Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu is one of Dr. Yang ,Jwing-Ming's first books on a single art, and one of the cornerstone books of an intelligent kung fu library. It details the basics thoroughly, giving just a glimpse of higher teachings (such as Dim Mak & Dim Hsueh). It also allows for the practice to branch off into other styles by describing how Long Fist, called the "Grandfather Style of Northern Kung Fu" is related to numerous other styles, such as Tai Chi Chuan, Eagle Claw, Northern Praying Mantis and various Northern Chinese animal styles.
- A concise history of the Shaolin style
- Warm up and stretching
- Ten fundamental stances in Long Fist
- Theory and techniques for nine Long Fist movements
- Twenty hand forms and how they are used in applications against an opponent
- Eighteen sandbag hand strikes
- Twenty-two sandbag leg strikes
- Power and speed training techniques
- Attack zones with a vital cavities chart
- Lien Bu Chuan (fundamental sequence) with martial applications
- Gung Li Chuan (fundamental sequence) with martial applications
- Yi Lu Mei Fu (fundamental sequence) with martial applications
- Shaw Fu Ien (intermediate sequence) with martial applications
- Shih Tzu Tan (intermediate sequence) with martial applications
- Fourteen free fighting training forms
- A discussion on free fighting strategies
An important book for the stylist seeking to attain clarity in his or her understanding of the arts, regardless of style.
About the Author
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming started his Gongfu training at the age of 15 under the Shaolin White Crane Master Cheng, Gin Gsao. Dr. Yang became an expert in the White Crane style of Chinese martial arts. With the same master he also studied Qin Na, Tui Na and Dian Xue massages, and herbal treatment.
At the age of 16, Dr. Yang began the study of Taijiquan under Master Kao, Tao. Dr. Yang's tai chi can be traced back to the Yang family through Master Kao's teacher Yue, Huanzhi, an indoor disciple of Yang, Chengfu.
After learning from Master Kao, Dr. Yang continued his study and research of Taijiquan. Dr. Yang has mastered the Taiji barehand sequence, pushing hands, the two-man fighting sequence, Taiji sword, Taiji saber, and Taiji Qigong.
Dr. Yang has been involved in Chinese Gongfu since 1961. During this time, he has spent 13 years learning Shaolin White Crane, Shaolin Long Fist, and Taijiquan. Dr. Yang has more than thirty years of instructional experience.