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Ultimate Martial Arts Encyclopedia

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Offers insight into various aspects of martial arts experience. This book provides an introduction to different martial arts styles, from aikido to wing chun; advice and instruction on getting the most out of every block, strike, and kick executed; and explanations of techniques from lesser-known arts.
Paperback, 271 pages
Published September 11th 2000 by McGraw-Hill
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Michael W.
Nov 18, 2016 Michael W. rated it liked it
Quite the spiffy and informative book. It's small for an encyclopedia, but covers a wide range of martial arts' history and rational. With regard to it being "ultimate," the authors must have used this word to describe, not the depth of material, but the breadth of the subject. No singular martial art is covered deeply, but the authors spread out to cover numerous modern and ancient styles, as well as from different continents: Asian, European and African.

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Jan 31, 2008 Joel rated it it was amazing
Pretty awesome, if you ask me. Neat little bits of history, and some of the things the book talked about I had never heard of. Helps open some doors to aspiring martial artists.
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