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Fight like a physicist : the incredible science behind martial arts

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  • Author: Thalken, Jason
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    2015
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    CRUSHES MYTHS. UTTERLY BRILLIANT! An in-depth look into the physics behind martial arts Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a curious enthusiast, this book gives you an "unfair advantage" by unraveling the complex science of effective fighting techniques and examining the core principles that make them work. Did you know? - Momentum is for knocking people over - Energy is for breaking bones and causing pain - A haymaker travels 3.14159 times farther than a jab - You are only an "object" when you are rigid Fight Like a Physicist blends inquiry, skepticism, and irreverent humor-all while punching holes in myth and mysticism. Highlights include - Making physics your "unfair advantage," in the ring and on the street - Examining center of mass, pi, levers, wedges, angular momentum, and linear momentum for martial artists - Reducing traumatic brain injury in contact sports - Exposing the illusion of safety provided by gloves and helmets - Overturning conventional wisdom on compliance during an assault - Busting up Hollywood action cliches Fight Like a Physicist reads like a manifesto on the rational practice of martial arts. It's intelligent, fun, and dangerous-and nothing short of iconoclastic.

    Original Publisher: Wolfeboro, NH, YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 1594393397, 9781594393396