Northern Shaolin Sword: Form, Techniques and Applications

Overview

Improve your balance, strength, focus, and martial skills with this elegant and effective Chinese weapon, from America's most respected author and teacher of Shaolin Gong Fu. Mastering the Art of the Northern Shaolin Sword requires extensive physical training, which will result in a strong, finely-tuned body and mind. And as self-defense, Shaolin Sword is indispensable, improving your perception, timing, and reactions, allowing for the quickest and most appropriate response to any given situation.Sword training ...
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Overview

Improve your balance, strength, focus, and martial skills with this elegant and effective Chinese weapon, from America's most respected author and teacher of Shaolin Gong Fu. Mastering the Art of the Northern Shaolin Sword requires extensive physical training, which will result in a strong, finely-tuned body and mind. And as self-defense, Shaolin Sword is indispensable, improving your perception, timing, and reactions, allowing for the quickest and most appropriate response to any given situation.Sword training is one of the highest accomplishments in Chinese martial arts. Northern Shaolin Sword is a complete book for martial artists seeking to refine their skill and spirit.In-Depth History, Fundamentals and Forms.Two-Person Routines, Applications and Fighting Strategies.Three Complete Sword Sequences, including the Rarely Seen or Taught Matching Set.Easy-to-Follow Step-by-Step Photos with Detailed Instruction.
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Now in an updated and expanded second edition, Northern Shaolin Sword: Forms, Techniques & Applications continues to be a highly recommended, "user friendly" guide to improving balance, strength, focus, and martial skill within the Shaolin Chinese sword (Jian) forms. Students of the Shaolin Sword will learn how to enhance their perception, timing, and reactions, while allowing for the quickest and most appropriate response to any given situation. No martial arts reference collection can be considered complete without the inclusion of Northern Shaolin Sword.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886969858
  • Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 1,482,437
  • Product dimensions: 7.24 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is a renowned author and teacher of Chinese martial arts and Qigong. Born in Taiwan, he has trained and taught
Taijiquan, Qigong and Chinese martial arts for over forty-five years. He is the author of over thirty books, and was elected by Inside Kung Fu magazine as one of the 10 people who has "made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years." Dr. Yang lives in Northern
California.
Jeffery A. Bolt, Tournament promoter and Vice President of the USA Wushu Kungfu
Federation, was inducted into Inside Kung Fu Magazine's Hall of Fame for
Outstanding Martial Arts Promotions. Studying and teaching Chinese
Martial Arts since 1975, he currently runs the Houston Institute of
Chinese Martial Arts. Mr. Bolt lives in Houston, Texas.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2003

    Best Book for your money

    This is the most comprehensive book i've seen so far on a sword form. The author gives a great history on the sword, tells you how to choose one , and then how to weild it.This book contains enough information to make a novice a master and to teach a master a few new tricks. I think this is my best investment sofar out of my complete library.

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