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Fight like a physicist : the incredible science behind martial arts, Jason Thalken, PhD

Label
Fight like a physicist : the incredible science behind martial arts
Title
Fight like a physicist
Title remainder
the incredible science behind martial arts
Statement of responsibility
Jason Thalken, PhD
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An in-depth, sometimes whimsical look into the physics behind effective fighting techniques and examining the core principles that make them work: momentum, energy, center of mass, levers and wedges. It also exposes the illusion of safety provided by gloves and helmets, aiding the reader in reducing traumatic brain injury in marital arts, boxing, and other contact sports --Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thalken, Jason
Dewey number
796.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1101
LC item number
.T55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Martial arts
  • Physics
  • Sports sciences
  • Self-defense
  • Sports
Label
Fight like a physicist : the incredible science behind martial arts, Jason Thalken, PhD
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Knockouts and brain damage in athletes
  • Foam or knuckles - navigating the illusion of safety
  • Brain damage - do helmets even help?
  • Guns, knives, and the Hollywood death sentence
  • Qi and pseudoscience in the martial arts
  • Conclusion.
  • You're only getting started
  • Introduction.
  • Fight like a physicist
  • Section 1. Internalize the basics.
  • Your center of mass
  • Energy, momentum, and the "hit points" myth
  • The number pi and glancing blows
  • Levers, wedges, and free lunches
  • Section 2. Protect yourself with knowledge.
Control code
ocn903080399
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 161 pages
Isbn
9781594393396
Lccn
2015944822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903080399
  • (OCoLC)903080399
Label
Fight like a physicist : the incredible science behind martial arts, Jason Thalken, PhD
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Knockouts and brain damage in athletes
  • Foam or knuckles - navigating the illusion of safety
  • Brain damage - do helmets even help?
  • Guns, knives, and the Hollywood death sentence
  • Qi and pseudoscience in the martial arts
  • Conclusion.
  • You're only getting started
  • Introduction.
  • Fight like a physicist
  • Section 1. Internalize the basics.
  • Your center of mass
  • Energy, momentum, and the "hit points" myth
  • The number pi and glancing blows
  • Levers, wedges, and free lunches
  • Section 2. Protect yourself with knowledge.
Control code
ocn903080399
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 161 pages
Isbn
9781594393396
Lccn
2015944822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903080399
  • (OCoLC)903080399

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