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The most important book in karate history from the greatest martial artist: The World Champion Judah Friedlander.

Finally a Karate book that prepares you for real-life dangerous situations! This book includes chapters on how to beat up Bigfoot, how to beat up someone with one arm, how to beat up someone with three arms, and how to beat up someone on a unicycle. Plus how to beat up street gangs, attackers with weapons, ninjas, dinosaurs, and gangs of street ninjas with weapons riding on dinosaurs!

This book contains more than 500 photos! And lots of words! All guaranteeing that you'll learn how to beat up anybody!

The World Champion is the greatest athlete in the world, has sex with lots of women, and is a role model to children. For the first time you can now witness his training techniques. Buy this book before he beats you up!

About the Author

One of the country's top comedians, Judah Friedlander stars in NBC's Emmy Award-winning hit comedy 30 Rock and has appeared in more than 30 films. He lives in New York City, where he performs stand-up almost every night.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: It Books; Original edition (October 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006196977X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061969775
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #568,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Perhaps you think you could stand a chance in the Octagon. Maybe you think you could take out everyone in a biker bar given the right situation. Or perchance you'd like to go toe-to-toe with a drunk midget wrestler. Well, after you read this book there is no more "maybe." The fact of the matter is that after you read all 208 action-packed pages, you will be able to UTTERLY ANNIHILATE ANY OPPONENT regardless of size or strength.

I am a serious student of the martial arts. I have studied a variety of deadly fighting styles on two continents. But after reading this book I realized my skills were akin to those of a drooling toddler attempting Tai Chi. Fortunately, Judah's instructions make everything crystal clear when it comes to using the magnificent gift that is the human body to maim and destroy people you don't like.

Five out of five stars. Martial Arts has a new name, and its initials are Judah Friedlander.
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I was pissing out of my butt when I picked this book up in a friend's bathroom.
Immediately after reading the first sentence, my diarrhea was cured.
The rest of my movement was as firm as a day old baguette and as odorless as a bottle of water.

THANK YOU JUDAH!!!!!!!
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I don't own any instructional books besides the Joy of Sex and the Joy of Cooking, but HOW TO BEAT UP ANYBODY is more useful than both of them combined.
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Judah never disappoints. I gave a copy of this to a friend for Christmas. He's already beating up anybody and it's only the third week of January. He had decided to use these skills hunting. Unfortunately word got out and the World Wildlife Federation put deer on the endangered species list so he's back to just beating up anybody.
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I've read somewhere that "Most readers, peace-keeping forces, and governments will hate it. It is too dangerous and can cause both temporary and permanent blindness, though thankfully not at the same time."

So. Not everyone's cup of tea but at least you should be able to quickly tell if you will like it by using the "Look Inside" feature. If you like Friedlander's style of insane humour then you are in for a treat. The hyperbole used throughout this book is relentless and unforgivingly inexorable. It is quite a staggering achievement in single-minded humour.

It also features Bigfoots, men with various numbers of arms, ninjas, a spaceship, a time machine, recipes, levitation, clones, super-sensitive sentient knuckles, photos of topless strippers, resizing... and other weird things. I would bet it is relatively unique.

It should not take you more than a couple of hours to read. Much of the humour is in the many, many photographs.
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I bought this as a gift for my husband who is a brown belt in karate. He has enjoyed it quite a bit. Parts are a little racy but overall is quite funny and entertaining.
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The author has no lack of self worth in a comedic way. A guy with an alter ego "Borat" style. It's a martial arts spoof with goofy pictures and jokes. If you like stupid, edgy comedy, this is for you. It's a bit racy and I really did not care for it.
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I heard Judah on Coast to Coast and thought he was funny...so I bought the book. I couldn't get into it. Didn't find it that funny. I wound up giving it to my daughter. She thought it was hysterical... It's all a matter of taste!!
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