My Best Book of Martial Arts

My Best Book of Martial Arts

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The origins of martial arts are shrouded in mystery, although we know that they began in the Orient, probably thousands of years ago. From Karate to Kung Fu, Judo to Ju-Jitsu, these arts were originally used as a way of fighting in single combat, and are now practiced all over the world. This introduction to the sport explains where martial arts originated, how different disciplines vary, and describes a few basic moves for beginners.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 224 x 264 x 6mm | 158.76g
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations, glossary, index
  • 075340687X
  • 9780753406878

Table of contents

What are martial arts?; where in the world?; getting ready; Karate; Ju-Jitsu; Judo; Judo moves; Kung Fu; Kendo; Tae Kwon Do; Thai boxing; Sumo wrestling; more martial arts; watching martial arts.
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About Lauren Robertson

Lauren Robertson has worked in publishing for 15 years, writing and editing children's books as well as working as a health services journalist and business titles editor. She has written and edited children's titles on a variety of topics. In her spare time, Lauren has undertaken two years' training as a Feng Shui consultant and become a Reiki Master. Kevin Chan is Master of the Kamon Martial Arts Federation, founded in 1992, which is a dynamic organization with schools and seminar classes throughout the UK. He is one of the leading lights in international Wing Chun today. Master Chan studied a variety of martial arts systems from an early age, before finally devoting his life to Wing Chun. As well as being familiar with old and new martial arts, he has studied the Wing Chun style in its entirety and mastered all areas of this traditional martial art.
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