“Speak to any native of Southern China about Bagua Zhang and the name ‘Fu Zhen Song’ will quickly come up in the conversation. Fu was largely responsible for the introduction of the Northern internal martial arts systems to the Southern Chinese, and his coiling movements, lightning-quick footwork, spinning maneuvers, and thunderous palm strikes are legendary. All students of Bagua Zhang will benefit greatly from the material that has been provided in this book, and I applaud Wei Ran Lin and Rick L. Wing for their efforts in providing Lin Chao Zhen's book to the English-speaking world.”
—Dan Miller, publisher and editor, Pa Kua Chang Journal
"The Chinese martial art of Bagua Zhang has a long and illustrious history of training manuals, and Fu Zhen Song’s Dragon Bagua Zhang
carries on this grand tradition. Lin Chao Zhen was a direct student of Fu Zhen Song, and his closeness to that renowned teacher is reflected in the detail shown in the various techniques in the book. I highly recommend this important and informative training manual."
—Brian L. Kennedy, coauthor of Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals: A Historical Survey
"This concise volume not only introduces Fu Zhen Song's unique Dragon Bagua Form but also provides extensive historical notes about Fu's connections to many of the most well-known martial artists of his time. This book will be a valuable addition to any student's collection."
—John Groschwitz, translator of The Xingyi Boxing Manual: Hebei Style's Five Principles and Seven Words
About the Author
Lin Chao Zhen founded the Zhao Qing Martial Arts Association. His oldest son, Wei Ran Lin, studied with his father from childhood. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Rick Wing is the instructor of the Jing Mo Athletic Association in San Francisco and author of The Classical Three- Section Staff.