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Bruce Lee the Tao of Gung Fu: A Study in the Way of Chinese by Bruce Lee, John Little

By Bruce Lee, John Little

This is a e-book that Bruce Lee all started writing in 1964, yet by no means accomplished. Lee's writing finds his considerate research of the tapestry of chinese language martial arts, providing glimpses into the numerous types and his observation on those arts. Lee's excessive interest led him to amass this information and divulge the constraints of strict adherence to culture, which galvanized him to enhance his cosmopolitan "way of no way."
The Tao of Gung Fu comprises insights into a number of chinese language martial arts and coaching methodologies, sketches of martial arts ideas, Lee's own scrapbook of his recognized thesis, "The Tao of Gung Fu." Witness Lee's own cultivation of excellence in martial arts. His program of philosophy to actual routine epitomizes the unification of brain and body—a actual approach to life for the martial artist.
Chapters include:
What is Gung Fu?—An creation to chinese language Gung Fu, On Yin and Yang, and Bridging the distance of Yin and Yang
Some thoughts of Gung Fu—The basics of Gung Fu, the elemental outstanding issues of Gung Fu, Introducing the Wing Chun immediately Punch, and The perform of Forms
Taoism within the chinese language artwork of Gung Fu—On Wu-Hsin (No-Mindedness), On Wu Wei (Nondoing), and headquartered Thoughts
Ideas and Opinions—Traditions and Histories of chinese language Gung Fu, The query of Psychic middle, and Bruce's view on Gung Fu
Appendices—Bruce Lee's gung fu history on the time he wrote this ebook, Gung Fu terminology, and Letters and gung fu scrapbook
This Bruce Lee e-book is a part of Tuttle Publishing's Bruce Lee Library which additionally features:
Bruce Lee's notable Thoughts
Bruce Lee: the prestigious lifetime of the Golden Dragon
Bruce Lee Artist of Life
Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon
Bruce Lee: The paintings of Expressing the Human Body
Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do

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These channels of attack are called the "three 48 The Tao of Gung Fu gates" or the "three fronts," because they are situated directly: 1. In front of your eyes 2. In front of your hands 3. In front of your legs f£_ ____ -- ~~ Footwork When in combat, one's stance should be slightly shorter (but not too short, to avoid being pushed off balance) in order to keep the leading leg and foot out of range of a sudden attack. Unless there is a tactical reason for acting otherwise, gaining and breaking of ground is executed by means of small and rapid steps, and all hand Some Techniques of Gung Fu 49 movements (as indicated in the section on the centerline theory) are to be combined with waist and footwork.

Note how it proceeds from B to A in a straight line, with no wasted motion, unlike /\s curve line punch to B. Some additional gung fu hand strikes 62 The Tao of Gung Fu Finger jab (straight) Finger jab (upward slant) Edge-of-hand strike Back-palm strike Fan-palm strike Back fan-palm strike 0 ~-ttf f Od (()r ,_ cl • _l: ( Heel (penetrating) palm strike Some Techniques of Gung Fu Open-hand or soft-palm strike 63 64 Facing opponent B in ready (by-jong) position. A slaps B's hand out of the centerline to open a direct path to B's throat Still trapping B's lead hand with his left hand, A strikes B's throat with a back fan-palm strike.

So in order to form the whole word quality, half of the positive of and half of the negative of is necessary. The characters for long and for short together (long/ short) mean the "length" of something. The character for buying and that for selling, when written together, form the new word trade. The same thing applies to the movements in gung fu, which is always the ceaseless interplay of the two forces of gentleness and firmness. They are conceived of as essentially one, or as two coexistent forces of one indivisible whole.

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