Something you might like to discover in The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts (Martial Science)
Fight Like a Physicist: The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts (Martial Science)
Fight Like a Physicist provides an in-depth, sometimes whimsical look into the physics behind martial arts for sport and self-defense. Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a curious enthusiast, this book can give you an “unfair advantage” by unraveling the complex science of effective fighting techniques and examining the core principles that make them work.
In addition to breaking down the principles behind the punches, Dr. Thalken, a computational physicist with a long history of martial arts across various styles, applies the mind-set of a physicist to a number of controversial topics in the martial arts:
Making physics your “unfair advantage,” in the ring and on the street
Examining center of mass, pi, levers, wedges, angular momentum, and linear momentum for martial artists
Protecting the brains of fighters and football players from concussions
Reducing traumatic brain injury in contact sports
Exposing the illusion of safety provided by gloves and helmets
Overturning conventional wisdom on compliance during an assault
Busting Hollywood action myths
Giving the mystical side of martial arts a much-needed reality check
Dr. Thalken invites readers to take a scientific approach to training and fighting, and provides all the tools necessary to get the most out of their experiences and make their training count.