I want to read books about Kung Fu
I am looking for a book about Kung Fu. I do not want to purchase a simple book I am looking for a exclusive hard cover book with good pictures (historic pictures and pictures in Nationalgeographic quality, scenery from China ) and well written with texts about the history and the different styles etc.
Do you now any book you can recommend?
Best regards Arraksboll
Although pretty much picture free, my favorites are American Shaolin and Steal My Art.
Thank you CodosDePiedra
Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra
Awesome! Either you're doing a research project with no thought about accuracy for a single book report and can't be bothered to do any real research, or you just want to fap all over Chinese culture.
I can recommend something else.
Glad we could help! It's been good to met you.
Last edited by Kuma; 8/27/2009 11:19pm at .
Reason: no reason. The misspelling was intentional.
I'll second American Shaolin. It's well written, witty, and incredibly insightful to the true nature of MA in modern China.
I third! One of my favorite reads.
Originally Posted by TheMightyMcClaw
Thank you TheMightyMcClaw and hoodedmonk!
"Martial Musings" by Robert Smith. He learned Tai Chi, Ba Gua, Xing Yi/Hsing I in Taiwan and met many top CMA personalities, many of whom are now deceased. He has his favourites but even so, he's not uncritical.
Originally Posted by Arraksboll
It was about £Sterling 38 in London and I nearly rejected it but...I had to have it.
His earlier book, the title of which escapes me, "Chinese Boxing Mastery" [it's RED and has a Chinese Monkey Boxing stylist in Black on the Cover] is an interesting one as well. His championing of Cheng Man Ching is not shared by people such as Dan Docherty (UK). Even so, historicial interest.
Hope it helps.
Thank you very much Eddie Hardon!
Originally Posted by Eddie Hardon