Build an explosive freestyle sparring arsenal with powerful techniques, precise timing, and superior tactics! Packed with valuable sparring drills and strategies, Freestyle Sparring provides the tools you need to develop and refine your fighting skills.
Grandmaster Woo Jin Jung, a lifelong Taekwondo artist and 8th Dan black belt, has written the ultimate freestyle sparring resource for beginning, intermediate, and advanced martial artists in all hard-style disciplines. Regardless of your current skill level, Freestyle Sparring`s skills, drills, tactics, and conditioning will help you become a faster, stronger, smarter fighter. Grandmaster Jung shares his wealth of knowledge and experience by providing the following:
Detailed instruction of proper technique
Drills for refining technique, timing, and conditioning
Skill assessment checklists to maximize strengths and minimize weaknesses
Mental tactics that provide superior focus and discipline
Strategies for incorporating techniques from other martial arts styles
Specific guidelines for tournament competition, including equipment, uniforms, and sparring rules for both Karate and Taekwondo
Sample training programs provide step-by-step guidance in developing efficient, effective workout regimens, including plans for preparing for competition and schedules for year-round training. Over 160 photos illustrate 110 sparring techniques, including punches, kicks, blocks, and strikes. Whether you enjoy sparring as one aspect of martial arts training or wish to excel in competition, Freestyle Sparring gives you everything you need to take your fighting skills to the next level.
Part III: The Competitive Edge
Chapter 7. The Focus
Chapter 8. The Fitness
Chapter 9. The Timing
Chapter 10. The Arsenal
Chapter 11. The Program
Grandmaster Woo Jin Jung is a lifelong Taekwondo artist who has attained 8th Dan black belt status. Master Jung cofounded-with Chuck Norris-the Martial Arts Federation for World Peace. Throughout a teaching career that spans 35 years, he has trained thousands of martial artists, including many premier practitioners and instructors. Master Jung's Taekwondo headquarters is based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and branch schools are located throughout the Midwest. He is vice president of Tri-Mount Publications, publishers of Tae Kwon Do Times. Master Jung lives in Cedar Rapids.
Jennifer Lawler, a freelance writer and black belt martial artist, earned her PhD in English from the University of Kansas. She has played a pivotal role in the development, organization, and explanation of Master Jung's profound insight. An accomplished author, she has written 14 books, including The Martial Arts Encyclopedia; Martial Arts for Women: A Practical Guide; Weight Training for Martial Artists, and The Secrets of Tae Kwon Do. She has trained for seven years in Taekwondo and holds a 2nd degree black belt. Lawler lives in Lawrence, Kansas.
"Sparring books are few and far between, and Freestyle Sparring is one of the best I've ever read. The book would help any instructor be a more effective teacher in training classes."
Willie "The Bam" Johnson Master Wushu Practitioner Six-time UMAC World Champion
"Freestyle Sparring offers useful training and fighting instruction for all hard-style martial artists, from beginner to black belt. Grandmaster Jung covers many key fundamentals in this informative book."
Carol Davis Hart Managing Editor, Tae Kwon Do Times
"Freestyle Sparring is an insightful perspective on sparring techniques by one of the world's true Grandmasters. Woo Jin Jung is a mountain of integrity to the fighting spirit of Taekwondo."
General Choi Past President Korean Tae Association Founder of the International Taekwondo Federation
"Freestyle Sparring is a valuable text for all serious sparring enthusiasts."
Jhoon Rhee Father of American Taekwondo
"Freestle Sparring contains the fundamental essence of Taekwondo's combat dynamic."