Andy Dumas is a distinguished Canadian boxing coach, certified fitness consultant, instructional author, TV personality and motivational speaker. Working alongside the World Boxing Council, Andy has been integral in the development of The World School of Boxing, which offers best procedures and practices for physical training and medical basics. This is his third book for Crowood.
James Turner is an accomplished kickboxing champion and Hall of Fame martial artist. He competes internationally as well as being a sought-after seminar instructor. Alongside his fighting career, James is passionate about contributing to the martial arts community, and teaches kickboxing and self-defence to schools, fitness gyms, private groups and corporate clients.
Shingo Fukushima, respected Kickboxing Historian from Japan, reflects on the book as: "... by far the best instructional book on the subject. The book would be a tremendous help for both the complete novice and seasoned pros alike. It just covers everything from the history to the fundamental techniques, training drills and how to design your own training schedule.
What the book sets apart it from the classics from the yesteryear is the use of the high-definition photographs."
Curtis Bush, 5x World Champion and internationally renowned all-time great of the sport, simply calls our publication: "The best book on Full Contact Kickboxing!"
A book like this will help any Instructor or student to change, modify or improve (or add new) training methods, as it doesn’t just cover the fighting aspect, but also the training. The book is laid out nicely, covers a great deal and whether you practice Kickboxing or not, it will enhance your Taekwon-do, as well as offer Taekwon-do (and of course Kickboxing) Instructors, new idea’s and routines for their Dojang or gym.
We are blown away! This book truly is a complete guide and covers all areas of our sport! The training routines and the insights into the mental & physical aspects are detailed & brilliant! We highly recommend adding this spectacular gem to your bookshelf!
Full Contact Kickboxing is truly a one of a kind book. It breaks down the sport on a physical level, so that one can learn & improve technique, as well as on an emotional & spiritual level. You can learn the rich history of the sport that paved the way for the combat sports world. James the Dragon is a legend of the sport and his love & passion spills out on every page..."