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Old 08-05-2010, 10:54 PM   #7
Yael Grauer
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Didn't say anything about spoonfeeding, only that I'd expect basic fundamentals in a book--like including grip training in a chapter about a sport that actually requires grip strength. This is a far cry from expecting "fitness secrets of the martial arts: proven training techniques from around the globe" as the cover promised. And the wrestling section was equally sparse. Partner flipovers are cool and all, but if you're doing partner drills how could you possibly not include single-leg or double-leg takedowns?

Sometimes it's nice to be able to think for yourself? Certainly--I am very much thinking for myself in noticing the absence of some of the most basic and crucial areas of these sports.. I guess if you bought it solely for the pictures it'd be okay, though for me most of them are too tiny to appreciate purely for their aesthetic value.
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