Shaolin Kung Fu is practiced not only for its effectiveness as a martial art but also as an intense conditioning tool to strengthen the body and mind.
The Lohan form is an ancient Shaolin technique, having developed from a style brought to China over 1,500 years ago.
The techniques and training regimen outlined in the book are not only valuable to practitioners of Shaolin Kung Fu but also of anyone interested in this martial art form.
This book contains over 400 photos and sketches including detailed instructions for essential moves from basic to advanced.
The authors are acclaimed writers and teachers. Draeger was a world-famous martial artist, respected worldwide and held high ranks in many martial arts including Judo, Kendo and Aikido.
Foreword writer Alexander Bennett is a leading martial arts historian who also holds black belts in several disciplines.
About the Author
Donn F. Draeger was one of the world's leading authorities on Asian martial arts and was a highly regarded figure in Japan. Licensed in Japan as a teacher of numerous martial arts, he wrote prolifically on the subject. His many publications include Judo Formal Techniques, The Weapons and Fighting Arts of Indonesia and the six-volume Practical Karate series. P'ng Chye Khim trained in the Shaolin tradition, was a Kung-fu master and head instructor of the Penang Sao Lim Athletic Association (Malaysia); he was also a licensed acupuncturist. Alexander Bennett is a professor of Japanese history, martial arts and Budo theory at Kansai University. He cofounded and publishes Kendo World, the first English-language journal dedicated to Kendo. He holds black belts in several martial arts--Kendo Kyoshi 7-dan, Iaido 5-dan and Naginata 5-dan. His published works include Hagakure: The Secret Wisdom of the Samurai, The Complete Musashi: The Book of Five Rings and Other Works and Bushido: The Samurai Code of Japan.