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The Shaolin Workout: 28 Days to Transforming Your Body and Soul the Warrior's Way

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  96 ratings  ·  10 reviews

In his loft in New york City’s Greenwich Village, Sifu Shi Yan Ming trains men and women of all ages, body types and backgrounds in the fundamentals of kung fu. A 34th generation Shaolin Warrior monk from China’s Shaolin Temple—the birthplace of Chan Buddhism and the mecca of all martial arts—Yan Ming teaches the students at his USA Shaolin Temple that there is no better w
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published May 16th 2006 by Rodale Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Stan Mitchell
The greatest book I’ve ever received (after the Bible, which you already know about).

DON’T stop reading if you’re over forty, or if you’re a woman. (Oh, I barely caught you, didn’t I? You were about to leave the page.)

The older you are, the more this book is for you. If you don’t care about self-defense or martial arts, this book is for you.

This book has given me peace, made me finally feel handsome, and removed all the cares from my life. It’s taught me incredible stretches, unbelievable exerci
This books is worth reading just for the pictures. So beautifully shot.
Sadly I didn't achieve my goal of working through the whole book before I had to return it to the library. But I did find it interesting, and I think that I might be tempted to get my own copy & keep trying to work through it.

I found that the first half of the book went quite smoothly but it does switch to pretty complicated sequences and starts to take up a good chunk of time. If you're looking for a really simple workout this may not be the book for you, but if you don't mind putting in a
This is by far the best workout I've ever done. There's a bit of fluff, (or inspiration, depending on your tastes), but for the exercises, it's more than worth it. I did it for years and it served me well... I'm getting back into after a while, and I'm realizing that not sticking with it consistently is one of the stupidest things I've ever done. Getting a muscular physique is an important goal for me, and realistic self defense/close combat has always been an interest... This isn't for either o ...more
Nice beginner-level take on stretching, stance work, and basic strikes. Like any martial art, you can find endless challenge even within 'basic' movements, which this book does a good job of encouraging.
Tim Knox
You need to be too limber. Not good for me...or you!
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Alaric Longward
Try it. You will see a huge difference in your life.
Etienne Melton
Excellent! These exercises have been incorporated into my daily training regiment. This book has a very good layout and the advancement (though a little slow for my taste)has a gradual progression, which is perfect for anyone interested specifically in the health benefits.
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