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By Bruce Lee, John Little

This is a ebook that Bruce Lee started writing in 1964, yet by no means accomplished. Lee's writing unearths his considerate research of the tapestry of chinese language martial arts, delivering glimpses into the numerous kinds and his observation on those arts. Lee's extreme interest led him to amass this data and divulge the restrictions of strict adherence to culture, which impressed him to strengthen his cosmopolitan "way of no way."
The Tao of Gung Fu comprises insights into quite a few chinese language martial arts and coaching methodologies, sketches of martial arts ideas, Lee's own scrapbook of his recognized thesis, "The Tao of Gung Fu." Witness Lee's own cultivation of excellence in martial arts. His program of philosophy to actual activities epitomizes the unification of brain and body—a real approach to life for the martial artist.
Chapters include:
What is Gung Fu?—An creation to chinese language Gung Fu, On Yin and Yang, and Bridging the space of Yin and Yang
Some options of Gung Fu—The basics of Gung Fu, the elemental impressive issues of Gung Fu, Introducing the Wing Chun instantly Punch, and The perform of Forms
Taoism within the chinese language artwork of Gung Fu—On Wu-Hsin (No-Mindedness), On Wu Wei (Nondoing), and situated Thoughts
Ideas and Opinions—Traditions and Histories of chinese language Gung Fu, The query of Psychic middle, and Bruce's view on Gung Fu
Appendices—Bruce Lee's gung fu historical past on the time he wrote this booklet, Gung Fu terminology, and Letters and gung fu scrapbook
This Bruce Lee booklet is a part of Tuttle Publishing's Bruce Lee Library which additionally features:
Bruce Lee's remarkable Thoughts
Bruce Lee: the distinguished lifetime of the Golden Dragon
Bruce Lee Artist of Life
Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon
Bruce Lee: The artwork of Expressing the Human Body
Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do

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In atomic physics no distinction is recognized between matter and energy; nor is it possible to make such a distinction, since they are in reality one essence, or at least two poles of the same unit. , as the work of Einstein, Plank, Whitehead, and Jeans has demonstrated it is. In the same way, the Taoist philosophy, against the background of which acupuncture had its origin and developed, is essentially monistic. The Chinese conceived the entire universe as activated by two principles, the yang and the yin, the positive and negative, and they considered that nothing that exists, either animate or so-called inanimate, does so, except by virtue of the ceaseless interplay of these two forces.

31 ON BRIDGING THE GAP OF YIN AND YANG Gentleness and firmness (yin and yang) are two "interdependent" and "complementary" forces in the Chinese art of gung fu, and the aim is the attainment and maintenance of perfect balance between these two forces. Gentleness/firmness is one inseparable force of once unceasing interplay of movement. If a person riding a bicycle wishes to go somewhere, for example, he can't pump on both the pedals at the same time or not pump on them at all. In order to move forward he pumps on one pedal while simultaneously releasing the other.

The nucleus is in reality, whereas the vortex is a phenomenon in the form of a multidimensional force field. Concentrate your energy at the immovable instead of dispersing in scattered activities. In other words, hold to the core. The four gates The immovable-elbow position is fundamental to all parrying, deflecting, and blocking in gung fu (particularly in the art of Wing 44 The Tao of Gung Fu Chun). Defense in gung fu takes place along the four boundaries through the application of the four corner parries.

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