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Secrets of the Pelvis for Martial Arts: A Practical Guide for Improving Your  Wujifa, Taiji, Xingyi, Bagua and Everyday Life (English Edition) par [Buhr, Michael]
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Présentation de l'éditeur

Many martial arts and qigong practices speak of the need to move from the center, to 'round the crotch', to open the Huiyin point, and to relax the waist and hips. Due to the "private" nature of this area of the body, there are few if any martial art teachers who publicly describe methods regarding how to achieve these results. And so the pelvic area (a.k.a. dan-tian or hara) remains the most difficult area of the body for many practitioners to understand, feel, relax, and open.

Essentially, this book is a tapestry of excerpts about the waist, hips and crotch. These excerpts are taken from martial arts, qigong, and other clinical books and articles about the pelvis that were written in both English and Chinese.

Woven with insights and practical tips from the author’s experience working this area of the body, this book echoes the fundamental internal martial art principles of relax, feel, and connect while providing a step-by-step guide to helping the practitioner develop understanding, feeling and relaxation in this key area of the body.

This is the first and only book dedicated to the topic of developing the pelvic area for the martial arts. You simply will not find this wealth of information, in one place, anywhere else!

* Update: All links in the e-book were tested and updated on September 10, 2014. All are once again 100% operational save for one Chinese magazine site. For a detailed listing of original and updated links, see my internalgongfu.blogspot page titled, "Secrets of the Pelvis for Martial Arts - Link Updates 2014".

Biographie de l'auteur

Michael Buhr, B.A., M.A., began his internal martial arts studies in 1983 with Tai-chi Chuan forms, push hands, and sparring. Later, he began practicing zhan zhuang and other Wujifa exercises to develop the physical quality of "internal strength". "Secrets of the Pelvis for Martial Arts" is his first book. He is also the author of the Internal Gong Fu blog at:

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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Seems largely an annotated bibliography with limited directly actionable information 10 juin 2014
Par Utopiandream - Publié sur
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Let's say someone wants to sell you a book that purports to teach you the ins and outs of the bond market. However, when you open the book, you find that it mostly lists citations or links or short excerpts to or from articles in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNBC, and/or other financial publications, and maybe even youtube clips in which experts discuss bonds.

This "book" may preface many of these citations or links with a brief remark like "this article has a useful discussion of the yield curve" or "this book's Chapter 3 addresses spreads between corporate bonds and Treasuries", but you are mostly on your own as far as deciphering what each cited or linked or quoted resource has to say.

If you like this type of approach, then Mr. Buhr's book may be for you.

If, however, you expect a book to be relatively self-contained - a coherent whole comprising the author's original writings - in terms of the thesis, reasoning, recommendations or instructions that it purports to impart, with citations or links being used primarily to support the original writings of the author, give attribution to briefly quoted passages, or offer resources for exploration of topics that are beyond the immediate scope of the book, then you may be disappointed, as I was, with Mr. Buhr's book.

As alluded above, Mr. Buhr's "book" strikes me as largely a compilation of citations, links or quotes to or from articles, blog posts, youtube clips, and books prepared by others. As such, it feels rather disjointed. For example, at the end of a chapter, the author asks you to watch several youtube clips and then come back to the book's next chapter, which like the other chapters seems to offer up more citations, links and excerpts as a large portion or most of the main text.

When I was reading the book, the questions that kept occurring to me were the following: where is the author's own synthesis of all this material? Which of the instructions or information in these cited works have been verified by the author's own direct experience, either working on himself or with others (e.g. students)? How do I separate the wheat from the chaff even if I go through the hassle of tracking down these other sources of information? What does it mean when the author strings together a series of excerpts, links and citations on any particular topic as the way to present his thinking thereon - does he agree with 100% of such third party writings or video presentations?

As to the modest portions of the book that represent the author's original writing, I note that they carry two premises: 1) your pelvis is afflicted by layers upon layers of tension, most of which are not even registering in your awareness; and 2) resolving and releasing such tension will go a long way towards engendering that total body connectivity that is the hallmark of internal martial arts.

I don't necessarily disagree with these premises, but my difficulty with the book is that it presents, in my view, rather limited actionable insights or information, based on the author's own direct experience working on himself or with others (e.g. students), as to how to identify and release such tension and how such release improves internal martial arts practice. In fact, at one point the author declines to share the specifics of how he actually goes about dissolving his own pelvis tension, claiming that they may not be applicable to others.

For all I know, Mr. Buhr may be an accomplished martial artist based on all his efforts at releasing tension from his pelvis. However, the book, in my view, certainly doesn't do much to convince readers that the author is qualified to expound on the topic, especially given the dearth of actionable information as mentioned above and his various confessions about continuing to be stuck in tension at various levels and being afraid to work with Bioenergetics therapists - despite the value that he says they offer - for fear of uncovering more of such tension.

To sum up, I give the book one star for broaching an interesting topic in martial arts, and another star for the compilation of citations, links and quotations. I think that the role of the pelvis in martial arts is a worthwhile area of research and Mr. Buhr might be on the right track, but this "book" has a strong feel of a work in progress that has come onto the market a bit prematurely.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Good book! 23 février 2017
Par Cindy Wu - Publié sur
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This book is down to Earth. The author talks his first hand experience and his own thinking. He pointes out that the most important structure of our body is pelvis, which I totally agree. If you are serious about Tai Chi or your body's well being, you may need this book and give yourself a short cut. I especially like the short chapters. You easily get the point that author wants you to know, no guessing and struggling in the word's ocean. I read one time and already corrected a couple of wrong postures and feel much more in control with my body. It definitely worth the money and I bought both paper version and e-book. I'd like to attend his class, but unfortunately he is not in LA.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great book 2 avril 2013
Par dotty - Publié sur
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As a person who stayed in China for 20 years, I found this book doing a remarkable job on explaining the true spirit of Martial Arts and Qigong.

As described in the book, "There are many paths to the mountain". Michael's book tells one excellent path based on his personal experience. If you are a serious learner of martial arts, this is the book for you. You won't regret it.
18 internautes sur 19 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 It's an amazing book!! 3 avril 2013
Par candy - Publié sur
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Don't hesitate reading it if you do really want to get the true spirit of Qigong!

It's the best book I have ever read about Martial Arts and Qigong. It's not like some so-called bestsellers with fancy rhetoric to intentionally satisfy the readers. This book has scientific research backup and consolidated description about how to totally relax your body from inside. Along with the contents deepen, the mechanism of Qigong and how it works for your body are well explained from the author's unique perspective.

I come from China and have great interest in Qigong. I know where its advantages are compared to variety of healthcare methods. It's an eco-friendly and fundamental way to improve your health instead of some palliatives with chemical process. If you want to really relax your body and do some spiritual cleansing by Qigong, this book is a perfect guidance to lead you to experience the whole process. It's worth reading.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Dude, where's my secret? 4 avril 2013
Par Yadi Alamin - Publié sur
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Right here! This has so many key core principles often misunderstood by Western practitioners. Immediate improvement of my training even after 13 years.

Yes, get the book. $3?

OK side note, if you don't know ANYTHING about internal MA or QiGong, this book may not mean much to you. That said, if you DO...this is pure gold.

Thank You Michael Buhr.

Train Well, sir.
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