Item description for Complete Martial Arts Student by Martina Sprague...
The Complete Martial Arts Student examines the learning process and gives the martial arts student hundreds of examples and solutions to problems he or she will encounter during training. More importantly, the aim of the book is to start the student on the road to becoming a critical thinker, a person who can use the highest stage of learning--correlation--to accelerate his or her education in the martial arts.
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Martina Sprague has published a dozen books with traditional publishers and several dozen independently. She writes primarily on subjects pertaining to military history, and instructional books on the martial arts. She has also written a few novels and nonfiction books on various subjects under different pen names. For more information, please visit her website: www.modernfighter.com.
Martina Sprague currently resides in Salt Lake City Stockholm, in the state of Utah.
Reviews - What do customers think about Complete Martial Arts Student?
Total Junk Jun 29, 2008
Ms. Sprague suffers from many of the same misconceptions and erroneous suppositions that plague much of the martial arts industry.
As a writer, her skill is marginal. Her ideas are not original, nor are they well articulated. Additionally, she has a very narrow martial arts background, and the book is filled with many biased and inorrect statements that flow from her narrow viewpoint.
This book is, by far, one of the worst books on the martial arts and on the process of being a martial arts student that I have ever read. Not recommended at all.
A tremendous resource for students and teachers alike Oct 13, 2007
A tremendous resource for students and teachers alike, this book is packed with scenarios, training tips, and practical information that can truly accelerate your progress in the fighting arts. A world class martial artist and certified flight instructor, Sprague really knows what she is talking about when it comes to teaching and learning effectively. Her knowledge and experience will help you anticipate and surmount challenges at any stage of your training. Highly recommended for anyone who's serious about excelling in the martial arts!
Lawrence Kane Author of Surviving Armed Assaults and Martial Arts Instruction; co-author of The Way of Kata and The Way to Black Belt