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    I want to read books about Kung Fu

    Hello everybody

    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

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    Although pretty much picture free, my favorites are American Shaolin and Steal My Art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra View Post
    Although pretty much picture free, my favorites are American Shaolin and Steal My Art.
    Thank you CodosDePiedra

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    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.
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    I'll second American Shaolin. It's well written, witty, and incredibly insightful to the true nature of MA in modern China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMightyMcClaw View Post
    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.

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    Thank you TheMightyMcClaw and hoodedmonk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arraksboll View Post
    Hello everybody

    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
    "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.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Hardon View Post
    "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.

    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!

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