White Ape Tong Bei Boxing-
by Li ShaoLiang
$16.95 Simplified Chinese Characters;
66 pages, English/Chinese text, illustrations and accompanying VCD showing exercises also with minimal English/Chinese narration.
TongBei is a famous school of martial arts which takes the monkey as its spirit. Its technique is violent and fierce. It emphasizes flexibility of the shoulders and back hence the name “Tong Bei” which means “Through the Back.” Its movements, besides exhibiting high level boxing skill have positive effects on the health. Though probably an ancient art the first record of this style was by Huang ZongXi in the Ming Dynasty. The Chi family version of the style was developed during the Qing Dynasty. A fast style Tong Bei moves are light, soft but powerful. The breakdown of the VCD clearly shows the flavor and fundamental movements of the style.
Note: We have been successful in playing these VCDs using a few different programs—such as VLC and Quicktime—but no one specific app. They also have worked on our stand-alone DVD player.