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The Shaolin Monastery

Author : Meir Shahar
ISBN : 9780824831103
Genre : History
File Size : 41.49 MB
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This meticulously researched and eminently readable study considers the economic, political, and religious factors that led Shaolin monks to disregard the Buddhist prohibition against violence and instead create fighting techniques that by the 21st century have spread throughout the world.
Category: History

An American S Journey To The Shaolin Temple

Author : Steve DeMasco
ISBN : 0897501411
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 67.76 MB
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The author shares the story of his ascension to 10th-degree Shaolin kempo black belt and his appointment as an honorary ambassador to China's legendary Shaolin Temple. Rare techniques of more than 350 photos accompany this must-have book for every Shaolin enthusiast!
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Complete Book Of Shaolin

Author : Kiew Kit, Wong
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 76.85 MB
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Shaolin Kungfu has been considered by many as the best martial art in the world. But kungfu is just one of the three treasures of Shaolin, the other two being chi kung and Zen. For the first time ever, this inspiring book, written by an internationally acclaimed Shaolin Grandmaster, brings to you the crystallization of Shaolin wisdom and practice spanning many centuries. Its scope and depth is amazing, touching on, among many other things, poetry and enlightenment. Yet it is written in a language easy to understand. Profound concepts and difficult techniques are explained systematically with many illustrations. The book includes: * The background and scope of kungfu. * Form and combat applications. * Principles and methods of force training. * Energy training and mind training. * Secrets of the masters. * Traditional Chinese weapons. * Maintaining one’s health and vitality and the healing of so-called incurable diseases. * Interesting stories and legends of Shaolin. * Zen and spiritual development.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Unknow China Asia

Author : tom suthamma
ISBN : 9783742771513
Genre : History
File Size : 71.55 MB
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"The cradle of civilization" lies in Asia, it is said. China, everyone has already heard of it. However, most people can not imagine any real China at all. China is both tradition and modernity. Here you will find information and insights into a China. You will see it with different eyes afterwards. I try to convey with these lines why we Europeans do not understand the Asian way of thinking. In Asia, business life, as well as private life, is inseparable through centuries of tradition. In Asia nothing is as it seems, here one lives with spirits, traditions, customs and faith. Even in normal conversations, there are rules here that must be adhered to. I will give you a little insight into the way of life, the millennial traditions and customs. Perhaps I am able to teach you why it is so difficult to understand the Asian way of life. I think you can get a little picture of it when you have made this 'time trip' through the millennium. They will read how the Ming Dynasty emerged, why it is so bad to lose face, how business in China works. You will get to know the beginnings of the Republic as well as today's ninja negotiation tactics of the economy. When you have finished reading the book, you will understand why you should not offend ghosts in Asia and why a person in China is always one year younger than in Europe.
Category: History

Secret Shaolin Formulas For The Treatment Of External Injury

Author : Dechan
ISBN : 0936185082
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Part of the monastic lineage of fall and strike medicine. Presents hundreds of treatments for a wide variety of external or martial arts injuries.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Shaolin Workout

Author : Shi Yan Ming
ISBN : 9781594864001
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 58.28 MB
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A thirty-fourth-generation warrior monk from China's Shaolin Temple draws on his years of experience in martial arts training to present a four-week program of fitness and spiritual exercises designed to improve both physical and mental health. 100,000 first printing.
Category: Health & Fitness

Authentic Shaolin Heritage

Author : Jin Jing Zhong
ISBN : 9781847284068
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 61.54 MB
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Devoted to the most enigmatic and little-known aspect of training of Shaolin monks. Training methods allow supernatural abilites to develop, far beyond abilities of an ordinary man. The book was writen with the blessing and direct participation of the Head of the Shaolin Monastery Reverend Miao Xing, nicknamed "The Golden Arhat," one of the best Shaolin fighters of all times. These secret practices traditionally called "72 arts of Shaolin" or the essence of the Shaolin Combat Training.
Category: Sports & Recreation

World Of Martial Arts

Author : Robert HILL
ISBN : 9780557016631
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The martial arts are various methods of armed and unarmed combat, originally used in warfare in the Far East and shaped by Oriental philosophical concepts. The history of martial arts is challenging to document precisely, because of the lack of historical records, secretive nature of the teacher-student relationships and political circumstances during much of its history. The martial arts are popular in many parts of the world today as forms of self-defense, law enforcement tactics, competitive sports, and exercises for physical fitness. Among them are KARATE , Kung fu, jujitsu, JUDO, aikido, Tai chi chuan, Sumo wrestling, and kendo. This informative book takes it's reader on a journey throughout time and across the globe for a close up look at the history of many martial arts styles .

American Shaolin

Author : Matthew Polly
ISBN : 1101216840
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Bill Bryson meets Bruce Lee in this raucously funny story of one scrawny American’s quest to become a kung fu master at China’s legendary Shaolin Temple. Growing up a ninety-pound weakling tormented by bullies in the schoolyards of Kansas, young Matthew Polly dreamed of one day journeying to the Shaolin Temple in China to become the toughest fighter in the world, like Caine in his favorite 1970s TV series, Kung Fu. While in college, Matthew decided the time had come to pursue this quixotic dream before it was too late. Much to the dismay of his parents, he dropped out of Princeton to spend two years training with the legendary sect of monks who invented kung fu and Zen Buddhism. Expecting to find an isolated citadel populated by supernatural ascetics that he’d seen in countless badly dubbed chop-socky flicks, Matthew instead discovered a tacky tourist trap run by Communist party hacks. But the dedicated monks still trained in the rigorous age-old fighting forms—some even practicing the “iron kung fu” discipline, in which intensive training can make various body parts virtually indestructible (even the crotch). As Matthew grew in his knowledge of China and kung fu skill, he would come to represent the Temple in challenge matches and international competitions, and ultimately the monks would accept their new American initiate as close to one of their own as any Westerner had ever become. Laced with humor and illuminated by cultural insight, American Shaolin is an unforgettable coming-of-age tale of one young man’s journey into the ancient art of kung fu—and a funny and poignant portrait of a rapidly changing China.
Category: Biography & Autobiography