Chinese Gentle Art Complete: The Bible of Ngo Cho Kun (Chinese-English Edition)

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Yu Chiok Sam/Lim Co A.(translator)
ISBN: 9780692205419
Tambuli Media
244 pag. paperback 18 x 25 cm

In Chinese Gentle Art Complete, Alexander Lim Co pours scholarship and more than 50 years’ experience in Ngo Cho into the first-ever illustrated publication, and English-language translation, of this historical book on Fukien Five Ancestor Boxing.

Long held as the "Bible of Ngo Cho Kun,” this treatise on Five Ancestor Fist Kung-Fu has been a treasured keepsake among lineage holders of the style. Originally published in China 1917 by Yu Chiok Sam, one of the "Ngo Cho Ten Tigers," or leading disciples of the art’s founder Chua Giok Beng, the book saw only a limited print run. It has been out of print for over 90 years!

This special Tambuli Media edition presents all of the original Chinese text along with a new Foreword, Prefaces, an Appendix and precise English translation illustrated with over 700 clear photographs demonstrating techniques and training methods. Contents include:

Single Short-Hand and Long-Hand Techniques; Double Short-Hand and Long-Hand Techniques; Kneeling and Evading Techniques; Nine Section Brocade; Nine Rotary Method; 18 Scholars Method; Solo and Partner Fighting Drills; 38 Solo Empty-Hand Forms; Six Weapon Art Categories.