G. Gilmour

Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (67 of 83)
Location: Belfast N.Ireland
Web Page: www.ggilmour.com

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The Hunter (Victor the Assassin Book 1) by Tom Wood
Bought this on impulse expecting it to be another run of the mill 'invincible assassin' yarn. Instead its a tightly written fast paced thriller with a compelling main character. Have since read the sequel and its equally good.

If you are a fan of the 'John Rain' or the 'Reacher' series then you will probably love this.
Analysis of Shaolin Chin Na: Instructors Manual fo&hellip by Jwing-Ming Yang
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book because although my own art (Krav Maga) does not stress locks and controls they have always fascinated me.

I was not disappointed - the text is very comprehensive. Virtually every lock I have ever been taught or seen demonstrated is in this book, along with many that were completely new to me. The descriptions of the techniques are very good, and accompanied by helpful tips and details of possible counters. The book is clearly structured, starting with conditioning exercises and then working through the different types of control (finger->wrist->elbow->shoulder etc...). A major strength of the writing is that the author never belittles the difficulties of… Read more
Anatomy of Martial Arts by Lily Chou
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
As you go through the book there are 2 pages for each technique, the first describes the technique in general terms whilst the second illustrates the muscles involved. Runing along the bottom are suggested exercises to improve your execution of the technique.

So far so good - however:
1) I didnt feel I gained anything from the technique descriptions or the anatomy diagrams - maybe I'm missing something but everything seems too abstract to have any practical application to my day to day training.
2) Likewise the vast majority of the exercises are ones that any martial artist who stretches and lifts weights will already know.
3) The inclusion of some of the… Read more

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