The Art Of Shaolin Kung Fu

Author : Wong Kiew Kit
ISBN : 0804834393
Genre : History
File Size : 74.50 MB
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This unique book offers a comprehensive and practical introduction to kung fu and all the other aspects of Shaolin wisdom. An inspirational read, it shows how kung fu and other Shaolin arts can bring you health, vitality, and spiritual joy. It includes many practical exercises and meditation techniques and provides a fascinating history of various styles of kung fu, how kung fu patterns and sets are constructed, and the strategies for victory developed. This is a seminal guide which will be invaluable to everyone interested in martial arts, meditation, stress management, healing, and spiritual development.
Category: History

Chinese Internal Boxing

Author : Robert W. Smith
ISBN : 9781462904426
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 77.12 MB
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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 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.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Future Of Post Human Martial Arts

Author : Peter Baofu
ISBN : 9781443815864
Genre : Religion
File Size : 78.59 MB
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Is it really true that martial arts, in spite of their popularity in this day and age of ours, have, at their deepest level, the promised land of “self-knowledge,” “the expression of beauty,” or something highly spiritual to be pursued for the human soul? Or, to put it in a different way, what exactly makes martial arts so amazing that, somehow, they will eventually lead the practitioners to the spiritual realm of self-cultivation in its highest depth? Contrary to the conventional wisdom about martial arts as held by many over the ages, this popular view about martial arts has become so legendary that their dark sides have yet to be systematically explored and that the lofty aims of martial arts are neither possible nor desirable to the extent that their proponents would like us to believe. Of course, this is not to say that the very tradition of martial arts is absolutely useless, or that the literature on martial arts hitherto existing in history is spiritually unworthy to be appreciated. Instead, this book constructively offers an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of martial arts, in special relation to the body and spirit of warriors—while learning from different views in the literature, without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, as they are not necessarily compatible with each other), and, in the end, transcending them towards a new horizon not conceived before. This seminal view, if proven valid, will fundamentally change the legendary way that people have thought about martial arts—from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its “post-human” fate. _____________________
Category: Religion

Martial Arts Of The World A Q

Author : Thomas A. Green
ISBN : 9781576071502
Genre : Martial arts
File Size : 23.81 MB
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"Did you know that the martial arts include such former Western pursuits as dueling, gunfighting, and gladiatorial combat? Nearly 100 articles by scholars discuss specific martial arts, countries, and concepts such as religion and spiritual development common to martial arts traditions of the world. Definitions of unfamiliar terms and an index that notes the historical figures and classic texts dicussed within articles help to make this set a scholarly corrective in an area often informed by the movies."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.
Category: Martial arts

Modern China

Author : Xiaobing Li
ISBN : 9781610696265
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 40.55 MB
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Providing an indispensable resource for students, educators, businessmen, and officials investigating the transformative experience of modern China, this book provides a comprehensive summary of the culture, institutions, traditions, and international relations that have shaped today's China. • Covers contemporary Chinese politics, economy, geography, law, education, culture, and history, providing readers with a breadth of insights into modern China and its people • Addresses a variety of current issues such as pollution, corruption, human trafficking, human rights, civil liberties, and the one-child policy • Contains accessible information ideal for high school and college-level students, grade school teachers, and any readers interested in the general topics of Asia and China
Category: Social Science

Lohan Gong

Author : Richard Fiereder
ISBN : 3855029431
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Das Kind Das Nachts Die Sonne Fand

Author : Luca Di Fulvio
ISBN : 9783838759364
Genre : Fiction
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DER NEUE ROMAN VON BESTSELLERAUTOR LUCA DI FULVIO. Raühnval, ein opulentes Herrschaftsgebiet in den Ostalpen. Der junge Marcus lebt ein privilegiertes Leben als Sohn des Landesfürsten. Elisa ist die Tochter der Dorfhebamme und weiß, was Entbehrung heißt. Bei einem Massaker werden Marcus' Familie und alle übrigen Burgbewohner ermordet. Dank Elisas Hilfe bleibt Marcus unentdeckt und findet mit einer neuen Identität Aufnahme bei den Dorfbewohnern. Doch er spürt schon bald, dass ihm ein anderes Schicksal vorherbestimmt ist: Sein Herz brennt für Freiheit und Gerechtigkeit ...
Category: Fiction

Dschuang Dsi Das Wahre Buch Vom S Dlichen Bl Tenland Philosophie Des Ostens

Author : Unbekannter Autor
ISBN : 9783849600181
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Erweiterete Ausgabe inklusive eines Essays über den Taoismus. Zusammen mit dem Daodejing gilt dieses Buch als Hauptwerk des Taoismus, wobei die Sammelbezeichnung „Taoismus“ allerdings zur Zeit der Abfassung des ersten Teils des „Zhuangzi“ durch Meister Zhuang noch nicht existierte. Die Schrift gilt als eine der literarisch schönsten, interessantesten und schwierigsten der chinesischen Geistesgeschichte. Inhalt: Buch I Wandern in Muße Buch II Ausgleich der Weltanschauungen Buch III Pflege des Lebensprinzips Buch IV In der Menschenwelt Buch V Das Siegel des völligen Lebens Buch VI Der große Ahn und Meister Buch VII Für den Gebrauch der Könige und Fürsten Buch VIII Schwimmhäute zwischen den Zehen Buch IX Von Pferden und Menschen Buch X Von großen und kleinen Dieben Buch XI Leben lassen, gewähren lassen Buch XII Himmel und Erde Buch XIII Des Himmels Sinn Buch XIV Des Himmels Kreislauf Buch XV Starre Grundsätze Buch XVI Verbesserung der Natur Buch XVII Herbstfluten Buch XVIII Höchstes Glück Buch XIX Wer das Leben versteht Buch XX Der Baum auf dem Berge Buch XXI Tiën Dsï Fang Buch XXII Wanderungen der Erkenntnis III Verschiedenes Buch XXIII Gong Sang Tschu Buch XXIV Sü Wu Gui Buch XXV Menschliche und ewige Wahrheit Buch XXVI Außendinge Buch XXVII Gleichnisreden
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