Chinese Gentle Art Complete: The Bible of Ngo Cho Kun Kindle Edition
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“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
- File Size : 108731 KB
- Print Length : 486 pages
- Publisher : Tambuli Media (February 3, 2016)
- Publication Date : February 3, 2016
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B01BH4WTDI
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #901,121 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I read and research quite a lot, so I was expecting to skim through the book fairly quickly; I was wrong. This work has such depth that it is impossible to fully realize what treasures lie ahead by simply skimming; it's easy to find yourself immersed for an hour or two, just absorbing the wisdom of the elders. I have enjoyed reading, and re-reading this book, and am proud to have it in my library alongside of Master Co's first book: The way of Ngo Cho Kun.
I am grateful to Master Co and Russ Smith for translating this classic piece of literary martial history, and to Dr. Mark Wiley and Tambuli Media for publishing this book and making it available to the public for the first time. This book is a 'must have' and 'must read' for any serious practitioner of Ngo Cho Kun, Fujian based systems, and even Okinawan Karate practitioners, as Five Ancestor Fist is widely believed to be a major influence of Okinawan Goju-Ryu and Uechi-Ryu.