• Martial Arts: Behind the Myths!

  • The Martial Arts and Self Defense Secrets You NEED to Know!
  • By: Phil Pierce
  • Narrated by: Jay Prichard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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!
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And more!

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!

©2016 Phil Pierce (P)2016 Phil Pierce

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Mr. Pierce has done his research.

I sincerely enjoyed this book. At the time of selection it was available for free. I expected very little aside from the author's opinion, based on entire chapters about his experience in "X Martial Arts" that he'd use to justify his opinions. I was very happy to instead find a rather unbiased summary about the history of martial arts and zero cynicism toward particular popular arts practiced by many today. While he does touch on modern martial arts as a contrast to the traditional, he does not get explicitly qualitative about any art as being superior to another one-but rather glances over what benefits of each art as it may apply to the prospective practitioner. I look forward to reading more from Mr. Pierce in the future. Also, I enjoyed the snippet of information mentioned about the Bujinkan.

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Martial arts: Behind the myths

This book was very informative. This verified that the choice I have made as to which martial arts I should study is best for me. I want to thank the author for all of the information that he gave.

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A good book for children

If you are older than 13 years old this book will not teach you anything you do not already know.

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Myth is correct

This book is full of incorrect statements about Martial Arts, Fighting (which I highly doubt the author has done ANY of aside from maybe some bs tae kwon do sparring) and Bruce Lee who the author quite obviously does not like. Do not bother with this. This guy is part of the problem we have with Martial Arts today.

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Decent

Overall an interesting book. The biggest drawback however is the horrendous mispronunciation of some words by the narrator. Granted some of these words are not common lexicon, but a little research on would go a long way...especially since they expect to be paid for it.

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  • Davie
  • 07-16-16

Great info

Some people might get turned off by martial arts after reading this book, but it will give you great knowledge. Highly recommend.

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  • Chas Newport (NRTFM)
  • 08-11-20

Fascinating and easy to listen to.

He clearly knows his subject intimately but has a sense of humour. Myths are dispelled in an easy going, understanding way which is not judgemental. In fact the origin and building of mythology for practical benefit is crystal clear.