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Every once in a while you find a high impact book. Something that awakens something deep within and lasts forever. This is the one. It is a book that you can pick up time and time again and always gets something new out of it, or something deeper than you. Cheng Hsin is the best introduction for beginners to the internal practice of fighting. It is a seminal work that draws on T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Aikido, and Pa Kua Chang and was written by the first Westerner ever to win the world championship in a full-contact martial arts tournament.

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"The Principles of Effortless Power is one of the most profound books ever written about the martial arts....it opens up entirely new areas of inquiry, possibility, and realization." John Stone, Aikido in America

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"You can't fix Cheng Hsin on the wall with a pin, because, as you try, you realize that Cheng Hsin is the wall, and the pin, and the action, and the intent." Frank LaManna, T'ai Chin Journal

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This seminal work, by the first Westerner ever to win the world championship in a full-contact martial arts tournament, draws on the internal disciplines of Tai Chi Ch'uan, Aikido, Pa Kua Ch'ang, and other arts to offer a new way of looking at who we are and how we live in the world. Peter Ralston calls his teaching Cheng Hsin, loosely translated as "integrity of being" or "your true nature". The principles, paradoxes, and mind-body exercises in this extraordinary book show how to harness the life energy inside us — and achieve effortless power in everything we do. Cheng Hsin explains how to be fully involved in whatever you're doing, especially during confrontation.

About the Author

Peter Ralston was raised in Asia and began studying martial arts at the age of nine. By the age of nineteen he was a black belt in Judo and Jujitsu (Nidan), black belt in Karate (Shodan), had been Sumo champion at his high school in Japan, Judo and fencing champion at the University of California at Berkeley, and had demonstrated proficiency in Kempo, Chuan Fa, and Northern Sil Lum Kung Fu. Later he studied Tai Chi Chuan, Hsing I Chuan, Pa Kua Chang, Aikido, Japanese and Chinese fencing, and western boxing.

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coachtim, August 24, 2009 (view all comments by coachtim)
Peter Ralston is a true living master. That he's been able to share his knowledge in book form is lucky for us that are not be able to directly learn from him. What he teaches is simple but profound. You don't have to be a martial artist to appreciate what he has to teach. Anyone who is involved in movement and being (that would be all of us) can learn how to be more effortless yet more effective through Peter's teachings.
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ISBN:
9781556433023
Author:
Ralston, Peter
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Location:
Berkeley, Calif.
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Martial arts
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in 0.7 lb

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Product details 208 pages North Atlantic Books - English 9781556433023 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Principles of Effortless Power is one of the most profound books ever written about the martial arts....it opens up entirely new areas of inquiry, possibility, and realization."
"Review" by , "You can't fix Cheng Hsin on the wall with a pin, because, as you try, you realize that Cheng Hsin is the wall, and the pin, and the action, and the intent."
"Synopsis" by , This seminal work, by the first Westerner ever to win the world championship in a full-contact martial arts tournament, draws on the internal disciplines of Tai Chi Ch'uan, Aikido, Pa Kua Ch'ang, and other arts to offer a new way of looking at who we are and how we live in the world. Peter Ralston calls his teaching Cheng Hsin, loosely translated as "integrity of being" or "your true nature". The principles, paradoxes, and mind-body exercises in this extraordinary book show how to harness the life energy inside us — and achieve effortless power in everything we do. Cheng Hsin explains how to be fully involved in whatever you're doing, especially during confrontation.
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