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January Recommended Reading


THE XINGYI BOXING MANUAL (Hebei's Style 5 Principles and 7 Words)  Edited by Jin Yunting, Translated by John Groschwitz

THE TAO OF TAI-CHI CHUAN, WAY TO REJUVENATION by Jou, Tsung Hwa. Tai Chi Foundation. ISBN 0-8048-1357-4

MONKEY by Wu Cheng-En, translated by Arthur Waley. The trials and tribulations of Monkey King, known in China as "Journey To The West.

THE ART OF WAR by Sun Tzu, translated by Thomas Cleary. A classical manual of Chinese military strategy, expounding principles that are often as applicable to individual martial artists as they are to armies. You may also enjoy Thomas Cleary's "Mastering The Art Of War," a companion volume featuring the works of Zhuge Liang, a brilliant strategist of the Three Kingdoms Period (see above).