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Martial Arts for Health – Translating Research into Practice

Martial Arts for Health – Translating Research into Practice

Martial Arts for Health – Translating Research into Practice

  • Editor: Shirley Fong
  • No of Pages: 50
  • Publisher: OMICS International
  • Published On: February 2014 , Wed 26
  • Chapter 1      
    Internal Chinese Martial Arts and Health - Tai Chi
    Authors: William WN Tsang, Wings TY Loo, Chad WN Chan, Ruth X Lu

    The concept of Tai Chi existed long before the establishment of Tai Chi Chuan.

  • Chapter 2      
    External Chinese Martial Arts and Health
    Authors: Michael Huen Sum Lam, Eunice Yuen Lum Kuk, Lobo Hung Tak Louie, Kyle Ka Yiu Lee

    Martial art which includes a series of disciplines, schools and traditions is originated in China.

  • Chapter 3      
    Korean Martial Arts and Health - Taekwondo
    Authors: Shirley SM Fong, Shamay SM Ng

    Taekwondo (TKD) is a globally popular martial art characterized by fast, high kicks.

  • Chapter 4      
    Thai Martial Arts and Health - Muay Thai
    Authors:

    Muay Thai is originated from Thailand (formerly known as Siam) and has been developed over centuries.

  • Chapter 5      
    Western Boxing and Health
    Authors: Hongying Chen, Shirley SM Fong

    Western boxing is a world-renowned combative spectator sport.

  • Chapter 6      
    Wrestling and Health
    Authors: Kyle Ka Yiu Lee, Michael Huen Sum Lam, Nelson Kwok Tong Lam, Helen Man Yuk Sin, Lobo Hung Tak Louie

    Wrestling is one of the oldest sports in the world and appeared in the first Olympic Games since 776 B.C.

  • Chapter 7      
    Fencing and Health
    Authors: Louisa Ming Yan Chung

    Fencing has long been considered a martial art and has an extensive history of practice.

  • Shirley Fong

    Institute of Human Performance, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Shirley Fong is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Human Performance at the University of Hong Kong. She is also a registered physiotherapist in Hong Kong and a martial art coach. Regarding martial art qualifications, Shirley is black-belt and red/black-belt qualified in Karate and Taekwondo, respectively. In addition, Shirley is a Tai Chi and Ving Tsun instructor. Being a researcher, therapist as well as a martial art coach, Shirley is particularly interested in research related to sports science and rehabilitation, complementary and alternative medicine (e.g., tai chi and qigong) and rehabilitation for children with disabilities using martial skills.

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