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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!
Part I. Essence of a Karate Competitor
Chapter 1. Committing to Competition Excellence
Chapter 2. Defining and Refining a Style
Part II. Mastery of Technical and Tactical Maneuvers
Chapter 3. Applying the Seven Essential Techniques
Chapter 4. Manipulating the Opponent by Drawing and Luring
Chapter 5. Defending and Countering Kick Combinations
Chapter 6. Beating the Opponent’s Best Punch
Chapter 7. Jamming Opponents in Close
Part III. Preparation for Combat
Chapter 8. Honing the Body for Competition
Chapter 9. Stifling Opponents’ Attacks and Creating Scoring Opportunities
About the Authors
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 advanced black belts in both taekwondo and hapkido as well as in the Superfoot System. He has run his own martial arts studio for a decade and has made dozens of martial arts instructional videos. He is also the author of two other books, Taekwondo Sparring Strategies: For the Ring and the Street and Advanced Taekwondo: Sparring and Hapkido Techniques. Gibson lives in Ontario, Canada.
Bill “Superfoot” Wallace is a martial arts legend. Known as “Superfoot” for his awesome left leg, he retired as the Professional Karate Association (PKA) undefeated middleweight champion after 15 years of competing in both full-contact and point tournaments. During his competitive years, Wallace captured the U.S. Championships title three times, the U.S. Karate Association (USKA) Grand Nationals title three times, and the Top Ten Nationals title twice.
Wallace was named to Black Belt magazine's Hall of Fame three times within seven years, twice as Competitor of the Year and once as Man of the Year. He is now a regular columnist for Black Belt and has written three martial arts books: Karate: Basic Concepts & Skills, Dynamic Kicking & Stretching, and The Ultimate Kick. He has also appeared in several movies.
Wallace is one of the most sought-after martial arts clinicians in the world. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.