Originally published in 1963, this book includes personal testimonies regarding the author and his art from James Y. Lee, the legendary Ed Parker, and jujutsu icon Wally Jay. Through hand-drawn diagrams and captioned photo sequences, Lee’s text comes to life as he demonstrates a variety of training exercises and fighting techniques. Topics include basic gung fu stances, waist training, leg training, and the theory of yin and yang.
The re-edition of Bruce Lee’s original thoughts on kung fu offers martial arts enthusiasts and collectors exactly what they want: more Lee. Featuring digitally-enhanced photography, new pictures of Lee from a lost session and an original essay in Lee’s handwriting, Chinese Gung Fu still maintains its position as a timeless work by one of martial art’s greatest masters.
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This book is a fair introduction to very basic gongfu. It does not convey any of Lee's distinctive insights, as expressed in his later books, but it does convey the core principles of traditional gongfu, and Lee's later insights were, in my opinion, a result of taking these principles to their logical conclusion. I would recommend this book for students new to gongfu or perhaps for fans of Bruce Lee who are interested in his biographical development. But it must be emphasized that the book is nothing special, and there are plenty of comparable introductions available.
Great book about a great man who went to to do great things way ahead of his time. Thank you Master Bruce for what you gave us in such a short time.
this book is good.
people should stop whining and complaining because this was his very first book. he tried to correct the book with all his efforts. i am sure none of you whiners would ever accomplish such a thing. just read it.