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The Mook Jong Construction Manual
Building Modern And Traditional Wooden Dummies On A Budget
by Michael D. Janich
72 pages, 8.5" x 11"
- Author Bio
The mook jong, or wooden dummy, is one of the most versatile and effective martial arts training devices ever developed. Unfortunately, commercial dummies cost anywhere from $500 to more than $1,000 – well beyond the reach of the average martial artist. Now, thanks to this new book, anyone with some simple hand tools can make a wooden dummy for well under $100. Veteran martial artist Michael Janich takes you step-by-step through the process of building a traditional dummy that is proportionate to your height and reach, as well as constructing in-ground, wall-mounted and freestanding support platforms. He also shows you how to build his innovative Human Response dummy, a modern spring-loaded variant of the traditional dummy that provides almost human movement and allows the realistic practice of virtually any martial arts technique.
In addition to making his own martial arts equipment, noted martial arts author and instructor Michael Janich has designed and engineered everything from blowguns to knives, including the highly acclaimed Masters of Defense Tempest folding knife.