- Kung Fu Book
- by Adam Hsu
- over 60 illustrations
- Student of Grandmaster Lui Yun Chiao
- Great read
The Sword Polisher's Record Description
The Sword Polisher's Record, originally a monthly column that appeared for more than a decade in three magazines, including Kungfu magazine and Black Belt magazine, brought a sense of authenticity to the kung fu, which had long been overly-commercialized and filled with misconceptions.
Highlighted with over 60 illustrations, The Sword Polisher's Record: The Way of Kung-Fu, is an anthology of the monthly column, is organized into eight inter-connected sections, each examining a different aspect of kung-fu including its foundations, theories, important concepts and principles related to kung-fu styles and forms, usage, and training, and discussions on the future of kung-fu and it's place in our lives.
'On the Back' of The Sword Polisher's Record
While words and theory are not a substitute for the physical and mental training required to polish one's kung-fu, they are an essential part of the learning process, allowing the mind to process commands and concepts that help the body move in a special, kung-fu way.
The meaning of words , however, can be bent and distored to have a detrimental effect of kung-fu. In fact, today kung-fu is like a sword of incomparable value that has lost its shine and sharpness because of the may misconceptions spawned from the words and images in books and movies and the errant teaching of unqualified instructors.
The Sword Polisher's Record, originally a monthly column that appeared for fifteen years in three magazines, became a way of polishing the kung-fu sword, clearing up the misconceptions that are causing it to become dull and rusty.
Highlighted with over 60 illustrations, The Sword Polisher's Record: The Way of Kung-Fu an anthology of the monthly column, is organized into eight inter-connected sections, each examining a different aspect of kung-fu including its foundations, important concepts and principles related to kung-fu styles and forms, usage, and training and discussions on the future of kung-fu and it's place in our lives.
Adam Hsu spent twenty-five years living in Taiwan where he studied several northern kungfu styles under the most respected kung-fu masters, including Sifu Han Chiang Tan and the late Grandmaster Lui Yun Chiao. When he moved to the United States in 1978, he taught traditional kung-fu throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. in 1990 he founded the non-profit Traditional Wushu Association, dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and perfection of traditional kung-fu. he has been featured on the cover of over a dozen martial arts magazines throughout the world, and his monthly columns have appeared in Black Belt, MA Training, and Wu Shu Kung-Fu magazines.
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