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Shaolin Workout: 28 Days to Transforming Your Body and Soul the Warrior's Way

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In his loft in New york City’s Greenwich Village, Sifu Shi Yan Ming trains men and women of all ages, body types and backgrounds in the fundamentals of kung fu. A 34th generation Shaolin Warrior monk from China’s Shaolin Temple—the birthplace of Chan Buddhism and the mecca of all martial arts—Yan Ming teaches the students at his USA Shaolin Temple that there is no better workout program than his brand of kung fu for getting the body and mind into warrior condition.

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The Shaolin Workout: 28 Days to Transforming Your Body and Soul the Warrior's Way

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Overview

In his loft in New york City’s Greenwich Village, Sifu Shi Yan Ming trains men and women of all ages, body types and backgrounds in the fundamentals of kung fu. A 34th generation Shaolin Warrior monk from China’s Shaolin Temple—the birthplace of Chan Buddhism and the mecca of all martial arts—Yan Ming teaches the students at his USA Shaolin Temple that there is no better workout program than his brand of kung fu for getting the body and mind into warrior condition.

Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of four-color photographs, the warrior workout, distills a lifetime of Shaolin training and wisdom into a 28-day workout. The Shaolin Workout is a complete-unto-itself program of both fitness and spiritual lessons can be applied to every aspect of one's life: work, relationships, family.

Kung fu gives a superb aerobic workout at the same time that it dramatically increases flexibility, power, and speed.. The ultimate promise of the book is this: readers who stick to the plan for 28 days—for as little as 15 minutes a day—will be transformed inside and out. And the enormous sense of accomplishment that results will radiate through their life, allowing them to tackle the world with a warrior’s confidence, calm, and poise.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594864001
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/16/2006
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 229,879
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.43 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

SIFU SHI YAN MING, a 34th-generation Shaolin Warrior monk, is respected not only in the martial arts world, but also in the entertainment world by stars like Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes and the Wu-Tang clan. His kung fu classes have been featured in USA Today, the New York Times, New York Daily News, and Entertainment Weekly. Brian Gray of Inside Kung Fu magazine has called him a "living treasure of China." He lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Kung fu, the way of the warrior 1
Ch. 2 The warrior's workout 31
Ch. 3 Train farther! 284
New temple, new life
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2006

    From a Former Student, Friend, English Teacher, and Martial Arts Cover Story Author in Inside Kung Fu & Wushu Kung Fu Magazines

    I studied Shaolin martial arts with Shifu Shi Yan Ming in the early nineties in New York City. He taught me Shaolin and I taught him English as his first English language teacher. Shifu was a good friend and excellent martial artist. I wrote the first feature full cover story about him in Wushu Kung Fu magazine, and other articles on other New York City Shaolin monks (e.g. Shi Guo Lin, Shi Hengxin, etc.). Though I am also the author of a highly controversial 1998 cover story article in Inside Kung Fu wherein the legitimacy of the modern Shaolin Temple and monks is questioned in general terms(as it was a Wall Street Journal cover story years earlier by a different author), Shifu Shi Yan Ming's Shaolin martial arts abilities have always been admirable. In his prime, Shifu was a phenomenal martial artist. And though New York's and Hollywood's lifestyles (plus an added decade and I imagine hundreds of gallons of 'special water') must naturally take a toll on most martial artist's prowess, the photos in Shifu Shi Yan Ming's book point to a still impressive proficiency in Shaolin martial arts. Let me add that my controversial article in Inside Kung Fu was written many years ago, and what I perceived at the time was good faith. In hindsight, and with added years of maturity, I confess I wish I had not written it, despite my continued reservations regarding the authenticity of today's Shaolin Temple (i.e. its putative modern history, etc.). Shifu Shi Yan Ming and I were good friends, and though we may have possessed divergent personal views and behind-the-scenes information regarding the genuineness of the new Shaolin Temple, I can only say that I have very happy memories of the couple of years when I was his student and at a happy goodbye when I parted New York City for graduate school. We shared many happy times together, and that includes memories of the most rigorous kung fu workouts and instruction. Shifu Shi Yan Ming's genuine high-caliber exercises are easy to begin, difficult to master, but well worth the exploratory effort. The exercise sections are well worth the price of the book and more. I thank Shifu for many happy memories. In hindsight, I remember only the good times, including the wonderful workouts. Shifu, I am happy to see you've achieved your dreams in life. I hope the material success you've achived has been worth the sacrifices you made in China and the U.S., and that your students in America and family in China have all benefitted from your chosen path in life. May your life be filled with genuine compassion, kindness, and contributions to the betterment of peoples' lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2006

    Wow... what a bunch of crap!

    This guy is all about the money and this book proves it. What a load of garbage. The book is more infomercial than martial arts. Don't give your money to this egocentric maniac who only studied and teaches wushu. For 50 years, real shaolin has been absent in China and this guy wants you to believe that he knows something about it? Please...

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    The real thing

    This is a serious workout and wonderful introduction to Shaolin Kung Fu written by a Temple Monk. The more complicated moves require diligence to discern from the descriptions and still photos, but it is all there and well explained. Although written for beginners, experienced martial artists will not be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2007

    haven't read this book but take his class

    I am a believer that a body can be transformed in 28 days because I only go twice a week, i now eat about 50% more than i was, and my body has definitely been transformed more than six months going daily to the gym. I don't have to read the book because I do all of these positions in class but should you do them correctly and put the time in, you really should see a major difference after a month.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2006

    Excellent Workout

    This book gives a complete workout.Personally I was noticing a difference in posture within one week of purchasing. This is also a great way to see if one can handle such a powerful art form of kung fu. It is almost like a beginner's course to kung fu.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2006

    A most worthwhile purchase!

    Of course it cannot serve as a total substitute for experiencing the real thing, but this book still manages to share a tremendous amount of knowledge in a very accessible format. It contains gorgeous, often stunning, photography as well as helpful and concise instructions. I particularly like the conclusion of each section with a passage of philosophical thoughts. The book does a great job with balancing the presentation of techniques for improving oneself both physically and mentally. Even if you ultimately do not adhere to the exact 28 day regimen as suggested by the subtitle of this book, you will most certainly find many valuable lessons to incorporate into your daily life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2006

    A most worthwhile purchase!

    Of course it cannot serve as a total substitute for experiencing the real thing, but this book still manages to share a tremendous amount of knowledge in a very accessible format. It contains gorgeous, often stunning, photography as well as helpful and concise instructions. I particularly like the conclusion of each section with a passage of philosophical thoughts. The book does a great job with balancing the presentation of techniques for improving oneself both physically and mentally. Even if you ultimately do not adhere to the exact 28 day regimen as suggested by the subtitle of this book, you will most certainly find many valuable lessons to incorporate into your daily life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2006

    The day belongs to Shifu Shi Yan Ming..........

    As a Kung Fu beginner at 44 years old I thoroughly appreciate this book because it gives not only the physical examples and instructions for the basic moves of Shaolin Kung Fu that are indispensible for later development in Martial Arts but also gives some interesting and positive motivators in the form of short Dharma talks. It may be almost impossible to do the moves as Shifu does them but with every small step there is progress, and this is what life is all about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2006

    Outstading!

    If you've ever been interested in a true shaolin workout that you can implement to your daily life, then this is the book that will help you. I have not only been interested in the shaolin monks for a while, but I've also been interested in the way they train. This is a book that will give you the whole all around look at how to truly transform yourself the way true shaolin warriors do. I know this because prior to getting the book I did a lot of research online trying to learn as much as I could about shaolin warriors and the way they train to not be taken as a fool, and this book definately does give you what you will need for a beginner. However, even if you're a pro you can always pick up something good from the pages of this book. I definately recommend this book, even if you're not interested in changing your way of life it's always a good idea to keep your mind open to new things, and new ways of thinking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2006

    Shaolin kung-fu is awesome

    As a former student of Shi Yan Ming I was absolutely thrilled with this book as I paged through it. The book includes all of the stretches, stances and Shaolin Kung-fu exercises I learned within my time at the USA Shaolin Temple in Manhattan as a novice. To say that these exercise are effective is an understatement. The first day I worked out with Sifu Yan Ming I felt a surge of energy pass through my body, my stomach became tighter (I had quite a spare tire), my limbs felt more supple, my balance was greater...I felt different after the first hour of training. The next day I was sore, tired, achy and didn't think I could do it again, but when I entered the temple for more training, i warmed up, loosened up and was ready for more. After a week I'd lost ten pounds and felt much lighter on my feet. In 28 days, my fitness level had improved greatly. After my third month I felt I could be a match for Bruce Lee (self delusion on my part). The exercises definitely improve your body, but they also do something unexpected with your mind they tune your psyche. I recommend this book to everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2006

    Magnificant

    What an honor to be able to learn from the man who truly embodies the meaning fo the word 'Sifu.' The book is a great tool for polishing your mind, bidy, and most of all your spirit. The exercise program is laid out in such a way that you really do learn. I would recomend this book as one of Sifu's students, as a martial artist, and as a human.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2006

    Wanna buy the brooklyn bridge?

    Of course you can't transform your body in 28 days so save yourself the embarrassment of admitting you thought you could and money and don't buy into scams like this. There is no magic pill or mystical guy from China that has the secrete to a better you. If this quote 'the Shaolin secrets to getting the body, spirit-and life-you've always wanted are here in your hands. Now is the time to get started.' doesn't make you laugh then get professional help.

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