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Xing Yi Quan

Author : Board Glen
ISBN : 1916001106
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Xing Yi Quan is an old combat style from China which is still popular, easpecially amongst bodyguards. This new book on Xing Yi takes an in-depth look at the advanced fighting strategies of Tai (Flycatcher) and Tuo (Crocodile) Xing which were added to the art by Master Li Neng Ran.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Kung Fu And Science

Author : Fen SUN
ISBN : 9789629372521
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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.
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The Complete Tai Chi Tutor

Author : Dan Docherty
ISBN : 9781856753579
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 79.55 MB
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Dan Docherty's The Complete Tai Chi Tutor leads you on a spiritual journey towards understanding the key principles and history of the art of Tai Chi. It investigates what is known and unknown concerning the origins and history of Tai Chi, from the ancient texts of Chinese civilization to the 21st century, and explores some key questions on the way. Docherty considers the practicalities of teaching, reviewing the fundamentals and benefits of practice, and demonstrates some highly efficacious but little-known drills, as well as fundamental practice and key Long Form techniques. In addition, he explores the martial and self-defence application of some of the fundamental techniques. Finally, Docherty offers guidance on becoming a Tai Chi instructor and explores areas of tuition, competitions and styles. This illustrated guide offers you sequential directions on key techniques, such as Single Whip, Vanguard Arms and Seven Stars, with descriptions on how to do major form techniques. Moves are clearly demonstrated through the use of step-by-step photography and text. Whether you have some Tai Chi knowledge of if you are looking to become an advanced practitioner, this guide will take your practice to the next level.
Category: Health & Fitness

Xing Yi Snake

Author : Glen Board
ISBN : 1916001149
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Xing Yi Quan is an old combat style from China which is still popular, especially amongst bodyguards. This new book on Xing Yi takes an in-depth look at the fighting strategy of Snake.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Complete Tai Chi Chuan

Author : Dan Docherty
ISBN : 9781847979179
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 76.7 MB
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Complete Tai Chi Chuan is the first book in English to deal extensively with the concepts of 'inside the door' training and the inner art, including therapeutic and martial aspects of Taoist internal alchemy. Drawing on original historical research, the author identifies the links between the art and Chinese philosophy. Fully illustrated throughout, the book includes: history, theory and philosophy, hand form, practical training, inside the door' training techniques, working with weapons and competition.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Whirling Circles Of Ba Gua Zhang

Author : Frank Allen
ISBN : 1583941894
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Relates the history & legends of ba gua zhang, has detailed basic training, step-by-step practice of both open-hand and weapons forms, new translations of ba gua zhang classics, and an explanation of circle walking as a moving exploration of the I Ching"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Comprehensive Asian Fighting Arts

Author : Donn F. Draeger
ISBN : 0870114360
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 78.89 MB
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This guide to all of the main fighting arts of Asia introduces and comparesighting methods and techniques, ranging from the artful Chinese "t'ai chi"nd Japanese "jujutsu", to the lethal "pentjak-silat" of Indonesia.
Category: Sports & Recreation

T Ai Chi Boxing Chronicle

Author : Kuo Lien-Ying
ISBN : 9781556431777
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 35.32 MB
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"The T'ai Chi Boxing Chronicle is a translation of the text left behind by the Orthodox Masters who developed this system of boxing. Over a period of generations, fives basic movements were developed, called the Bone Marrow Washing Exercises. These exercises helped the monks restore their health and will-power. As the movements were passed down from generation to generation, the meaning behind the movements of Tai Chi was almost completely lost. Due to the integrity of Kuo Lien-Ying, this information is presented without modification or alteration. This book contains a clear explanation of the physical laws of the art of T'ai Chi that hold true wherever it is practiced. The person who studies the information contained in this book will have the tools to achieve the highest level of mastery and skill to be obtained through the practice of T'ai Chi Ch'uan." -Guttman
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Treasure Book Of Chinese Martial Arts

Author : Peter Jaw
ISBN : 1462834175
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In the volume 1, how to analyze a technique and three methods of study are discussed. They are the method of analysis, the method of practice and the method of technique. Five popular styles are studied as examples. They include Tai Chi, Ba Gua, Tong Bei, Ba Ji and Qin Na Shu (Iron Claw). In the present book, how to generate, transfer and express the power in a move and a posture is elucidated. We may practice the move and posture for a long time. However, if we do not know and practice how to generate power, the move is not effective and loses its purpose. How to listen to, interact with and absorb the opponents power is also explained in Part I. Some characteristic powers in Xing Yi Quan, Tai Chi Quan, Ba Gua Zhang, Ba Ji Quan and Tong Bei Quan are discussed in Part II. Each style focuses on a certain repertoire of powers to solve the fighting problems. Each has its unique way of developing these signature powers. Where the power is coming from, how to transfer the power within the body, and how to express the power are explained. For people that are practicing these styles, the information is very important to know. For people that are interested in knowing how everything works in a move or posture, this is a book that explains it. In actuality, the characteristic power is the primary consideration, and the move and posture is then designed for developing and expression of the power. In Part III, some general ways of developing power are discussed. How to do relaxation exercise before and after practice, how to practice standing postures, how to use equipments to develop powers, and how to train with a partner safely are discussed. This book reveals to you why and how the moves and postures are the way they are. This book also gives you some idea of training and developing the power specific for the purpose of fighting.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Qigong For Health

Author : Rachel Jensen
ISBN : 1519785011
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Qi Gong For Health Beginning Lessons for New Students In this beautifully illustrated, easy to follow, book you'll learn: What is Qigong?, Different Types of Qigong, Goals of Qigong, Foundation Theories, Breathing, Concentration, How to start if your health is weak, Get Inspired and Start Healing! Learn about Qigong, the ancient art of building health and increasing energy from China. Scott Jensen, an international Gold Medalist in Tai Chi, and expert in healing Qigong methods guides you to understanding and beginning Qigong. Stunning photography and original calligraphy by Rachel Jensen beautifully illustrate this pleasant book.
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Tai Chi

Author : Danny Connor
ISBN : PSU:000018398304
Genre : Tai chi
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Based on twenty years of tai-chi practice and observation, Danny Connor's thorough and wide-ranging text is a not-to-be-missed handbook for beginners and advanced follower alike on perhaps the most graceful and healing of all the martial arts.
Category: Tai chi

Nei Jia Quan

Author : Jess O'Brien
ISBN : 1556435061
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Interviews with Tim Cartmell, Gabriel Chin, Gail Derin-Kellog, Bruce K. Frantzis, Paul Gale, Fong Ha, William Lewis, Luo De Xiu, Allen Pittman, James Wing Woo, Tony Yang, Zhao Da Yuan, and an essay by Albert Liu address such issues as the place of traditional martial arts in modern society, the historical roots of these systems, central training methods, favorite fighting techniques, the role of meditation and qi in the martial arts, as well as advice for getting the most out of one's practice. Hundreds of photographs and illustrations give the reader additional insights into the practice of Tai Ji, Xing Yi, and Ba Gua"--Jacket.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Asian Fighting Arts

Author : Donn F. Draeger
ISBN : STANFORD:36105007494144
Genre : Hand-to-hand fighting
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Fighting arts are as old as man himself and as varied as his languages. In Asia they developed to a degree of effectiveness probably unsurpassed elsewhere in the world. This book explains the relationships between fighting arts, assesses their strengths and weaknesses, and presents new material about hitherto unknown fighting methods. Written by two of the best-known and most widely published authorities in the field, it covers fighting methods and techniques found in eleven Asian countries-fighting techniques that range from the artful Chinese tai-chi and Burmese bando to Japanese jujutsu and the lethal pentjak-silat of Indonesia. Documentation of these has been supplemented with a wealth of fascinating anecdotes. The reader learns of the daring exploits of the Japanese ninja, of Gama, perhaps the greatest of the great Indian wrestlers, of the Indonesian "trance" fighters-and hundreds of other tales that serve to illustrate some of the most deadly fighting systems that the world has known. The volume is illustrated with over two hundred photographs and drawings, many of them depicting combat styles and techniques that have never been seen in the West.
Category: Hand-to-hand fighting

Aikido And Chinese Martial Arts

Author : Tetsutaka Sugawara
ISBN : 0870409344
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Aikido & Chinese Martial Arts V1 is a Japan Publications publication.
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China

Author : Damian Harper
ISBN : UCSD:31822030000665
Genre : China
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Combining in-depth information with high quality maps and photographs, this guide features detailed descriptions of major cultural, architectural and historical sites and includes commissioned walks and drives, plus regional and city maps. Places of interest are also highlighted on the maps.
Category: China

Popular Mechanics

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ISBN : MINN:31951T00032800F
Genre : Industrial arts
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Category: Industrial arts

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015066099238
Genre : Bibliography, National
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Category: Bibliography, National