Martial Science

Karate Science: Dynamic Movement
J. D. Swanson, illustrated by Sam Nigro


Paperback (Trade paperback US) | Jun 2017 | YMAA Publications | 9781594394591 | 216pp | 229x153mm | GEN | AUD$32.99, NZD$39.99

Martial instruction, both in print and in person, tends to focus on stances and finishing positions. But dynamics, motion, sensation . . . they are karate's connective tissue—and they are the heart of this book. Karate Science: Dynamic Movement will help you understand the mechanics of the human body.

Swanson describes these principles in incredible detail, drawing on examples from several styles of karate, as well as aikido, taekwondo, and judo. Whatever your martial background, applying this knowledge will make your techniques better, stronger, and faster.

• Understand the major types of techniques, including their outward appearances and internal feelings

• Master the core principles behind these feelings

• Learn the biomechanics and dynamics of core movement