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Asian Martial Arts: Constructive Thoughts & Practical Applications

By Michael DeMarco, M.A.

Asian Martial Arts: Constructive Thoughts & Practical Applications
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Asian Martial Arts: Constructive Thoughts & Practical Applications

This book represents an international gathering of friends who happen to be highly qualified martial art scholars and practitioners. We have come together in celebration of the more than twenty years the Journal of Asian Martial Arts inspired scholarship in this field to higher academic standards while encouraging all aspects of responsible practice. Each article was written specifically for this banquet, with topics representing the rich variety found in the Asian martial traditions. But what’s a party without guests? As a reader, you are a special guest and part of this celebration.


  • CONSTRUCTIVE THOUGHTS: 9 articles by leading martial art scholars covering history, media, healing, and spiritual and combative components.
  • PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: 27 articles by renowned masters demonstrating their favorite techniques and offering practice tips.

Author Bio:

This book was organized by Michael DeMarco, founder of the Journal of Asian Martial Arts (1992–2012). Many leading martial art scholars and master instructors have contributed to this special work, published in celebration of the journal's twenty year presence.

CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE: Manuel Adrogué, Peter Boylan, Sean Bradley, Jake Burroughs, Joyotpaul Chaudhuri, Philip H. J. Davies, Robert Dohrenwend, John J. Donohue, Kai Filipiak, David Gaffney, James Grady, Will Higginbotham, Hong Tsehan, Adam James, Leon Jay, Llyr Jones, Deborah Klens-Bigman, Stephen Koepfer, Marvin Labbate, Tim Lajcik, Dave Lowry, Michael Maliszewski, Russ Mason, Mario McKenna, Kirstin Pauka, Willy Pieter, Ilya Profatilov, Kevin Secours, Ken Smith, Nicklaus Suino, Kim Taylor, Jeff Webb, Tony Yang, Linda Yiannakis, and Yun Zhang.

Product Specifications:
  • 6" x 9" x .375" paperback, 200 pages on gloss paper.
  • Includes a gate fold laminated cover (3.5" flaps), sewn and glued binding, hinge scored. Foil stamped lettering on the cover.
  • also available in ePub and Mobi e-book formats.

• Preface

by Michael DeMarco, M.A.

Constructive Thoughts

• Writing Sword: Twenty Years of Thought, Action, and Inspiration from the Journal of Asian Martial Arts

by John J. Donohue, Ph.D.

• Martial Arts History from One Era to the Next

• Fists and Phantoms: Martial Arts and Media

by James Grady, B.A.

• An Optimal Elixir: Blending Spiritual, Healing, and Combative Components

by Michael Maliszewski, Ph.D.

• Academic Research into Chinese Martial Arts: Problems and Perspectives

by Kai Filipiak, Ph.D.

• Nicks and Cuts: Continuing Endeavors in Japanese Budo

by Dave Lowry, B.A.

• The Ongoing Construction Linking Taekwondo Practice with Academic Research

by Willy Pieter, Ph.D.

• The Whole Shebang Concerning Southeast Asian Martial Arts

by Kirstin Pauka, Ph.D



• Classical Taekwondo, by Manuel Adrogué, M.A., J.D.

• Iaido and Judo, by Peter Boylan, M.A.

• Sinmoo Hapkido, by Sean Bradley, N.D., E.A.M.P.

• Clinch Fighting, Chinese Style, by Jake Burroughs

• Wing Chun, by Joyotpaul Chaudhuri, Ph.D.

• Kuntao-Silat, by Philip H. J. Davies, Ph.D.

• Chen Taijiquan, by David Gaffney, B.A.

• Ryukyu Kenpo and Small Circle Jujitsu, by Will Higginbotham, B.A.

• Baguazhang, by Hong Tsehan

• Wei Kuen Do, by Adam James

• Small Circle Jujitsu, by Leon Jay

• Kodokan Judo, by Llyr Jones, Ph.D.

• Muso Shinden-ryu Iaido, by Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.

• Sambo, by Stephen Koepfer, M.A., L.M.T.

• Goju-ryu Karate, by Marvin Labbate

• Mixed Martial Arts, by Tim Lajcik, B.A.

• Zheng-Style Taijiquan, by Russ Mason, M.A.

• Ryukyu Kobudo Shinkokai, by Mario McKenna, M.Sc.

• Mantis Boxing, by Ilya Profatilov, M.A.

• Combat Systema, by Kevin Secours, B.Ed.

• Modern Arnis, by Ken Smith

• Jujutsu and Judo, by Nicklaus Suino, J.D.

• Niten Ichi-ryu and Shinto-ryu, by Kim Taylor, M.Sc.

• Ving Tsun Double Knives, by Jeff Webb

• Bajiquan, by Tony Yang

• Goshin Jutsu and Washin-ryu, by Linda Yiannakis, M.S.

• Taiji Spear, by Yun Zhang, M.A.