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Mordred’s Victory & Other Martial Arts Mutterings by Jamie Clubb – Masterful Insights from a wandering warrior

Mordred's Victory & Other Martial Mutterings

Mordred’s Victory & Other Martial Mutterings

Most of you will know that I was Features Editor and Technical Consultant for what used to be four of the most popular and influential martial arts magazines in the UK. At one point I was actually writing up to 80% of the content.

During that time I was privileged to meet, interview and train with a number of very talented, hard working and dedicated martial artists, one of which was Jamie Clubb. Fortunately, although I’ve moved on, we’ve kept in contact and I recently got hold of a copy of Jamie’s latest book, Mordred’s Victory & Other Martial Mutterings. As a result, I’ve done a review.

Jamie Clubb is a master of his art. Unfortunately he doesn’t hold the title master because his journey has been more classical than traditional. Throughout his training he has always tried to find the most practical, easiest to learn and effective way of fighting.

Fortunately, he is also a relented presenter and writer. This means that we are able to benefit from his thoughts on the martial arts no matter where we are in the world, without having to travel to some remote part of the globe and climb a perilous mountain.

Insightful, engaging, entertaining and fun to read, this collection of articles is a valuable addition to any martial arts library.

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.


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