Read Martial Arts: Behind the Myths!: The Martial Arts and Self Defense Secrets You NEED to Know! (Audio Download): Phil Pierce, Jay Prichard, Phil Pierce: Audible AudiobooksAuthor Phil Pierce –

Unlock the hidden secrets of martial arts and self defense Do you know the best martial art for real street self defense Or how board breaking really works and how you can do it Uncover the one self defense myth that will keep you alive The truth behind martial arts super humans Which is the original martial art The truth about your inner badass The surprising reality behind everyone s favorite weapon What meditation can really do for you The secret trick to Bruce Lee s One Inch Punch And From author Phil Pierce, this guide cracks open the secretive techniques and explores why we are fascinated by the unknown and the mysterious Whether you train in Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, MMA, Origami, or none of these you will find this eye opening and entertaining Discover the truth behind the legends PLEASE NOTE When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio

6 thoughts on “Martial Arts: Behind the Myths!: The Martial Arts and Self Defense Secrets You NEED to Know! (Audio Download): Phil Pierce, Jay Prichard, Phil Pierce: Audible Audiobooks

  1. K. G. A. Alavi K. G. A. Alavi says:

    It makes sense This is a great book about martial artists and non practicing martial arts fans I have been a practicing martial artist for over 18 year Before that I was a fan as long as I could remember Until I took my first class and realized all the hard work that goes into making and performing the simplest move flawlessly, I was seduced by the image of the on screen martial artist taking on whole armies by themselves most of who individually were twice this persons size Honestly I think that is the way everyone I know decided to start martial arts This is great from a recruitment point of view, however too many people usually these that never done a trained , still perpetuate the on screen image and legends associated with martial arts as facts.The book takes the fact Vs fiction approach, but some of the facts are coloured by opinion as what happens Phil does a great job about explaining the science behind the techniques and their uses in the real world E.g board breaking looks great and is a staple in some traditional martial arts Phil explains the theory behind, but also asks the question where would this fit into the real world and in a real fighting situation A couple of chapters that I practically liked was that fact the many people only associate the term martial arts with the Asian styles, where as I would in agreement with Phil call all forms of combat a martial art There is a chapter on Bruce Lee as well trying to spate the man, his myth and the actor.One of the reason people might turn on this book is that me included WANT to believe the Myth Martial arts is about the journey but towards your own perfection To some people this would be enlightenment, or glory, or to make a few bucks off impressionable students I know that is ethical but it is true, Google how many people are teaching the death touch your own area This is a great informative book and short enough to digest and remember facts of Martial arts history as well as the theories about certain techniques, and where this fit into the modern world.

  2. Charles Charles says:

    The amount of BS in the martial arts is simply staggering, things are not helped by martial artist themselves talking silliness and further propagated by martial arts movies giving people unrealistic glamorized portrayals of violence.This book is an attempt to bust commonly held myths such as the Japanese Katana sword been super awesome or the infamous Death Touch and will no doubt upset some people.My criticism of this book is that although what it s saying is correct the author does not really explain in much detail why the myth is wrong and thus the explanation can seem not very convincing even tho it is generally factually accurate for example The famous Shaolin demonstrations of balancing on swords or cutting watermelons on an individual s chest are usually just precise examples of control and practice Onlookers marvel at their impenetrable skin when in reality they should be amazed at the skill it takes to balance or hold a blade in the one spot where it won t slice through the body.The watermelons trick is done by the sword user slicing though the melon but stopping at the person, impressive sword control as the book states but it does not state that the part of the blade that comes in contact with the person can be blunt and the sword must not be dragged across the person s body.Some of the author s logic seems a bit strange, for example saying the death touch does not exist because nobody has done it to him makes no sense because if they did kill him he would not be alive to question the creditability This book is relatively short and overall it might be worth a read when you take in to account that it s free.

  3. mark54 mark54 says:

    Like phil pierce,been following martial arts practicaly most of my life,phils approach is real,sensible,and safe,he is in the real world so no blarney or smoke and mirrors,any combat is the last and not the 1st option jn any matial arts,whitch is always explained so well,pointing out all the consequencies of any actions.

  4. paul hind paul hind says:

    As someone who has been involved in martial arts for even longer than the author, I was interested to see if his insights were similar to mine What I found was a collection of short and shallow chapters that did nothing to capture the enormous depth of martial arts Although I agreed with some of his prepositions, the casual and offhand way in which he justified them demonstrated a lack of in depth knowledge and research I found the chapter on Bruce Lee particularly disappointing.This booklet is one person s opinion and because of it s lack of depth, leaving questions than answers, is no valid than the opinion of the guy you sat next to at the bar last night.

  5. Customer Customer says:

    A good honest look at the martial arts A well researched and balanced view of the reality surrounding the myths.Ideal for anyone thinking of starting And an enjoyable reminder for those seasoned martial artists You can never stop learning

  6. Seamus Martin Seamus Martin says:

    This short book gives an interesting and entertaining insight into the world of martial arts and makes the crucial distinction between traditional martial arts performed barefoot and in costumes versus reality based self defence systems designed for real world fighting The author also gently chides those martial artists who how shall I put it take themselves too seriously Well worth a read, especially given the paltry price.