Martial Structure: How to Maximize Your Martial Arts Skills Through Body Alignment, Movement, and Breathing

May 4, 2021
Martial Structure: How to Maximize Your Martial Arts Skills Through Body Alignment, Movement, and Breathing

A guide to becoming faster, more powerful, and moreeffective in martial arts through correct body alignment and properstructureIn all martial disciplines—including karate, judo, taekwondo,and gong-fu—real martial skill does not require the development oflarge muscles or great strength but rather correct posture. Drawingon decades of experience as both a student and a teacher, PhillipStarr, author of Martial Mechanics and MartialManeuvers, focuses on how physical posture affects not onlyphysical abilities but also the mental condition and emphasizes theimportance of developing power without exerting unnecessarymuscular force. His thorough and accessible explanation of theprinciples of physical structure as they pertain to the human bodyand how these affect martial arts performance shows how anyone,regardless of size or strength, can learn to generate uncanny powerwith very little muscular effort through the enhanced stabilityachieved by maintaining correct alignment and proper structure.Abundantly illustrated throughout with photographs that providestep-by-step instructions, Martial Structure is essentialfor anyone wanting to understand how the laws of physics andbiomechanics can be harnessed to make them faster, more powerful,and more effective in actual combat.