Historical Background of the Compilation of The Muyedobotongji and the Discourse on the Martial Arts

 
part II
 
Martial arts manuals provide theory and instruction on the practice of these arts for future generations based on real fighting and training experience. Through the investigation of these books, we are able to obtain information about the social recognition of martial arts, theories on movement and the human body, as well as the manufacturing of weapons. The purpose of this study is to investigate the historical background of the compilation of the Muyedobotongji and to examine the discourse of the martial arts in that age.