Compiled by: Michael DeMarco M.A.
Publisher: Via Media Publishing
Price: $34.95 Cover Price
Most people familiar with my reviews and other writings will know I'm a nerd and an academic at heart. But that is not the extent of who I am. I also love martial art, and its a rare occurrence when those two passions of mine overlap. Martial arts have never really been given its proper due in academic circles. Kinesiology and sport science have some papers talking about injury reports, or forces delivered through various punches vs kicks. Psychology has linked up with sport science to talk about some of the beneficial secondary effects of martial arts, but that's really the limit of mainstream papers on martial arts. This book sets about to give more people a founding on the what and how to do martial arts research for academic work.