Comprehensive Asian Fighting ArtsBook - 1980
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'
Publisher: Tokyo : Kodansha International, 1980.
Branch Call Number: 796.8/DRAEGER
Characteristics: 207 p.  p. of plates : ill. ; 26 cm.
Alternative Title: Asian fighting arts.