Anatomy for Martial Artists

 

Written by:

 

Prof. Jane Carr, Judan, 10th. Degree Black Belt

Geri Copitch

Robert Sedillos, RN

Philip Copitch, Ph.D., Shodan, 1st. Degree Black Belt

 

 

Illustrated by:

 

Philip Copitch, Ph.D.

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Prof. Jane Carr, Judan, 10th. Degree Black Belt

 

From the introduction:

The martial artist feels the beauty and joy of techniques expertly done, the power of the anatomical structures, and appreciates the priority of function.

Understanding how the body works enables us to perform our techniques to the best of our ability. It will also help protect our own bodies from unnecessary wear and tear, and injury.

Instructors need to pass this highly important knowledge onto their students. This will keep the injury rate to a minimum, keeping students safe and healthy. Healthy and knowledgeable students continue to study. They in turn become excellent teachers, accurately passing on their style of martial art.

This study guide is meant for the curious and serious martial artist. It is not meant to be so technical that the lay person or student will look at it for a few minutes and set it aside because it is too confusing.

We wish for you, the teacher or practitioner, to utilize this information with ease, and apply it to your preferred martial art. The information enclosed was gained through study with my predecessors, research, and physical experiences of 50 years. It is my wish that you will profit from this learning process, and bypass the many mistakes and injuries that I sustained over the years.

Professor Jane Carr

Kudan (9th Degree Black Belt)

American Judo & Jujitsu Federation

The authors and publisher of this book are donating all proceeds to Redding JuJitsu Academy, Inc. a nonprofit corporation.

Anatomy For Martial Artists

By Prof Jane Carr

Geri Copitch

Robert Sedillos RN

Philip Copitch Ph.D.

Illustrated by: Philip Copitch, Ph.D.

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Table of Contents

 

Why Should A Martial Artist Understand

And Appreciate Human Anatomy?

Section 1: Basic Terminology (nomenclature)

Section 2: Bones of the Skull

Section 3: Vertebral Parts

Section 4: Major Bones

Section 5: Types of Joints

Section 6: Superficial Major Muscles - Anterior

Section 7: Superficial Major Muscles - Posterior

Section 8: Face, Head and Neck Muscles

Section 9: The Circulatory System

Section 10: The Anatomy of Choke and Strangle

Section 11: Nerves

Section 12: Vocabulary Words to know

Section 13: Study Diagram Masters

Index

Kind words about Anatomy for Martial Artists:

 

         Until now, the approach to Anatomy and Martial Arts, has been vague at best. By empowering the student’s anatomical knowledge, they have an opportunity to learn an internal understanding of movement. In this text, Prof. Carr has brought information to light that will help the beginning student to the most advanced student understand the how, why, what, where in martial and healing arts.

         An easy to read, well thought out approach to developing a better understanding of martial and healing arts.

         Professor Tom Ryan, Shichidan, 7th Degree Black Belt

         Founder, Pacific and Asian Restoration Therapies of Dan Zan Ryu

 

         A clear, organized presentation that will give those new to anatomy a very good feel for how anatomy is relevant to the martial arts. It is also a very good reference to have in the dojo for the purpose of educating students on the spot about important anatomical landmarks and how martial arts techniques affect the human body.

         The emphasis on safety throughout this book is rooted in the understanding that knowledge of human anatomy can make martial techniques both effective and safe.

         The practice worksheets in the back of the text are also an outstanding resource, and I would highly recommend any student who would like to improve his or her knowledge of anatomy to take advantage of them.

         Nerissa Freeman, CMP, MPT • Yodan, 4th Degree Black Belt

 

         Professor Carr provides us with concise and cogent information that is borne of 50 years of devoted, loving, and yes, painstaking experience. There can be no greater gift, no greater teaching, than to impart such dearly acquired learning. I wish I had this book 30 years ago. Bravo Professor Carr! This book will accompany me to all my teaching and training endeavors and will be required reading for all my current and future students.

         Doug Musser, Yodan, 4th Degree Black Belt • Chair, DZRSI Standards Committee

 

         Anatomy for Martial Artists is a refreshingly accessible book addressing the basic needs of any martial artist who wishes to enhance his/her training and teaching of the martial arts for lifelong enjoyment. It’s an appealing  for a state-certified massage program and a long-time educator and student of the arts myself, I can appreciate the clear and distinctive drawings, the easy to follow format and visual cues, and the insightful discussions that will undoubtedly allow the reader to practice well into their golden years. A MUST READ for anyone interested in martial arts, health, and physical education.

         Delina Fuchs, M.A., CMT • Godan, 5th Degree Black Belt • School Head,

         Chico Kodenkan, Martial & Healing Arts • Associate Faculty, Butte College

 

         Anatomy for Martial Artists is an invaluable reference for martial arts practitioners. It neatly manages the daunting task of providing detailed, technical anatomical information without descending into a mindless listing of medical terminology. It is well-organized and thorough, with well placed examples and diagrams of important anatomical structures. Highly recommended!

       Stephen R. Balzac, Yodan, 4th Degree Black Belt

author, “The 36-Hour Course in Organizational Development”

The authors and publisher of this book are donating all proceeds to Redding JuJitsu Academy, Inc. a nonprofit corporation.

Anatomy For Martial Artists

By Prof Jane Carr

Geri Copitch

Robert Sedillos RN

Philip Copitch Ph.D.

Illustrated by: Philip Copitch, Ph.D.

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