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By Bruce Lee, John Little

This is a ebook that Bruce Lee started writing in 1964, yet by no means accomplished. Lee's writing unearths his considerate research of the tapestry of chinese language martial arts, delivering glimpses into the numerous kinds and his remark on those arts. Lee's excessive interest led him to amass this data and reveal the restrictions of strict adherence to culture, which galvanized him to enhance his cosmopolitan "way of no way."
The Tao of Gung Fu comprises insights into numerous chinese language martial arts and coaching methodologies, sketches of martial arts strategies, Lee's own scrapbook of his recognized thesis, "The Tao of Gung Fu." Witness Lee's own cultivation of excellence in martial arts. His software of philosophy to actual pursuits epitomizes the unification of brain and body—a real lifestyle for the martial artist.
Chapters include:
What is Gung Fu?—An advent to chinese language Gung Fu, On Yin and Yang, and Bridging the distance of Yin and Yang
Some concepts of Gung Fu—The basics of Gung Fu, the fundamental remarkable issues of Gung Fu, Introducing the Wing Chun immediately Punch, and The perform of Forms
Taoism within the chinese language paintings 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 heart, and Bruce's view on Gung Fu
Appendices—Bruce Lee's gung fu historical past on the time he wrote this ebook, Gung Fu terminology, and Letters and gung fu scrapbook
This Bruce Lee ebook is a part of Tuttle Publishing's Bruce Lee Library which additionally features:
Bruce Lee's awesome 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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Used against the solar plexus or the jaw. Some Techniques of Gung Fu 53 f. Used against the testes. g. Used against the crotch, abdomen, or testes. h. Used from prone position against the knee, crotch, abdomen, jaw, or chin. Another view of weapons and their applications The first hand weapon to learn to use effectively should be the straight punch with a vertical fist, then the finger jab, then the peacock eye (one-knuckle fist), and the chop choy (four-knuckle fist). Note: The chop choy and peacock eye are only effective when applied against boney areas or targets like eyes, throat, and temple areas.

2. Keep the center. 3. Dissolve the center. Or, it can be stated more generally: 1. Learn the rules. 2. Keep to the rules. 3. Dissolve the rules. Emphasis must be made to students of gung fu to strike with their entire body behind their technique because, in terms of force and power, the arms have but one quarter of the force of the body when set in motion. Secondly, the movements of the waist are long and free, while those of the arms are short. You can say that one turning of a large axis is equivalent to many turnings of a small axis.

All these must be done naturally. 4. The Hip: The hip must never stick out during lowering of the body. 5. The Legs: The legs are very important in gung fu, as they involve the whole balance of the body. Your step should be firm, yet light and capable of changing. The knee and the thigh must be relaxed, with the knee slightly bent. Separate clearly the yin and yang among the steps. Your body weight should be distributed with 70 percent of the weight resting on the rear foot and 30 percent resting on the lead foot.

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