Revue de presse
This book is very interesting. It presents the subject of Martial Arts, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Chi Gung and Silat, in a very accessible way, which, even if one is not a martial artist, like myself, makes the subject very interesting, and simple. The descriptions by Alex, of his own experiences, and those of his teachers, make fascinating reading, and made me feel some regret that I had not spent a number of years of my life studying and practising the arts... It's a great read, I highly recommend it. --Nik Turner, singer/songwriter and founder member of groups Hawkwind, Sphynx and Inner City Unit, among many others
Présentation de l'éditeur
Focussing on the internal disciplines of different combat systems, the book includes in-depth conversations with esteemed Masters such as Dr Serge Augier and Master He Jing Han. It encompasses the arts of China, Japan, India and South East Asia, revealing the inner keys of systems such as Bagua, Xingyi, Ziranmen, Taijiquan, Iaido, Muay Thai Sangha, Pentjak Silat, Kun Tao and the old Shaolin system, and providing invaluable insights into the life of the Master and his or her role as spiritual practitioner of the art. With commentary from the author and personal photographs of the Masters at work, the book constitutes an intimate exploration of the philosophy and wisdom of the real esoteric warriors.
Exploring some of the rarest martial art forms, from the mysterious practices of the Yamabushi priests to the potent healing and weapon skills of the Phoenix Eye Fist Grandmaster, this book will fascinate practitioners and students of martial arts, as well as anyone interested in Eastern philosophy.