50 Martial Arts Myths [NOOK Book]

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Become a more informed martial arts enthusiast, teacher or student by discovering what really lies behind the legends of the world's different fighting systems. Comprehensively researched, carefully organized, and packed with fascinating details about the history, development and culture of martial arts, 50 Martial Arts Myths reveals the truth about martial arts and the stories they've generated. * Discover where black belts come from and what they really mean! * Learn why girls often make the best martial ...
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50 Martial Arts Myths

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Overview

Become a more informed martial arts enthusiast, teacher or student by discovering what really lies behind the legends of the world's different fighting systems. Comprehensively researched, carefully organized, and packed with fascinating details about the history, development and culture of martial arts, 50 Martial Arts Myths reveals the truth about martial arts and the stories they've generated. * Discover where black belts come from and what they really mean! * Learn why girls often make the best martial artists. * Understand why soft martial arts can pack the hardest punches. * You'll learn why practicing martial arts can actually reduce aggression * the amazing truth behind top secret "dim mak" techniques 50 Martial Arts Myths is essential for anyone interested in martial arts-- whether experienced martial artist or a new student -- who wants to understand the real story behind the world's martial arts styles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609350130
  • Publisher: New Media Entertainment, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 10/3/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 220
  • File size: 98 KB

Meet the Author

Sulaiman Sharif is the expert to whom the world's leading martial arts teachers turn when they want guidance. A teacher's teacher, Cikgu Sulaiman is Harimau Pelangi Cula Sakti--Highest ranking Black belt--and holds the rank of Black Warrior in the Malay Warrior Art of Silat Seni Gayong. Personally selected by Silat Gayong's founder, the late Dato' Meor Abdul Rahman, to propagate the system around the world, Cikgu Sulaiman spent seven years living and teaching martial arts instructors in Europe and a further thirteen years in the U.S. where he founded Gayong Amerika USA. After returning to Malaysia, he established Gayong International USA, which he continues to lead today. His 45 years of experience in the martial arts have allowed him to teach Silat Seni Gayong to martial artists from dozens of disciplines including krav maga, kung fu, tae kwon do and karate. His students are the masters of their martial arts forms who pass Cikgu Sulaiman's teachings to their own students.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2011

    Pretty Bad

    The mispellings and grammatical errors throughout this collection of short essays would indicate that no one took the time to proofread it before publication. Of the subject matter which I have personal knowledge (Karate, Aikido, Judo, Ju Jitsu and Iaido)there are so many inaccuracies that the work became frustrating to read very quickly. I purchased it with the thought that I would gain some interesting knowledge to pass on to students, or at least be entertained, but this book provided neither.

    I am retired Army Special Forces and a Judo/JuJitsu sensei, with the rank of Nidan (2nd degree black belt)and therefore do know a little bit about the martial arts mentioned above, in which I have trained.

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