Shaolin WHITE CRANE Kung Fu
by Lorne Bernard
See the DVD companion for this book.
life there come few opportunities to train with a fantastic
martial artist, like in his home in Malaysia, and get in
depth understanding of his art and all of its subtleties.
For most of us, this is something far beyond our wildest
dreams. For Shifu Lorne Bernard, this was his experience.
Now he had taken it upon himself to share all he has gained
starts the blurb on the back of this new book. Mr. Bernard
indeed delivers on this because this book is a work of love.
Not only does he introduce us to White Crane but he makes
many comments from the standpoint of someone who actually
cares about his art and the misinterpretations that are
starting to eat away at the core of Kung Fu.
Crane is an interesting style particuarly for those who
are researching the origins of Karate. It is also a style
strongly represented in Taiwan. In addition there are some
very interesting parallels involved in the relationship
between White Crane and Wing Chun.
in this book include:
An historical overview of Southern China's Fujian
province martial arts legacy
A detailed history of White Crane
Two person practice forms
Street situations and real fighting combinations
Traditional conditioning methods
An overview of weaponry assoicated with this Southern
Kung Fu system
of the foremost proponents of the system in North America
is Shifu Lorne Bernard, based in Montreal. In addition to
teaching at two schools in the Montreal region, Shifu Bernard
has arranged for White Crane to be taught at two major universities:
Concordia and Universite du Quebec: Montreal.
Bernard is a dedicated instructor who expresses concerns
shared by many of his fellow teachers. He is frank but kind.
He does something few other martial writers do; he mentions
discussing his issues with friends and respected teachers
from other styles. A profitable book in many ways.
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