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The Tao of Gung Fu: A Study in the Way of Chinese Martial Art (Bruce Lee…

by Bruce Lee

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The Tao of Gung Fu reveals Bruce Lee's thoughtful analysis of the tapestry of Chinese martial arts--offering glimpses into the varied styles and his commentary on these arts. Lee's intense curiosity led him to accumulate this knowledge and expose the limitations of strict adherence to tradition, which inspired him to develop his cosmopolitan "way of no way." The Tao of Gung Fu includes insights into various Chinese martial arts and training methodologies, sketches of martial arts techniques, Lee's personal scrapbook of his famous thesis, "The Tao of Gung Fu." Witness Lee's personal cultivation of excellence in martial arts. His application of philosophy to physical movements epitomizes the unification of mind and body--a genuine way of living for the martial artist. Chapters include: What is Gung Fu?--An Introduction to Chinese Gung Fu, On Yin and Yang, and Bridging the Gap of Yin and Yang Some Techniques of Gung Fu--The Fundamentals of Gung Fu, The Basic Striking Points of Gung Fu, Introducing the Wing Chun Straight Punch, and The Practice of Forms Taoism in the Chinese Art of Gung Fu--On Wu-Hsin (No-Mindedness), On Wu Wei (Nondoing), and Centered Thoughts Ideas and Opinions--Traditions and Histories of Chinese Gung Fu, The Question of Psychic Center, and Bruce's view on Gung Fu Appendices--Bruce Lee's gung fu background at the time he wrote this book, Gung Fu terminology, and Letters and gung fu scrapbook This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features: Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon Bruce Lee: Artist of Life Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body Bruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do… (more)
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This is a earlier book of Bruce Lee's revised and re-edited. This book deals with Gung Fu and many of its different styles. As initially Bruce Lee was a traditionalist in the sense that although he may have studied man forms of Gung Fu besides his original Wing Chun. His focus was on Chinese Martial Arts. It was only later after a fight that he has realized that sticking only to traditional Chinese Martial Arts does not really serve his needs and caused him to expand into less traditional forms of fighting such as boxing, wrestling, fencing etc. ( )
  Mark_Oszoli | Nov 19, 2014 |
This book Bruce Lee began writing in 1964 but never finished. It includes Easten and WesteThis book is a result of many years of experience of martial arts, a carefully created system collecting everything efficient and cleaning away useless – a great master as Bruce Lee could afford doing. Except its technique and tactics basics the book is interesting for its philosophical content – Bruce Lee studied and applied the ancient principles in his “modern” fight system. In the way of martial artist development he writes about three stages – Primitive stage, stage of Art and stage of Artlessness. (Sounds familiar?). It is a stage of cultivated ignorance – to create new. Discover the rest!rn fitness methologies and the difference between external and internal martial arts.
  pathlessness | Aug 30, 2007 |
What can you say about a book written by Bruce Lee. This one is great. It was the basis for the 'Tao of JKD'. Here he is talking about what he really knows, the way of Chinese martial Arts. This book covers the technical gung fu as well as the philosophy as seen through Mr. Lee's eyes. One of the all time greatest Martial Artist. The diagrams are in his own hand, with his own thoughts. So read his words himself, and get the info direct! ( )
  hermit | Aug 21, 2007 |
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The Tao of Gung Fu reveals Bruce Lee's thoughtful analysis of the tapestry of Chinese martial arts--offering glimpses into the varied styles and his commentary on these arts. Lee's intense curiosity led him to accumulate this knowledge and expose the limitations of strict adherence to tradition, which inspired him to develop his cosmopolitan "way of no way." The Tao of Gung Fu includes insights into various Chinese martial arts and training methodologies, sketches of martial arts techniques, Lee's personal scrapbook of his famous thesis, "The Tao of Gung Fu." Witness Lee's personal cultivation of excellence in martial arts. His application of philosophy to physical movements epitomizes the unification of mind and body--a genuine way of living for the martial artist. Chapters include: What is Gung Fu?--An Introduction to Chinese Gung Fu, On Yin and Yang, and Bridging the Gap of Yin and Yang Some Techniques of Gung Fu--The Fundamentals of Gung Fu, The Basic Striking Points of Gung Fu, Introducing the Wing Chun Straight Punch, and The Practice of Forms Taoism in the Chinese Art of Gung Fu--On Wu-Hsin (No-Mindedness), On Wu Wei (Nondoing), and Centered Thoughts Ideas and Opinions--Traditions and Histories of Chinese Gung Fu, The Question of Psychic Center, and Bruce's view on Gung Fu Appendices--Bruce Lee's gung fu background at the time he wrote this book, Gung Fu terminology, and Letters and gung fu scrapbook This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features: Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon Bruce Lee: Artist of Life Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body Bruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do

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The Tao of Gung Fu reveals Bruce Lee's thoughtful analysis of the tapestry of Chinese martial arts—offering glimpses into the varied styles and his commentary on these arts. Lee's intense curiosity led him to accumulate this knowledge and expose the limitations of strict adherence to tradition, which inspired him to develop his cosmopolitan "way of no way."

The Tao of Gung Fu includes insights into various Chinese martial arts and training methodologies, sketches of martial arts techniques, Lee's personal scrapbook of his famous thesis, "The Tao of Gung Fu." Witness Lee's personal cultivation of excellence in martial arts. His application of philosophy to physical movements epitomizes the unification of mind and body—a genuine way of living for the martial artist.

Chapters include:•What is Gung Fu?—An Introduction to Chinese Gung Fu, On Yin and Yang, and Bridging the Gap of Yin and Yang
•Some Techniques of Gung Fu—The Fundamentals of Gung Fu, The Basic Striking Points of Gung Fu, Introducing the Wing Chun Straight Punch, and The Practice of Forms
•Taoism in the Chinese Art of Gung Fu—On Wu-Hsin (No-Mindedness), On Wu Wei (Nondoing), and Centered Thoughts
•Ideas and Opinions—Traditions and Histories of Chinese Gung Fu, The Question of Psychic Center, and Bruce's view on Gung Fu
•Appendices—Bruce Lee's gung fu background at the time he wrote this book, Gung Fu terminology, and Letters and gung fu scrapbook
This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features:•Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts
•Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon
•Bruce Lee: Artist of Life
•Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon
•Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body
•Bruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do
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