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Old 09-03-2006, 06:05 PM
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The Speed Bag Bible

I've been hesitant to write this review because, to be honest, there's so much to this book, it boggles the mind.

The Speed Bag Bible is exactly what the title purports it to be, a comprehensive guide to the equipment, techniques, and combinations of the speed bag. This book is impressive for both it's depth and breadth. Numerous photographs, illustrations, and a shorthand similar to musical notation are used to convey the techniques and combinations.

Every aspect of speed bag training is covered, from equipment (a generous 8 pages including everything from selection to maintenance), stance, swing, contact areas of the fist and elbow, and most importantly the 24 techniques from the front, back, and side of the bag. As if that wasn't enough - kicks(!), advanced combinations, and keeping time to music are also thrown in.

The book totals 224 pages of content and will be one of the most information dense instructional manuals you will ever come across. For a look at the table of contents, use this Amazon.com link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0964...06#reader-link

Alan Kahn has done a great service to the future of this sport by committing his vast speed bag knowledge to paper (and DVD). If you are interested in speed bag you should have this book, and if you're not interested in the book, you really should have one (or more) of the DVDs also available.
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