Martial Musings: A Portrayal of Martial Arts in the 20th Century

Martial Musings A Portrayal of Martial Arts in the th Century World renowned authority on Asian martial arts Robert W Smith shares than fifty years experience in martial arts practice and research in Martial Musings Based on reflections on the people and places

  • Title: Martial Musings: A Portrayal of Martial Arts in the 20th Century
  • Author: Robert W. Smith
  • ISBN: 9781893765009
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Hardcover
  • World renowned authority on Asian martial arts, Robert W Smith shares than fifty years experience in martial arts practice and research in Martial Musings Based on reflections on the people and places that shaped martial arts in the 20th century,

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    1. The author has a renowned reputation as one of the early Western pioneers in exploring East Asian martial arts and, without doubt, he apparently trained among great teachers and masters in Taiwan and Japan, subsequently writing about them in several books, including this one. Unfortunately, this book is little more than a paean of self-adoration in which Robert Smith apparently seems to think he's far more interesting than the teachers and masters with whom he trained and who are, theoretically, [...]

    2. The man had talent in writing, unparalleled experience, and definite opinions. For those interested in martial art(ist)s, politics, writing and American history I recommend this autobiography. Some pieces did not sit well with me, but I honor and respect the late Robert Smith as a true gentleman, scholar, and pioneer. He was always clear and entertaining in his material.

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