Chinese Gung Fu (The Philosophical Art of Self-Defense)


Chinese Gung Fu (The Philosophical Art of Self-Defense) – Bruce Lee


As mentioned before in my previous book, "Modern Kung Fu Karate", that the Brick Breaking and Iron Hand Training is not a necessary part of Gung Fu training - this book deals strictly with self defense.

Unlike my previous books on Gung Fu, written by one of limited knowledge, I was very happy when Mr. Bruce Lee was persuaded to come out with this, his first of a series of books on the Ancient Art of Gung Fu.

Bruce Lee, one of the highest authorities in the Chinese Art of Gung Fu in theUnited Statestoday, came fromChinathree years ago.   At an early age, Mr. Lee started Gung Fu training from various instructors from both Northern and Southern schools of Gung Fu.   At thirteen, he met Master Yip Man, leader of the Wing Chung School of Gung Fu, and since then he has devoted himself to that system.   After years of daily training and engagements in competitive matches, he was awarded the rank of instructor - the youngest to achieve it in that school.

Since his arrival in theUnited States, Mr. Lee has selected a few disciples and devoted his time to teaching them.   Among his many followers are Judo and Karate Black Belt holders, Gung Fu students of other systems, boxers, etc.

 

CONTENTS

About the Author by   J.Y.Lee........................................................................................... 1

About the Author by Ed Parker                                                                                                          4

About the Author by Wally Jay.............................................................................................           5

Introduction.......................................................................................................................................... 6

Chinese Martial Art...................................................................................................................           9

Several Important Pointers............................................................................................................. 11

Gung Fu Stances                  .............................................................................................................. 12

The Seven Stars................................................................................................................................. 22

The Three Fronts............................................................................................................................... 23

On Waist Training.....................................................................................................................         24

On Leg Training.........................................................................................................................         28

Chinese Gung Fu Techniques.................................................................................................         34

Theory of Yin Yang........................................................................................................................... 80

Difference in Gung Fu Styles........................................................................................................... 84