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  • Collects essays exploring a variety of martial arts disciplines written by such authors as George Plimpton, Bruce Thomas, Bira Almeida, Carol A. Wiley, and John F. Gilbey

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Binding Paperback
Publisher North Atlantic Books
Country of Origin USA
Number of Pages 191
Pubilcation Date 1998

Product details

  • Martial Arts Book
  • by Antonio Cuevas
  • and Jennifer Lee
  • Loads of photos
  • Great read

Martial Arts are not just for Kicking Butt Description

Collects essays exploring a variety of martial arts disciplines written by such authors as George Plimpton, Bruce Thomas, Bira Almeida, Carol A. Wiley, and John F. Gilbey

Among the contributors found are:

- George Plimpton, editor of The Paris Review, author of Truman Capote
- Bruce Thomas, bass guitarist for Elvis Costello and the Attractions, session musician for The Pretenders, Madness, and Paul McCartney
- Bira Almeida, founder and first president of the World Capoeira Association
- Carol A. Wiley, second degree black belt in tae kwon do and aikido, editor of Women in the Martial Arts
- John F. Gilbey, aka Robert Smith, legendary historian on the martial arts of the world, author of Western Boxing and World Wrestling

 

 

'On the back' of Martial Arts are not just for Kicking Butt

Martial Arts Are Not Just for Kicking Butt brings together the best of North Atlantic Books' martial arts writings with several special features, including an ode to the late aikido master, Terry Dobson, and an illustrated lesson on "hard" and "soft" systems. Provocative and humorous, this collection looks at a variety of martial disci-plines-from the East as well as the West--and asks some intriguing questions about the fighting arts: What does it take to be an amateur female boxer? When is cowardice a martial art? Is Bruce Lee's style hype or a free form for the future? From Japan to Brazil, and from the U.S. to the Philippines, the editors navigate an odyssey that portrays the legends and systems of the warring arts, exploring the history, philosophy, music, power, and techniques for kicking butt and for keeping the peace.

Among the martial arts presented are:

  • Capoeira
  • Aikido
  • Boxing
  • Jeet Kune Do
  • Escrima
  • laijutsu
  • T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Among the contributors featured are:

  • George Plimpton, editor of The Paris Review, author of Truman Capote
  • Bruce Thomas, bass guitarist for Elvis Costello and the Attrac-tions, session musician for The Pretenders, Madness, and Paul McCartney
  • Bira Almeida, founder and first president of the World Capoeira Association
  • Carol A. Wiley, second degree black belt in tae kwon do and aikido, editor of Women in the Martial Arts
  • John F. Gilbey, aka Robert Smith, legendary historian on the martial arts of the world, author of Western Boxing and World Wrestling

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