Synopses & Reviews
Are you new to the martial arts? Or are you a veteran student who is looking for that extra edge or curious about other styles and new techniques? No matter where you train, at what level or in which style, the Ultimate Martial Arts Encyclopedia
offers in-depth insight into the most critical aspects of your martial arts experience. Inside, you'll find dozens of chapters covering an impressive array of topics, from histories and traditions to techniques and more. Every chapter is written by an expert, and photographs throughout the book ensure that you'll learn the techniques properly and be able to integrate them into your practice. Topics include:
- An introduction to all the major martial arts styles, from aikido to wing chun
- Advice and instruction on getting the most out of every block, strike, and kick you execute
- Clear, illustrated explanations of highly effective techniques from lesser-known arts
- Insight into developing a fighting strategy, conquering fear and pain, and improving your mental game for strong practice in the classroom and in competition
Weighing in at more than 250 pages, with 46 chapters full of hard-hitting advice, the Ultimate Martial Arts Encyclopedia
is required reading for all martial arts students, from beginners to black belts. About the Editors
John R. Little is the author of The Warrior Within, Bruce Lee: Words from a Master
, and other books on Bruce Lee. He is also the author of numerous published articles on martial arts philosophy and practice. Curtis F. Wong is the publisher of Inside Kung-Fu
and other highly respected martial arts magazines.
With comprehensive information culled from 25 years of "Inside Kung-Fu", a world-renowned martial arts magazine, this encyclopedia features extraordinary photography of Hall of Fame of pioneers and superstars. 100 photos.
Essays drawn from the pages of "Inside Kung-Fu" offer an overview of major martial arts styles, demonstrating techniques and exploring fighting strategies and mental discipline.