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It's great that we are able to get a look inside ...
on 18 December 2014
Very interesting little book indeed. Before 'sport' martial art, there was unarmed combat. It's great that we are able to get a look inside the martial artist mind of the 19th century. Not only does this book reintroduce us, as westerners, to a time when our recent ancestors had basically forgotten the 'old' European arts, as to how the student of that period would have seen the application of what became known as Jujitsu. With the advent of sport MA and the movies today, Martial Art has been demistified, but in the 19th century would still have been a very secretive art form trained by the few. Yes, I really enjoyed looking back through time and at combat techniques that are still relevant today as they were back then..."Elementary my dear Watson"