Combative Elbow Strikes: A Guide to Strikes, Blocks, Locks, and Take Downs is an in-depth analysis of the practical applications for five of the most common elbow strikes found in Karate and Taekwondo. While conventional wisdom holds that an elbow strike is simply a technique used for close-range striking, I believe that the movements used in executing these elbow strikes are highly versatile and applicable to a wide range of situations. In this book, I demonstrate how a technique as simple and as crude as an elbow strike can be used for executing blocks, joint locks, throws, take downs,
“Lee understands the way kata works and in this book he reveals how Ananko contains knowledge of great value to the modern day martial artist. Personally, I don’t think it matters if one practises the kata or not in order to benefit from reading this book.
Please let’s help one of our own get his book moving. I’ve seen the draft (and written a foreword which you can see below) and it’s a very thorough book. Just about every historical chart of vulnerable areas is examined in the book and it makes for interesting reading; regardless of the personal emphasis one places on pressure points, or whether one takes a western medicine or “chi based” approach. Please read Nikolaj’s introduction, watch his video, and then read my forward. If you like what you see, then please follow the indiegogo links and get your copy :-)
Jamie Clubb’s book is soon to be released! Jamie is a good friend and I believe him to be one of the most thoughtful, insightful and erudite martial artists I’ve ever met. Phone calls between Jamie and I are never short affairs (“quick chats” typically last over an hour) as we share thoughts and bounce our various martial musings off one another.
Chris Denwood tells us about his latest book, 'Naihanchi (Tekki) Kata: The Seed of Shuri Karate Vol. 1'.
This is the first of a three part project that covers an integrated and comprehensive 'five-layer' study into Naihanchi Kata, a form that along with Sanchin from the Naha line, has always been considered a fundamental part of the art’s combative methodologies.