Published anywhere from 50 to over 80 years ago, here are translations of Kung Fu books emphasizing applied technique and training. We now offer Iron Thread from Hung Gar, one of the crowning forms of this style. Then there is the popular text on “Shaolin training methods,” which has been reprinted over and over for decades. Published in 1934 there are so many weird and clever skill challenges that at least a few must capture your whimsy. Shaolin Chin Na, among the first major books ever published on this subject (1936), showing a lot of very simple, straightforward locks and holds with great old pictures. And, finally,
Three reprint texts from a crucial period in Chinese and martial history.