The Xingyi Quan of the Chinese Army

Huang Bo Nien's Xingyi Fist and Weapon Instruction

The Xingyi Quan of the Chinese Army

"Presents an in-depth explanation of the original text of an important martial arts manual, including a look at the actual combat applications of xingyi as taught to the Chinese army"--Provided by publisher.

Lessons in the Art of War

Martial Strategies for the Successful Fighter

Lessons in the Art of War

Become a Better Martial Artist by Applying Lessons from the World's Greatest Military Strategists from Sun Tzu to Von Clausewitz Lessons in the Art of War investigates the theories and philosophies of the most prominent military thinkers in Asia and Europe and examines the combat roots of a variety of fighting styles from traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean martial arts to the fighting arts of the ancient Greeks and modern Israelis. It also demonstrates how the martial arts, whether Asian or Western in origin, were historically about brutal fighting, often to the death, and how ancient attitudes and beliefs can be adapted for success in today's MMA steel cage, judo or karate tournament as they were in ancient armies. Including an introduction to Asian and Western military thought, chapters include: The Nature and Conduct of Combat What is Combat? Preparing for Battle Elements of Tactics and Strategy Imposing Your Will Destroying the Enemy Force Strength of the Defensive Position Failure Moral Quality of Courage Securing Victory

The Mysterious Power of Xing Yi Quan

A Complete Guide to History, Weapons and Fighting Skills

The Mysterious Power of Xing Yi Quan

Originally published: London: Line of Intent, Inc., 2011.

Combat Techniques of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua

Principles and Practices of Internal Martial Arts

Combat Techniques of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua

"A comprehensive introduction to the essential fighting techniques of Taijiquan, Baguazhang, and Xingyiquan, presenting authentic training material that has survived the cultural revolution"--Provided by publisher.

The Spiritual Legacy of Shaolin Temple

Buddhism, Daoism, and the Energetic Arts

The Spiritual Legacy of Shaolin Temple

An internationally renowned teacher of Qigong instructor introduces readers to the wisdom of the Shaolin Temple, where Buddhism and Taoism have blended into interesting new forms and the martial arts were revolutionized. Original.

Xing Yi Quan

A Study of Tai and Tuo Xing

Xing Yi Quan

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.

Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals

A Historical Survey

Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals

Chinese martial arts masters of the past created special training manuals with text and images—sometimes appearing in the illustrations themselves—and these manuals now provide an invaluable glimpse back in time that allow readers to see how various martial arts were practiced. Covering the Ming Dynasty, the Qing Dynasty, and the Republican Period, this in-depth survey presents 30 masters and their books, placing them in the context of Chinese culture and history. Along with biographical portraits of these masters, the book covers the history of the manuals, Chinese martial arts historians, the history of Taiwanese martial arts, how Chinese martial artists made their livings, the Imperial military exams, the place of the Shaolin Temple in Chinese martial arts history, and much more. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs and drawings from the manuals themselves, the book offers a multifaceted portrait of Chinese martial arts and their place in Chinese culture.