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Chinese Gentle Art Complete: The Bible of Ngo Cho Kun by [Chiok Yu, Mark Wiley, Alexander Co, Russ Smith]

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Editorial Reviews


“I congratulate Sifu Alex Co for translating this rare and important book whose historical significance cannot be overstated. All practitioners of Ngo Cho should have this at their side!” —Benito Tan, Philippine-Chinese Beng Kiam Athletic Club

“This translation is an absolute gem for Chinese martial arts enthusiasts the world over. A professionally edited and presented text on a rarely seen art.  A welcomed addition to the martial collector’s shelf.” —Jake Burroughs, The Ground Never Misses

“Given that we are discussing a manual from 1917, and many of the early Republic era texts tended to be somewhat obscure, this was a pleasant surprise. Any student interested in this style, or the development of the southern Chinese martial arts more generally, will want to have a copy of this manual on their bookshelf.” —Ben Judkins, Kung-Fu Tea, Chinese Martial Arts Studies

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Alexander Lim Co is a living treasure in the arts of Chinese kung-fu. In fact, no name is more synonymous with Kung-Fu in the Philippines than Alexander Co. He spearheaded the Chin Wu Club in Manila, wrote the first kung-fu book ever published in the Philippines, and published the country’s first martial arts magazine, simply titled “Martial Arts Magazine.” Co has studied a dozen different kung-fu styles, was an “in-door” disciple of Ngo Cho Kun’s late grandmaster Tan Ka Hong, and has studied Seven Star Praying Mantis and Hung-gar under Grandmaster Shakespeare Chan, Wu style Tai Chi Chuan under the late Master John Hu Chuan Hai, and Hsin-I Liu Ha Pa Fa under Master David Chan. Alexander Co is the Advising Grandmaster of The American Beng Hong Athletic Association. He has served as Chairman of the Philippine-Chinese Beng Kiam Athletic Association and the Tsing Hua Ngo Cho Kung-fu Center and as Vice-chairman of the Hsin-I Society of Internal Arts. In addition to dozens of articles featured in such magazines as “Martial Arts Magazine,” “Rapid Journal,” “Inside Kung-Fu,” “Martial Arts Illustrated” and “Martial Arts Legends.” Grandmaster Co has written three books: “Secrets of Seven Star Praying Mantis,” “The Way of Ngo Cho Kun” and “Five Ancestor Fist Kung-Fu.” He also filmed a series of instructional videos “The Essence of Ngo Cho Kun” and “The Essence of Seven Star Praying Mantis” for Unique Publications Video. He is translator of the first English-language translation of the rare book, “Chinese Gentle Art Complete: The Bible of Ngo Cho Kun,” published by Tambuli Media. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • File Size : 108731 KB
  • Print Length : 486 pages
  • Publisher : Tambuli Media (February 3, 2016)
  • Publication Date : February 3, 2016
  • Language: : English
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
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