Martial Art Book Reviews
Martial Art Book Reviews
This is a review of different martial arts books about varying martial arts by various authors. As time goes by I intend to add more and more book reviews all of which i assure you Ive read personally. Although Ive read and own a great number of books on the Martial Arts Im always on the look out for more, I feel even if a book is poor if you pick up just one thing that improves you either in martial arts or outside I feel its been worth the read, you of course are welcome to draw your own conclusions.
I am a 1st Dan Black Belt in Kick boxing and am a fully qualified instructor and both train and assist the British Karate and Kickboxing association run by Dave Cartawick and also the British Combat Academy run by Pete Lakin, a long time student of Peter Consterdine, I have trained in kickboxing since 1999 and have also cross trained in various other styles mainly mixed martial arts, karate and Ju-jitsu.
I will also be adding reviews as I return to browse or reread books Ive previously already read.As the size and hopefully the quality of my reviews increases Ive given each there own hub find them in the links section below.
List of Books reviewed
Marks 8 out of 10
Marks 5 out of 10
Marks 9 out of 10
Nunchaku Karate Weapon of Self Defence
Marks 6 out of 10
Unleash the Lioness
Though not exactly a martial arts book
this is a useful little guide on self defence aimed primarily at woman
but with several good points and techniques that are relevant to
anybody The author Robert houseman was a former member of the S.A.S.
and now runs his own security business The book looks into the
pschology of would be attackers showing there possibly misalined
methods of thinking and using several examples (taken mainly from the
press but now somewhat out of date). He goes into a detailed method of
how to react should these situations occur, though I would think most
of them need some practise to put into use. Theres several basic
techniques for self protection (though these are far from most martial
art style techniques) though intially seemingly violent Im sure in a
them or you situation these techniques would be highly useful.
Unleash the Lioness: Woman's Guide to Fighting Off Violent Attack
Marks 3 out of 5
Bruce Lee's Fighting Method Self defence techniques Volume 1
Bruce Lee/M. Uyehara
Although I am a big fan of Bruce Lee
and the fact he brought martial arts into the main stream spotlights,
Im sorry to say although an excellent book and incite into Bruce Lee's
thoughts its not the best training manual out there. Theres a brief
introduction about who Bruce Lee was (like you didnt know) and the
reasons he was reluctant to publish these books whilst he was alive.
After this the book divides into several chapters with names such as
Defence against suprise attacks and defence against unarmed assailant
you will be getting the idea by now. Each chapter breaks down into a
series of techniques shown mainly with "freeze frame" type photographs
with a small ajoining text as found in many martial art magazines and
this theme is repeated through out the book, there is also some useful
snippets contained in these little texts. However some of the
techniques shown appear a little unrealistic and pre determined and
although I am sure bruce may have been able to pull them off I doubt
the average martial artist would. Several techniques involve kicks
above the legs again something I would recommend against in self
defence situations. Also the book only details the actual fighting
techniques with a passing reference to awareness and over areas.
Bruce Lee's Fighting Method: Self-Defense Techniques Vol. 1
Marks 3 out of 5
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- Streetwise by Peter Condsterdine a brief review
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- Kick Boxing a Framework for Success by Pat O Keefe a brief review
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