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The first half of the book is largely a recounting of the development and history of Chinese Martial Arts (CMA) from a purely literary and historical standpoint. Read morePublished 12 months ago by K. Sonoma
The information provided in this book is simply amazing. It's intriguing and educating. I absolutely love it and would tell anyone i know to buy it. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Matthew
This isn't about martial arts training, but about the manuals produced in China over hundreds of years to teach the subject. Read morePublished on June 27, 2013 by Rick Cook
so the reader can dig himself out of the pile of crap that spews forth from Brian Kennedy's pen. As another reviewer pointed out, there are so many errors, mis-statements, and... Read morePublished on January 1, 2012 by Ted Bell
I purchased this book expecting an overview of various Chinese martial arts manuals, with some history about them, etc. Read morePublished on December 7, 2011 by Kung Fu Stu
As always, Brian Kennedy has produced a fascinating and highly informative work here. As a long-time fan of his articles for various martial arts magazines, I was very happy to see... Read morePublished on March 3, 2010 by .
It happens people think this book is the summa of the Chinese Kung Fu Manuals. Wrong.
This book analyzes the huge work done in Taiwan from the Lion pub on reissuing old... Read more