KCS005 Xie Zhen Mizong Quan
Jiang Rong Jiao( trans. Joseph Crandall)
This book speaks about the real Lost Track (aka. Yan Qing or Mizong Yi) style of Kung Fu. The Mizong is a big style with over a hundred forms, famous throughout Northern China. It is based on Shaolin but has unique features such as indeterminacy, softness, misdirection and other worthwhile arts. Jiang is famous for trying to re-enliven Chinese Martial Arts. His books are considered the beginning of "modern" martial writing in the field. This text addresses the background and theory of a favorite style of his, Mizong. Originating in Cang Zhou which is the birthplace of the best Mizong, Jiang was trying to preserve what he considered the true core of the system. He discusses the theory , gives some really interesting analogies, and critques—somewhat—the Huo Yun Jia branch of the family. He also demonstrates (not with the best photos ever) a key Mizong form. As a sometime practitioner of this art, we recommend it for the person not familiar with this important branch of Northern Kung Fu. No longer an easy book to get even in Chinese.