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Solo Training [Paperback]

Loren W. Christensen
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Jan. 1 2001
Loren Christensen shows you over 300 ways you can add variety to your daily martial arts training routine. Whether you’re a student looking for fun new solo drills to spice up your home training or an instructor in search of new ways to pump up your classes, you won’t be disappointed. This incredible collection of drills, techniques and exercises will take your workouts to the next level. Learn to:

*Organize your solo workouts to the get maximum results from even the shortest training session
*Improve your speed and power with dozens of inside tips and tricks
*Beat boredom and get excited about your solo training sessions
*Become a well rounded fighter by adding essential skills that your instructor may not be teaching you
*Safely experiment with new techniques to find your ideal personal style of training
*Get an edge on your opponents with training methods that will make you unstoppable in the ring or on the street

Not only will you learn enough new training strategies and methods to keep you busy for years, but Loren Cristensen’s no-nonsense writing style will get you up and moving even on the days you rather skip your solo workout. Packed with solid advice and kick-butt motivation, this book will become your favorite training partner.


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About the Author

Loren W. Christensen has been studying the martial arts since 1965. This is Mr. Christensen's 11th book on the fighting arts. Mr. Christensen's experience in law enforcement began in 1967 when he served in the army as a military policeman in the United States and in Vietnam. He joined the Portland, Oregon Police Bureau in 1972 and while still a rookie on probation, he began teaching defensive tactics to officers. Over the years, he worked the training unit, the gang unit, dignitary body guarding, and all the precincts as a street officer. He is now a full-time writer and a teacher of realistic martial arts to citizens and people in law enforcement.

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I was 19 years old when I began studying karate in Portland, Oregon, and I fell in love with it the first time I saw that room full of people dressed in their white 'jammies', kicking and punching like a chorus line of dancers gone mad. Read the first page
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
Solo Training: The Martial Artist's Guide To Training Alone by expert and experienced martial arts instructor Loren Crhistensen (who has served as a military policeman in the United States and Vietnam as well as taught self-defense tactics as a member of the Portland, Oregon police bureau), is a superbly written and presented instructional guide to organizing solo workouts for improved speed, power, agility, variety, and flexibility. Offering over 325 techniques, drills, and exercises, along with practical advice for avoiding boredom, keeping exercise and training routines fresh, and maintaining personal martial arts skills honed, pack the pages of this enthusiastically recommended and thoroughly "user friendly" training supplement specially designed for martial artists at any skill and experience level from the novice to the professional.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome! Aug. 23 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
the workouts are simple, quick and very effective! I love this book it is full of wisdom, humor and is organized so you can find specifics quickly
would recommend to friends
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Book But... July 3 2001
By W. Han
Format:Paperback
The book is very informative and gives you a lot of information that would undoubtedly will make you a better fighter. The only problem is that the people who are presented with photos, especially the ones on the front cover have bad technique that slows you down and doesn't let your chi flow but not that the author is to blame.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed Dec 21 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Just a quick note to say that Solo Training is easily the best martial arts book I have. Ive been training for 10 years and I found that Christensen presents a ton of variations on old training drills and a host of drills I'd never seen before.
I've done many of them, and it will probably take another six months to do all of them, there are that many. Bottom line is that I have been steadily improving by incorporating the drills during my days off from class.
Great book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing you don't already know... Sept. 3 2003
Format:Paperback
If you've spent any period of time studying martial arts, a lot of this book will ring "duh!" to you. It's nothing revolutionary. That being said, it is a good place if you're beginning and practicing alone, or if you're experienced and don't mind searching for new ideas among ones you've probably seen before. As with all his books, Loren Christiensen writes in an accessable style, with clear instructions and commentary.
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5.0 out of 5 stars repetition is the mother of skill June 3 2003
Format:Paperback
There is no secret to skill in the martial arts. If you want to get better at something, you have to spend time practicing it. In Solo Training, Loren Christensen provides literally hundreds of solo drills and routines for practicing a wide variety of martial arts skills and developing the physical and mental attributes necessary to apply them effectively when it counts.
Although many martial artists may be familiar with a large number of the drills and exercises in the book, I believe that everybody will find dozens of new ways to improve their solo training among the hundreds covered, or ways to make their solo training more interesting.
If you're not doing extra training on your own outside of your classes, you should be - you lazy slacker. This book will help to get you started, and keep you motivated. Other books by Loren Christensen you should check out are The Fighter's Fact Book and The Way Alone.
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Straightforward. Basic-to-intermediate training techniques. I have used this book as a guide to building different workouts for myself. I would recommend this book as a reference---especially for instructors to suggest to students (6th kyu to 1st kyu). R, Shodan, Okinawan Shorin-Ryu
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5.0 out of 5 stars Decent Martial Arts Aid April 12 2003
Format:Paperback
Christensen provides a great reference tool for those of us who desire to augment our martial arts training. His no-nonsense book details great tips for improving your punching, kicking, and flexibility. This book has a great "this-will-work-on-the-street" feel to it which is so devoid in other books. I can't stand reading martial arts books that I know won't work in a defensive situation. Christensen seems to have perfected his techniques in the military and through law enforcement. It's not much to pay and you won't be disappointed. You'll return to this book again and again.
If you are a martial arts instructor - this book is a great help for drills which can be used in class.
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