Beyond Kung Fu
The late Leo T. Fong, Black Belt's 2006 Kung Fu Artist of the Year, wrote this book for all martial artists, not just practitioners of the Chinese arts. It teaches the reader how to use the subtle power of nonresistance to break an opponent. Featuring step-by-step photo sequences that juxtapose relaxed-tension techniques with those used in a street fight or competition, this guide defines the concepts used in traditional kung fu and details the similarities and differences of modern combat. With specific grappling, striking and kicking attacks and a practical explanation of chi energy, the text also demonstrates how to use an opponent's own movements against him. The author provides weight-training and conditioning exercises and meditation tips to further develop these skills.