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Product Details

  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: RoseDog Books; Revised edition (November 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1434990419
  • ISBN-13: 978-1434990419
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #512,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It is well organized and extremely comprehensive.
Joseph Marana
Overall, this is a wonderful book for anyone serious about these arts.
Empty B
I bought the paperback version as well s the kindle edition.
Adam C. Jackson

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Marana on April 1, 2011
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Sifu Bud brought a copy of this book to the Inosanto Academy yesterday morning. Guro Dan was impressed with the content, and showed it to the class. This book is not intended to be a how-to book, or "Learn Kung Fu in 10 Easy Lessons" book. Sifu Bruce wrote about his own disdain for those kinds of works, and yesterday even Guro Dan commented on the book as a graet supplement to actual training, rather than a substitute for it.

Sifu Bud is Guro Dan's oldest student and this book is testament to his years of training notes. It is well organized and extremely comprehensive. I have been training at the Inosanto Academy for the last 8 years, and this document contains information that Guro Dan has taught during that time as well as much more information from the decades before. I can only give my personal opinion but as a student and instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto I felt the need to share them, in light of the first review.

Joe Marana
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Moretti on December 14, 2011
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I just received this in the mail today. All it took was a glance to know this is exactly what I was looking for in a manual of this type. I read the other reviews before purchasing and I have to say the negative review is just plain wrong. It is obvious that this person has never trained with either Dan Inosanto, Richard Bustillo or Tom Barell. If he/she had the review would have been different. Its not a book to read or even a how to, its notes, lists and reminders along with some awesome historical information. I've been taking notes for years and my note book is very close to this one, except for this one being much more refined and with tons of information I just don't have.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Empty B on October 26, 2013
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As several others have said already, this IS NOT a "how to" book. Nor is it meant to serve as an introduction to JKD or FMA. Rather it is more of a reference manual meant to supplement training. It can be a valuable resource to the advanced student or instructor.

My biggest disappointment, however, is with the way the book was organized. It would have been better, imho, if the author had put all of the Jun Fan/JKD stuff in one section and the Filipino Martial Arts stuff in another. Instead he goes back and forth. I have even noticed in a number of cases, the information given on one page can be found elsewhere, word for word. This could have been avoided had the book been better organized. There were a couple of other minor issues I had, but I won't bother mentioning them, as I don't feel they should affect whether one purchases this book or not.

Overall, this is a wonderful book for anyone serious about these arts. I recommend it, but please know what you are purchasing. It is called the Intructors Confidential Manual Supplemental Hand Book for a reason. This is not intended to teach you these arts. I would have given it a 5 star review if not for the organization of the material.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Vagelis Zorbas on February 7, 2013
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Excellent source of knowledge for instructors and practitioners of Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kali arts, highly recommended as guideline!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Interceptor on December 29, 2011
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This is an excellent collection of widely known to little known information regarding Jun Fan JKD and the Filipino martial arts from instructor Bud Thompson. Sifu Thompson shares with you info collected over his many years as a student of Dan Inosanto and others. In here you will find terminology, techniques, history, quotations, tactical concepts that will help you in PROFOUND ways in your martial studies. I highly recommend this book as it contains decades worth of material , much of it available only to selected trusted instructors. It contains modern day JKD/Kali (some Muay Thai and Grappling) class curriculum material as well as Sijo Lee era Jun Fan institute curriculum. Photos and historical facts are also included to add more dimension to the learning. This is a rare book among JKD instructors as it has more than the standard technique plus photo format, and will help you long in your journey as a martial artist and instructor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kermit Blum on November 1, 2013
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Understand that this is a a series of insider notes for the arts Dan Inosanto taught 20 or so years ago. If you study or better, teach, eclectic martial arts, especially Southeast Asian, this is an excellent book for getting drills together or looking at different numbering systems for the strikes. A fine history of Filipino martial arts is in here.

However, this is not a learner's manual, no how-to instructions here. If you're not studying Wing Chun, Escrima, or Jeet Kun Do, there will be little here that means anything to you. If you want to learn how to cut or punch, this is a one-star book. If you are an instructor looking for ideas for a curriculum or drills for the students, four stars.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hook4catch101 on April 25, 2013
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If you don't know what you're getting into, or haven't a high-level practitioner to guide you through the vastness of this manual, you're going to be SOL. This is a life-span text for your JKD-Kali development. Be warned. However, it's also an excellent resource for knowing what the 10,000 mile road is going to look like.
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