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From the author of Indonesian Fighting Fundamentals comes this extraordinary analysis of the Eastern martial arts from a Western perspective. Martial ... Show synopsis From the author of Indonesian Fighting Fundamentals comes this extraordinary analysis of the Eastern martial arts from a Western perspective. Martial art legend Dan Inosanto says, "I found Martial Arts America easy to read and highly informative. His knowledge and teaching ability is evident in the way in which he breaks down and explains the historical and cultural aspects of the martial arts Every chapter is thought-provoking, causing the reader to explore his or her own philosophy, internally and externally." Just some of the topics covered in this book include the importance of Bruce Lee and Ed Parker; martial arts as a sport, an art and a form of self-defense; the evolutionary cycle of combat arts; the pros and cons of preserving tradition; karate vs. boxing; the problems with black belt "factories"; how to find quality instruction in today's martial arts scene; and much more. This book is guaranteed to broaden your practice, understanding and enjoyment of the martial arts no matter which one you study.