Author: James Killingsworth
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book is about the practice of martial art and particularly taekwondo, for those of you in middle age or in your senior years. It covers how to begin training in your later years and how to obtain excellence in competition. In this book nutrition, injuries, training, flexibility, yoga, meditation and many other aspects of martial art are explored from the perspective of achieving a major goal in your life. The training includes warming up, stretching, acceleration, explosiveness, targeting, plyometric exercises and sparring choreography. The inner aspect of martial art is revealed by chapters on Lighting the Pilot Light, the Law of Effort, the Sparring Mind, the Value of Forms, the Role of Music in Martial Art and Meditations. These chapters indicate the real benefit of the practice of martial art in your life. It is your inner growth that will spill over into your ordinary life and will crystalize and realize your individuality. Competition is explored in depth by specific training in the knowledge of the strength and weaknesses of each technique. The different kinds of fighters are enumerated and how to fight them successfully. The chapter on Tournament Preparation will help you compete and achieve your goals in modern taekwondo competition. This book contains pictorial guidance of the training methods, stretching postures and injury rehabilitation that the author has developed and practiced over many years. In the writing of this book, the author wishes to share with you the experiences of his journey in martial art, his extensive competition success and the achievement of his dream in martial art over 50. He wishes this for you with all of his being.