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Beyond Kung Fu
Beyond Kung Fu

Beyond Kung Fu

Breaking an Opponent's Power Through Relaxed Tension


150 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: June 2009

ISBN 9780897501798

Rights: US & CA

Black Belt Communications (Jun 2009)

Price: $16.95


Attack with calm and strike in stillness using nonresistive self-defense

Instead of facing an opponent while physically tense and adrenaline-pumped, this book teaches how to use the subtle power of nonresistance to break an opponent. Featuring detailed, step-by-step photo sequences that juxtapose relaxed-tension techniques with those used in a street fight or competition, this guide to using nonresistant force illustrates and defines the concepts used in traditional kung fu and details the similarities and differences of modern nonresistance combat. With specific grappling, hitting, and kicking attacks and a practical explanation of chi, the methods demonstrate how to use an opponent's own movements against them, while weight and conditioning exercises and meditation further develop these subtle skills.

Author Biography

Leo T. Fong is a Black Belt magazine Hall of Famer, a former amateur and collegiate boxing champion, and a longtime martial artist who holds black belts in kung fu, karate, tae kwon do, and arnis. He is the author of Advanced Power Training in Kung-Fu and Karate and Power Training in Kung-Fu and Karate. He lives in Canoga Park, California.