Martial Structure

Martial Structure

How to Maximize Your Martial Arts Skills through Body Alignment, Movement, and Breathing

Author: Phillip Starr

Select Format:

Buy from Our Retail Partners


A unique guide to becoming faster and more powerful in martial arts through correct body alignment and proper structure, featuring over 100 images

In all martial disciplines—including karate, judo, taekwondo, and gong-fu—real martial skill does not require the development of large muscles or great strength but rather correct posture. Drawing on decades of experience as both a student and a teacher, Phillip Starr focuses on how physical posture affects not only physical abilities but also the mental condition and emphasizes the importance of developing power without exerting unnecessary muscular force. 

Thoroughly and accessibly explained and abundantly illustrated throughout with photographs that provide step-by-step instructions, Martial Structure is essential for anyone wanting to understand how the laws of physics and biomechanics can be harnessed to make them faster, more powerful, and more effective in actual combat.

Additional information


ebook, paperback

Release Date: 2018-08-07
Paperback 9781623172268
Ebook 9781623172275

North Atlantic Books may earn a commission on any sales generated via third-party referral links.


Back to Top