An Alexander Technique Approach to the Martial Arts
This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the martial artist. The sections of this ebook are: What the Alexander Technique Offers the Martial Artist; Posture; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; Direction (head leading a lengthening spine); Legs; Inhibition (letting go of bad habits); Guided Whole Body Release before Practicing or Competing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; Accuracy and in the Zone; and Short Essays. It is the intention of this ebook to help the martial artist find a personal technique and posture in doing the martial arts that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to do the martial arts. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you find a way to do the martial arts, so that the martial arts are easier on your body, and speed is reflexive and effortless.
Ethan Kind is a former concert guitarist who used the Alexander Technique to heal carpal tunnel pain in his left wrist and never had physical problems on the guitar again. He has also been an athlete all of his life. Please contact Mr. Kind if you have any questions about this ebook, suggestions that would make this ebook clearer and more expansive, or suggestions for other ebooks that you would like to see him write about. Mr. Kind can be reached at www.ethankind.com and [email protected]
This book is 40 pages