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Not just a book, a manual,
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This review is from: Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu (Unique Literary Books of the World) (Paperback)
As a student of Master Yang's international school - Yang's Martial Arts Association - I find this book not only a valuable source of knowledge to any martial artist, very well written and illustrated, but also a priceless manual in learning one of the styles taught at YMAA classes.
The historical introduction is already something I've come to expect from Master Yang's great books, they add the depth that other books on martial arts lack. In conclusion, this is both a book you can read from cover to cover, from the historical data, to the concepts, to the picture captions which in themselves hold so much information, and also a great reference manual you can look at when you are learning, training or simply have a doubt.