Martial arts books, Karate Books, Kung Fu Books
$23.95This book tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the high-octane world of Far Eastern film-making: from the balletic to the ballistic, from the grace of Bruce Lee to the bullet-ridden bloodletting of John Woo, from the comedy stunts of Jackie Chan to the action choreography of Ching Siu Tung, from versatile leading man Chow Yun Fat to fighting females Michelle Khan and Cynthia Rothrock, from prolific action director Samo Hung to Tsui Hark, dubbed the 'Steven Spielberg of Hong Kong'. It is also a comprehensive guide to the history of Hong Kong cinema, tracing the background to this exciting film genre from filmed Chinese opera, through the work of the Shaw Brothers and Lau Kar Leung, to the mixture of fantasy and fast-moving action that typifies the present day style Learn More
$20.00A review from a satisfied customer: M.Uyehara has written this interesting biography of Bruce Lee. The book describes his journey through Kung Fu and the development of his own style (Jeet Kune Do), and also the development of his own personal life and studies of oriental philosophy. This is not a text book of techniques and styles but is a story of one man's life. I enjoyed the book for its real time, accurate accounts, with pictures of his acting career and personal life. It could have been improved by the inclusion of some information on his techniques, and some diagrams. Though this information is available in other books such as Bruce Lee's Fighting Method Vol 1-4. I really enjoyed this book, it is an easy read and I would recommend it for anyone interested in martial arts Learn More
$14.95The Five-Pattern Kung Fu is a complete kung fu system, which was originally practiced by the monks of the Shao Lin Monastery in Fu Kien Province in the middle of Ching Dynasty, about more than two hundred years ago. These two books (part one and two) illustrate and explain all the techniques and forms of dragon, snake, tiger, leopard and crane.
About the Author:
Professor Leung Ting is the founder of the Leung Ting WingTsun system, permanent president and 10th level Master of Comprehension (MOC) of the International Wingtsun Association. He possessed a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and English Literature and Language. He was conferred the title of Doctor of Philosophy in 1979. Dr. Leung Ting had instructed at the Combat-arts of the National Sport of Bulgaria as a guest-professor in 1997. Leung Ting¡¦s Wing Tsun kungfu system is worldwide practiced by hundreds of thousands of martial art practitioners over 60 countries and embraced by the special forces, including the FBI and Marine Corps of the USA, SEK and GSG9 of Germany, RAID of France, GIP of Luxembourg, NOCS of Italy, and special police units of Belgium, Austria, Spain, etc. Besides his career of WingTsun kungfu, Professor Leung Ting has also been a kungfu film director, TV series director as well as martial art book writer Learn More
$12.99This book is a comprehensive study guide to the fundamental and intermediate levels of Shaolin long fist kung-fu. In terms of showing and preserving knowledge for the students and instructors of long fist, this volume provides an invaluable aid for teaching sequences and explaining other aspects of the style. This book lays a foundation for beginning and advanced stages of long fist in terms of giving the student of kung-fu a grounding in fundamental and intermediate knowledge and skill. Learn More
Northern Shaolin is a complete martial art, incorporating kicks, strikes, sweeps, throws, grappling, and groundfighting. Northern Shaolin's history can be traced directly to the Shaolin temple, and it has been the style of choice for some of the 20th century's most renowned martial arts masters.
This book explores and reveals, for the first time in print, Northern Shaolin's two person sparring form. The form is a comprehensive introduction to Northern Shaolin's fighting strategy and its most effective techniques.
The co-author, Lai Hung, is a famous Northern Shaolin stylist and full contact fighter. After winning his first All-Asia tournament at the age of 19, he went on to complete successfully in Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Cambodia. Learn More