"The ultimate guide to over 300 different martial arts from around the world."
Written by Kung-Fu virtuoso and TV presenter Chris Crudelli, a unique guide for beginners and black-belts alike.
From the ancient fighting arts of India and China to modern disarming techniques and Olympic sports, explore every major style of martial art in existence in this stunning visual guide.
Take virtual tours of dojos and temples, learn about the history and philosophy of fighting, find out about the lives of the masters and examine in detail weapons and armour. Extraordinary features highlight seemingly unbelievable acts of martial-artistry such as the fabled "death touch", the mystical energies of chi, and how it's possible to touch red-hot metal – with your tongue.
Do you know your ashiwaza from your elbow strike? Find out with The Way of the Warrior, which features every major style of martial art in existence, bringing ancient and modern arts together in one complete work of reference. This comprehensive, fully illustrated encyclopedia covers a huge range of martial arts, from the ancient and renowned styles of China’s Shaolin Temple to the lesser-known styles of Africa’s indigenous tribes.
It looks at the history, philosophy, guiding principles, key moves, weaponry, founding members, and famous exponents of individual arts, as well as highlighting unbelievable feats, such as drilling wood with a finger or deflecting swords with the abdomen. Specially commissioned photo-narrative and first-person features trace the daily training schedules of key exponents, providing human-level insights into ways of life and often complex and mystical disciplines.
Chris Crudelli is an expert Kung-Fu artist and TV presenter who studied
in China for ten years and who has travelled the globe meeting and
learning from masters of many different disciplines.