Perfect for people of all ages and nearly any level of health, Chinese internal boxing does not depend on muscular strength. Instead, its power is drawn from the cultivation and practical application of internal energy, or ch'i. Chinese Internal Boxing: Techniques of Hsing-I & Pa-Kua
is an in-depth guide to the practice of two styles of Chinese internal boxing. Through clear, concise instructions, photos and diagrams, it invites readers to experience and understand the traditional, authentic methods of this once secretive art.
Robert W. Smith was the dean of Western martial arts writers and researchers. He published many classic books on the martial arts, including, T'ai-Chi: The 'Supreme Ultimate' Exercise and Secrets of Shaolin Temple Boxing.
Allen Pittman, Smith's senior student, collaborated on this book after several years of study in Taiwan.