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Special Section: Here are a number of books on Shaolin Mantis including the Shaolin Mantis and the "Kan Jia" or "inside" school of Shaolin. The books are in both English and Chinese (The English is always the same. The Chinese characters may be traditional or siplified depending on our stock.) This dual language Chinese/English edition is beautifully designed. This series has an introductory calligraphic introduction by Yang Zhao Ting, the former president of the National Chinese WuShu Association. The writer of the aseries, Geng Jun, studied under Su Xi, Su Fa and Li Zhuan Yuan. There are general notes and demonstrations of the Shaolin stances for the entire series. There's also a nice short color section on students and Geng Jun's activities. The side-by-side Chinese and English make this a very useful text with clear instructions.

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Eagle Claw Kung Fu

SC144 Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu
Chinese and English, with VCD of the form
$16.95

Eagle Claw Boxing is a famous and beautiful form of Chinese Kung Fu. Here is a great combination for learning with a book in both English and Chinese and a VCD (video compact disk) showing the entire performance routine of this exciting style. The book explains basic stances, hand movements, leg techniques, balances and jumps. It shows a learnable practice form concentrating on the Eagle's powerful claw hand, gliding actions, jumps and distinctive maneuvers. The instruction is simple and clear enough that someone with an intermediate knowledge of martial arts should be able to figure out this energetic and dramatic form. It has an introductory section showing basics Shaolin drills.

"It's a particular kind of boxing (Quan) that was created from the eagle's behavior and the peculiarities of its hunting, while combined with the skills in Wushu. Its main peculiarities are its abundant way of clawing: grasp, clasp, pinch and grapple; turning over; .... It commands you hands to punch out and claw back, hurt the tendon and the bone, dot the point and hold the  (opponent's) breath, turn your body over agile, spirit like an eagle."

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Shaoilin Kung Fu Plum Blossom Boxing

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Shaolin Maze Boxing with DVD- SC 143
Shaolin Mantis by Geng Jun
Shi De Yang, 89 pages, full color, comes with a DVD of the form
Simplified Chinese Characters, $16.95

 

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Full color and nicely laid out. This is a demonstration of the Lost Track (Maze) style in the Shaolin fashion. Big, nicely cut, full color photos not only show the form but the basics and special moves like aerial kicks. A very dynamic presentation and one of the best in the Shaolin series. (NOTE: Though many “Shaolin” version of some styles such as Pigua are somewhat disappointing, this historical Lost Track form may actually be one of the earliest versions of the style, according to the passed down information on the style.)
DVD: A good presentation of the Lost Track, Shaolin style, by Shi De Yang. A number of short sections on Shaolin basics also thrown in. ENGLISH subtitles. Very clear instruction. Possible conflicts with some VTRs.
Shaoilin Kung Fu Plum Blossom Boxing

White Ape Presents the Book - SC 823
Shaolin Mantis by Geng Jun
116 pages, photographs and a summary sequence at the end
$9.95 Simplified Chinese and English

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This dual language Chinese/English edition is beautifully designed.
This series has an introductory calligraphic introduction by Yang Zhao Ting, the former president of the National Chinese WuShu Association. The writer of the series, Geng Jun, studied under Su Xi, Su Fa and Li Zhuan Yuan. There are general notes and demonstrations of the Shaolin stances for the entire series. There's also a nice short color section on students and Geng Jun's activities. The side-by-side Chinese and English make this a very useful text with clear instructions.
THIS BOOK shows a Shaolin  version of a core Northern Mantis form. White Ape Presents is practiced in just about all Northern Mantis styles with a strong emphasis on basics mantis skills including some spins. Occasionally this is the next form taught after Beng Bu Quan.
Shaoilin Kung Fu Plum Blossom Boxing
The Plum Blossom Road - SC 822
Shaolin Mantis by Geng Jun
169 pages, photographs and a summary sequence at the end
$12.95 Simplified Chinese and English
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This dual language Chinese/English edition is beautifully designed.
This series has an introductory calligraphic introduction by Yang Zhao Ting, the former president of the National Chinese WuShu Association. The writer of the series, Geng Jun, studied under Su Xi, Su Fa and Li Zhuan Yuan. There are general notes and demonstrations of the Shaolin stances for the entire series. There's also a nice short color section on students and Geng Jun's activities. The side-by-side Chinese and English make this a very useful text with clear instructions.
THIS BOOK shows a famous intermediate form which concentrates on blending hard and soft, firm and graceful movements.

Shaolin Flying Dragon Boxing

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SC-429 Shaolin Flying Dragon Boxing
by Liu Shi Jun
Simplified Chinese Characters and English,
softbound, photographs; 172 pages, $10.95

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This little text gives a lot for its price. The Flying Dragon is a basic to intermediate form and one of Shaolin Kung Fu's many hand sets. It also happens to be a favorite of the author. It is a well-constructed, very clean set mixing powerful moves with some dragon form actions. What makes this book different is that, besides giving the Flying Dragon form Liu gives the two forms which shoud preceed it in Shaolin boxing, namely the Five Elements Fist and the Tan Tui. The Five Elements is an almost stationary set practiced on both sides, very easy to learn. Next is the complete Shaolin Tan Tui followed by the Dragon itself. Some applications of the Dragon boxing finish the book.

Shaoilin Kung Fu Plum Blossom BoxingShaolin Plum Blossom Boxing - SC 821
by Geng Jun
116 pages, photographs and a summary sequence at the end
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Simplified Chinese Characters and English,
This dual language Chinese/English edition is beautifully designed.
This series has an introductory calligraphic introduction by Yang Zhao Ting, the former president of the National Chinese WuShu Association. The writer of the series, Geng Jun, studied under Su Xi, Su Fa and Li Zhuan Yuan. There are general notes and demonstrations of the Shaolin stances for the entire series. There's also a nice short color section on students and Geng Jun's activities. The side-by-side Chinese and English make this a very useful text with clear instructions.
THIS BOOK teaches one of Shaolin's more famous forms. The Plum Blossom design is a five petaled cross. In the old days monks would train on poles six feet in the air moving form one to another planted in this Plum Blossom design. This Kung Fu form has some leaps and light legged stances representing the actions on the balance poles.
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Shaolin Kung Fu Mantis White Ape
Shaolin Mantis White Ape Presents to the Mother - SC 820
by Geng Jun
100 pages, photographs and a summary sequence at the end
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$9.95
Simplified Chinese Characters, softbound, photographs;

This dual language Chinese/English edition is beautifully designed.
This series has an introductory calligraphic introduction by Yang Zhao Ting, the former president of the National Chinese WuShu Association. The writer of the series, Geng Jun, studied under Su Xi, Su Fa and Li Zhuan Yuan. There are general notes and demonstrations of the Shaolin stances for the entire series. There's also a nice short color section on students and Geng Jun's activities. The side-by-side Chinese and English make this a very useful text with clear instructions.
THIS BOOK teaches one of Shaolin's Praying Mantis forms. It is said that after monk, Wang Lang, developed Praying Mantis he returned to the temple for three years and taught his style there. The White Ape series recalls the influence of Monkey Boxing on the Praying Mantis. Where, exactly, Shaolin Mantis lies in the general scene of Praying Mantis if open to discussion but if it exists at all this would be a representative set. Form only.
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Shaolin Kung Fu Mantis White Ape
Shaolin Mantis White Ape Offers Fruit - SC 815
by Geng Jun
108 pages, photographs and a summary sequence at the end
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$9.95
Simplified Chinese and English, softbound, photographs;

This dual language Chinese/English edition is beautifully designed.
This series has an introductory calligraphic introduction by Yang Zhao Ting, the former president of the National Chinese WuShu Association. The writer of the series, Geng Jun, studied under Su Xi, Su Fa and Li Zhuan Yuan. There are general notes and demonstrations of the Shaolin stances for the entire series. There's also a nice short color section on students and Geng Jun's activities. The side-by-side Chinese and English make this a very useful text with clear instructions.
THIS BOOK teaches one of Shaolin's Praying Mantis forms. It is said that after monk, Wang Lang, developed Praying Mantis he returned to the temple for three years and taught his style there. The White Ape series recalls the influence of Monkey Boxing on the Praying Mantis. Where, exactly, Shaolin Mantis lies in the general scene of Praying Mantis if open to discussion but if it exists at all this would be a representative set. Form only.
See some of the author's VCDs.
Shaolin Kung Fu 7 Sta Small FrameShaolin 7 Star Small Frame - SC 814
by Geng Jun
108 pages, photographs and a summary sequence at the end
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$9.95
Simplified Chinese and English, softbound, photographs;

This dual language Chinese/English edition is beautifully designed.
This series has an introductory calligraphic introduction by Yang Zhao Ting, the former president of the National Chinese WuShu Association. The writer of the series, Geng Jun, studied under Su Xi, Su Fa and Li Zhuan Yuan. There are general notes and demonstrations of the Shaolin stances for the entire series. There's also a nice short color section on students and Geng Jun's activities. The side-by-side Chinese and English make this a very useful text with clear instructions.
THIS BOOK teaches one of Shaolin's main "small" or "short" fists, the Seven Star. It contains numerous squatting and contracted positions and embodies the Shaolin concept of "defend like a cat, attack like a tiger". Form only.

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Shaolin Kung Fu Luo Han BoxingShaolin LuoHan (Arhat) Boxing - SC 813
by Geng Jun
148 pages, photographs and a summary sequence at the end
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$10.95 Simplified Chinese and
English, softbound, photographs;

This dual language Chinese/English edition is beautifully designed.
This series has an introductory calligraphic introduction by Yang Zhao Ting, the former president of the National Chinese WuShu Association. The writer of the series, Geng Jun, studied under Su Xi, Su Fa and Li Zhuan Yuan. There are general notes and demonstrations of the Shaolin stances for the entire series. There's also a nice short color section on students and Geng Jun's activities. The side-by-side Chinese and English make this a very useful text with clear instructions.
THIS BOOK shows one of the most famous of the contemporarily recognized forms of Shaolin. It contains, among other postures, the famous "sleeping Arhat" pose. Some skill required. Form only.
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Shaolin Kung Fu Kan Jia #1Shaolin "Secret" Kan Jia Road #1 - SC 812
by Geng Jun
119 pages, photographs and a summary sequence at the end
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$10.95 Simplified Chinese and English, softbound, photographs;

This dual language Chinese/English edition is beautifully designed.
This series has an introductory calligraphic introduction by Yang Zhao Ting, the former president of the National Chinese WuShu Association. The writer of the series, Geng Jun, studied under Su Xi, Su Fa and Li Zhuan Yuan. There are general notes and demonstrations of the Shaolin stances for the entire series. There's also a nice short color section on students and Geng Jun's activities. The side-by-side Chinese and English make this a very useful text with clear instructions.
THIS BOOK is the first road of the series said to be created by Su Fu. The inspiration for this series was a number of monks who had left the Temple not fully trained and therefore brought shame to Shaolin. 13 "toll gates" were then created guarded by master monks who would challenge anyone wanting to leave and thereby insure a high standard of skill. Form only.

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Shaolin Kung Fu Cannon Fist

Shaolin Cannon Fist - SC 811
by Geng Jun
202 pages, photographs and a summary sequence at the end

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$13.95 Simplified Chinese and English, softbound, photographs;

This dual language Chinese/English edition is beautifully designed.
This series has an introductory calligraphic introduction by Yang Zhao Ting, the former president of the National Chinese WuShu Association. The writer of the series, Geng Jun, studied under Su Xi, Su Fa and Li Zhuan Yuan. There are general notes and demonstrations of the Shaolin stances for the entire series. There's also a nice short color section on students and Geng Jun's activities. The side-by-side Chinese and English make this a very useful text with clear instructions.
THIS BOOK shows the complete Cannon Fist (anciently known as Cannon Pounding: Pao Chui) form of Shaolin. This strong form is considered one of the "king of Boxing" routines and is a cornerstone of some Shaolin training. Form only.

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Shaolin Kung Fu Yan Qing BoxingShaolin Yan Qing Boxing - SC 806
by Geng Jun
142 pages, photographs and a summary sequence at the end
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$10.95Simplified Chinese and English, softbound, photographs;
This dual language Chinese/English edition is beautifully designed.
This series has an introductory calligraphic introduction by Yang Zhao Ting, the former president of the National Chinese WuShu Association. The writer of the series, Geng Jun, studied under Su Xi, Su Fa and Li Zhuan Yuan. There are general notes and demonstrations of the Shaolin stances for the entire series. There's also a nice short color section on students and Geng Jun's activities. The side-by-side Chinese and English make this a very useful text with clear instructions.

See some of the author's VCDs.
Shaolin Kung Fu Mantis Cha Chui

Shaolin Mantis Cha Chui - SC 805
by Geng Jun
a summary sequence at the end

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$9.95 Simplified Chinese and English, softbound, photographs;
110 pages, photographs

This dual language Chinese/English edition is beautifully designed.
This series has an introductory calligraphic introduction by Yang Zhao Ting, the former president of the National Chinese WuShu Association. The writer of the series, Geng Jun, studied under Su Xi, Su Fa and Li Zhuan Yuan. There are general notes and demonstrations of the Shaolin stances for the entire series. There's also a nice short color section on students and Geng Jun's activities. The side-by-side Chinese and English make this a very useful text with clear instructions.
THIS BOOK shows the entire Shaolin version of the famous Seven Star Mantis form "Insert Hammer". Form only.
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Shaolin Kung Fu Secret Chronicles

SHAOLIN Secret Chronicles - SC 723

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$11.95 Simplified Chinese Characters, softbound, photographs;
175 pages, no illustrations, softbound


Here is a book of essays on the art, history and practice of Shaolin Boxing. Many page, no illustrations except the famous mural. Topics historical and mundane. Principles of practice not only about empty handed but weapons work. All in simplified Chinese.

Shaolin Kung Fu Luo Han

Luo Han Spirit Hit - SC 625
by Gao Xiang

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$8.50 Simplified Chinese Characters, softbound, photographs;
314 pages, soft bound, photographs


This is a series of self defense applications said to derived from the Shaolin Kung Fu of Hebei as exemplified by the teachings of sifu Kang Fu Zhen. The movements are practical and direct, as is often the flavor of "Metal Luo Han" style. Numerous photographs.

Shaolin Kung Fu Secret Weapons

SHAOLIN Secret Weapons Manual - SC 308
by Su Fa De Qian De Yan & De Jiao

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$18.95 Simplified Chinese Characters, softbound, photographs;
478 Pages, Softbound. Illustrated.

ShaoLin Hu Shen An Qi Mi Zhuan.
Short, soft and "hidden" weapons are widely demonstrated in this book. The illustrations are toward the stick-side but the weapons are fascinating. Among the inclusions we have: Broom, Double Rasp, Pitchfork (not trident), Basket, Alms Bowl (Bo), Chopsticks, Nail Wheel, Whisk, Dagger (called Needle), Iron Flute (Tie Di), Belt, Double Crutch, Leaf Fan and more. Over 1050 illustrations.