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Description - Competitive Karate by Adam Gibson

Arm yourself with the Superfoot advantage to excel in competition! For the first time in print, Adam Gibson and Bill "Superfoot" Wallace present the system that made Wallace a martial arts legend.In Competitive Karate, Gibson and Wallace share the seven primary techniques of the Superfoot System--the backfist, reverse punch, undercut punch, ridgehand strike, roundhouse kick, side kick, and hook kick--and how to use them effectively in competition. Various combinations of attacks and counter-maneuvers--clearly demonstrated with accompanying photos--will show you how to score in a variety of fight situations. Drawing and luring techniques will teach you how to fake and set up opponents, opening them to your attacks. Evasive and blocking techniques will help you fend off their best attacks.Competitive Karate also analyzes common fighting styles and strategies and how they match up in competition. Learn to choose the most effective style and the best tactics to highlight personal strengths and exploit opponents' weaknesses.You'll also find training and sparring programs that build speed, power, flexibility, stamina, and mental toughness--all essential for success in competition. Gibson and Wallace know what it takes to be a champion. Master the Superfoot System, and master your opponent in each match!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780736044929
ISBN-10: 0736044922
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 13mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Adam Gibson

Adam Gibson has been a martial arts competitor and instructor for the past 15 years. A student of Bill "Superfoot" Wallace for the past four years, he is the only Canadian instructor certified to teach the Superfoot System. Gibson holds black belts in taekwondo and hapkido, as well as in the Superfoot System. He has run his own martial arts studio for a decade, has made dozens of martial arts instructional videos and is the author of two martial arts books. Bill "Superfoot" Wallace is a martial arts legend. He retired as the Professional Karate Association (PKA) undefeated middleweight champion after 15 years of competing in both full contact and point tournaments. Wallace was inducted into Black Belt magazine's Hall of Fame three times within seven years and is now a regular columnist for Black Belt. As one of the most sought after martial arts clinicians in the world, he has written three martial arts books and has appeared in several movies.