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1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK!!, November 3, 2000
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This review is from: THE MODERN SWORDSMAN - Realistic Training for Serious Self-Defense (Paperback)
This book is down right awful. The drawings in it could have been done by a 5 year old, and from what little I forced myself to read I've determined that the writing is somewhere around the 10'th grade level.. What is really bad about this book, is that after laying out a disclaimer that the author and publisher aren't responsible for your injury, you are told about a dozen different ways to very likely kill yourself. I am not kidding. The techniques in this book are extremely dangerous, and the pictures are misleading.
Please do not buy this book. You will learn nothing you can't glean from watching a highlander movie or even 1 episode of the series. Literally. A total waste of money, and I am ashamed to have bought this utter garbage.
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Initial post: Jan 2, 2007 1:08:47 PM PST
I like Highlander!

Posted on Jan 26, 2009 11:12:52 AM PST
Sword man says:
I seriously question a review from someone who thinks that theatrical swordsmanship is meant as a fighting art. After all, the object is NOT to kill someone in the show.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2010 5:55:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 6, 2010 5:56:39 PM PDT
Z'annae says:
"I like Highlander!"

Good. According to the review then, you can learn your tactics from there and save money instead of buying the book.

"I seriously question a review from someone who thinks that theatrical swordsmanship is meant as a fighting art. After all, the object is NOT to kill someone in the show. "

I believe you're confused. From what I've read in the review, the complaint seems more aimed towards the down-right dangerous actions the book encourages.

According to the title "THE MODERN SWORDSMAN - Realistic Training for Serious Self-Defense"

I believe it is "a little" more than "theatrical." In fact, I don't even know where you got the "theatrical" idea from to begin with.

Don't tell me your attention span swayed over to "Oooh Highlander!" .. because then I'd have to question your judgment over a review altogether... >.>
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