Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals

Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals

Author: Brian Kennedy

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 1583941940

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

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Secret training manuals, magic swords, and flying kung fu masters—these are staples of Chinese martial arts movies and novels, but only secret manuals have a basis in reality. Chinese martial arts masters of the past did indeed write such works, along with manuals for the general public. This collection introduces Western readers to the rich and diverse tradition of these influential texts, rarely available to the English-speaking reader. Authors Brian Kennedy and Elizabeth Guo, who coauthor a regular column for Classical Fighting Arts magazine, showcase illustrated manuals from the Ming Dynasty, the Qing Dynasty, and the Republican period. Aimed at fans, students, and practitioners, the book explains the principles, techniques, and forms of each system while also placing them in the wider cultural context of Chinese martial arts. Individual chapters cover the history of the manuals, Taiwanese martial arts, the lives and livelihoods of the masters, the Imperial military exams, the significance of the Shaolin Temple, and more. Featuring a wealth of rare photographs of great masters as well as original drawings depicting the intended forms of each discipline, this book offers a multifaceted portrait of Chinese martial arts and their place in Chinese culture.
Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Brian Kennedy, Elizabeth Guo
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01-08 - Publisher: Blue Snake Books

Secret training manuals, magic swords, and flying kung fu masters—these are staples of Chinese martial arts movies and novels, but only secret manuals have a basis in reality. Chinese martial arts masters of the past did indeed write such works, along with manuals for the general public. This collection introduces
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Language: en
Pages: 235
Authors: Margaret B. Wan
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-05 - Publisher: SUNY Press

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Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Peter Allan Lorge
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In the global world of the twenty-first century, martial arts are practised for self-defense and sporting purposes only. However, for thousands of years, they were a central feature of military practice in China and essential for the smooth functioning of society. This book, which opens with an intriguing account of
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Zhi Dao
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: DeepLogic

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Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Jack Cheong
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-19 - Publisher: Asiapac Books Pte Ltd

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