Chinese Gung Fu: The Philosophical Art of Self-Defense by Bruce Lee

By Bruce Lee

Initially released in 1963, this e-book contains own stories concerning the writer and his artwork from James Y. Lee, the mythical Ed Parker, and jujutsu icon Wally Jay. via hand-drawn diagrams and captioned picture sequences, Lee’s textual content involves lifestyles as he demonstrates various education routines and battling thoughts. subject matters contain simple gung fu stances, waist education, leg education, and the speculation of yin and yang. The re-edition of Bruce Lee’s unique suggestions on kung fu deals martial arts lovers and creditors precisely what they need: extra Lee. that includes digitally-enhanced images, new photographs of Lee from a misplaced consultation and an unique essay in Lee’s handwriting, chinese language Gung Fu nonetheless keeps its place as a undying paintings through one in every of martial art’s maximum masters.

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