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Warrior Arts and Weapons of Ancient Hawaii

Campbell, Sid

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ISBN 10: 1583941606 / ISBN 13: 9781583941607
Published by Blue Snake Books, 2006
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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1583941606 Remainder mark, o/w very good. Cloth 4to. In this vivid and absorbing history of the cultural lore of ancient Hawai'ian warriors, author Sid Campbell documents their complex customs and military traditions and the deadly tools they used in battles between rival chieftains and kings. Glossary. 266pp. Bibliography. Color and b/w illus. 1st edition. * > Language: English | > Size: 4to | > Media/Binding: Hardcover |. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBP-17773

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Title: Warrior Arts and Weapons of Ancient Hawaii

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Until recently, the cultural lore of the ancient warriors of Hawaii was considered lost. This absorbing history documents the complex customs and military traditions of the ancient koa warriors, and the deadly tools they used in battles among the rival chieftains and kings. The warriors employed a wide array of deceptively simple but brutally effective weaponry, much of it unique to the islands and utilizing local materials such as shark teeth. Featured here are the main types used in combat from ancient times until the arrival of Captain Cook in 1778, including spears and daggers, slings, tripping weapons, stone pikoi weapons, strangling cords, and others, along with detailed explanations of how these enchanting but quite lethal weapons were employed. Many rare color photos of the actual weapons, combined with information regarding techniques, strategies, and construction, are included in this vivid and comprehensive history.

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Sid Campbell is an artist, writer, film producer, promoter, actor, graphic artist, designer, inventor, jewelry sculptor, educator, historian, lecturer, martial arts grandmaster, scriptwriter, and photographer, and as a leading authority on traditional Okinawan and Japanese martial arts, he has written over fifty books on various martial arts topics. In the past forty years Hanshi (Grandmaster) Sid Campbell, 10th dan (Tenth-degree black belt), has taught more than 15,000 students and has been directly or indirectly responsible for black belt rank awards being bestowed on over 850 martial artists in the art of Shorin-Ryu (Kobayashi-ryu) karate-do. Today, Grandmaster Sid Campbell supervises forty-eight schools in the United States and abroad. He was inducted into the Hawai‘i Martial Arts International Society’s Hall of Fame in 2005. He is the founding president of the World Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do & Kobudo Association (WOSKKA) and was the first American to open a Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan dojo in the United States.

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