This book is the sequel to the underground classic Secret Fighting Arts of the World, and chronicles the further adventures of the Indiana Jones of exotic martial arts, John F. Gilbey. His fistic and foot festivities take him in and out of dojos and gyms in the United States: to Iceland, Brazil, Iraq, and even an outer Tahitian island. Investigating claims of seemingly supernatural powers, Gilbey gives a strong nod to developed and carefully school inner disciplines, but has strong words for the fast buck artists who degrade serious martial arts like karate, kung fu, and jujutsu.
"Here we have, bard and betrayed, all the secret fighting techniques of the choicest fighters—an ungodly throng including the Thuggees, with the niceties of strangulation, the lightning-like destruction inflicted by a Peoria bookworm, the unfeeling fingertips of an obscure Mexican… and a lot more besides..." - South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
"Fascinating reading—some of the things which Gilbey witnessed are downright incredible and will give the serious student of these arts deep cause for reflection." - The Journal for the Association for Physical and Mental Rehabilitation