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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Overview

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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Map.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Contributors.
Introduction.
A Note on Romanization.
Photograph.
1: Africa.
2: Canary Islands Stick Fighting and Wrestling.
3: Dambe.
4: Gidigbo.
5: Moraingy.
6: Zulu Stick Fighting.
7: Americas.
8: 52 Hand Blocks/Jailhouse Rock.
9: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
10: Capoeira.
11: Caribbean Martial Arts.
12: Kenpo Karate.
13: Central and Southwest Asia.
14: Central Asian Archery.
15: Iranian Martial Arts.
16: Mongolian Martial Arts.
17: Ottoman Martial Arts.
18: Ottoman Oiled Wrestling.
19: East Asia.
20: China: Boxing Styles.
21: China: Martial Arts.
22: China: Martial Arts in Hong Kong.
23: China: Martial Arts in Taiwan.
24: China: Martial Theories.
25: China: Martial Women.
26: China: Shaolin Temple Legends.
27: China: Weapons.
28: China: Wrestling.
29: Japan: Jujutsu-Based Systems.
30: Judo.
31: Aikido.
32: Japan: Kendo, Iaido, and Jodo.
33: Kendo.
34: Iaido.
35: Jo.
36: Japan: Kyudo.
37: Japan: Naginata.
38: Japan: Ninpo.
39: Japan: Shorinji Kempo.
40: Japan: Sumo.
41: Korea: Hapkido.
42: Korea: Kumdo.
43: Korea: Ssireum.
44: Korea: Taekkyon.
45: Korea: Taekwondo.
46: Okinawa: Karate.
47: Europe.
48: Amazons and Gladiatrices.
49: Canne de Combat.
50: Celtic Martial Arts.
51: English Pugilism.
52: Fighting Arts of the Hellenic, Hellenistic, and Roman Eras.
53: Fighting Arts of the Early Middle Ages.
54: Fighting Arts of the Later Middle Ages.
55: Fighting Arts of the Renaissance.
56: Savate, Chausson, and French Boxing.
57: Oceania.
58: Australia.
59: Melanesia.
60: Micronesia.
61: Polynesia: Tahiti, Hawai'i, and Aotearoa (New Zealand).
62: South Asia.
63: South Asian Martial Arts.
64: Indian Wrestling.
65: Thang-Ta.
66: Southeast Asia.
67: Arnis.
68: Kuntao.
69: Muay Thai.
70: Silat.