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Liu Bin's Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang, Volume One - South District Beijing's Strongly Rooted Style (Paperback): Jie Zhang Liu Bin's Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang, Volume One - South District Beijing's Strongly Rooted Style (Paperback)
Jie Zhang; Contributions by Richard Shapiro
R513 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R85 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

One of the three major orthodox internal styles of Chinese martial arts (along with Xing Yi Quan and Tai Ji Quan), Bagua Zhang (or Ba Gua Zhang) is also one of the most ancient and revered. The first volume in a series of two on the form," Liu Bin's Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang, Volume One, "is written from the perspective of a wise master who gives equal attention to Bagua's historical evolution and to the art and practice itself. A disciple of famous master Liu Xing Han and one who honed his skills for over 20 years under the same trees in Temple of Heaven Park as the originators of Bagua, Professor Zhang Jie is ideally suited for the task. He presents the fundamental theories of Bagua simply and clearly, in such a way that they comprise both a martial arts manual and a guide for everyday living. The idea of balance in all things is stressed throughout, as is the ancient Chinese philosophy that underlies Bagua. In addition to illustrations of the Bagua movements, the book contains previously unpublished historical photographs. Equally useful for novice and seasoned practitioners, as well as students of Chinese culture and history," Liu Bin's Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang "immerses readers in all aspects of this important martial art.

Developing Mindfulness and Self-Love - How You Can Declutter Your Mind, Improve Self-Esteem, and Create Inner Peace Right Now... Developing Mindfulness and Self-Love - How You Can Declutter Your Mind, Improve Self-Esteem, and Create Inner Peace Right Now (Paperback)
Richard Shapiro, Michael Siegel
R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Past Perfect - Richard Shapiro Houses and Gardens (Hardcover): Richard Shapiro, Mayer Rus Past Perfect - Richard Shapiro Houses and Gardens (Hardcover)
Richard Shapiro, Mayer Rus; Edited by Mallery Roberts Morgan; Photographs by Jason Schmidt
R1,107 R899 Discovery Miles 8 990 Save R208 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Renowned designer and antiques dealer Richard Shapiro devotes his first book to the art of creating refined, cultivated spaces that transport their inhabitants to a heritage of distant lands and past epochs. Designers and home owners who wish to endow homes with authentic European charm and character will be inspired by Shapiro's gift for creating genuine Old World savoir faire. The book focuses on the two much-imitated homes and gardens of Richard Shapiro, which provide a wealth of inspiration and a broad array of examples related to living graciously with antiques, decorative painting and other finishes, and marrying centuriesold building materials with new construction. Shapiro shares ideas from his work as a designer as well as lessons learned from years of collecting and selling antiques and fine art. As a manufacturer of furnishings with a distinctly European sensibility, he also brings to bear a thorough knowledge of production processes and finishing techniques that simulate authentic Old World archetypes. With exquisite new photography, the book also functions as a master class, filled with illustrations and takeaways for readers, offering practical ideas and creative inspirations for imbuing a home with a romantic mood and a timeworn sensibility.

Art in Industry - Being the Report of an Industrial Art Survey Conducted Under the Auspices of the National Society for... Art in Industry - Being the Report of an Industrial Art Survey Conducted Under the Auspices of the National Society for Vocational Education and the Department of Education of the State of New York (Paperback)
Charles R. 1865 Richards, Shapiro Bruce Rogers Collection DLC
R796 Discovery Miles 7 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Liu Bin's Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang, Volume Two - South District Beijing's Strongly Rooted Style (Paperback): Jie Zhang Liu Bin's Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang, Volume Two - South District Beijing's Strongly Rooted Style (Paperback)
Jie Zhang; Contributions by Randy Chung, Richard Shapiro, Mark Wigzell, William Baller
R511 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R85 (17%) Special order

In volume 2 of "Liu Bin's Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang," Professor Zhang Jie documents the style of Bagua Zhang developed by Liu Bin, one of Cheng Ting Hua's top students. Professor Zhang became a disciple in this tradition in 1979, apprenticing under the well-known expert Liu Xing Han in Beijing. He was carefully trained for many years, practicing Bagua's circle-walking techniques under the trees of Temple of Heaven park--the same place where Dong Hai Quan, Cheng Ting Hua, and many other masters used to train.
A two-volume series, "Liu Bin's Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang" gives equal attention to Bagua Zhang's history, its practice, and the culture from which it arose; Professor Zhang presents Bagua Zhang as a guide for everyday living, stressing the Chinese concept of balance in all things. While volume one instructed students in the fundamentals of Bagua practice (stances and footwork, the circle walk, and the single palm change), volume two teaches variations on the single palm change; the eight mother palms; the twenty-four movements of five elements, three levels form; and the twenty-four movements of eight palms, eight fists, and eight elbows form. Professor Zhang also introduces readers to weapons training with the continous sword form and the coiling dragon long staff form. Step-by-step photos and descriptions document the forms, while never-before-published historical photographs and first-hand accounts of the development of the art provide a rich background for the practical instruction. Volume two also goes further into the history of Liu Bin's lineage, including profiles of many notable Bagua masters. The author's personal contact with many of these masters, including ones that risked their lives to carry on the tradition through the Cultural Revolution, allows him to record their stories in vivid detail.

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