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Shaolin Kung Fu: Forms & Fundamentals
Part comprehensive Kung Fu history and part training manual, this book contains both a complete history of the evolution of Kung Fu in China, and a detailed training guide for interested practitioners. Hundreds of detailed photographs and descriptions take you through 8 short Kung Fu forms, as well as fight sets, kicks, strikes, endurance workouts, stretching guides, and ...more
Kindle Edition, 195 pages
Published December 18th 2011
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This is an interesting book that describes the history and philosophy of Kung Fu. The first half of the book is about the history. Martin-Smith attempts to present the facts, although he does present some events that professional historians view as mythological as if they were historical. For example, he claims that advanced unarmed martial arts have been practiced at Shaolin Temple for 1,500 years, but Lorge's comprehensive martial arts history disagrees. Lorge categorically states that there ...more