• Title: The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu: The Secrets of Kung Fu for Self-Defense, Health, and Enlightenment
  • Author: Wong Kiew Kit
  • ISBN: 9780804834391
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu The Secrets of Kung Fu for Self Defense Health and Enlightenment The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu is the ultimate guide to Kung Fu from theory to practical application This unique martial arts book by a renowned Grandmaster is a complete and comprehensive introduction
    The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu is the ultimate guide to Kung Fu, from theory to practical application.This unique martial arts book, by a renowned 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 toThe Art of Shaolin Kung Fu is the ultimate guide to Kung Fu, from theory to practical application.This unique martial arts book, by a renowned 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.Chapters include What is Kung Fu 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 FuThe Historical Development of Chinese Martial Arts Kung Fu in Prehistoric and Ancient Times The Glorious Han and Tang The Modern PeriodFrom Shaolin to Taijiquan Shaolin Kung Fu The Various Styles of Taijiquan Soft and Hard, Internal and ExternalA Comparative Study of Kung Fu Contrasting Shaolin and Wudang Kung Fu Xingyi Kung Fu and Taoist Concepts Tanglangquan or Praying Mantis Kung Fu The Spread of Southern Kung FuDefining Aims and Objectives Setting Aims for Kung Fu Training Personal Objectives Course ObjectivesThe Foundation of Shaolin Kung Fu Inheritance from Past Masters Various Shaolin Hand Forms Basic Shaolin PatternsFrom Form to Combat Application The Four Directions of Attack The Principles of Effective Combat Specific Techniques Against KicksCombat Sequences and Set Practice Relieving Injuries Sustained in Sparring Composing Your Own Kung Fu SetsShaolin Five Animals Understanding Characteristics and Essence The Five Animal Set The Names of the Five Animal PatternsFive Animal Combination Set How to Improve Combat Efficiency Spacing and Timing in CombatThe Internal Force of Shaolin Kung Fu The Relationship Between Technique and Force The Compassionate Art of Qin Na The Internal Force of Tiger ClawTactics and Strategies Using Continuous Attack Effectively A Tactic to Distract Your Opponent Selecting Strategies to Suit Particular SituationsClassical Kung Fu Weapons Staffs Whips, Knives and Other Weapons Light and Heavy WeaponsUnderstanding and Developing Chi The Various Genres of Chi Kung Lohan Embracing Buddha Abdominal BreathingShaolin Kung Fu and Zen Culitvating Heart, Nourishing Nature Bodhidharma and Taoism in ZenThe Shaolin Way to Enlightenment Attaining a Focused Mind Meditation to Train Awareness Shaolin Kung Fu for Spiritual Development

    One Reply to “The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu: The Secrets of Kung Fu for Self-Defense, Health, and Enlightenment”

    1. One of the best martial arts books I've ever read. I train in Shobayashi Ryu, which is closely related to Shaolin kung fu. This was a great bit of supplemental information.The concepts are explained directly without being overly basic. A beginner could read this and understand, and an experienced martial artist can still use this material to sharpen their skills.One great aspect of this book is that the author also provides the illustrations. This way nothing has been lost in translation between [...]

    2. madda_gaska gave me this book to read. I did enjoy it. I first got interested in China by watching kung fu movies and realising that I was too old and out of shape to try and learn kung fu I decided to study the history and language instead! This book gives a brief outline of all the important parts of Shaolin kung fu, it includes a history of martial arts in China, different patterns and exercises, tactics, weapons Buddhism and mediation. The author stressed the practical aspects of Shaolin kun [...]

    3. 2009-07-15 -- Started reading this a couple days ago. This seems to be the most popular introductory / history work out there right now.2009-08-11 -- Finished this a week or two ago. This is a well written book. The history is presented well, the techniques are presented well, and in particular the book gives great perspective to the multi-dimensional nature of learning Kung Fu.

    4. Many great chi gung exercises and rooting methods. Good health guide as the author is also a chiropractor. For that reason he also displays a good knowledge of skeletal mechanics and various methods to improve posture and alignment.

    5. This text is an excellent introduction the art of Shaolin Kung Fu. Naturally, one cannot progress without an experienced instructor, but this will get one started.

    6. Has some good ideas on structuring a training/learning curriculum, not just for kung fu, but for any martial art.

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