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andlt;bandgt;andlt;iandgt;The Art of Shaolin Kung Fuandlt;/iandgt; is the ultimate guide to Kung Fu, from theory to practical application.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This unique book, by a celebrated Grandmaster, is a complete and comprehensive introduction to Kung Fu and all other aspects of ancient Shaolin wisdom. You will learn the ancient art of the Shaolin monks from the famous Shaolin monastery. It will prove invaluable to everyone interested in martial arts, chi kung, and meditation, showing how Kung Fu and other Shaolin arts can bring you health, vitality, mental focus, and spiritual joy.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Chapters include:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;bandgt;What is Kung Fu?andlt;/bandgt;and#8212;Four Aspects of Kung Fu; The Importance of Force Training; Application for Combat and Daily Living; Kung Fu Philosophy for Deeper Understanding; The Benefits of Kung Fuandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;bandgt;The Historical Development of Chinese Martial Artsandlt;/bandgt;and#8212;Kung Fu in Prehistoric and Ancient Times; The Glorious Han and Tang; The Modern Periodandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;bandgt;From Shaolin to Taijiquanandlt;/bandgt;and#8212;Shaolin Kung Fu; The Various Styles of Taijiquan; Soft and Hard, Internal and Externalandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;bandgt;A Comparative Study of Kung Fuandlt;/bandgt;and#8212;Contrasting Shaolin and Wudang Kung Fu; Xingyi Kung Fu and Taoist Concepts; Tanglangquan or Praying Mantis Kung Fu; The Spread of Southern Kung Fuandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;bandgt;Defining Aims and Objectivesandlt;/bandgt;and#8212;Setting Aims for Kung Fu Training; Personal Objectives; Course Objectivesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;bandgt;The Foundation of Shaolin Kung Fuandlt;/bandgt;and#8212;Inheritance from Past Masters; Various Shaolin Hand Forms; Basic Shaolin Patternsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;bandgt;From Form to Combat Applicationandlt;/bandgt;and#8212;The Four Directions of Attack; The Principles of Effective Combat; Specific Techniques Against Kicksandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;bandgt;Combat Sequences and Set Practiceandlt;/bandgt;and#8212;Relieving Injuries Sustained in Sparring; Composing Your Own Kung Fu Setsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;bandgt;Shaolin Five Animalsandlt;/bandgt;and#8212;Understanding Characteristics and Essence; The Five-Animal Set; The Names of the Five-Animal Patternsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;bandgt;Five-Animal Combination Setandlt;/bandgt;and#8212;How to Improve Combat Efficiency; Spacing and Timing in Combatandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;bandgt;The Internal Force of Shaolin Kung Fuandlt;/bandgt;and#8212;The Relationship Between Technique and Force; The Compassionate Art of Qin-Na; The Internal Force of Tiger Clawandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;bandgt;Tactics and Strategiesandlt;/bandgt;and#8212;Using Continuous Attack Effectively; A Tactic to Distract Your Opponent; Selecting Strategies to Suit Particular Situationsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;bandgt;Classical Kung Fu Weaponsandlt;/bandgt;and#8212;Staffs; Whips, Knives and Other Weapons; Light and Heavy Weaponsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;bandgt;Understanding and Developing Chiandlt;/bandgt;and#8212;The Various Genres of Chi Kung; Lohan Embracing Buddha; Abdominal Breathingandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;bandgt;Shaolin Kung Fu and Zenandlt;/bandgt;and#8212;Culitvating Heart, Nourishing Nature; Bodhidharma and Taoism in Zenandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;bandgt;The Shaolin Way to Enlightenmentandlt;/bandgt;and#8212;Attaining a Focused Mind; Meditation to Train Awareness; Shaolin Kung Fu for Spiritual Developmentandlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;

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A practical introduction to kung fu and other aspects of Shaolin wisdom

Synopsis:

andlt;iandgt;The Art of Shaolin Kung Fuandlt;/iandgt; is the ultimate guide to Kung Fu, from theory to practical application.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This unique book, by a celebrated Grandmaster, is a complete and comprehensive introduction to Kung Fu and all other aspects of ancient Shaolin wisdom. It will prove invaluable to everyone interested in martial arts, chi kung, and meditation, showing how Kung Fu and other Shaolin arts can bring you health, vitality, mental focus, and spiritual joy. It includes:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;A comparative history of the various forms of Kung Fuandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;An in-depth study of all important aspects of Shaolin Kung Fu, including the construction of Kung Fu patterns and sets, the training of internal force, traditional Kung Fu weapons, and strategies for victoryandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Practical exercises and meditation techniquesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Stories of Shaolin wisdom and healingandlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;

Synopsis:

This unique book offers a comprehensive and practical introduction to kung fu and all the other aspects of Shaolin wisdom. An inspirational read, it shows how kung fu and other Shaolin arts can bring you health, vitality, and spiritual joy. It includes many practical exercises and meditation techniques and provides a fascinating history of various styles of kung fu, how kung fu patterns and sets are constructed, and the strategies for victory developed. This is a seminal guide which will be invaluable to everyone interested in martial arts, meditation, stress management, healing, and spiritual development.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Wong Kiew Kitandlt;/bandgt; has practiced and taught Shaolin kung fu, chi kung, and meditation for more than 30 years and has over 2,000 students. He is the fourth generation successor of monk Jiang Nan of the Shaolin Monastery and Grandmaster of Shaolin Wahnam Kung Fu and Chi Kung Institute. He is the author of several books on Eastern wisdom, including andlt;iandgt;The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuanandlt;/iandgt;, also available from Tuttle Publishing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804834391
Author:
Kit, Wong Kiew
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Location:
Boston, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Martial Arts - Kung Fu
Subject:
Kung fu
Subject:
Hand-to-hand fighting, Oriental
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
martial arts; Chinese martial arts; kung fu; shaolin gung fu; shaolin
Subject:
Kung Fu; martial arts; Shaolin; Shaolin Kung Fu; Chinese martial arts; Kung Fu weapons; Praying Mantis Kung Fu; Kung Fu philosophy
Subject:
Kung Fu; martial arts; Shaolin; Shaolin Kung Fu; Chinese martial arts; Kung Fu weapons; Praying Mantis Kung Fu; Kung Fu philosophy; shaolin monks; shaolin monastery
Subject:
Kung Fu ; martial arts ; Shaolin
Subject:
Kung Fu weapons ; Praying Mantis Kung Fu ; Kung Fu philosophy ;
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Series Volume:
no. 5.
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
line drawings throughout
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 in 13 oz

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A practical introduction to kung fu and other aspects of Shaolin wisdom
"Synopsis" by , andlt;iandgt;The Art of Shaolin Kung Fuandlt;/iandgt; is the ultimate guide to Kung Fu, from theory to practical application.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This unique book, by a celebrated Grandmaster, is a complete and comprehensive introduction to Kung Fu and all other aspects of ancient Shaolin wisdom. It will prove invaluable to everyone interested in martial arts, chi kung, and meditation, showing how Kung Fu and other Shaolin arts can bring you health, vitality, mental focus, and spiritual joy. It includes:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;A comparative history of the various forms of Kung Fuandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;An in-depth study of all important aspects of Shaolin Kung Fu, including the construction of Kung Fu patterns and sets, the training of internal force, traditional Kung Fu weapons, and strategies for victoryandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Practical exercises and meditation techniquesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Stories of Shaolin wisdom and healingandlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;
"Synopsis" by , This unique book offers a comprehensive and practical introduction to kung fu and all the other aspects of Shaolin wisdom. An inspirational read, it shows how kung fu and other Shaolin arts can bring you health, vitality, and spiritual joy. It includes many practical exercises and meditation techniques and provides a fascinating history of various styles of kung fu, how kung fu patterns and sets are constructed, and the strategies for victory developed. This is a seminal guide which will be invaluable to everyone interested in martial arts, meditation, stress management, healing, and spiritual development.
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