In the most comprehensive book on kickboxing ever written, Martina Sprague and Keith Livingston teach you exactly what it takes to live to tell the tale and win in the kickboxing ring. Whether you need to transform a professional kickboxer or just train like one, this is a useful reference. Begin with the basics of movement, stance, punching, kicking and defensive fundamentals. Each and every skill is taught scientifically: learn good mechanics, drill with specific goals in mind and then apply your skills in sparring. Upon getting established solid fundamentals, the authors introduce advanced skills like knee and elbow strikes, unorthodox punches, jump kicks and sweeps. As you build your arsenal, Keith and Martina share the type of information that only two veterans of the ring can. Learn strategies for short and long range fighting, controlling the fight, outsmarting your opponent, working the angles and gaining superiority. If your goal is competition, Complete Kickboxing can be sure to don’t miss a step along the way. Discover ways to mentally and physically prepare for a fight, which equipment to train on, what goes on in the locker room before a match and how the business end of the fight game works. With nearly 500 pages of instruction and over 1000 photographs, “Complete Kickboxing” is the most comprehensive reference to be had on the exciting sport of Kickboxing.