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Martial Arts for Beginners (Writers and Readers Documentary Comic Book, 70)
Title:

Martial Arts for Beginners (Writers and Readers Documentary Comic Book, 70)

Author:
Ron Sieh
ISBN:
0863161715
PDF book size:
1706 kb
ePub book size:
1994 kb
Fb2 book size:
1862 kb
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ISBN13
978-0863161711
Rating:
4.3 of 5
Votes:
557
Publisher:
Writers & Readers; First Edition edition (December 1, 1995)
Language:
English
Subcatergory:
Individual Sports
Pages:
155
Surveys the history and philosophy of martial arts systems from China, Okinawa, Japan, the Philippines, Brazil, Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia, and discusses the differences between fighting, sport, and meditational forms
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5 Reviews
  • Presented in a humorous (all right, so the typos make it funnier than the writers intended) format, this book does explain the fundamentals for many of the martial arts styles, which can be hard to find without buying a lot of books. It's useful to examine the differences if you're considering taking one of the martial arts and aren't sure where to start, or if you are taking one and wondering what the other disciplines teach. It touches on the styles from various countries, some of the popular martial artists from the past and present, and it is quite funny and easy to read. Give it a look, and maybe you'll find a tidbit or two to impress your sifu.

  • This book is an extremely well-written, comprehensive view on martial arts in general. Covering systems both popular and esoteric, this book may as well have been titled "Martial Arts for Everyone." Witty and simple enough for a beginner to gain insights into the world of Martial Arts, it also contains valuable information that even the most accomplished martial artist should find interesting.
    Even if it were not for all that, the book itself is extremely well-written, intelligent, and funny in its own right. A definte must for anyone who even has the most remote glimmer of interest in the martial arts.

  • Sieh has useful insights about martial arts but lacks the writing skills (or a decent editor) necessary to convey them clearly. I found that I had to re-read many of his sentences to get his meaning, and the cartoon illustrations often don't help. There are quite a few typos, my favorite on page 34: "It is a good idea to find a marital [sic] art suited to your stature. If you're big and strong, Judo or Aikido; if you're agile and quick, Escrima or T'ai Chi Ch'uan."

  • This book is a great book for beginner to advanced martial artists. I recieved the book on time and it was in great condition and priced fairly.

  • An informative,enjoyable and easy read. I have read several other " ...for Beginners" books (Jung, Zen, etc...). This one proved to be the most entertaining.