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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; 1st Trade Paperback edition (22 Dec 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804831106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804831109
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 158,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bruce Lee had written the majority of "The Tao of Gung Fu" prior to his death. In it, he gives a thorough examination of martial arts and self defence techniques, and of Eastern and Western approaches to fitness. Of especial interest is a collection of anecdotes on the histories and traditions of the various martial arts of China. The manuscript was finally completed by martial arts expert John Little in co-operation with the Bruce Lee Estate.

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The center of the Far Eastern martial arts has been the Chinese art of gung fu, whose principles and techniques pervaded and influenced the different oriental arts of self-defense. Read the first page
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Ramos on 7 Oct 2007
Format: Paperback
What can you say about a book written by Bruce Lee. This one is great. It was the basis for the 'Tao of JKD'. Here he is talking about what he really knows, the way of Chinese martial Arts.

This book covers the technical gung fu as well as the philosophy as seen through Mr. Lee's eyes. One of the all time greatest Martial Artist. The diagrams are in his own hand, with his own thoughts. So read his words himself, and get the info direct!

You will not want to put this book down. And will read it, over and over again.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Feb 1998
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Bruce Lee's philosophy shines in this book. Mr. Little has done the world of philosophy a big favor by compiling Bruce Lee's thoughts in this volume. A great martial artist makes philosophy key to every movement in his or her art, and Bruce Lee is able to clearly lay the foundation for understanding kung-fu principles. This is a must for any martial arts library!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 May 1999
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This book has made understanding Lee's art of JKD much easier and far surpasses any other technical book on Lee's art and philosophy.
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By sarah irons on 19 May 2014
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I was not struck on this book much as it was mostly about Bruce Lee's life and his martial arts history. I f you love Bruce Lee this book is a buyer but if its Martial arts i would not recommend it.
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Bought this for my husband along with the Kung Fu study book by JR Griffiths. Excellent books both in their own right.
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