This book is intense.
This is a real training manual.
As many of you know, my major interest is in strength training. I turned to the study of the Shaolin Monks through the Stone Padlocks . This is one of the few books I have found that honestly talks about real strength training methods of the Shaolin. This book has exercises I witnessed, and worked on, with the Shaolin Monks in Flushing, NY. This is the real thing, and not something dreamed up by supposed “fake” monks.
The 285 pages of this book are packed with so much information that you could spend a lifetime studying and perfecting a single chapter. Each chapter really covers a very different topic. Each sentence in the sections on Stone Key/Stone Padlock training offers a different insight into the Shaolin concept of strength training. This is also true of the sections covering the various methods of, what we would call, isometrics and partials .
I am so excited about this book that I keep a copy next to my bed and one in my office. It is like reading Sun Tzu’s “Art of War”. You could read it straight through, but you would never absorb half the meanings hidden behind the mere words and drawings. There are even sections on how to build your own equipment. This book is so dense with information that you should think on each chapter very carefully.
In addition to the various strength training issues ( like finger , fist and hand power), there are many other chapters that any martial artist or combat athlete will find useful. The explanations of the martial arts acupoints and three full color charts of pressure points are excellent examples of the lengths this book goes to, to be complete. From the boxer to the football player, this book will seem as if it was written just for you. I hate to say it, but there really are ancient Chinese secrets. We are lucky enough to be able to learn some of them here.
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