The Ancient Martial Arts of Indo-Pakistan
By: Robert G. Zepecki
About the Book
Robert G. Zepecki is a 1965 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. In 1967-68 he was assigned to Peshawar, West Pakistan, where he was introduced to the traditional martial arts of karate, judo, and jiu-jutsu. His teacher, Richard Baillargeon, a fourth degree black belt in many martial arts styles, met a
Christian worker on the air base, named John. Mr. John was a physical education instructor in the British Army. He conducted physical education workouts for the indigenous troops which made up the Indian system of military for the British. Each
indigenous group also had their own traditional weapons. Zepecki and Mr. Baillargeon learned and were certified in the ancient weapons of the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent.
This book was compiled in 1967. There will never be another one like it as all of the old masters are no longer alive. It captures a singular point in time. Zepecki has practiced the martial arts since 1967. He is the only living Master of the Indo-Pakistan martial arts.