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Reviewer: Randy Strausbaugh [randmeister] from Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
August 17, 2002 5 out of 5 stars

An Excellent Overview of Fighting/Movement Concepts
Author Bob Orlando has written something which is sadly rare these days: a martial arts book for people who think.  If like many, you scan through a book and just look at the pictures, you will probably be unimpressed with the volume of techniques.  If,on the other hand, you actually READ this book, you will be presented with material which cannot help but enhance the martial art which you practice.  Even if the art you practice already contains these concepts, seeing them presented in such a clear and accessable form can help you to understand the "why" of many techniques, and can assist in applying these concepts to other moves in your system.

I held off on buying this book for years (primarily because of the price), but now I could kick myself for procrastinating.  This book is written in a straightforward and reader-friendly style, and the photos are large enough and show enough contrast to clearly demonstrate the ideas represented.  I'm kind of stingy with five star ratings, but this book is clearly deserving.  If your pursuit of the martial ways is mature enough, I feel that you will truly appreciate Mr. Orlando's book.  If, on the other hand, your idea of a good martial arts book is one which tells you how to kick butt like Van Damme (hint: it's just a movie, it's just a movie, it's just a movie...), this book is not for you.  If you know any grownups in the arts you might want to buy it for them, though.

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Web Site of Bob Orlando: Instructor in Kuntao-Silat (Chinese kuntao and Dutch-Indonesian pukulan pentjak silat), author of two popular martial art books: "Indonesian Fighting Fundamentals" and "Martial Arts America: A Western Approach to Eastern Arts"; and producer of four martial art videos: Fighting Arts of Indonesia, Reflex Action, Fighting Footwork of Kuntao and Silat, Fighting Forms of Kuntao-Silat. Offering practical martial arts instruction to adults living in and throughout the Denver metropolitan area including, Lakewood, Littleton, Morrison, and Golden Colorado.