I was recently recommended a book called Fighting Science by Martina Sprague. The premise behind the book sounded interesting and useful so I gave it a read.
Fighting Science teaches you what you need to know to successfully apply the laws of physics to your technique in the martial arts. As we all know, size and strength only take you so far, especially for someone my size.
In her book, Sprague gives a solid overview of strategic concepts that allow you to exploit your opponent’s weaknesses and maximize your strengths. She provides a detailed look at how things like momentum, rotational speed, friction, direction, impulse, and conservation of energy can work for or against you. (more…)