I defy anyone to come away from this book without a deeper knowledge of all martial arts. (http://blog.alltheanime.com/books-a-brief-history-of-the-martial-arts/
[Clements'] final conclusions surprise . . . leaving the reader satisfied as well as educated. (Hugh David MyM magazine
A detailed study of the interaction between folklore, nationalism, religion and politics in the east Asian martial arts . . . refreshingly frank. (NEO magazine
From Shaolin warrior monks to the movies of Bruce Lee, a new history of the evolution of East Asian styles of unarmed combat, from Kung Fu to Ninjutsu.