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Author Thalken, Jason, author.

Title Fight like a physicist : the incredible science behind martial arts / Jason Thalken, PHD.

Publication Info. Wolfeboro, NH USA : YMAA Publication Center, Inc., [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    796.8 THA    DUE 02-24-18
 PAS Villa Parke Branch Non-Fiction    796.8 THA    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Villa Parke Branch On Order.
Description xiv, 161 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note "Make physics your advantage in the ring and on the street. See through the illusion of safety provided by gloves and helmets. Reduce traumatic brain injury in contact sports. Give the esoteric side of martial arts a reality check."--Cover.
Summary An in-depth, sometimes whimsical look into the physics behind effective fighting techniques and examining the core principles that make them work: momentum, energy, center of mass, levers and wedges. It also exposes the illusion of safety provided by gloves and helmets, aiding the reader in reducing traumatic brain injury in marital arts, boxing, and other contact sports.--Publisher.
Subject Martial arts -- Physiological aspects.
Physics -- Physiological aspects.
Sports sciences.
Motion -- Physiological aspects.
Force and energy -- Physiological aspects.
Mixed martial arts -- Physiological aspects.
Self-defense -- Physiological aspects.
Sports -- Physiological aspects.
Martial arts injuries -- Prevention.
Hand-to-hand fighting injuries -- Prevention.
Sports injuries -- Prevention.
Brain damage -- Prevention.
Hand -- Wounds and injuries -- Prevention.
ISBN 9781594393389 (print)
1594393389 (print)

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