221908 Bullies, 3881 online  
  • Register
Our Sponsors:

Results 1 to 9 of 9
Sponsored Links Spacer Image
  1. Arraksboll is offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    5

    Posted On:
    8/27/2009 12:41pm

    Bullshido Newbie
     Style: Desktop

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    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
  2. Permalost is offline
    Permalost's Avatar

    pro nonsense self defense

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    12,529

    Posted On:
    8/27/2009 12:54pm

    supporting member
     Style: FMA, dumbek, Indian clubs

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Although pretty much picture free, my favorites are American Shaolin and Steal My Art.
  3. Arraksboll is offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    5

    Posted On:
    8/27/2009 1:12pm

    Bullshido Newbie
     Style: Desktop

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra View Post
    Although pretty much picture free, my favorites are American Shaolin and Steal My Art.
    Thank you CodosDePiedra
  4. Kuma is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    359

    Posted On:
    8/27/2009 11:18pm


     Style: blunt trauma

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    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.
  5. TheMightyMcClaw is offline
    TheMightyMcClaw's Avatar

    MADE OF STEEL!

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Posts
    3,426

    Posted On:
    8/27/2009 11:41pm

    supporting member
     Style: MMA

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I'll second American Shaolin. It's well written, witty, and incredibly insightful to the true nature of MA in modern China.
  6. hoodedmonk is offline
    hoodedmonk's Avatar

    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Carson WA.
    Posts
    2,401

    Posted On:
    8/27/2009 11:47pm


     Style: Bjj

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    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.
  7. Arraksboll is offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    5

    Posted On:
    8/28/2009 12:49am

    Bullshido Newbie
     Style: Desktop

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Thank you TheMightyMcClaw and hoodedmonk!
  8. Eddie Hardon is offline

    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,502

    Posted On:
    8/28/2009 5:45am

    Join us... or die
     Style: Trad Ju Jitsu

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    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.
  9. Arraksboll is offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    5

    Posted On:
    8/28/2009 7:24am

    Bullshido Newbie
     Style: Desktop

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    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!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Powered by vBulletin™© contact@vbulletin.com vBulletin Solutions, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved.