Essence of Shaolin White Crane: Martial Power and Qigong

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The secrets of internal power are revealed in this expert guide to Internal and External martial Qigong. This comprehensive martial arts training guide explores White Crane Kung Fu (Gongfu), one of the most famous martial styles developed in China. Martial Arts Qigong is integral to White Crane kung Fu and is a proven way to build explosive fighting power, known as Jin.In addition to fighting power, martial Qigong builds robust health and longevity. By focusing on the spine and torso, Shaolin White Crane develops...
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Overview

The secrets of internal power are revealed in this expert guide to Internal and External martial Qigong. This comprehensive martial arts training guide explores White Crane Kung Fu (Gongfu), one of the most famous martial styles developed in China. Martial Arts Qigong is integral to White Crane kung Fu and is a proven way to build explosive fighting power, known as Jin.In addition to fighting power, martial Qigong builds robust health and longevity. By focusing on the spine and torso, Shaolin White Crane develops and maintains a strong, supple upper body. Flexibility and strength of the spine are notable results of this training.It is commonly recognized that Shaolin White Crane is the root of Okinawan Karate, and has heavily influenced Japanese martial arts. From this book, a Karate practitioner will be able to trace this root back, and gain profound comprehension of empty-hand styles.Long time hidden secrets of White Crane revealed.A comprehensive analysis of Internal and External martial Qigong.Complete sets of White Crane Hard and Soft Qigong training.A thorough examination of martial power (Jin).Presents more than 60 White Crane Jin patterns.Learn mental and physical training for explosive fighting power.Over four hundred action photographs and illustrations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886969353
  • Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Series: Martial Arts - Qigong Series
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 733,551
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.82 (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.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Foreword
Preface
Pt. I General Concepts
Ch. 1 About Chinese Martial Arts 3
Ch. 2 About Chinese Qigong 41
Ch. 3 About White Crane Martial Arts 87
Pt. II White Crane Qigong
Ch. 4 Theory 113
Ch. 5 Crane Hard Qigong (Crane Strength Gong) 141
Ch. 6 Crane Soft Qigong (Flying Crane Gong) 187
Pt. III White Crane Jin
Ch. 7 Theory of Jin 243
Ch. 8 White Crane Jin Patterns 263
Ch. 9 Conclusion [s.n.]
App. A Translation and Glossary of Chinese Terms 321
Index 336
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2007

    Great for beginners and for reference

    If you are currently studying or plan to study White Crane Kung Fu this is the ideal preparation and reference [depending on style]. But it is also great if you want to explore other forms of Qigong training, as this book will teach you basics of hard and soft qigiong within the White Crane system , which is quite different from Taichi in technique [although same in concept]. It can also be used by exploring martial artists like myself who dont have access to teachers [in my current country at least], and want to get the feel of another style. The initial [half] of the book consists of theory, most of which would be familiar to taichi practitioners. The other half covers exercises in both static and moving hard and soft qigong. You WILL need the accompanying DVD to do the excercises in the book, there is no way around it.

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