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The Martial Arts - Origins, Philosophy, Practice
The Martial Arts - Origins, Philosophy, Practice

The Martial Arts - Origins, Philosophy, Practice

by Peter Lewis

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Product ID:3471

Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

1853752061 - Year: 2000 - Pages: 192

Binding

Paperback

Peter Lewis

Author: Peter Lewis
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 192
ISBN/UPC (if available): 1853752061

Description

Everything you need to know about the martial arts from Aikido to Zen.

In this indispensable and encyclopedic introduction to the world's martial arts, the author lifts the shrouds of mystery and tradition to reveal how and way they developed, their ways and laws, founding myths and heroes.

Fighting is as old as man himself. The martial arts we know today developed from ancient and bloody war skills. In time, man's search for deeper meaning led to the development of a higher philosophy of fighting and ultimately the old martial ways became a path to self-knowledge.

Contents

Introduction

KARATE
Origins of Karate
What is Karate
Major Schools and Styles of Karate

KUNG FU
Origins of Kung Fu
External or Hard Schools of Kung Fu
Internal or Soft Schools of Kung Fu
Legends of the Masters
The Poser pf Chi
The Influence of Religion

JIU-JITSU ò JUDO ò AIKIDO
Jis-Jitsu
Judo
Aikido

OTHER FORMS OF JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS
Sumo : The Indigenous Art of Japan
Kyudo : The Way of the Bow 97
The Naginata : Women's Weapon of Self-Defence
Iai-do : The Skill of the Quick Draw Sword
Shorinji Kempo
Kendo
Ninja : Clans of Death

THE MARTIAL ARTS OF KOREA
Taekwon-do
Hapkido
Tang Soo Do
Hwarang-do

MARTIAL ARTS OF THE WORLD
Muay Thai
The Burmese Art of Bando
The Indonesian Art of Pentjak-silat
Malaysian Bersilat
Capoiera : The Slave Art of Brazil
Filipino Kali
The Martial Arts of India

WEAPONS OF THE MARTIAL ARTIST
The Sai
The Nunchaku
The Tonfa
The Kama
The Kusarigama
The Kwan Do
The Samurai Sword
Chinese Sword and Other Weapons
Conclusion
Glossary
Index

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