The first ! A complete historical reference for Chinese Martial
Arts. This book is written by one of the world's leading experts
on Wushu. Professor Kang Gewu of the Wushu Research Institute
in Beijing has personally traveled throughout China gathering
archeological data and oral histories on this valuable cultural
treasure that is Martial Arts.
book is a vital text for anyone interested in the origins of
such diverse styles as T'ai Ch'i, Shaolin, ancient wrestling
and Qi Gong. It offers a time-line that covers thousands of
years of significant developments in the long history of Martial
Arts. Styles and masters are included by the dozen. The product
of years of research and study. Not to be missed!