The Way of the Warrior
This coffee table sized book written by Chris Crudelli is a stunning visual guide to over 300 fighting styles. This comprehensive, fully illustrated guide brings ancient and modern arts together in one complete work of reference - from the renowned arts of China's Shaolin Temple to the modern phenomenon that is mixed martial arts.
This book is divided into 7 sections, with each section focusing on the indigenous and imported styles synonymous with a particular geographical region. Styles are grouped by country or province, and features biographies of founders and famous exponents, signature moves, guiding principles, and spiritual influences. Catalog-style spreads highlight the weapons, armor, and uniforms relating to various styles, and behind-the-scenes features folow martial artists from around the world as they train, teach, perform, and compete.
Original photography and fact-packed text are accompanied by captivating features highlighting seemingly unbelievable acts of martial artistry. Leath the fascinating secrets behind the fabled "death touch" and the mystical energies of "qi", and how it is possible to balance on the tips of sharpened spears.
This is a must-have for those who are fascinated by the world of martial arts and its place in the cultural landscape, as well as aspiring, novice, and experienced martial artists. 360 pages.
This hardcover book is regularly priced at $40.00. On sale this week for only $19.95!
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