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The Comprehensive Illustrated Manual of Martial Arts of Ancient Korea

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This is a translation of the Muye Dobo Tongji, long considered a definitive early classic of the martial arts of Korea. The release of The Comprehensive Illustrated Manual of Martial Arts of Ancient Korea marks the first time this volume is available in English. Extensively illustrated with the original 18th century woodblock prints, it will be of interest to martial artis ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published October 26th 2000 by Turtle Press
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Norman Cooper
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In 1789, the king of the Yi dynasty ordered the compilation of martial art forms then present in Korea to perserve them for future generations. This book is said to be the only surviving classical text on the Korean arts of war.
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The book to have for anyone studying or interested in traditional Korean martial arts and an important part of the culture.
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