Trade PB. 4to. Japan Publications, Inc. 1976. 157 pgs. Wrappers lightly worn with some light shelfwear to the extremities present. Previous owner's name inscribed to the title page. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. Photos sent upon request. Bx-109; 0.5 x 10.1 x 7.1 Inches; 157 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This book, "The Essence of Kung-Fu Taiki-Ken", by Kenichi Sawai, is a replication of a book originally published before 1976. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible. This book was created using print-on-demand technology. Thank you for supporting classic literature.
Title: Taiki-Ken The Essence of Kung-Fu
Publisher: Japan Publications, Inc.
Publication Date: 1976
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Japan Publications USA, Inc., New York, 1976. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. First Printing Stated. 157 Pages. June 1976 First Printing. Light wear to covers and flaps. Chinese hand-to-hand fighting is very ancient. There are some people who argue that it originated in the religious disciplines of the Buddhist patriarch Bodhidharma in the sixth century. Although this is an unsubstantiated legend, it seems certain that some kind of Chinese hand-to-hand combat was beginning to develop in that early period. During the centuries that followed, these combat techniques were the subject of study and refinement. They have been passed down in various traditions to the present time. The Taiki-ken discussed in this book evolved from Hsing-i-ch 'uan. During World War II, the author became the first non-Chinese ever to study with the great Chinese martial-arts specialist Wang Hsiang-ch'i. The basic principle of Taiki-ken is to leap toward an attacking opponent and simultaneously to defend yourself and down him with a powerful attack. Taiki-ken lacks the mild qualities of sports, since it assumes that, if the person does not down his opponent with an effective attack, he will be quickly downed himself. But rashness is out of place even in the necessarily speedy actions of Taiki-ken. The ability to make one attack spell defeat for the opponent only develops when the individual is able to manifest the powers he derives from mastering the spiritual and technical aspects that Chinese martial-arts specialists have perfected over the centuries. The most important part of the study of Taiki-ken is the explosive power that must be instaneously and unconsciously manifested by the entire body at the moment of attack or defense. Without this power the ability to overcome an opponent with a single attack cannot be expected. Contents: Preface, History of Taiki-ken, About Hsing-i-ch'uan, Taiki-ken: Characteristics, Zen, Hai (Crawling), Neri (Kneading), Mukae-te, Harai-te, Sashi-te, Daken, Practice Method, Kumite, and Tanshu. Size: 7" X 10". Seller Inventory # 17482
Book Description Japan Publications, 1976. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0870403737-2-4
Book Description Japan Publications, 1976. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0870403737_4
Book Description Japan Publications 1976-07, 1976. Paperback. Condition: Good. First Edition. 0870403737. Seller Inventory # 676864
Book Description Japan Publications, San Francisco, CA, 1976. Paperback. First Edition Thus ; First Printing, so stated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: shows moderate wear to the extremities; considerable rubbing to the wrapper covers; the price has not been clipped (at the lower corner of the inside front flap, but the upper corner has been clipped for some reason anyway; the rear endpaper and one other page in the text show some light splatter stains near the upper corner of the page; former owner's inscription flamboyantly at the inside of the front cover; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the covers. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing moderate wear and several unobtrusive flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to.(10.15 x 7.25 x 0.55 inches). 160 pages. Profusely illustrated with photographs in black & white. Weight: 18.5 ounces. Paperback: Perfect Wraps, with flaps. First Edition Thus ; First Printing, so stated. Seller Inventory # 51376
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0870403737
Book Description Japan Publications, 1976. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020870403737
Book Description Japan Publications, 1976. Paperback. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P010870403737
Book Description Japan Publications, 1976. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110870403737
Book Description Japan Publications, 1976. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0870403737