The Sword Polisher's Record: The Way Of Kung-fu by Adam HsuThe Sword Polisher's Record: The Way Of Kung-fu by Adam Hsu

The Sword Polisher's Record: The Way Of Kung-fu

byAdam Hsu

Paperback | April 15, 1998

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The Sword Polisher's Record, originally a monthly column that appeared for more than a decade in three magazines, including Kungfu magazine and Black Belt magazine, brought a sense of authenticity to the kung fu, which had long been overly-commercialized and filled with misconceptions.Highlighted with over 60 illustrations, The Sword Polisher's Record: The Way of Kung-Fu, is an anthology of the monthly column, is organized into eight inter-connected sections, each examining a different aspect of kung-fu including its foundations, theories, important concepts and principles related to kung-fu styles and forms, usage, and training, and discussions on the future of kung-fu and it's place in our lives.
Adam Hsu spent twenty-five years living in Taiwan where he studied several northern kung-fu styles under the most respected kung-fu masters, including Sifu Han Ching Tan and the late Grandmaster Liu Yun Chiao. When he moved to the United States in 1978, he taught traditional kung-fu throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1990 he fou...
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Title:The Sword Polisher's Record: The Way Of Kung-fuFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.57 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.57 inPublished:April 15, 1998Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0804831386

ISBN - 13:9780804831383

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Words of Wisdom Master Hsu writes with wisdom and passion. He expresses the true essence of Kung Fu. Adam Hsu's thoughts and deeds are an inspiration to anyone, even those not seeking knowledge of the martial arts.
Date published: 2001-01-08

From Our Editors

The Sword Polisher's Record is a collection of essays that clear up the common misconceptions about the art of kung-fu.Highlighted with over 70 photographs anti drawings, The Sword Polisher's Record is organized into eight sections, each examining a different aspect of kung-fu, including its foundations, important concepts, and principles related to its styles and forms; usage, training, and discussions on the future of kung-fu; and, most importantly, its place in the martial arts.

Editorial Reviews

This is a book that should be on every martial artist's shelf, taken down often for reference. It is a book that should be discussed: with colleagues, with instructors, with fellow students. It is a book to be read more than once."- Plum Publications "Very well written book of stories and philosophies."-BestJudo.com"I think that Adam Hsu makes some convincing arguments. He has solid points and clearly states his ideas, not only with examples from his past but also with analogies that a westerner could understand. Some of the things that he said seemed to be a little one sided, however others made perfect sense. I would recommend this book for any one who is interested in learning about a famous Chinese martial art."-Robert Agnew, DCTaekwondo"I find that this book is greatly helpful when in the hands of a novice martial artist seeking Kung-fu instruction."- A Ronin's Review "