North American Tang Shou Tao

Publications

The Xingyi Boxing Manual, Revised and Expanded Edition (2014, English)

Written by Jin Yunting, Compiled by Ling Guiqing, Translated by John Groschwitz, with foreword by Vincent Black

This expanded edition of the Xingyi Boxing Manual includes previously unavailable materials from the complete original book making this revised and expanded edition an essential guide for today’s practitioner of this traditional martial art.

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The Cheng School, Gao Style Baguazhang Manual: Gao Yisheng’s Bagua Twisting-Body Connected Palm (2013, English)

Written by Gao Yisheng, Edited by Liu Fengcai, Translated by John Groschwitz, with foreword by Vincent Black

For the first time in English, this book details completely the Gao-Style Baguazhang of Liu Fengcai. A revised and updated version of the 3rd Chinese edition listed below.

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The Cheng-School Gao-Style Baguazhang Manual (2010 3rd Ed., Trad. Chinese)

Edited by Liu Shuhang, Gao Jinhua and Liu Yungang

Master Liu Shuhang is a direct student and grand-nephew of Liu Fengcai, who was in turn a direct student and grand-nephew of Gao Yisheng. This third edition of the Gao-Style Bagua Manual incorporates the bulk of Gao’s hand-written manual, accompanied by hundreds of detailed photos, covering the Pre-Heaven Palms, Post-Heaven Palms, Animal Forms, and weapons, with detailed discussion of history and theory. Also contains a photo-reproduction of four chapters of Master Gao’s never-before-published 1936 hand-written manual.

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The Cheng-School Gao-Style Baguazhang Manual (2005 2nd Ed., Trad. Chinese)


Edited by Liu Shuhang, Ge Guoliang and Li Xueyi

Master Liu Fengcai was a direct student and grand-nephew of Gao Yisheng. This second edition of the Gao-Style Bagua Manual (original version published 1991) introduces the Tianjin branch of the Gao Bagua family. Featuring mostly line illustrations of the Pre-Heaven Eight Big Palms and the Post-Heaven 64 Linear Palms for which the Gao-style is known. There are discussions of the style, lineage, fundamentals, weapons (not illustrated), notes on the “animal” palms, internal training and famous personages in the Bagua history.

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The Xingyi Boxing Manual (2004, English)

by Jin, Yunting

For the first time being published in English, this treatise was written in China during the 1930’s before World War Two shattered the world as it was known. A product of generations of bodyguard and mercenary fighting academies, this book recorded the training phrases and poems that guided the students of these fighting schools. The martial art of Xingyi was famous for its clear minded but unstoppable practitioners, many of whom graduated to become leading caravan guards or to enter into the private security business in pre-war China, where police services were virtually non-existent. This treatise remains an interesting record and invaluable guide for today’s practitioner of this traditional martial art.

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