The Xingyi Quan of the Chinese Army: Huang Bo Nien's Fist and Weapon Instruction

ROVERE Dennis [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9781583942574

Blue Snake Books 2009 1st Edition

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Huang Bo Nien’s Xingyi Fist and Weapon Instruction was the first manual to systematically adapt a traditional Chinese martial art for modern military training. When it was first published in Chinese in 1928, it was heralded as an exciting new approach to martial arts today, it remains an important work for close combat enthusiasts, traditional martial artists, and Chinese and military historians alike. While organised as a means of progressive training—from empty-hand fighting to combat with weapons—no actual applications are given in Huang’s original manual. Building upon a new translation of Huang’s text, The Xingyi Quan of the Chinese Army also expands and illustrates his instructions with xingyi training drills and combat applications taught to select units of the Chinese army prior to and during World War II. These applications are not speculative reconstructions, but are based on actual training methodology from the Central Military Academy at Nanjing, taught to the author by Colonel Chang Xiang Wu. Also included are theory sections and background material from the Chinese army training for empty-hand and two-handed saber—material never before published in any book on xingyi. About The Author: Dennis Rovere is an award-winning, internationally recognised expert in military close combat and Chinese military strategy, and the head of the consulting firm Rovere Consultants International. Chow Hon Huen, his wife, has worked as a translator for universities and in the private sector. They live in Calgary, Canada.

176 pp

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Xingyi and Bagua     

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