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Wrong Fu by Jamie Clubb

Wrong Fu by Jamie Clubb

Go and buy Wrong Fu from your local Amazon website

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wrong-Fu-prequel-Bullshitsu-Martial-ebook/dp/B07D9QC79Y

USA: https://www.amazon.com/Wrong-Fu-prequel-Bullshitsu-Martial-ebook/dp/B07D9QC79Y

Germany: https://www.amazon.de/Wrong-Fu-prequel-Bullshitsu-Martial-ebook/dp/B07D9QC79Y

This unique collection of essays, provides a prequel to Jamie Clubb’s multi-volume work, 'Bullshitsu and the Fight to Make Martial Arts Work'. 

Turning the critical eye inwards, Jamie asks vital questions that highlights how far irrational thought has permeated the martial arts subculture.

Other essays focus on logical fallacies that are often used to promote individual styles or schools, the dangers of narrow-mindedness, the many mistakes of martial arts documentaries, the cult of many so-called reality-based combat systems and finally the power of embracing one’s mistakes when training in martial arts.

"This book is fantastic! In just under 70 pages Jamie Clubb manages to identify and address many of the, often unnoticed, problems in martial arts today. I really admire Jamie’s objectivity and deep thinking. The book is so well written too. This book will entertain and educate. It will undoubtedly have a positive impact on your martial arts too! Taking the time to read this concise book is one of the best investments you can make for your marital arts and self-defence training. I love it!” - Iain Abernethy

Detials: https://www.ex-l-ence.com/collections/martial-arts/products/wrong-fu

Anf
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I might be interested in reading this. However I've grown very skeptical of martial arts literature, having realised that there's so much misinformation out there, and since many that claim they know best and everyone else is wrong.

Does this piece give an objective, logical and fair analysis?

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Anf wrote:
I might be interested in reading this. However I've grown very skeptical of martial arts literature, having realised that there's so much misinformation out there, and since many that claim they know best and everyone else is wrong. Does this piece give an objective, logical and fair analysis?

I haven't read it yet, but it's Jamie's work so I'll be amazed (and disappointed) if the answer isn't "yes."

Iain Abernethy
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Anf wrote:
Does this piece give an objective, logical and fair analysis?

Jamie, in my option, is the deepest thinker in modern martial arts. I have a podcast recorded with him which I will share soon (2.5 hours long!).

He is always objective and his logic is razor sharp. Whether people consider him “fair” or not is another issue. To me, he definitely is because truth is truthful, logic is logical, and facts are factual. However, for some, if the truth is unpalatable to them that that means the view expressed – no matter how objectively arrived at – is “unfair”.

Can’t recommend Jamie’s writing highly enough though. He always gets me thinking. If more people thought as carefully and objectively about martial arts as he does, the martial arts would be in a much better state.

All the best,

Iain