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Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu

by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

THE GRANDFATHER STYLE OF NORTHERN KUNG FU. Originally published in 1981, this is one of the cornerstone books of an intelligent kung fu library. A limited supply book.

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Release date: 
October 4, 2017
Paperback: 242 pages
6 × 9 × 1 in
ISBN: 9780865680203

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Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu is one of Dr. Yang ,Jwing-Ming's first books on a single art, and one of the cornerstone books of an intelligent kung fu library. It details the basics thoroughly, giving just a glimpse of higher teachings (such as Dim Mak & Dim Hsueh). It also allows for the practice to branch off into other styles by describing how Long Fist, called the "Grandfather Style of Northern Kung Fu" is related to numerous other styles, such as Tai Chi Chuan, Eagle Claw, Northern Praying Mantis and various Northern Chinese animal styles.

  • A concise history of the Shaolin style
  • Warm up and stretching
  • Ten fundamental stances in Long Fist
  • Theory and techniques for nine Long Fist movements
  • Twenty hand forms and how they are used in applications against an opponent
  • Eighteen sandbag hand strikes
  • Twenty-two sandbag leg strikes
  • Power and speed training techniques
  • Attack zones with a vital cavities chart
  • Lien Bu Chuan (fundamental sequence) with martial applications
  • Gung Li Chuan (fundamental sequence) with martial applications
  • Yi Lu Mei Fu (fundamental sequence) with martial applications
  • Shaw Fu Ien (intermediate sequence) with martial applications
  • Shih Tzu Tan (intermediate sequence) with martial applications
  • Fourteen free fighting training forms
  • A discussion on free fighting strategies

An important book for the stylist seeking to attain clarity in his or her understanding of the arts, regardless of style.


About the Author

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming (楊俊敏博士) started his Gongfu (Kung Fu) training at the age of fifteen under the Shaolin White Crane (Bai He) Master Cheng, Gin Gsao (曾金灶). In thirteen years of study (1961-1974) under Master Cheng, Dr. Yang became an expert in the White Crane style of Chinese martial arts, which includes both the use of bare hands and of various weapons such as saber, staff, spear, trident, two short rods, and many others. With the same master he also studied White Crane Qin Na … More »