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    The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing

    Books & eBooks $17.95

    Qigong is an integrated mind-body healing method that has been practiced with remarkable results in China for thousands of years. The Chinese have long treasured qigong for its effectiveness both in healing and in preventing disease, and more recently they have used it in conjunction with modern medicine to cure cancer, immune system disorders, and other life-threatening conditions. Now in this fascinating, comprehensive volume, renowned qigong master and China scholar Kenneth S. Cohen explains how you too can integrate qigong into your life–and harness the healing power that will help your mind and body achieve the harmony of true health.

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    Simplified Tai Chi Chuan: 24 Postures with Applications & Standard 48 Postures

    Books & eBooks $13.99

    This revised edition of our best selling beginner Tai Chi Chuan book includes a new and modern easy-to-follow layout. Every tai chi movement is presented in 2-4 large photographs with clear instructions, followed by key points to help you learn properly. Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 Posture is one of today’s most popular tai chi forms. Once learned, it can be performed in only six minutes. If you are learning tai chi in a school, a fitness club, a community or recreation center, or even the local park, this is the tai chi form you are likely to encounter. The martial arts applications for each posture are shown so you can understand that every movement has a purpose. Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 48 Posture is a popular tai chi form practiced by those who want a longer, more challenging sequence. Once learned, it can be performed in only twelve minutes. The forty-eight posture form is often the next form a student studies after learning the twenty-four posture form. Here’s what is inside this book: Theory to help you understand tai chi’s important tai chi concepts Warm up exercises for safe and proper tai chi practice Fundamentals so your tai chi movements will be easy and natural Foot diagrams so you will know what direction to face The complete Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 Posture form, step-by-step Martial applications for each movement of the 24 posture form The complete Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 48 Posture form, step-by-step No matter your age, tai chi chuan is a wonderful way to improve your health and well-being.

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    The Bruce Lee Way: Motivation, Wisdom and Life-Lessons from the Legend

    Books & eBooks $8.99

    This fascinating collection showcases how Bruce Lee lived and how we can all live better, fuller lives by following his example. Bruce Lee was more than a movie star or a martial artist. For many people, he was a living example of the incredible things a person can accomplish through dedication, perseverance and sheer force of will. In just 33 years before his untimely death, Bruce Lee created new styles of fighting, and became an international film star, television personality, philosopher and cultural icon in the process. This inspirational new book presents a carefully curated selection of photos, stories, anecdotes and ephymera, plus favorite film notes, lines and commentary from friends, family, peers and rivals. It distills the iconic fighter’s approach to making the most out of life into a beautifully bound book that would be treasured by any Bruce Lee fan, as well as those readers looking for an inspired approach to living a richer, more fulfilling existence.

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    Wing Chun Kung Fu: Traditional Chinese Kung Fu for Self-Defense and Health

    Books & eBooks $12.69

    Straightforward and efficient, Wing Chun Kung Fu is one of the most popular forms of Kung Fu because it emphasizes techniqu over strength. By using the skills of Wing Chun Kung Fu, a smaller and weaker person can easily overcome a larger strong opponent. With its focus on technique rather than force, it is suitable for both men and women, young and old, and for those of all levels of physical fitness. Grandmaster Ip Chun is regarded as the world’s leading authority on Wing Chun. Bruce Lee–Wing Chun’s most famous student–was taught by Ip Chun’s father, Grandmaster Ip Man. Michael Ise is also a highly respected Qigong and martial arts master. Together they demonstrate that first form of Wing Chun (Siu Lim Tao) and show how it can be used for self-denence. They also outline the history and the art of Wing Chun and discuss its many other benefits, which includeIncreased Energy and VitalityGreater Confidence and Inner StrengthAn Understanding of the Skills and Benefits of MeditationWith expert instruction and more than 100 step-by-step photographs, Wing Chun Kung Fu makes it easy to master the power and grace of this ancient martial art.

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    Thank You Kung Fu

    Books & eBooks $15.71

    DAVID NEVER EXPECTED HIS STORY TO BE LIKE THIS, but at twenty-seven years old, he learned of his Grade II Oligodendroglioma: an inoperable brain tumor allowing him five to seven years to live. This discovery sent him down an entirely different road by measuring the true meaning of his relationships, struggling for and against his cancerous body, and questioning those who attempt to define him, but unfortunately, this path led him to rock bottom. But David has learned there’s nothing wrong with existing at rock bottom as your life begins again. It seems that rock bottom is where God loves to start building the foundations for His best stories.davidvwenzel.com

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    The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu: The Secrets of Kung Fu for Self-Defense, Health, and Enlightenment (Tuttle Martial Arts)

    Books & eBooks $13.99

    The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu is the ultimate guide to Kung Fu, from theory to practical application.This unique martial arts book, by a renowned Grandmaster, is a complete and comprehensive introduction to Kung Fu and all other aspects of ancient Shaolin wisdom. You will learn the ancient art of the Shaolin monks from the famous Shaolin monastery. It will prove invaluable to everyone interested in martial arts, chi kung, and meditation, showing how Kung Fu and other Shaolin arts can bring you health, vitality, mental focus, and spiritual joy.Chapters include:What is Kung Fu?—Four Aspects of Kung Fu; The Importance of Force Training; Application for Combat and Daily Living; Kung Fu Philosophy for Deeper Understanding; The Benefits of Kung FuThe Historical Development of Chinese Martial Arts—Kung Fu in Prehistoric and Ancient Times; The Glorious Han and Tang; The Modern PeriodFrom Shaolin to Taijiquan—Shaolin Kung Fu; The Various Styles of Taijiquan; Soft and Hard, Internal and ExternalA Comparative Study of Kung Fu—Contrasting Shaolin and Wudang Kung Fu; Xingyi Kung Fu and Taoist Concepts; Tanglangquan or Praying Mantis Kung Fu; The Spread of Southern Kung FuDefining Aims and Objectives—Setting Aims for Kung Fu Training; Personal Objectives; Course ObjectivesThe Foundation of Shaolin Kung Fu—Inheritance from Past Masters; Various Shaolin Hand Forms; Basic Shaolin PatternsFrom Form to Combat Application—The Four Directions of Attack; The Principles of Effective Combat; Specific Techniques Against KicksCombat Sequences and Set Practice—Relieving Injuries Sustained in Sparring; Composing Your Own Kung Fu SetsShaolin Five Animals—Understanding Characteristics and Essence; The Five-Animal Set; The Names of the Five-Animal PatternsFive-Animal Combination Set—How to Improve Combat Efficiency; Spacing and Timing in CombatThe Internal Force of Shaolin Kung Fu—The Relationship Between Technique and Force; The Compassionate Art of Qin-Na; The Internal Force of Tiger ClawTactics and Strategies—Using Continuous Attack Effectively; A Tactic to Distract Your Opponent; Selecting Strategies to Suit Particular SituationsClassical Kung Fu Weapons—Staffs; Whips, Knives and Other Weapons; Light and Heavy WeaponsUnderstanding and Developing Chi—The Various Genres of Chi Kung; Lohan Embracing Buddha; Abdominal BreathingShaolin Kung Fu and Zen—Culitvating Heart, Nourishing Nature; Bodhidharma and Taoism in ZenThe Shaolin Way to Enlightenment—Attaining a Focused Mind; Meditation to Train Awareness; Shaolin Kung Fu for Spiritual Development

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