This guide outlines the principles and techniques that define the art of throwing in most martial arts. More than 1200 photographs introduce over 130 practical techniques encompassing all types of throws: shoulder throws; hip throws; leg throws; hand throws; sacrifice throws; kick-counter throws; advanced combination throws and transitions; and defences against throws. Comprehensive introductory chapters provide an authoritative overview of important technical principles, energetic concepts and 82 fundamental skills, including stances, footwork, grips and methods of tumbling and falling. The book also includes precise anatomical drawings of 105 common Oriental pressure points and a visual comparison of different martial arts.
Marc Tedeschi is an internationally respected artist, designer, and educator, who holds a fifth-degree black belt in Hapkido, a martial art that integrates both healing and combative techniques. He has practiced martial arts for over 25 years, training extensively in Hapkido, Taekwondo, Jujutsu, Judo, and Karate, and is the author of Hapkido: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique; Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts; and Hapkido: An Introduction to the Art of Self-Defense.