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Lessons from the art of kempo : subtle and effective self-defense
Neff, Fred.
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Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, [1987]

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112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Examines the history, philosophy, and techniques of the martial art known as kempo, or kung fu, and describes how it maybe used for self-defense.
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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9 Although directed at specific martial arts, these two books contain enough general information to be useful to students studying almost any martial art. Both books contain excellent information on stances, punches, kicks, and blocks. The black-and-white pictures are clear and easy to follow, and the instructions are well organized. Neff covers problems often left unresolved by other karate manuals (for examplewhat should you do if you are attacked by a bully who knows karate), and he stresses the importance of developing discipline and self-control in order to learn good fighting techniques. The book on kempo contains excellent information on various kicks, stances, and punches used not only in kempo but in karate and other martial arts; the samurai book has particularily good information on throws and the history of the samurai. Purchase where there is serious interest or involvement in martial arts. Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.