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The History and Philosophy of Kung Fu: an Introduction Kindle Edition

4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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About the Author

Danil Mikhailov is an alumni of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and has spent the last fifteen years travelling to different parts of China, carrying out research and interviewing masters of different styles of kung fu for the Wushu Scholar online magazine. Danil is a practitioner and teacher of Fujian White Crane kung fu, running his own club in North London.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1625 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Philosophers' Circle (14 Mar. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BUFLRHE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #58,064 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is an absolute must read for anyone interested in Martial arts or Chinese Philosophy. It is clear and very easy to read, and provides great insight into the practice of Kung Fu. I really enjoyed it and recommended it to everyone in my club.
I liked the academic approach to the topic as well, it is extremely well research, and yet expressed in the language of a true practitioner.
One of my top martial arts book!
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By Maximo on 21 Feb. 2013
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As a beginner to Kung Fu, I found it a perfect introduction. It successfully combines the evolution of the martial art together with the history of China, explaining how the context influenced the history of Kung Fu. It is dynamic, engaging and it left me wanting to read the next one...when ever it comes out. It is a great book for anyone wanting to know more about Kung Fu and the history of martial arts.
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Format: Paperback
This is a great book for any keen student of kung fu who wishes to understand the history and development of kung fu and the philosophy underlying the art. It provides an introduction and well written overview of the development of kung fu over the various Chinese dynasties and a look into the philosophical aspects underpinning the practice of kung fu.
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