(written from a Production point of view)
Star Trek: Kirk Fu Manual, subtitled A Guide to Starfleet's Most Feared Martial Art, is a reference book that was produced by Insight Editions, written by Dayton Ward, and released in March 2020. The book is an in-universe training guide to the fighting skills practiced by James T. Kirk.
- Solicitation blurb
- Set in the Star Trek universe, this one-of-a-kind fighting manual showcases the unique combat style of Captain James T. Kirk.
- As captain of the legendary U.S.S. Enterprise, James T. Kirk engaged in his share of fisticuffs, besting opponents with a slick combination of moves and guile that remains unmatched. Is there anyone you’d rather have watching your back as you take on Klingons, alien gladiators, genetically engineered supermen, and even the occasional giant walking reptile?
- Kirk Fu is a series of unarmed combat techniques developed by one of Starfleet’s most celebrated starship captains over several years of encounters with alien species on any number of strange new worlds. A blend of various fighting styles, Kirk Fu incorporates elements of several Earth-based martial arts forms as well as cruder methods employed in bars and back alleys on planets throughout the galaxy. It is as unorthodox in practice as it is unbelievable to behold. In unabashed celebration of James Kirk’s singular fighting skills, Star Trek: Kirk Fu Manual is an easy-to-use training guide for the new student, including excerpts from Kirk’s own notes and personal logs. With proper training and practice, every Starfleet cadet can become one with Kirk Fu.