An American's Journey to the Shaolin Temple

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  • ISBN-13: 9780897501415
  • Publisher: Black Belt Communications
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 175
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2003

    Greater than appears,

    Upon first glance this book looks just how it reads, fantastic. Although short you will find the exercises and Iron Wire form invaluable. I couldn't ever have found a better series of photos that teach the form! Ignore the comments about it being bad, because basically he is doing exercises in some parts of the book and in others form. Iron Wire is a form, but as for the horse stance being to low or anything it is not true. He's not looking for perfection in 1 stance but something a novice can do that will help them physically. Master them and begin practice with the Iron Wire which is the point form becomes important.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2001

    Not what I would expect form a Shaolin Master

    Basically the author of this book is more of a kempo practitioner then a Shaolin master of the arts. The Chinese arts require a life time of dedecation and hard practice. Mr. DeMasco in this book represents very poor stances and a very shallow input on the Chinese martial arts. When he executes a horse stance his butt sinks below his knees, which should never happen. In his crane stance his leg hangs straight down when it should angle slightly inward to protect the groin area. The Chinese cross stances are too elongated, which places unneeded stress on the knee joints. The back knee of the stance should be placed in the calf of the front leg to provide strength and stability in the stance. He also doesn't use proper stance names such as Chinese cross stance, Lady's Horse stance (Lor E'ge Ma). It seems he has had some training in Wah Lum Mantis and in black tiger, but not enough to be considered a Master in these arts. As for his Shaolin certificate presented to him by Shi Yong-xin, all I can say is that money (if you have enough) can buy a lot of things. Even some of the self-defense techniques (from a kempo standpoint) were executed poorly and wouldn't be the most effective of techniques.

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