The Sword Polisher's Record

Martial Arts
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Tuttle Publishing
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70 b&w photos and drawings
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5 1/2 X 8 1/2

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.

About the Author:
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 founded the non-profit Traditional Wushu Association, dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and perfection of traditional kung-fu. He has been featured on the cover of over a dozen martial arts magazines throughout the world, and his monthly columns have appeared in Black Belt, MA Training, and Wu Shu Kung-Fu magazines.