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Comprehensive Asian Fighting Arts by Donn F. Draeger, Robert W. Smith
  

Comprehensive Asian Fighting Arts

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Comprehensive Asian Fighting Arts by Donn F. Draeger, Robert W. Smith

This guide to all of the main fighting arts of Asia introduces and compares fighting methods and techniques, ranging from the artful Chinese 't'ai chi' and Japanese 'jujutsu', to the lethal 'pentjak-silat' of Indonesia. Fighting arts are as old as man himself and as varied as his languages. In Asia they developed to a degree of effectiveness probably unsurpassed elsewhere in the world. This book explains the relationships between fighting arts, assesses their strengths and weaknesses, and presents new material about hitherto unknown fighting methods. Written by two

About the Author

The late DONN F. DRAEGER was recognized as one of the world's leading experts on fighting arts. He was more than proficient in several martial arts and was also a prolific author whose books have become the standard works on many aspects of the martial arts. ROBERT W. SMITH, well-known teacher and widely published author, is one of the world's leading experts on Chinese fighting forms and techniques, though his interests extend to fighting arts of all Asian countries.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st December 1986

Author

Donn F. Draeger, Robert W. Smith

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Publisher

Kodansha America, Inc

Format

Paperback
248 pages

Categories

Oriental martial arts

ISBN

9780870114366

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