The mook jong, or wooden dummy, is one of the most versatile and effective martial arts training devices ever developed. Unfortunately, commercially made wooden dummies usually 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 and a few hours to spare can make his own wooden dummy for well under $100. In this book, 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 a variety of in-ground, wall-mounted and freestanding support platforms. Janich also teaches 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. Want the perfect training partner? Build him yourself.