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Speed Training
How to Develop Your Maximum Speed for Martial Arts

Loren W. Christensen

Loren Christensen draws on his vast, hard-won experience from the dojo and the streets to show you how to acquire instantaneous reflexes and explosive speed for punching, kicking, grappling and police defensive tactics.

Speed is the most important asset a fighter can have. Find out from a top martial artist and police officer how to develop instantaneous reflexes and explosive speed for punching, kicking, grappling and defensive tactics. Improve perception, polish timing and double your speed by using these sure-fire techniques.

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Speed Training (Paladin Press) 256 pages, ISBN 0-87364-8-595.

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Comments on this book include:
I have a library of over 230 martial arts books. Many are in mint condition; stuff I've read only once, didn't finish, or never got around to. Christensen's are all dog-eared with sticky notes and scribbles in the margins, solid material I read over and over again. As always his advice is practical, useful, and easy to read. I really like the drills he's come up with in Speed Training. I have found them effective not only for myself, but for my students as well. I've been doing martial arts for over 30 years. If he can make this old dog faster, changes are his advice will work for you as well!  -- Lawrence Kane, author of The Way of Kata and Martial Arts Instruction

As with all of Loren Christensen's books, Speed Training is written in an accessible style that is fast paced and interesting. Many of the concepts in the book shouldn't be new to experienced martial artists, but unlike some of his other books, this one has a number of unique drills that are very effective, when done. Definitely a recommendation to any martial artists library. -- Joe Bursa, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

I enjoyed Loren Christensen's Speed Training book and have used some of the drills and explanations in my classes. Students enjoy the different approach and the fast paced drills. Earlier reviews discount the value of this book, but keep in mind no training book can offer all of the information on a given subject. This book has some great ideas and applies them with concise drills. I think anyone with an open mind would find this book a useful addition to their martial arts library. -- Chris Pellitteri, Upland, California

Though all the methods and exercises that Loren gives in this book are not for everyone, he states this in the beginning and says that some did not work for him but he left them in so that maybe they worked for others. I really have increased my speed greatly and am still working on all his stuff, whether giving you a speed diet, a weight lifting schedule, or many mental and physical exercises to increase speed (not just movement but also the ability to develop greater peripheral vision and be able to see and react quickly to an attack) he is able to appeal to everybody of different body types, initial speed, and respected style.

Check out more of Loren's books because he writes as if he were talking to you not just stating facts. He even has a few jokes in there so the tone is light-hearted.
-- Tammam Alwan, Detroit, Michigan

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