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A Guide to Chinese Martial Arts, Traditional Chinese Medicine Books

       
 

 

 

 

12cm¡Á18.5cm,

178 pages, 1991. 

ISBN

7-119-01393-9/G.30

Published by Beijing Foreign Languages Press.

 

 

         

 

 

Contents

CHAPTER ONE

THE ORIGINS AND HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHINESE WUSHU

1.The Roots of Chinese Wushu

2. Wushu Before the Qin and Han Dynasties

3. The Sui-Tang Period and Afterwards

4. Current Developments of Wushu

CHAPTER TWO

THE STYLES OF CHINESE WUSHU

1. How Many Styles of Chinese Boxing?

2. The Eighteen Weapons

3. Methods of Wushu Practice

4. The Value of Chinese Wushu

1. A Healthy Sport

2. Self-Defence Skills

3. The Beauty of Chinese Wushu

4. Virtue and Skill

CHAPTER THREE

AN INTRODUCTION TO SOME WUSHU STYLES

1.Chang Quan

1.Evolution and Characteristics

2. Essential Skills

3. Illustrated Basic Exercises

1) Hand Positions

2) Hand Technique

3) Stances

4) Footwork

5)Leg Skills

6) Shoulder Skills

7) Waist Skills

8) Jumping

9) Balancing

10) Combined Exercise for five Kinds of Steps

4. Twenty-Four Gestures of Lianhuan chang Quan

2. Taiji Quan

1.Origin of Taiji Quan

2. Different Schools of Taiji Quan

3. Practice methods

4. Basic Requirements in Practice

5. Taiji Quan and Health

6. Illustrated Simplified Taiji Quan Exercise

3. Shaolin Quan

1. Shaolin Monastery and Shaolin Wushu

2. Contents and Characteristics of Shaolin Quan

3. Illustrated Shaolin Tiangang Quan