SanshouXingYiQuan: and commentaries on modern martial arts (second edition) by Randy Stroud
About the book:
Truly an inspirational, motivating, and informative read for non-martial artists and martial artists alike. Chopped full of commentary, training tips, nutrition, and contains a hefty amount of resources for injures. The Author has fought in Kyokushin, MMA, sanshou, Bjj, sport Karate, and has heavily trained in the internal martial arts as well various other chinese and non-chinese arts such as Krav Maga. There hasn’t been a good book on martial commentary since Bruce Lee’s commentaries on the martial way. This book will specifically address the challenges that martial artists TODAY face. “SanshouXingYiQuan:& Commentaries on Modern Martial Arts” is full of stories that entertain, baffle, and may even anger a few alike. This publication also offers realistic advice for knife defense, gun defense, criminal psychology, and situational awareness. Being that the author is heavily involved in the chinese martial art of “XingYiQuan” A respective practitioner will gain an additional benefit.
- ISBN: 978-0-557-58753-7
- Copyright: Randy Stroud (Standard Copyright License)
- Edition: Second Edition
- Publisher: LuLu.com
- Published: August 2, 2010
- Language: English
- Pages: 196
- Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior: Ink Black & white
- Weight: 0.61 kg
- Dimensions (cm): 21.6 wide × 27.9 tall
About the author:
After training in martial arts for nearly 12 years, Randy Stroud has fought in sanshou, kyokushin, sport karate, and bjj with only a skillset in a number of kung fu styles. After 2 years of a “research” mission, He created a training method known as “sanshou xing yi quan” that mainly focuses on the internal art of XingYi but remains open to all styles. You will often see his students working on Greco-roman wrestling drills, Krav Maga, silat submission, and many other arts to help “fill” in the gaps. Diagnosed with an auto-immune disease, he decided to stop competing and focus purely on teaching and strengthening his fellow man. Although 12 years is considered a short time compared to many martial arts masters, he has clocked in over 30 hours or more per week in training and has truly tested himself in many areas. Valuing the combat practically while still adhering and teaching “Wu De’ (martial code of ethics)
Randy is one of those rare guys who looks at an art and strips it done to its pure essence and focuses on what works. There is no limits to this guy! He has his preferences in Xing Yi, but if you were to KO him with a boxing style punch, it wouldnt be long before he would be trying to learn how you did it to him! He’s not afraid of a defeat or soiling his reputation, because every defeat is like a victory to him. Today he currently teaches a small class near his home in Nashville,Tn.
More about Randy Stroud:
- Randy Stroud’s official website (SanshouXingYiQuan homepage)
- Randy Stroud’s MySpace
- Randy Stroud’s YouTube
I will write a review of SanshouXingYiQuan: and commentaries on modern martial arts upon the completion of my reading on this book.