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Carefully crafted entries on the history, philosophy, and evolution of the martial arts worldwide, including contemporary practice.
· Nearly 100 A–Z signed entries, each followed by a bibliography
· Contributions from experts who are both scholars and practitioners of the martial arts
· Entries on fighting systems from around the world―their history, training methods, weapons, and much more
· A rich suite of illustrations including archival and contemporary photographs, drawings, and prints
· A detailed timeline of the development of the martial arts worldwide from 30,000 B.C. to the end of the 20th century
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Behind Hollywood's violent, sensationalized portrayal of the martial arts is an ancient, honored tradition. Practiced around the world in styles as different as Zulu stick fighting and India's Thang-Ta, the art of combat is part physical discipline, part strategy, and part dance.About the Author:
Thomas A. Green is associate professor of anthropology at Texas A & M University, College Station, TX.
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