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on 25 February 2004
The author of this book is a doctor, and straight away he states that as black magic is magic based on evil, his 'black medicine' is medical science used to kill and incapacitate. This book is his highly detailed scientific study of vulnerable nerves, arteries and bones and how to use them to literaly destroy your opponent.
The contents is different to the normal martial arts book in that it does not feature photographic step by step techniques, but a mixture of anatomical diagrams and a few pictures of the techniques in action. I would therefore advise that this book is more use to an experienced martial artist (as it assumed the reader understands how to attack with power, accuracy and various techniques), and even more specifically more useful to a practitioner of a 'precise' martial art like karate, wing chun and military styles rather than more brutal forms like muay thai and western boxing.
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on 8 June 2002
This is an excellant book if you are interested in serious self defense. It contains many well detailed photographs, and simple to follow techniques which are quick and easy to learn.
This book is recomended for anyone interested in self defense or as a companion to any martial arts discipline.
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on 2 January 2003
If you were ever curious about how those Kung Fu heroes dispatch hordes of assailants with one blow, the Black Medicine series show you how. If you are serious about self-defence, these books show you exactly where to strike but please be aware of the consequences.
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on 10 December 2008
Although the description suggests that it will provide a comprehensive analysis of vital points and how to use them, it most certainly does not accurately do the latter. This is as much use to a fighter, as a photograph of the human body would be to an alien surgeon. Sure, you know the area where stuff exists, but without an explanation of how to interact with the points, the information is useless. Anyone who has used pressure points in their art knows that the location of pressure points is just a part of the equation in producing effect. It's all about angles of attack, and how the attack is delivered. This weak book merely lists a series of anatomical weak points, along with mostly vague suggestions of how to attack them.
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on 4 September 1997
Shows in detail the human body's most vulnerable points which one could attack during a self-defense situation be it with empty-hands or weapons(including guns). This book is best used when complemented by some type of street fighting martial art or a self-defense course which will teach you the techniques to use in order to attack the vital points illustrated in this book. A definate must buy for anyone interested in protecting their lives in a tough world!
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on 31 May 2007
Interesting book, can't disagree with its effectiveness. However, a fatal blow + other side being able to demonstrate your prior knowledge of said techniques = life in jail. You may want to order this under a false name!
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on 24 September 2015
Basic, nothing new.
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on 1 April 2015
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on 23 March 2011
FANTASTIC!! this book is a MUST for those people who want to learn just how to improve their Martial Arts or Self Defence believe me they realy hurt as the thug who tried to attack me found out!!!
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on 13 September 2014
Pure toilet paper...... Total waste of money. No insight of any kind. More deadly secrets in a Mr.Men book. Seriously disappointed........
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