About the Author
William Acevedo received his chemical engineering degree from the University of America (Bogota, Colombia) and has a master's degree in the same field from the University of Ottawa (Canada). For 22 years he has practiced the disciplines of Shotokan Karate, Taekwondo, Tao Li, Tian Shan Pai, Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Shuai Chiao, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has written articles for diverse magazines such as Classical Fighting Arts (U.S.A.) or Revista de Artes Marciales AsiAticas (Spain). Currently he exchanges information on the history of Chinese martial arts with other researchers. Carlos GutiErrez GarcIa has a PhD in the science of physical fitness and sports from the University of Leon (Spain) and is currently a professor for the Department of Physical Fitness and Sports at the University of LeOn. There he teaches various classes on judo, which he has studied since 1992. He is the author of various articles on martial arts and combat activities and is the director of the magazine Revista de Artes Marciales AsiAticas since 2006. Mei Cheung Acevedo has a degree from the University of York and is trained in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. She has worked with William Acevedo in translating and interpreting Chinese written texts and in preparing a pioneering work on the famous Central Academy of Guoshu of Nanjing. She has also studied art and photography and designed some of the illustrations that accompany this book.
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