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Star Trek: Kirk Fu Manual

A Guide to Starfleet's Most Feared Martial Art

Illustrated by Christian Cornia
Published by Insight Editions
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

In unabashed celebration of Captain James T. Kirk’s singular fighting skills, Star Trek: Kirk Fu Manual is every Starfleet cadet's must-have training guide for surviving the final frontier.

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. Including excerpts from Kirk’s own notes and personal logs, the Star Trek: Kirk Fu Manual is the perfect training guide for surviving the depths of space. With proper training and practice, every Starfleet cadet can become one with Kirk Fu.

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About The Illustrator

Christian Cornia is an Italian artist who has created designs for many publishers, advertisers, video games, and role-playing games. He currently works with the international illustration agency Advocate Art and teaches character animation design at the Reggio Emilia International School of Comics. Christian’s most notable work includes several Scooby-Doo projects, inking for Marvel Comics, and illustrating the graphic novel Brina, which was published by Tunué in 2017. More artwork at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Insight Editions (March 3, 2020)
  • Length: 64 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781683835219

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“Ward’s sharp wit and vast Star Trek knowledge combined with Cornia’s illustrations make for a quick and entertaining read."

– TrekMovie

"The Star Trek: Kirk Fu Manual is a surprising and wonderful love letter to Star Trek"

– Daily Star Trek News

"The Star Trek: Kirk Fu Manual is a worthy addition to any Star Trek fan's collection"

– Future of The Force

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