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Chinese Gung Fu: The Philosophical Art of Self-Defense [NOOK Book]

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Originally published in 1963, this book includes personal testimonies regarding the author and his art from James Y. Lee, the legendary Ed Parker, and jujutsu icon Wally Jay. Through hand-drawn diagrams and captioned photo sequences, Lee’s text comes to life as he demonstrates a variety of training exercises and fighting techniques. Topics include basic gung fu stances, waist training, leg training, and the theory of yin and yang. The re-edition of Bruce Lee’s original thoughts on kung fu offers martial arts...
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Chinese Gung Fu: The Philosophical Art of Self-Defense

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Overview

Originally published in 1963, this book includes personal testimonies regarding the author and his art from James Y. Lee, the legendary Ed Parker, and jujutsu icon Wally Jay. Through hand-drawn diagrams and captioned photo sequences, Lee’s text comes to life as he demonstrates a variety of training exercises and fighting techniques. Topics include basic gung fu stances, waist training, leg training, and the theory of yin and yang. The re-edition of Bruce Lee’s original thoughts on kung fu offers martial arts enthusiasts and collectors exactly what they want: more Lee. Featuring digitally-enhanced photography, new pictures of Lee from a lost session and an original essay in Lee’s handwriting, Chinese Gung Fu still maintains its position as a timeless work by one of martial art’s greatest masters.

An exact facsimile edition of Bruce Lee's original how-to bo, a rare collector's item first published in 1963. This book includes stances, training, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897502511
  • Publisher: Black Belt Communications
  • Publication date: 2/1/1987
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Revised and updated edition
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 651,210
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Bruce Lee flashed like a meteor through the world of martial arts and motion pictures. On July 20, 1973, the iconic figure died in Hong Kong at the age of 32. He starred in several classic martial arts movies, including The Big Boss, Fists of Fury, Enter the Dragon, and Way of the Dragon.

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  • Posted January 27, 2012

    Good book for nostalgia sake

    This book I purchased because it had some of the older martial art philosophies of Bruce Lee. I found it basic but interesting. I wouldn't recommend the ebook version which is the one I bought because the photos are not easily analyzed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2002

    sweet book

    this book was awesome. it has pictures of streches and the basic stretches and also a section on philosophy. a must for a bruce lee fan or a beginner martial artist. five stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2000

    Outstanding Gung Fu Intro

    I'm looking at joining a Gung Fu school soon, and this book has gotten me warmed up to the major stretching, stances that are common to most schools, Northern or Southern, and basic defenses against basic attacks. It will help you understand some of what's going on in your first sessions of study until you learn the ropes.

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