Hop Gar Mantis Kung Fu

Author: Steve Richards
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ISBN: 9781874250166
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The Invention Of Martial Arts

Author: Paul Bowman
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0197540333
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"The Invention of Martial Arts examines the media history of what we now call 'martial arts' and argues that martial arts is a cultural construction that was born in film, TV and other media. It argues that 'martial arts' exploded into popular consciousness entirely thanks to the work of media. Of course, the book does not deny the existence of real, material histories and non-media dimensions in martial arts practices. But it thoroughly recasts the status of such histories, combining recent myth-busting findings in historical martial arts research with important insights into the discontinuous character of history, the widespread 'invention of tradition', the orientalism and imagined geographies that animate many ideas about history, and the frequent manipulation of history for reasons of status, cultural capital, private or public power, politics, and/or financial gain. In doing so, The Invention of Martial Arts argues for the primacy of media representation as key player in the emergence and spread of martial arts. This argument overturns the dominant belief that 'real practices' are primary, while representations are secondary. The book makes its case via historical analysis of the British media history of such Eastern and Western martial arts as Bartitsu, jujutsu, judo, karate, tai chi and MMA across a range of media, from newspapers, comics and books to cartoon, film and TV series, as well as television adverts and music videos, focusing on key but often overlooked texts such as adverts for 'Hai Karate', the 1970s disco hit 'Kung Fu Fighting', and many other mainstream and marginal media texts"--

Black Belt

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Black Belt

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

The Shaolin Grandmasters Text

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Editor: Tuttle Pub
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For the last 100 years, the Order of Shaolin Ch'an has worked quietly to presierve the traditions, philosophy, and arts of the Order in the United States of America. since 1970, Shaolin and its martial arts have increasingly become a focal point of popular culture. Misinformation and disinformation have anchored this growing notoriety. In contrast, this volume stives to accurately share what is spiritually meaningful and martially significant about Shaolin. The living authors are Shaolin monks who wish to remain anonymous, but who put the book together largely from written records and orally transmitted teachings from three Shaolin priests, all of whom passed away in the 1970's. The were Li En Huo, Hua Ling P'o, and Ben Ch'i Lo.

Parents Guide To Martial Arts

Author: Debra M. Fritsch
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ISBN: 9781880336229
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The ultimate who, what, where and why reference book for parents in search of a martial arts school and a positive experience for their children. The authors answer dozens of questions about choosing a martial arts school and understanding what's going on once lessons begin including: evaluating an instructor's credentials; understanding contracts and membership agreements; spotting unsafe facilities/exercises; preventing injuries; purchasing the right safety gear; helping your child get the most from his or her martial arts lessons. An invaluable resource for parents. Includes check list and evaluation sheet for objectively comparing schools and instructors. Know which questions you should be asking and what answers signal a potentially positive experience for you and your child.

East West

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Sport Thesaurus

Author: Richard William Stark
Editor: Sport Info Resource Centre
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