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Considered one of the best reference books on the subject.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Martial Arts: Traditions, History, People (Hardcover)
Co-author Review: This definitive volume, which contains over 1-million facts, has been republished by Pro Action Publishing of Los Angeles (213)666-7789 and is available for both single-copy and wholesale purchasing. The new title is "The Original Martial Arts Encyclopedia."
This is a massive reference containing over 1,000 individual bios of famous pioneers and champions; over 1,000 photos, many of rare vintage; detailed histories of martial arts development in all major countries including the most complete overview ever of U.S. martial arts history; and hundreds of entries detailing arts and styles.
Plus, a huge Bibliography featuring 1,183 English-language martial arts books published from 1898-1980, organized by 26 categories.
This book took 10 years from concept to completion in the pre-computer era, and it shows. It has won industry-wide international acclaim for its global thoroughness and universal appeal to everyone from beginners to veteran black belts.
Reviewed by co-author John Corcoran on 2/2/99.