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Vital Point Strikes: The Art & Science of Striking Vital Targets for Self-Defense and Combat Sports Hardcover – July 15, 2013

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Sang H. Kim is an internationally respected author of 20 martial arts books, including the widely acclaimed Vital Point Strikes and the classics Ultimate Flexibility, Ultimate Fitness through Martial Arts, Martial Arts After 40, Combat Strategy and Teaching Martial Arts. His new book Mindful Movement: Mastering Your Hidden Energy is available at Amazon.com. 

He has also created over 200 instructional video programs including Self-defense Encyclopedia, Knife-defense, Power Breathing, Junsado Training Series, and Complete Taekwondo Series. They are available through Amazon Instant Video.

He won the 1976 Korean National Championship and was named Instructor of the Year by the Korean government in 1983. As a special agent during his military service, he developed tactical combat methods for hand-to-hand and hand-to-weapon combat for covert operatives.

Sang H. Kim is the originator of MBX-12, mindful movement and deep breathing exercises, and found it clinically effective in managing stress. His research results were published in the July 2013 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and featured in CBS News, Huffington Post, Fox News, and others. 
Dr. Kim has a PhD in Exercise Science, and had training as a Postdoctoral research fellow at the National Institutes of Health. He also had additional training at the National Cancer Institute and the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine of Harvard Medical School. 

Dr. Kim frequently travels across North America, Europe, and Asia presenting seminars and speeches. He currently resides in the Washington, D.C. Metro area with his wife, Cynthia. He blogs at OneMindOneBreath.com.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Turtle Press (July 15, 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 418 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1934903442
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1934903445
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.7 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 0.94 x 11 inches
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Sang H. Kim has authored over 20 books on health, fitness, motivation, mindfulness and martial arts, including Ultimate Flexibility, Vital Point Strikes, Complete Taekwondo Poomsae, Martial Arts after 40, Mindful Movement: Mastering Your Hidden Energy, Complete Kicking and Junsado Combat Strategy Books. He is also the lead author of medical research papers on the clinical effects of mindful stretching and deep breathing (MBX12) published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. His research results were featured in CBS News, Huffington Post, Fox News, and numerous international media. He has also created over 200 instructional video programs including Ultimate Flexibility for Martial Arts, Wrist and Arresting Locks, Self-defense Encyclopedia, Power Breathing, Jang Bong: Long Stick, Junsado Training Series, Mindful Movement (MBX12), and Complete Taekwondo Series. He has been training in the martial arts for over 40 years, has a PhD in Exercise Science with Clinical Research Certificate, and presented MBX12, a movement-based mindfulness and deep breathing program, at various organizations and events including the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Harvard University, University of Oxford, the International Congress on Integrative Medicine, and the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies. He is currently teaching MBX12 Mindful Movement and Meditation for health and healing. He lives in Boston area with his wife and three goats, two cats and a dog. He blogs at OneMindOneBreath.com and MBX12.org.

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