This book is the sequel to the underground classic Secret Fighting Arts of the World, and chronicles the further adventures of the Indiana Jones of exotic martial arts, John F. Gilbey. His fistic and foot festivities take him in and out of dojos and gyms in the United States: to Iceland, Brazil, Iraq, and even an outer Tahitian island. Investigating claims of seemingly supernatural powers, Gilbey gives a strong nod to developed and carefully school inner disciplines, but has strong words for the fast buck artists who degrade serious martial arts like karate, kung fu, and jujutsu.
|Publisher:||North Atlantic Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)|
About the Author
Heir to a textile fortune, John F. Gilbey is a 7 dan in judo and a 5 dan in karate.
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Way of a Warrior: A Journey into Secret Worlds of Martial Arts based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Substance: Anecdotes of esoteric martial artists, supposedly from the author's personal experience. Objects to the desecration and commercialization of martial arts, especially in China and US. Includes jibes about Vietnam War. All encounters have only himself as witness; might check on some of the people cited, such as Tim Geoghegan.Style: Opaque Munchhausen. However, the blurbs are funny.