This book provides an overview of human motion studies (biomechanics) using martial arts as extensive examples and references to fundamental theory. It covers in-depth the anatomical foundation of biomechanics, the biomechanical and physiological foundation of human motion, and fundamentals of biomechanics. The book begins with musculoskeletal anatomy of the most important muscles and their functions. The author describes the biomechanical and physiological foundations of human motion. He covers kinematics and kinetics—the core of biomechanics—and includes examples for martial arts and sports activities that emphasize the concepts described.
- Examines biomechanics and human motion studies through the lens of martial arts
- Includes examples from a number of different schools such as judo, karate, etc
- Emphasizes sports biomechanics
- Contains end of chapter problems and extensive references
Table of Contents
- The Anatomical Foundations of Biomechanics:
- Introduction. The Anatomy of Human Motion.
- Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics.
- The Biomechanical and Physiological:
- Foundations of Human Motion.
- The Concept of Muscular Mechanics.
- Movement Control (Muscular Physiology).
- The Fundamentals of Biomechanics:
- Kinematics in Linear Motion.
- Kinematics in Angular Motion.
- Kinetics in Linear Motion.
- Kinetics in Angular Motion.
- Martial Arts Biomechanics:
- The Biomechanics of Throwing Arts.
- The Biomechanics of Striking, Kicking Arts.
- The Defense and Attack on Vital Points (Kyusho).
- Fingers Manipulation.
- The Biomechanics of the Sword Art.