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The Secrets of Breaking (Turtle Press)

The Secrets of Breaking (Turtle Press)
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Mike Reeves
Turtle Press
Running Time:
75 minutes
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Sensei Mike Reeves is a 10-time World Champion and World Record holder in breaking. In The Secrets of Breaking, he shares a wealth of knowledge and experience, from the most basic board breaks to the secrets of breaking stacks of concrete. For those with no previous experience, Sensei Reeves starts off with the basics: how to set up a break properly, where to strike a board with different techniques, how to condition your hands and how to select your materials for a successful break.

Then he demonstrates and teaches 12 fundamental board breaks including the punch, knife hand, hammerfist, elbow, side kick, back kick and axe kick. Once you have the basics down, learn how to put them together in combination breaks. The highlight of this DVD is the advanced segment, where Sensei Reeves teaches you the secrets to power and speed breaking as he demolishes stacks of concrete and wood. Learn to break concrete with the double elbow strike, double hammer fist and stomp kick.

Then do your own “mini-world record break” as Sensei Reeves calls it, breaking 5 stacks of boards in rapid succession. The detailed set-up instructions for each break help you safely and successfully achieve these advanced techniques.

Bonus DVD Features:

Feats of Strength: See Sensei Reeves perform traditional feats of amazing strength including bending an iron rod with his bare hands and letting an assistant break 2” x 2” boards over his arms, legs, stomach and shoulders. Strength and Conditioning: Learn to use the makiwara to condition your hands and arms plus traditional Japanese strength training exercises. Competition Advice: Sensei Reeves explains the rules of the world breaking championship, how to apply, what to expect at a major competition and even how to deal with media interviews when you win your first major tournament.

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