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Widely practiced but not always understood, the Filipino martial arts have a rich history and distinctive character that until now have not fully been documented. Written in the context of Philippine history and culture, andlt;iandgt;Filipino Martial Cultureandlt;/iandgt; uncovers the esoteric components of the Filipino martial arts and the life histories of the men who perpetuate them. Included are: the history of turbulence and war in the Philippines from prehistoric times to the present day; the culture of the Filipino martial arts, including warrior ethos and worldview, spirituality, folklore, and weaponry; biographical sketches of eighteen Filipino masters and descriptions of their respective fighting styles; and a comparative study of the ethos, ideology, and development of the Filipino martial arts in relation to the considerable martial traditions of India, China, and Japan.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In the course of his research, internationally renowned martial arts master and scholar Mark V. Wiley traveled the globe, interviewing top masters and recording their life histories, thoughts, and anecdotes. In addition, he collected 320 historical photographs and illustrations, including step-by-step sequences of the masters demonstrating the distinctive techniques of their particular martial styles. A classic reference for practitioners and researchers alike, andlt;iandgt;Filipino Martial Cultureandlt;/iandgt; is as much a definitive anthropological textbook as it is a practical guide to the martial arts.

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A complete description of the martial arts, masters, weapons, history and religious beliefs of the Philippines. It includes biographical surveys of 21 grand masters, representing the spectrum of Filipino martial ideology and development.

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A classic reference for martial artists and aficionados of Filipino culture, Filipino Martial Culture is an unprecedented excursion into the history, ideology, and techniques of Filipino martial arts. Beginning with a comprehensive study of the history of civil turbulence in the Philippines and the participation of its warriors in fights for independence from colonial rulers, Filipino Martial Culture proceeds to explore the worldview, spirituality, folklore and weaponry of this ancient tradition.

Mark Wiley has collected extensive interviews with Filipino martial arts masters, as well as photographs of their practice and weaponry, in his preparations for this book. He explains basic and rare techniques, elucidating the ethos of much of Filipino culture in the process. The authority and depth of his materials are unsurpassed; Filipino Martial Culture is as much a definitive anthropological textbook as it is a practical guide to the martial arts

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A classic reference for martial artists and aficionados of Filipino culture, andlt;Iandgt;Filipino Martial Cultureandlt;Iandgt; is an unprecedented excursion into the history, ideology, and techniques of Filipino martial arts. Beginning with a comprehensive study of the history of civil turbulence in the Philippines and the participation of its warriors in fights for independence from colonial rulers, Filipino Martial Culture proceeds to explore the worldview, spirituality, folklore and weaponry of this ancient tradition. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Mark Wiley has collected extensive interviews with Filipino martial arts masters, as well as photographs of their practice and weaponry, in his preparations for this book. He explains basic and rare techniques, elucidating the ethos of much of Filipino culture in the process. The authority and depth of his materials are unsurpassed; Filipino Martial Culture is as much a definitive anthropological textbook as it is a practical guide to the martial arts

About the Author

Mark V. Wiley has written for multiple martial arts and health publications, including Karate-Kung Fu Illustrated and The Journal of Asian Martial Arts. One of the world's foremost martial arts researchers, he is the co-author of Qigong for Health and Well-Being and author of Martial Arts Talk (2000) , and Filipino Martial Arts: Cabales Serrada Escrima (1994).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804820882
Author:
Wiley, Mark V.
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Location:
Rutland, Vt. :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Physical Education
Subject:
Philippines
Subject:
Martial arts
Subject:
Martial arts -- Philippines.
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Hand-to-hand fighting, Oriental
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Filipino martial arts; fighting techniques; history of the Philippines; weapons; Filipino culture
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Martial Culture Series
Publication Date:
19970531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandamp;w photos throughout
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 25 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A complete description of the martial arts, masters, weapons, history and religious beliefs of the Philippines. It includes biographical surveys of 21 grand masters, representing the spectrum of Filipino martial ideology and development.
"Synopsis" by , A classic reference for martial artists and aficionados of Filipino culture, Filipino Martial Culture is an unprecedented excursion into the history, ideology, and techniques of Filipino martial arts. Beginning with a comprehensive study of the history of civil turbulence in the Philippines and the participation of its warriors in fights for independence from colonial rulers, Filipino Martial Culture proceeds to explore the worldview, spirituality, folklore and weaponry of this ancient tradition.

Mark Wiley has collected extensive interviews with Filipino martial arts masters, as well as photographs of their practice and weaponry, in his preparations for this book. He explains basic and rare techniques, elucidating the ethos of much of Filipino culture in the process. The authority and depth of his materials are unsurpassed; Filipino Martial Culture is as much a definitive anthropological textbook as it is a practical guide to the martial arts

"Synopsis" by , A classic reference for martial artists and aficionados of Filipino culture, andlt;Iandgt;Filipino Martial Cultureandlt;Iandgt; is an unprecedented excursion into the history, ideology, and techniques of Filipino martial arts. Beginning with a comprehensive study of the history of civil turbulence in the Philippines and the participation of its warriors in fights for independence from colonial rulers, Filipino Martial Culture proceeds to explore the worldview, spirituality, folklore and weaponry of this ancient tradition. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Mark Wiley has collected extensive interviews with Filipino martial arts masters, as well as photographs of their practice and weaponry, in his preparations for this book. He explains basic and rare techniques, elucidating the ethos of much of Filipino culture in the process. The authority and depth of his materials are unsurpassed; Filipino Martial Culture is as much a definitive anthropological textbook as it is a practical guide to the martial arts
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