Axe Kick is the third volume in the extremely well written and fully illustrated, Achieving Kicking Excellence series of martial arts related books.
Axe Kick, along with the other nine volumes in the Achieving Kicking Excellence series, goes into intricate detail over all aspects of executing the co-primary kicks, which in this case are the Out-to-In and In-to-Out Axe Kicks, and several of their main variations.
Starting with a basic anatomical analysis of this kick, you quickly progress to the basic principles associated with the Axe Kick, and then you dive right into learning the proper execution of the co-primary kicks, Out-to-In and In-to-Out Axe Kicks .
Once you have finished with this section, you are taken to the variations chapter which builds upon the co-primary kicks, Out-to-In and In-to-Out Axe Kicks , by teaching you 10 of their main variations. From here you are taken to the Training and Practice Methods chapter for a look at some very simple, yet effective methods for adding speed and power to your kicks.
Your next chapter takes a question and answer approach to some of the most common problems people have executing the Axe Kick and the solutions to correct them.
The next chapter in this book deals with a very brief and basic application section for the Axe Kick and each of the variations previously detailed in this book.
The combat/self-defense applications of the Axe Kick are discussed and demonstrated in much greater detail in the companion book to this book, Axe Kick: Achieving Kicking Excellence; Volume 3, which is Axe Kick: Applications in Combat: Achieving Kicking Excellence; Volume 13. This book goes into intricate detail over all aspects of applying the primary kick, which in this case is the Axe Kick, and several of its main variations, against twelve of the most common attacks that you are most likely to face in an actual unarmed self-defense/combat situation.
At the conclusion of this book you are given a sneak preview of the next volume in the Achieving Kicking Excellence series, which in this case is the Crescent Kick.
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Shawn Kovacich has been a practicing martial artist for over 30 years, and is a high ranking black belt in both Karate and Taekwondo. Shawn also holds ranking in the martial arts of Aikido, Hapkido, and Judo. Shawn is also a certified Krav Maga instructor and over the past several years has been primarily focusing on a wide variety of armed and unarmed combat fighting skills.
In addition to being a high ranking black belt in both Karate and Tae Kwon Do, Shawn has also worked as a psychiatric aide in a state run mental hospital (and NO he was not a patient), he has also been a law enforcement officer, provided security for a major casino, worked as a bouncer in various bars, nightclubs, and strip clubs, as well as, providing personal protection services.
Shawn has also gained world wide attention for his two world records for endurance high kicking as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. He achieved his first world record on September 27th, 1986 with 10,502 high kicks in 5 hours and 30 minutes. His second record was even more impressive, with 11,000 high kicks in 5 hours 18 minutes and 43 seconds. This was accomplished on January 21st, 1989.
Shawn is the author of the highly acclaimed Achieving Kicking Excellence series of martial arts books, as well as, the highly acclaimed and very well received Achieving Kicking Excellence DVD series. He is currently working on several additional martial arts and self-defense related books, as well as several additional instructional DVDs. Several of these books and DVDs, including a separate book and DVD series on Krav Maga, are scheduled to be released beginning in the spring of 2012 and continuing thru 2014.
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Book Description Chikara Kan, Inc., 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0970749627
Book Description Chikara Kan, Inc., 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110970749627