The Way of the Warrior

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Dorling Kindersley Limited, Oct 1, 2008 - Reference - 360 pages
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Do you know your ashiwaza from your elbow strike? Find out with The Way of the Warrior, which features every major style of martial art in existence, bringing ancient and modern arts together in one complete work of reference. This comprehensive, fully illustrated encyclopedia covers a huge range of martial arts, from the ancient and renowned styles of China’s Shaolin Temple to the lesser-known styles of Africa’s indigenous tribes. It looks at the history, philosophy, guiding principles, key moves, weaponry, founding members, and famous exponents of individual arts, as well as highlighting unbelievable feats, such as drilling wood with a finger or deflecting swords with the abdomen. Specially commissioned photo-narrative and first-person features trace the daily training schedules of key exponents, providing human-level insights into ways of life and often complex and mystical disciplines.

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Review: The Way of the Warrior: Martial Arts and Fighting Styles from Around the World

User Review  - Bernie Gourley - Goodreads

Crudelli covers a lot of ground. This is one of those inch deep and mile wide kind of books, so don't expect otherwise. However, it is a valuable reference for those intersted in martial arts beyond a ... Read full review

Review: The Way of the Warrior: Martial Arts and Fighting Styles from Around the World

User Review  - Cory - Goodreads

I really liked this. Educational, well said, and the author's notes carried a good bit of entertainment. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Chris Crudelli has brought his obsession for the Eastern arts to TV audiences worldwide with his successful BBC Three series' Mind, Body & Kick Ass Moves, Kick Ass Miracles and Kick Ass in a Crisis. His programmes have been broadcast in over 120 countries. With a degree and an advanced diploma in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of London and Beijing BNU University respectively, Chris also turns his hand to military, police, and security training and runs specialist Kung-Fu training courses.

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