExposing the illusion of safety provided by gloves and helmetsOverturning conventional wisdom on compliance during an assaultBusting Hollywood action mythsGiving the mystical side of martial arts a much needed reality checkDr Thalken invites readers to take a scientific approach to training and fighting and provides all the tools necessary to get the most out of their experiences and make their training count

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