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Martial arts of the world : an encyclopedia of history and innovation

Author: Thomas A Green; Joseph R Svinth
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2010.
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This book is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference ever published on the wide range of martial arts disciplines practiced in cultures around the world.
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Martial arts of the world : an encyclopedia of history and innovation.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2010
(DLC) 2010004149
(OCoLC)475446876
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Green; Joseph R Svinth
ISBN: 9781780341187 1780341180 9781598842449 1598842447
OCLC Number: 744290325
Description: 1 online resource (2 volumes (xxvii, 663, I-42 pages)) : illustrations, map
Contents: v. 1. Regions and individual arts. Africa ; Americas ; Central and Southwest Asia ; East Asia ; Europe ; Oceania ; South Asia ; Southeast Asia --
v. 2. Themes: social uses of the martial arts. Belief systems ; Commodification of leisure ; Expressive culture ; Globalization of martial arts ; Martial media ; Military, paramilitary, and law enforcement methods ; Performing arts ; Political uses of the martial arts ; Secret societies and fraternal organizations. v. 1. Regions and Individual Arts --
Africa --
Canary Islands Stick Fighting and Wrestling --
Dambe --
Gidigbo --
Moraingy --
Zulu Stick Fighting --
Americas --
52 Hand Blocks/Jailhouse Rock --
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu --
Capoeira --
Caribbean Martial Arts --
Kenpo Karate --
Central and Southwest Asia --
Central Asian Archery --
Iranian Martial Arts --
Mongolian Martial Arts --
Ottoman Martial Arts --
Ottoman Oiled Wrestling --
East Asia --
China: Boxing Styles --
China: Martial Arts --
China: Martial Arts in Hong Kong --
China: Martial Arts in Taiwan --
China: Martial Theories --
China: Martial Women --
China: Shaolin Temple Legends --
China: Weapons --
China: Wrestling --
Japan: Jujutsu-Based Systems --
Judo --
Aikido --
Japan: Kendo, Iaido, and Jodo --
Kendo --
Iaido --
Jo --
Japan: Kyudo --
Japan: Naginata --
Japan: Ninpo --
Japan: Shorinji Kempo --
Japan: Sumo --
Korea: Hapkido --
Korea: Kumdo --
Korea: Ssireum --
Korea: Taekkyon --
Korea: Taekwondo --
Okinawa: Karate --
Europe --
Amazons and Gladiatrices --
Canne de Combat --
Celtic Martial Arts --
English Pugilism --
Fighting Arts of the Hellenic, Hellenistic, and Roman Eras --
Fighting Arts of the Early Middle Ages --
Fighting Arts of the Later Middle Ages --
Fighting Arts of the Renaissance --
Savate, Chausson, and French Boxing --
Oceania --
Australia --
Melanesia --
Micronesia --
Polynesia: Tahiti, Hawai'i, and Aotearoa (New Zealand) --
South Asia --
South Asian Martial Arts --
Indian Wrestling --
Thang-Ta --
Southeast Asia --
Arnis --
Kuntao --
Muay Thai --
Silat. v. 2. Belief Systems --
Belief Systems: Africa --
Belief Systems: China --
Belief Systems: European Chivalry --
Belief Systems: European Occult Sciences --
Belief Systems: India --
Belief Systems: Iran --
Belief Systems: Japanese Budo, Bujutsu, and Bugei --
Belief Systems: Japanese Martial Arts and Religion Before 1868 --
Belief Systems: Japanese Martial Arts and Religion Since 1868 --
Belief Systems: Silat --
Commodification of Leisure --
Chinese Martial Arts and Money --
Martial Arts Tourism --
Expressive Culture --
Folklore --
Invented Traditions --
Globalization of Martial Arts --
Asian Martial Arts in the United States and Canada --
Bartitsu --
Capoeira in Europe --
Finnish-Canadian Wrestlers --
International Boxing --
International Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling --
International Karate --
Jeet Kune Do --
Mixed Martial Arts --
Professional Wrestling --
Reality-Based Defense --
Sambo --
Women's Boxing, 1972-Present --
Women's Freestyle Wrestling --
Martial Media --
Film and the Martial Arts --
Gunfighters --
Television and the Martial Arts --
The Internet and the Martial Arts --
Written Texts: Japan --
Military, Paramilitary, and Law Enforcement Methods --
American Judo, 1942-1945 --
Bayonet Training in the United States --
Judo in Japan, 1931-1950 --
Jukendo --
Kapap and Krav Maga --
Military Unarmed Fighting Systems in the United States --
Police Defensive Tactics Training in the United States --
Social and Cultural Evolution of Kendo --
Performing Arts --
Action Design for Professional Wrestling --
Stage Combat in the Elizabethan Tradition --
Taiwanese Street Performances --
Political Uses of the Martial Arts --
Afrikan Martial Arts --
Jujutsuffragettes --
Political Conflict and Aikido, 1931-1942 --
Women in Combat: The U.S. Military, 2001-Present --
Secret Societies and Fraternal Organizations --
Plains Indian Warrior Societies --
Social Aspects of Kata and Waza.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Green and Joseph R. Svinth, editors.

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