A Path to Black Belt provides new insights into the methods used in martial arts training. Both Eastern and Western perspectives are used to explain how the historical training methods worked together to create the complete martial artist. What creates an effective martial artist? The raw material matters, but what about the training? To be an effective martial artist you have to understand the training. If you knew the most efficient ways to train, wouldn't you choose those for your martial regimen? Unfortunately, much of the historical training kwledge gained through centuries of martial development has been misplaced. The training map has been distorted, so that the current training directions can often create more problems than they solve. How do you plot the right course? The author answers this question and more by taking you step by step through the historical training methods. Each method's place in an overall training regimen is explained from Eastern and Western perspectives. How and why you train is just as important as what you train.
David Deich has spent over 30 years in the study of body-mind disciplines. He holds a 7th Dan Grand Master rank in Karate, a 5th Dan in Taekwondo and is a long time meditator and practitioner of Qigong and TaiChi Chuan. He is also certified as a Personal Trainer by ACE and is a Master level Reiki practitioner.