Sports & Recreation

Understanding Kung Fu: Demystifying Traditional Concepts

Author: Shkar Sharif

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 100

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Arising out of Buddhist and Daoist traditions, Chinese martial arts has always been about the complete transformation of body and mind. The masters of old were warriors, scholars and mystics and these arts were developed from the philosophical and alchemical principles they embodied. To truly understand kung fu, the practitioner needs to understand these fundamental principles in depth. This book guides the reader through the essential ideas and lessons that underlie all Chinese martial arts-helping the reader incorporate this new understanding into their training. The book is divided into two parts. The first part breaks down fundamental concepts integral to understanding how to train correctly. The second part gives several training exercises designed to change the body and cultivate real internal skill.
Sports & Recreation

Kung Fu Basics

Author: Paul Eng

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 199

Get your training off to a great start—from basic kicks to practice and tournaments—this book is a perfect introduction to kung fu for beginners. It's everything you need to get started in kung fu! Whether you are considering taking up this martial art, or you've already started, Kung Fu Basics offers an easy, yet comprehensive introduction to everything you need to know to feel confident and be successful. You'll learn about: The origins of kung fu—philosophy, history and different styles What happens in a kung fu class—invaluable tips on choosing the right school, getting ready for your first class, and basic training methods The essential elements of the style—stances, footwork, kicks, and hand techniques, with tips on common mistakes and how to get the most power out of each move Drill and conditioning exercises—exercises to compliment your training Practical ways to improve your kung fu technique—traditional teaching advice of Chinese masters Resources—help further develop your knowledge and understanding of kung fu
Sports & Recreation

The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu

Author: Wong Kiew Kit

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 873

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 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 Fu The Historical Development of Chinese Martial Arts—Kung Fu in Prehistoric and Ancient Times; The Glorious Han and Tang; The Modern Period From Shaolin to Taijiquan—Shaolin Kung Fu; The Various Styles of Taijiquan; Soft and Hard, Internal and External A 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 Fu Defining Aims and Objectives—Setting Aims for Kung Fu Training; Personal Objectives; Course Objectives The Foundation of Shaolin Kung Fu—Inheritance from Past Masters; Various Shaolin Hand Forms; Basic Shaolin Patterns From Form to Combat Application—The Four Directions of Attack; The Principles of Effective Combat; Specific Techniques Against Kicks Combat Sequences and Set Practice—Relieving Injuries Sustained in Sparring; Composing Your Own Kung Fu Sets Shaolin Five Animals—Understanding Characteristics and Essence; The Five-Animal Set; The Names of the Five-Animal Patterns Five-Animal Combination Set—How to Improve Combat Efficiency; Spacing and Timing in Combat The Internal Force of Shaolin Kung Fu—The Relationship Between Technique and Force; The Compassionate Art of Qin-Na; The Internal Force of Tiger Claw Tactics and Strategies—Using Continuous Attack Effectively; A Tactic to Distract Your Opponent; Selecting Strategies to Suit Particular Situations Classical Kung Fu Weapons—Staffs; Whips, Knives and Other Weapons; Light and Heavy Weapons Understanding and Developing Chi—The Various Genres of Chi Kung; Lohan Embracing Buddha; Abdominal Breathing Shaolin Kung Fu and Zen—Culitvating Heart, Nourishing Nature; Bodhidharma and Taoism in Zen The Shaolin Way to Enlightenment—Attaining a Focused Mind; Meditation to Train Awareness; Shaolin Kung Fu for Spiritual Development

Black Belt

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Page: 128

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.
Sports & Recreation

Kung-Fu Table Tennis

Author: Allen Chinn

Publisher: Lulu.com

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 478

Using his 46 years of knowledge and practical experience, Great Grandmaster Allen J. Chinn has successfully adapted Kung-Fu combat techniques and fighting philosophies to the sport of table tennis. Originally these techniques were used in table tennis play to keep up his Kung-Fu speed, and fine motor skills. Eventually the blending of Kung-Fu and table tennis became a natural innovation. The most popular racket sport in the world now had new strategies based on Kung-Fu philosophies that are centuries old. Whether you're a serious recreational player or a competitive tournament player, Kung-Fu Table Tennis will give you new insight on equipment, techniques and strategies.
Self-Help

Masters Manual of Hsing-I Kung Fu

Author: John Price

Publisher: Lulu.com

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Category: Self-Help

Page: 88

View: 766

This was the first book published about the internal art of Hsing-I Kung Fu in English. It contains the Seven words, 6 Harmonies, descriptions of the 5 Elements and much, much more. In the second edition we have added more commentary and herbal recipes.
Sports & Recreation

Kung Fu Engineering

Author: Yan Liu

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

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Category: Sports & Recreation

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Sports & Recreation

Wing Chun Kung Fu

Author: Ip Chun

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 412

Straightforward and efficient, Wing Chun Kung Fu is one of the most popular forms of Kung Fu because it emphasizes techniqu over strength. By using the skills of Wing Chun Kung Fu, a smaller and weaker person can easily overcome a larger strong opponent. With its focus on technique rather than force, it is suitable for both men and women, young and old, and for those of all levels of physical fitness. Grandmaster Ip Chun is regarded as the world's leading authority on Wing Chun. Bruce Lee--Wing Chun's most famous student--was taught by Ip Chun's father, Grandmaster Ip Man. Michael Ise is also a highly respected Qigong and martial arts master. Together they demonstrate that first form of Wing Chun (Siu Lim Tao) and show how it can be used for self-denence. They also outline the history and the art of Wing Chun and discuss its many other benefits, which include Increased Energy and Vitality Greater Confidence and Inner Strength An Understanding of the Skills and Benefits of Meditation With expert instruction and more than 100 step-by-step photographs, Wing Chun Kung Fu makes it easy to master the power and grace of this ancient martial art.

Kung Fu and Science

Author: Fen SUN

Publisher: City University of HK Press

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Page: 180

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Kung Fu has evolved from a traditional means of defence to become a system of attacking and defending oneself, with or without weapons, exercising the body and maintaining good physical and mental health. As such, these practices have found an international following. Yet what has remained a largely unexplored area is the scientific principles behind these martial arts. This book not only covers the brief history of Chinese martial arts, but also brings together the wisdom of a Kung Fu grand master with a scientist and teacher to explain the scientific reasons why Kung Fu is the powerful practice that it is. Using the principles of physics, biomechanics and biology, with a number of drawings showing some basic postures of Kung Fu, the authors present a deep understanding of how the styles, the specific movements and methods of attack and defence operate.
Sports & Recreation

Secrets of Northern Shaolin Kung-fu

Author: Brian Klingborg

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 159

Master the northern style of Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu with this illustrated martial arts guide The Secrets of Northern Shaolin Kung-Fu: Pek Sil Lum is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of the traditional Chinese art known to the West as Northern Shaolin Kung-Fu. It includes a historical overview, basic positions, and authentic forms and techniques. Pek Sil Lum is especially renowned for its repertoire of kicking techniques, ranging from simple front kicks to jumping twirling crescent kicks to the dreaded tornado kick, and includes open- and closed-hand strikes and a number of weapons forms.

Shaolin Basic Level 1

Author: Bernd Hohle

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 240

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The Shaolin Encyclopedia is an essential reading for all students or teachers who want to advance to a higher level or to understand the core of traditional Northern Shaolin Kung Fu as an art and practice. This is the complete series of traditional Northern Shaolin books that martial arts students are waiting for: learning history and philosophy; study the principles and concepts of style; explore the finer points, both as a theory and as martial applications, which are applicable to training in many other martial arts styles; acquire the essential theory of Chan philosophy, the martial art of Shaolin and QiGong; understand the concepts of fighting behind the movements; examine and explore the details of the forms, including the key principles of the movements as well as their advanced martial applications; develop martial skills through specific training techniques; important books for the designer who seek to obtain clarity in his understanding of martial arts, regardless of the style practiced; discover how to analyze the shapes and the martial applications in Shaolin KungFu, acquiring superior knowledge about your style and insights that will give you a greater understanding of your art; increase your strength, improve your health and develop explosive martial strength with Shaolin Qigong. This book contains: Dedication, Author, Blue Belt Level, Bei Shaolin Kung Fu Style, History, Philosophy, The Four Noble Truths, The Eightfold Path, Principles, Yin Yang Principle, Five Point Principle, Principle of the Doorbell, Technique, Forms, Qi Gong, Warm-up, Postures, Punch Techniques, Defense Techniques, Leg Techniques, Combinations with Partners, Shaolin Wu Bu Quan - Basic Martial Applications, Chin Woo Athletic Association, Italian Chin Woo Athletic Association, Bei Shaolin Quan Italy.
Religion

New Dimensions of Confucian and Neo-Confucian Philosophy

Author: Zhongying Cheng

Publisher: SUNY Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 619

View: 316

This is the first book to thoroughly explore Confucian and Neo-Confucian metaphysics and ethics, building upon the creativity and temporality of human existence and human nature as well as their extension into human culture. Fundamental essays deal cogently with the relationship between Chinese language and Chinese philosophy, offering general categories which shape the matrix of ideas woven in Chinese philosophy from its very beginnings. Along with more general characterizations, there are themes placing Confucian thinkers in touch with modern communication theories, perceptions of individuals, religious themes, and scientific worldviews. Conceptual and comparative essays probe the frontiers of Chinese philosophy in its contemporary Confucian revival.
Performing Arts

Chinese Martial Arts Cinema

Author: Stephen Teo

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 212

This is the first comprehensive, fully-researched account of the historical and contemporary development of the traditional martial arts genre in the Chinese cinema known as wuxia (literal translation: martial chivalry) - a genre which audiences around the world became familiar with through the phenomenal 'crossover' hit Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). The book unveils rich layers of the wuxia tradition as it developed in the early Shanghai cinema in the late 1920s, and from the 1950s onwards, in the Hong Kong and Taiwan film industries. Key attractions of the book are analyses of:*The history of the tradition as it began in the Shanghai cinema, its rise and popularity as a serialized form in the silent cinema of the late 1920s, and its eventual prohibition by the government in 1931.*The fantastic characteristics of the genre, their relationship with folklore, myth and religion, and their similarities and differences with the kung fu sub-genre of martial arts cinema.*The protagonists and heroes of the genre, in particular the figure of the female knight-errant.*The chief personalities and masterpieces of the genre - directors such as King Hu, Chu Yuan, Zhang Che, Ang Lee, Zhang Yimou, and films such as Come Drink With Me (1966), The One-Armed Swordsman (1967), A Touch of Zen (1970-71), Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004), and Curse of the Golden Flower (2006).

Combat Principles of Wing Chun Kung Fu

Author: Ken Rowles

Publisher: Kenneth Rowles

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This book covers general principles for approaching combat scenarios using Wing Chun techniques. It is a guide suitable for all students of Wing Chun.
Sports & Recreation

Kung Fu San Soo

Author: Marcus Woods

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 77

View: 137

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and joined the U.S. military at the age of 17. I have retired since in El Paso, Texas. During that time, trained for 3 years, competed and obtain a black belt in Taekwondo. I do have a nice wrestling background as well. My journey began looking for a creative outlet or hobby to past the time. After searching numerous Dojo’s, I accidently stumble upon the art of Kung Fu San Soo. The legendary and devastating pure Chinese martial art that has few equals. The under taking of any martial arts will be a very arduous journey. So let’s begin...shall we.
Biography & Autobiography

A Kung-Fu Master's Journey

Author: Allen Chinn

Publisher: Lulu.com

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 992

Describing 45 years of martial arts experience and the influences that helped shape him, Kung-Fu Grandmaster Allen J. Chinn tells his story. In a time when little was known about the secret art of Kung-Fu, an eight year old searched to find life's lessons in the Chinese martial arts. This book gives insight into his experiences as a martial artist, but also describes what it was like growing up as an Asian American in South Seattle's Beacon Hill. His life experiences and personal thoughts provide the reader an understanding of what makes a 21st century Kung-Fu Grandmaster. Finally, this book demonstrates that if you desire something enough, you can achieve it. The seemingly impossible can become possible.
Performing Arts

Kung Fu Cult Masters

Author: Leon Hunt

Publisher: Wallflower Press

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

View: 145

Chinese Martial Arts films have captured audiences' imaginations around the world. In this wide-ranging study, Hunt looks at the mythic allure of the Shaolin Temple, the 'Clones' of Bruce Lee, gender-bending swordswomen, and the knockabout comedy of Sammo Hung, bringing new insights to a hugely popular and yet critically neglected genre. 12 photos.
Health & Fitness

Anger Management: Understanding. Healing. Freedom.

Author: John Crawford

Publisher: John Crawford

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Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 135

View: 521

Is anger making your life a misery? Are you living with regret? Being angry is a terrible burden to carry, but a calmer life IS possible! Learn how to identify, heal, and re-program the roots of anger with this no-nonsense guide to re-claiming your power...the peaceful way. Anger Management offers "no-nonsense" understanding which can be quickly put into practice, helping you to re-connect with your best self! Depressed or anxious people receive much sympathy, and rightly so, but anger sufferers, not so much. They should. Chronic anger is a stress-related difficulty too, and anger sufferers deserve compassion as much as anybody else. You didn’t ask to be angry. You won’t be judged here. There are solutions. Using fictional case studies from real world examples, Anger Management will explain why your subconscious programming may be making it impossible for you to “will” yourself calm. You’ll find practical, workable approaches here to understand and desensitise these triggers. You’ll discover how to live more peacefully, enjoy better relationship security, be more patient with the world, and get more of what you need without the stress or regret of anger and rage. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Get your “yang” back in balance today with Anger Management - A professional guide for everyday folks from an experienced practicing therapist. You will learn:- Why the brain creates angry responses when we feel threatened, and what you can do to soothe it. How to recognise where your personal anger stems from, and how to heal it. Why anger can feel good and become an addiction. About your brain chemistry. The “science” of the anger response. Why "controlling" behaviour will drive those you love away, and how to invite them closer instead. How to “use” anger appropriately to have people help you instead of resent you! Why softness controls hardness, and how to implement that understanding in your life. The incredible power of words. How to ask for what you need, and why "sorry" is the most powerful word in the English language. Plus, much more. Also included in the book is a full professional Anger Management hypnosis session available for free download. This clear and insightful book could help you change your life. If you're angry, and you don't know why, then don't be without it. Buy this book today to learn how to rescue your relationships, get more of what you want, and feel prouder of who you are because life is too short for regrets!

Black Belt

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Page: 132

View: 455

The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Lingnan Hung Kuen: Kung Fu in Cinema and Community

Author: Hing Chao

Publisher: City University of HK Press

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Page: 172

View: 998

For so many around the world, it was in the cinema that they saw their first glimpse of martial arts. Through the films of Lau Kar Leung, among others, they came to appreciate the power and skill of many kung fu techniques. However devotees and practitioners of kung fu and Hung Kuen were aware of the much longer tradition of these arts and in particular, the contribution of both the Lam family and the Lau family. In 2009 the Hong Kong Government endeavoured to identify and recognize forms of intangible cultural heritage. It was this awareness of a vibrant part of Hong Kong history and culture which led to the creation of the Hong Kong Martial Arts Living Archive, and from this the exhibition, Lingnan Hung Kuen Across the Century: Kung Fu Narratives in Hong Kong Cinema and Community. In the exhibition and this companion book, the histories of the Lam and Lau families are traced, and their role in preserving and creating new stances and forms and bringing Hung Kuen to a wider audience through the medium of film. Using the latest technologies including 3D imagery, the work of past masters has been here brought back to life.