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Parting the Clouds the Science of Martial Arts

Welcome to the official website for “Parting the Clouds: The Science of Martial Arts” by author and martial artist Grenville Harrop.

Parting the Clouds is not a typical martial arts book. Rather than only concentrating on showing you how a punch or kick should be performed it also shows why it should be done a certain way – to gain the speed and mass (or weight) needed to deliver maximum force.

It’s a book that takes an in depth look at the science and physics of martial arts. Kicks and punches and other martial arts techniques are critically analyzed and scientifically explained like never before; showing why the body is trained to be used in a particular way for maximum effect.

Parting the Clouds is considered a must have for any serious martial arts enthusiast, practitioner and instructor.

The book is now published and available on Amazon. For more information about the author Grenville Harrop you may visit the Author page.

Thank you for visiting the website. Please feel free to explore.  On here you will find many useful and thought provoking articles, links, and other martial arts text that go beyond the book – as well as news and updates from the author.

3 Responses

  • Ged Moran says:

    There’s long been a gap in the world of martial arts for such a book, my order to Amazon has already been placed. The ‘monkey see monkey do’ approach is used all too often, and understanding why; or the science behind ‘why’ we punch of kick the way we’re shown, clearly gives us a better understanding of the technique’. Once a student understands how the speed increases the mass (terminal power) then they start to understand kime. From someone with Grenville’s experience, this is sure to be a well researched and easy to understand read: I look forward to reading the book and will report back.

  • Lee W.Norris says:

    Is it possible, If I mailed with return postage. To have you sign this GREAT book. As a 73 year old who began my studies of karate in Japan in 1962 and has been a very large part of my life. Among the great number of how too,every once in awhile along come an author who REALLY has something to give.
    Thank You
    Sensei Norris ,Shinjitsu Dojo

  • tony nelson says:

    Hi, great book! I am from Manchester and trained in the early 60s at the KNK in Salford, I did gradings and courses under Kanazawa, Enoeda and Takahashi, did you train in Manchester or Liverpool? Back to the book, well done most students need this kind of approach, rather than the ‘do as I do’ methods once used. Tony

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