Chris Crudelli, "The Way of the Warrior: Martial Arts and Fighting Styles from Around the World"
ISBN: 0756639751 | 2008 | PDF | 360 pages | 179 MB
Drawing on the vast body of styles practiced around the world, including ancient and obscure styles from every continent on the planet, The Way of the Warrior is an indispensable, one-stop reference work for anyone interested in the martial-arts canon. The Way of the Warrior is divided into seven sections, with each section focusing on the indigenous and imported styles synonymous with a particular geographical region. Styles are listed chronologically by the date of their founding or first documented evidence, and feature signature moves, biographies of founders and famous exponents, guiding principles, and spiritual influences.