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We all (probably) have our own list of Kung Fu books...
Which of all those that you have read would you regard most insightfull (I'm looking to increase my own collection)
08-03-2000, 08:00 PM
I havent read all that many, but I can recommend three.
Glen Doyle (a Hung Gar Sifu from Toronto) wrote a book called The Martial Artists Way, that helped me in my search for a Sifu. I liked Adam Hsus The Sword Polishers Record and I recently browsed through an excellent book by Tim Cartnell (sp?) on combat throws
I believe he specializes in Bagua and Hsing-I.
Oh, hang on
Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman. Thats the book that got me interested in kung-fu back in high school.
08-03-2000, 08:53 PM
Hi Phu Le.
I definitely recomend Chinese Boxing: Masters and Methods by Robert Smith (not the lead singer of the Cure). Smith studied with a bunch of masters in Taiwan, including the great Chen Man Ching. Each chapter is about his experience with each master and their teaching methods.
08-09-2000, 11:09 PM
I'll second Lung Ying's choice and add "The Powers of Internal Martial Arts" by B.K. Frantzis (about hsing i/bagua/taiji). I like to pick it up and open it at a random page to read some.
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