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Kit, Wong Kiew

Art of Shaolin Kung Fu

The Secrets of Kung Fu for Self-Defense, Health and Enlightenment

€ 21.95

This complete and comprehensive introduction to kung fu -- and other aspects of ancient Shaolin wisdom -- will prove invaluable to everyone interested in the martial arts, chi kung, or meditation. It shows how kung fu, as well as other Shaolin practices, can bring you health, vitality, mental focus, and spiritual joy. It includes a history of the various forms of kung fu, an in-depth study of kung fu patterns and sets, and an introduction to kung fu weaponry, along with many stories of Shaolin wisdom and healing.


Taal / Language : English

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List of Illustrations
xi
Preface xv
What Is Kung Fu?
1(9)
Four Aspects of Kung Fu
1(1)
The Visible Aspect of Form
2(1)
The Importance of Force Training
3(1)
Application for Combat and Daily Living
4(1)
Kung Fu Philosophy for Deeper Understanding
4(1)
The Benefits of Kung Fu
5(2)
Mind Expansion and Spiritual Development
7(3)
The Historical Development of Chinese Martial Arts
10(8)
Kung Fu in Prehistoric and Ancient Times
10(2)
The Glorious Han and Tang
12(2)
The Song, the Yuan and the Ming
14(2)
The Modern Period
16(2)
From Shaolin to Taijiquan
18(12)
Kung Fu and Quanshu
18(1)
Shaolin Kung Fu
19(2)
Changquan or Long Fists
21(3)
Yan Qing, Deceptive Movements and the Monkey Style
24(1)
The Various Styles of Taijiquan
25(3)
Soft and Hard, Internal and External
28(2)
A Comparative Study of Kung Fu
30(12)
Contrasting Shaolin and Wudang Kung Fu
31(1)
Internal Palm of Bagua Kung Fu
31(2)
Xingyi Kung Fu and Taoist Concepts
33(1)
The Philosophies of Wudang Kung Fu
34(1)
Wuzuquan or Kung Fu of Five Ancestors
35(1)
Tanglangquan or Praying Mantis Kung Fu
36(2)
The Spread of Southern Shaolin Kung Fu
38(1)
Major Southern Shaolin Styles
39(3)
Defining Aims and Objectives
42(12)
The Importance of Theoretical Knowledge
42(1)
The Three Requirements for Attainment
43(3)
Direction and Purpose
46(1)
Setting Aims for Kung Fu Training
47(2)
Personal Objectives
49(2)
Course Objectives
51(3)
The Foundation of Shaolin Kung Fu
54(14)
Inheritance from Past Masters
54(1)
The Significance of Form and Formlessness
55(1)
Various Shaolin Hand Forms
56(4)
Horseriding and Other Stances
60(4)
Basic Shaolin Patterns
64(4)
From Form to Combat Application
68(16)
The Four Directions of Attack
68(1)
An Imaginary Opponent in Skill Training
69(2)
The Principles of Effective Combat
71(4)
Specific Techniques Against Kicks
75(4)
Felling and Holding Techniques
79(5)
Combat Sequences and Set Practice
84(18)
Linking Patterns to Form Sequences
84(2)
Various Sequences for Practice
86(8)
Relieving Injuries Sustained in Sparring
94(1)
Linking Sequences to Form Sets
94(5)
Composing Your Own Kung Fu Sets
99(3)
Shaolin Five Animals
102(17)
Understanding Characteristics and Essence
102(3)
Some Preliminary Information
105(1)
The Five-Animal Set
106(11)
The Names of the Five-Animal Patterns
117(2)
Five-Animal Combination Set
119(15)
How to Improve Combat Efficiency
119(1)
The Fascination of Kung Fu Application
120(6)
Spacing and Timing in Combat
126(6)
Advanced Techniques to Clinch Victory
132(2)
The Internal Force of Shaolin Kung Fu
134(15)
The Relationship Between Technique and Force
134(2)
The Art of One-Finger Shooting Zen
136(3)
Developing Forceful Punches
139(3)
The Compassionate Art of Qin-Na
142(1)
The Internal Force of Tiger Claw
143(6)
Tactics and Strategies
149(8)
Techniques, Tactics and Strategies
149(2)
The Legacy of Past Masters
151(1)
Using Continuous Attack Effectively
152(1)
A Tactic to Distract Your Opponent
153(1)
Selecting Strategies to Suit Particular Situations
154(3)
Classical Kung Fu Weapons
157(11)
Why are Classical Weapons Still Being Used?
157(1)
Staffs
158(2)
Whips, Knives and Other Weapons
160(2)
The Spear Family
162(2)
Light and Heavy Weapons
164(2)
Common Implements as Weapons
166(2)
Understanding and Developing Chi
168(11)
From Combat Efficiency to Spiritual Development
168(1)
The Various Genres of Chi Kung
169(2)
The Three Elements of Chi Kung
171(2)
Lifting the Sky
173(2)
Lohan Embracing Buddha
175(2)
Abdominal Breathing
177(2)
Shaolin Kung Fu and Zen
179(10)
Cultivating Heart, Nourishing Nature
179(1)
Discipline and Wisdom
180(3)
What is Ultimate Reality?
183(3)
Bodhidharma and Taoism in Zen
186(3)
The Shaolin Way to Enlightenment
189(12)
Attaining a Focused Mind
189(2)
Meditation to Train Awareness
191(2)
Investigating Cosmic Reality?
193(1)
The Zen of Bodhidharma and Hui Neng
194(3)
Shaolin Kung Fu for Spiritual Development
197(1)
Different Attainments for Different Needs
198(3)
Notes 201(1)
Further Reading 202(4)
Useful Addresses 206(2)
Index 208
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Paperback / softback
240 pagina's
Januari 2002
386 gram
235 x 152 x 19 mm
Tuttle Pub us

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