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Western Boxing and World Wrestling

John F. Gilbey exposes wrestling as a series of circus exhibitions and decries boxing as an unbalanced martial art, the true purpose of which is to maim. In place of the fake performances of the Hulks of the modern ring, Gilbey offers the great ones, from George Hackenschmidt through Frank Gotch, to the Great Gama, and Ghulam.
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John F. Gilbey earned a Ph.D from the Sorbonne in Oriental Languages. Scion of a large textile manufacturing family, he has been a government civil servant in intelligence abroad and is a linguist comfortable in seven languages. He is a 7 dan in judo and a 5 dan in karate, as well as the holder of a master's certificate in Chinese boxing. His previous books, "Secret Fighting Arts of the World" and "The Way of the Warrior" have been read and praised all over the world.


"His knowledge is broad and very interesting...View the author as a sort of armchair companion on a voyage through the world of the wild and woolly martial arts, real and fake."- "Dragon Times"

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