Whether you are seeking martial skills or are just curious about the fighting arts, Martial Arts America provides useful insights into a subject that has been too long shrouded in mystery, mysticism, and marketing hype. If you are already a practitioner, it will challenge you to think about what you are doing in your training, and if it is working.
About the Author
Bob Orlando was introduced to the martial arts while on active duty with the U.S. Marines. He began serious study in Chinese kenpo-karate, later switching to kung fu, which he studied under Al Dacascos. He has studied aikido, iaido, eskrima, Chinese kuntao, and Indonesian pentjak silat. Orlando is the author of Indonesian Fighting Fundamentals: The Brutal Arts of the Archipelago, has produced a video on Indonesian fighting fundamentals, and owns and operates the Je-du-too School of Martial Arts in Denver, Colorado.