Chinese Internal Boxing: Techniques of Hsing-I & Pa-Kua

Chinese Internal Boxing: Techniques of Hsing-I & Pa-Kua

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by Robert W. Smith, Allen Pittman
     
 

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Chinese Internal Boxing: Techniques of Hsing-I and Pa-kua is an illustrated martial arts guide to two soft-style Chinese martial arts.

Chinese internal boxing and other internal martial arts do not depend on muscular strength. Instead, their power is drawn from the cultivation and practical application of internal energy, or ch'i, making them

Overview

Chinese Internal Boxing: Techniques of Hsing-I and Pa-kua is an illustrated martial arts guide to two soft-style Chinese martial arts.

Chinese internal boxing and other internal martial arts do not depend on muscular strength. Instead, their power is drawn from the cultivation and practical application of internal energy, or ch'i, making them perfect for people of all ages and all levels of fitness.

With clear, easy-to-follow instructions and over 380 black-and-white photos and diagrams, this indispensable martial arts book is ideal for both wushu beginners and advanced practitioners. It describes in detail and fully illustrates the basic techniques of Hsing-I and Pa-kua, including the five fists and twelve animal styles of Hsing-I and Pa-kua's eight palm shapes and eight traditional methods of walking the circle.

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"A welcome addition to books on the 'soft' arts by a recognized international expert on hand-to-hand combat." —Washington Post Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804838245
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
08/15/2006
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
842,212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Robert W. Smith was the dean of Western martial arts writers and researchers. He published many classic books on the martial arts, including, T'ai-Chi: The 'Supreme Ultimate' Exercise and Secrets of Shaolin Temple Boxing.

Allen Pittman, Smith's senior student, collaborated on this book after several years of study in Taiwan.

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