The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu: The Secrets of Kung Fu for Self-Defense, Health, and Enlightenment (Tuttle Martial Arts)

The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu: The Secrets of Kung Fu for Self-Defense, Health, and Enlightenment (Tuttle Martial Arts) Author Wong Kiew Kit
ISBN-10 0804834393
ISBN-13 9780804834391
Year 2002-11-15
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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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 celebrated 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 ArtsKung Fu in Prehistoric and Ancient Times The Glorious Han and Tang The Modern PeriodFrom Shaolin to TaijiquanShaolin Kung Fu The Various Styles of Taijiquan Soft and Hard Internal and ExternalA Comparative Study of Kung FuContrasting 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 ObjectivesSetting Aims for Kung Fu Training Personal Objectives Course ObjectivesThe Foundation of Shaolin Kung FuInheritance from Past Masters Various Shaolin Hand Forms Basic Shaolin PatternsFrom Form to Combat ApplicationThe Four Directions of Attack The Principles of Effective Combat Specific Techniques Against KicksCombat Sequences and Set PracticeRelieving Injuries Sustained in Sparring Composing Your Own Kung Fu SetsShaolin Five AnimalsUnderstanding Characteristics and Essence The Five Animal Set The Names of the Five Animal PatternsFive Animal Combination SetHow to Improve Combat Efficiency Spacing and Timing in CombatThe Internal Force of Shaolin Kung FuThe Relationship Between Technique and Force The Compassionate Art of Qin Na The Internal Force of Tiger ClawTactics and StrategiesUsing Continuous Attack Effectively A Tactic to Distract Your Opponent Selecting Strategies to Suit Particular SituationsClassical Kung Fu WeaponsStaffs Whips Knives and Other Weapons Light and Heavy WeaponsUnderstanding and Developing ChiThe Various Genres of Chi Kung Lohan Embracing Buddha Abdominal BreathingShaolin Kung Fu and ZenCulitvating Heart Nourishing Nature Bodhidharma and Taoism in ZenThe Shaolin Way to EnlightenmentAttaining a Focused Mind Meditation to Train Awareness Shaolin Kung Fu for Spiritual Development

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