Monday Book Pick: The Shaolin Grandmasters’ Text

April 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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The Shaolin Grandmasters’ Text: History, Philosophy, and Gung Fu of Shaolin Ch’an

A very good book for the serious martial artist. A lot of history as well the basics behind various techniques and philosophy. It explains why there are no real Shaolin in mainland China anymore (the Communists were better at driving them out than the War Lords), and why you are better off going to the Chinatowns of San Francisco, New York City and Boston, to find real Shaolin Gung Fu than going to Communist China (where they have Tai Chi practitioners and WuShu artists in orange robes to bilk tourists of the their cash).

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