|1900 to Present. Latest edition. With nearly 2000 photographs, this incredible volume is an illustrated journey of martial arts in America. Beginnin in the early 1900s when martial arts was first introduced in the United States, the book follows chronologically the various fighting arts as they became popular: Ju-jitsu, Judo, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Aikido, Eskrima, Wu-shu, Capoeira, Ninjutsu, Krav-Maga, Kendo and others. The reader will meet the pioneers, masters, champions and well-known practitioners who shaped the growth of martial arts in America. Hundreds of these historical photos and illustrations have never been seen in print before and the voluminous amount of facinating pictures and information will have every reader eagerly turning the pages. This book covers all aspects of the arts from competition to the movies and from legendary masters to the trends that influenced the way martial arts is practiced in America. This is a must for every martial arts library! 10 x 7 x 1. 269 pages.