Weapons & Fighting Arts of Indonesia

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Tuttle Publishing, 1992 - Sports & Recreation - 254 pages
An abundantly illustrated and well-researched work from renowned scholar and martial arts teacher Donn F. Draeger - this classic provides a comprehensive introduction to the sophisticated forms of empty-hand combat and myriad unique weapons which characterize Indonesian fighting styles. Draeger shows how the forms are related to their mainland cousins, provides historical context for their development, and describes the combat methods of Menangkabau warriors, Alefuru headhunters, and the Celates pirates. With over 400 illustrations, this book is an indispensable addition in any martial artist’s library.

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Donn F Draeger demonstrates painstaking research in presenting the history behind the many variations of the martial arts of the Indonesian area. While generally referred to in the West as Penjak ... Read full review

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