Filipino Martial Culture

Filipino Martial Culture

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by Mark V. Wiley
     
 

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Widely practiced but not always understood, the Filipino martial arts have a rich history and distinctive character that have not fully been documented until now.

Written in the context of Philippine history and culture, Filipino Martial Culture uncovers the esoteric components of the Filipino martial arts and the life histories of the men who

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Widely practiced but not always understood, the Filipino martial arts have a rich history and distinctive character that have not fully been documented until now.

Written in the context of Philippine history and culture, Filipino Martial Culture uncovers the esoteric components of the Filipino martial arts and the life histories of the men who perpetuate them. Included are: the history of turbulence and war in the Philippines from prehistoric times to the present day; the culture of the Filipino martial arts, including warrior ethos and worldview, spirituality, folklore, and weaponry; biographical sketches of eighteen Filipino masters and descriptions of their respective fighting styles; and a comparative study of the ethos, ideology, and development of the Filipino martial arts in relation to the considerable martial traditions of India, China, and Japan.

In the course of his research, internationally renowned martial arts master and scholar Mark V. Wiley traveled the globe, interviewing top masters and recording their life histories, thoughts, and anecdotes. In addition, he collected 320 historical photographs and illustrations, including step-by-step sequences of the masters demonstrating the distinctive techniques of their particular martial styles. A classic reference for practitioners and researchers alike, this Filipino martial arts book is an informative read.

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"Filipino Martial Culture is an incomparable masterwork. For anyone who has searched for reliable information on the topic, this book is simply the best." —Michael A. DeMarco, Journal of Asian Martial Arts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462903474
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
862,598
File size:
15 MB
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Meet the Author

Mark V. Wiley has written for multiple martial arts and health publications, including Karate-Kung Fu Illustrated and The Journal of Asian Martial Arts. One of the world's foremost martial arts researchers, he is the co-author of Qigong for Health and Well-Being and author of Martial Arts Talk, and Secrets of Cabales Serrada Escrima).

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