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whistlekick Martial Arts Radio

Feb 29, 2024


In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew discuss the controversial topic of learning martial arts from books. They explore the value of books in martial arts education and the shift towards learning from recordings. They share an example of someone learning a form from a book and emphasize the importance of learning from various resources. The hosts also address different perspectives on learning from books and encourage listeners to support Whistlekick.


*Books can be a valuable resource for learning about martial arts, providing education, philosophy, and context for training.

*Learning from books may not be the same as learning in-person, but it can offer depth of context and nuance.

*There is no specific technique or practice within martial arts that should not be learned from a book.

*A good martial artist utilizes various resources, including books, classes, videos, and personal practice.