Kung Fu


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Books About
Kung Fu or The Shaolin

Bodhisattva The Bodhisattva Warriors:
The Origin, Inner Philosophy, History and Symbolism of the Buddhist Martial Art Within India and China

by Nagaboshi, Shifu Tomio, Shifu Terrence Dukes, Tomio S. Nagaboshi, Terence Dukes
"...how Buddhism, Taoism, and other philosophies shaped the Asian martial arts...."
Kung FuKung Fu: History, Philosophy, and Technique
by David Chow, Richard Spangler (David Chow was the Kung Fu Advisor on the first half of the show),
The first part of the book deals with the history and theories of some famous Kung Fu styles.
Dim-Mak The Ancient Art of Life and Death: The Book of Dim-Mak
by Rick Bauer, Flane Walker
"True to the intent of the ancient Chinese masters, here is an undiluted, holistic study of dim mak as both a martial and a healing art. Included are a historical overview of dim mak and Traditional Chinese Medicine..."
Bodhisattva Martial Arts Teaching Tales of Power and Paradox: Freeing the Mind, Focusing Chi, and Mastering the Self
by Pascal Fauliot
"Pascal Fauliot lends a refreshing voice to the field by excavating some of the great educative tales from the martial arts traditions of China and Japan.... these stories exemplify the ideals of excellence in the martial arts, and are as entertaining as a feature film."
Dim-MakThe Warrior Is Silent: Martial Art and the Spiritual Path
by Scott Shaw
"Shaw, the only American ever to be promoted to the rank of Black Belt in the Korean martial art of Hapkido by the Korea Hapkido Foundation, explores the spiritual discipline that is the foundation of martial arts practice. Shaw contends that martial arts is a method of 'understanding and interacting with the unceasing energy of the universe, known as ki.'"
Kung FuArt of Shaolin Kung Fu: The Secrets of Kung Fu for Self-Defense Health and Enlightenment
by Wong Kiew Kit
Includes: "What is Kung Fu", "historical Development of Chinese Martial Arts", "From Shaolin to Taijiquan" and more

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