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Jingwu free pdf In 1909, because of their ties with the failed Boxer Rebellion and the rise of modern weaponry, Chinese martial arts were in serious danger of extinction. The Jingwu Association was formed to keep these ancient arts alive. "Jingwu: The School That Transformed Kung Fu "tells the story of this seminal institution. Extensively researched, the book shows Jingwu as the first public martial arts training school and the first to teach kung fu as recreation, not simply as a form of combat. It was also the first to incorporate women's programs with men's, and the first to use popular media to promote Chinese martial arts as both sport and entertainment. Through these efforts, the Jingwu Association helped guarantee Chinese martial arts would survive the transition from traditional to modern China. This lively history covers the school's tumultuous beginnings- the four historical phases of Chinese martial arts that inform it- profiles of important practitioners like Huo Yuanjia- those elements, such as the integration of women, that have made Jingwu distinctive and enduring- individual branches and practices within the larger system- and more. Rare historical documents and vintage photographs take the reader directly into one of the most fascinating and important stories in martial arts.

About Brian Kennedy

Brian L. Kennedy has studied Chinese martial arts since 1976 and is a black belt with the Ching Yi Kung Fu Association. He lived in Taiwan for 15 years, studying both traditional Chinese martial arts and Western boxing. He has published over 50 martial arts articles, which have appeared in "Inside Kung Fu "magazine and "Taiwan Wulin" magazine, among others. He lives in San Diego, CA. Elizabeth Nai Jia Guo is a professional translator specializing in law, religious studies, and martial arts. She lives in Tapei, Taiwan. Mr. Kennedy and Ms. Guo both write on a regular basis for "Classical Fighting Arts" magazine and "Kung Fu Tai Chi" magazine, and have co-authored three published books, including "Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals: A Historical Survey," published by Blue Snake Books.

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Author : Brian Kennedy
Publisher : Blue Snake Books
Data Published : 18 June 2010
ISBN : 1583942424
EAN : 9781583942420
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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