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KickBoxing a Framework for Success by Pat O Keefe a brief review
Kickboxing a Framework for Success by Pat O Keefe
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A Review of Kickboxing a Framework for Success by Pat O Keefe
Published by Summersdale
I am a 1st Dan Black Belt in Kick boxing and am a fully qualified instructor and both train and assist the British Karate and Kickboxing association run by Dave Cartawick and also the British Combat Academy run by Peter Lakin, a long time student of Peter Consterdine, I have trained in kickboxing since 1999 and have also cross trained in various other styles mainly mixed martial arts, karate and Ju-jitsu.
The Author Pat O Keefe
Pat O Keefe was originally in the army before joining the London Fire Brigade and has been involved in the martial arts for many years, he is a 6th Dan Black belt in Kickboxing and karate jutsu. He trained under Geoff Britton and competed in the ring as a kick boxer twenty eight times, his opponents including three world champions including Rudi Van Damme and Nigel Benn (the boxer) who went on to become the W.B.C world champion.
Pat is a leading trainer, TV commentator and best selling author in kickboxing who also still teaches and does seminars I believe. He also trained Dylan Spenser a double European Champion. He has released 3 books and 2 D.V.Ds about the subject of Kickboxing published by Summersdale, and has also written 3 crime novels published by Hodder and Stoughton.
User friendly and set out in easy to follow chapters this book contains just about every aspect of sports kickboxing you can think of especially useful to novices this book is also highly use and an invaluable guide for the more experienced.
Topics covered include
Basics (or as Pat calls them Fundamentals)
Defence and counter attacks
Timing, distance and movement
Speed and power
Targets and techniques
Pat O Keefe is well versed in all the techniques and principles of kick boxing and obviously has a lot of knowledge gained from both from teaching and his own ring experiences. For anyone interested in kickboxing be they beginner or advanced this is a very good reference and guide book, aimed more for those people looking for a sport related book (For those interested Pat wrote another book Combat Kickboxing which looks at Kickboxing more from a self defence point of view). This book shows from the basic to more advanced techniques from the simple yet difficult to master jab through to jumping and spinning kicks and many other variations. Also detailed are many defensive techniques and blocks, combinations as well as drills to develop speed, power, stamina in fact this book does cover most of the questions you might find yourself asking about the sport of Kickboxing. This is a book I would recommend to anyone involved in kickboxing.