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Most techniques are quite difficult form beginner point of view and include Aikido like takedowns, and throws - not very practic
on 14 December 2015
This is not book about Filipino Martial Arts, All techniques are based on Japanese styles of fighting with stick.
Book itself if well laid out and all techniques are clearly depicted and explained.
Book consists of many techniques with different stick lengths (30" , 12-15"), you might be interested in that book if you want to explore some of the locking techniques using sticks. For me as Escrima practitioner it's more informative in a sense what other styles have to offer rather than practical .
Most techniques are quite difficult form beginner point of view and include Aikido like takedowns , and throws - not very practical and difficult to execute especially in life threatening situations. Also no empty hands applications are presented, it's assumed you always carry some sort of stick with you to defend yourself.
All in all you might like that book if you're into Japanese styles of Martial Arts, if you're not I wouldn't recommend it