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NOTE: Please be aware that we only have one or two copies of some of these. Many aren't even in print any more. Even if it is listed here it may already be out of stock (we'll try to keep it updated but they may go fast).

Tai Chi Mei Hua Praying Mantis #2Tai Chi Mei Hua Praying Mantis #2 - SC 423
by Zhang Bing Dou
$12.95, Simplified Chinese Characters Only
300 Pages, Softbound. Photographs and Illustrations.

This is a series on a branch of the Mantis Boxing generally underrepresented in the written word. Here is the style known as Tai Chi Mei Hua or sometimes just Mei Hua Mantis. This SECOND volume contains forms breakdown on Mei Hua Road; Eight Elbows; Ba Bu Linked Legs and the Ba Bu sword. Click to see Zhang's VCDS.

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Tai Chi Mei Hua Praying Mantis #1Tai Chi Mei Hua Praying Mantis #1 - SC 422
by Zhang Bing Dou
$12.95, Simplified Chinese Characters Only
355 Pages, Softbound. Photographs and Illustrations.

This is a series on a branch of the Mantis Boxing generally underrepresented in the written word. Here is the style known as Tai Chi Mei Hua or sometimes just Mei Hua Mantis. This FIRST volume concentrates on a longish version of Zhai Yao which, as Mantis players will tell you, offers a complete "template" for the system. Click to see Zhang's VCDS.

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Wu Dang Kung Fu Short WeaponsSecrets of WuDang Short Weapon Skills - SC 408
WuDang MiZhuan TuanBing JueJi
by You Ming-Sheng and Zhao Rong
$12.50 , Simplified Chinese Characters Only
301 Pages, Softbound. Photographed.

Lots of photos in this book about Wu Dang short weapons. Dressed in the traditional attire of a Taoist monk, the demonstrator shows a nice set with a short stick, about heart high. Besides the demonstration are interspersed applications against an armed attacker who uses another stick and, occasionally, a SHOVEL! Other sets include a Wu Dang "Snake shaped" straight sword, whisk and "Night Traveler" Saber.

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MuLan Kung Fu Fan boxingMu Lan Fan Set- SC 405
with Xu Shu Zhen and Zhang Wei Wei
$6.95, Simplified Chinese Characters Only
195 Pages, Softbound. Illustrated.

A simple but well laid out book on the graceful MuLan fan form. Photographs with detailed explanations. Excellent foot pattern positions boxes. Overall quite learnable. Note this set is performed with a skirted fan; that is, one with a cloth overhang, but any fan will accommodate.

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MuLn Kung Fu routines

Mu Lan Boxing Compulsory Routines - SC 403
Mu Lan Quan GuiDing TaoLu
$12.50, Simplified Chinese Characters Only
270 Pages, Softbound. Illustrated.

Three of the official compulsory routines of the MuLan style compiled in one volume. Nicely illustrated and containing MuLan Fist, Fan and Straight Sword. Includes textural notes on the style.

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Chin Na and Counter Chin Na

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Chin Na & Counter Chin Na- SC 409
ChinNaFanChinNa
$12.50, Simplified Chinese Characters Only
Softbound. Photographs.

This is a very clear text on not only the art of Chin Nah but also of "Fan Chin Na" or counter-locking. In many years of teaching we have noticed that everyone who learns a locking movement wants, almost immediately, to learn its counter. Well, it doesn't work that way but the art of locking and counter locking is, indeed, an important study in the boxing arts.

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Mei Hua Kung Fu

White Ape Tong Bei Boxing- SC 246  
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.

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