Martial Arts Of World: An Encyclopedia Of History And Innovation, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1598842447
  • ISBN-13: 9781598842449
  • DDC: 796.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 663 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released April 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Films from Hollywood to Hong Kong and such competitions as MMA and Ultimate Fighting give us vivid, if oversimplified, images of martial arts in action. But the realities of the world's martial arts traditions—their histories, philosophies, codes of honor, and methods—are richer than any pop culture portrayal can suggest, with centuries-old combat disciplines practiced in virtually every corner of the globe.