The book does what it sets out to do, teach the basics of Chuka Shaolin and the phoenix-eye fist. The book teachs through photo's and text. You will learn basic arm and hand tecniques as well as basic stances. The photo's are great, they will show you the correct procedure. Also shown in this book is the basic Chuka Shaolin pattern, Kai-Sai. You will need to find an instructor to learn the system. Books can only go so far...and this book is design for the basics.