For a change: a book, and not about PT and the knees
Short break from knee issues and PT visits. I am reading a rather interesting book I wanted to mention here
Essentials of the Fist
Ancient Martial Art Training Principles
English Translation and Interpretation of a 400 Year Old Chinese Martial Arts Manual
Just started it, nothing groundbreaking, but interesting.
We think no one thought of ground fighting before the Gracies and we (myself included) know that in old China, on the ground, in a battle meant death. But there are things in here about how to avoid ending up on the ground when someone goes for your legs, and end up in a choke hold on the aggressor, There is something I know from taijiquan, but you REALLY need to get the timing right, this is avoidance, and mount and a choke hold.
It is interesting to see the applications from 400 years ago (Ming/Qing Dynasty)
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