50 Martial Arts Myths

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new media entertainment ltd, Nov 25, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 222 pages
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From the secrets of the Shaolin Temple to the tales of unstoppable one-touch death moves, 50 Martial Arts Myths separates fact from fiction and reveals the true story of disciplined fighting skills. Discover what a black belt really says about its wearer, learn why girls often make the best martial artists, find out why some of the softest martial arts forms pack the hardest punches and much, more. Don't be taken in by tall tales about centuries-old martial arts forms. Discover what really lies behind the development of the world's fighting systems, and become a more informed teacher, student and martial arts enthusiast.
 

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Contents

The Shaolin Monastery is the Origin of All Martial Arts
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If You Really Want to Learn Martial Arts Todays Shaolin Temple is Still the Best Place to Go
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Judo and Karate are Traditional Martial Arts
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The West Has No Martial Arts Tradition of Its Own
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Martial Arts are Out of Date
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Theres No Such Thing as Bad Martial Arts
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Martial Arts is All About Winning Fights
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Martial Arts is All About Spirituality
35
To Fight Effectively You Have to Channel Your Qi
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Breaking Bricks is a Sign of Advanced Martial Arts Skill
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Some Fighting Techniques are Unstoppable
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Martial Arts Training is Dangerous
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When Fighting an Attacker Armed with a Knife You Can Always Stay Safe and Disarm Him Quickly
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Its Possible to Train Without Sparring
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If Youre Good at Sparring Youre Ready for Fighting
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Belts and Dans are Important Measurements of Martial Skill
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Martial Arts Increases Aggressiveness in Its Students
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Martial Arts is a Sport and Has Nothing to Do with Real Fighting
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True Martial Arts is Always Unarmed
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One Martial Arts Form Is Better Than All the Others
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One Fighter Is Better Than All the Others
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Kung Fu is the Most Popular Martial Art
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Tai Chi is Not a Martial Art
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If a Martial Arts Style was Really Effective It Would Form a Part of Military Training
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Girls Cant and Shouldnt Do Martial Arts
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Martial Arts is Only for the Young
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Size and Strength are Irrelevant in Martial Arts
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To Do Martial Arts You Have to Enjoy Physical Combat
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To Develop the Strength for Martial Arts You Have to Work Out and Consume Vast Quantities of Protein
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Martial Arts Requires All Sorts of Bizarre and Expensive Equipment
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Some Martial Arts Moves are So Dangerous That No Style Will Teach Them
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Northern Kung Fu Kicks Southern Kung Fu Punches
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Aikido is a Peaceful Martial Art that Rejects the Use of Weapons
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Mixed Martial Arts is a Modern Invention that Prioritizes Bloodshed Over Skill
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Practiced Martial Artists Can Defend Themselves Against an Attacker Armed with a Firearm
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Top Martial Artists Have to Register Their
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It Takes Years of Martial Arts Training Before
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Martial Arts Practitioners Have to Be at
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All Martial Arts are the Same
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A Kick to the Groin is the Only Martial Arts
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Martial Arts is the Same as SelfDefense
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A Trained Martial Artist Can Withstand
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A True Martial Artist Will Never Reveal His Secrets
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About the Author
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