Adam Hsu Kung Fu

Traditional Chinese Martial Arts  

   
Books in English

The Sword Polisher's Record - The Way of Kung-fu
The Sword Polisher's Record, originally a monthly column that appeared for fifteen years in three different magazines, became a way of polishing the kung fu sword, cleaning up the misconceptions that are causing it to become dull and rusty. This book is an anthology of the monthly column, organized into eight interconnected sections, each examing a different aspect of kung-fu styles and forms, useage, and training, with discussions on the future of kung-fu and its place in our lives.

Publisher: Tuttle Martial Arts
ISBN: 0804831386
Softcover, 204 pgs.

Available at your local bookstore or online sellers such as Amazon.com.

Lone Sword Against The Cold Cold Sky
Principles and Practice of Traditional Kung Fu

Topics include:

  • What is the Kung Fu bible?
  • How to bridge the cultural gap between East and West?
  • Which 3 basic tests tell if you are practicing real Kung Fu?
  • What is the Thunder style Tai Chi and why is it so rare?
  • Why is Bagua a "genius" martial art?
  • How is the straight sword seen in movies really used?
  • Why is Praying Mantis such a healthy branch of Kung Fu?
  • Why is the powerful Baji called "bodyguard style?"
  • How is Kung Fu different from other forms of martial arts?

Publisher: Plum Publication
ISBN-13: 978-0-9790159-1-5
ISBN-10: 0-9790159-1-X
Softcover, 319 pgs.

Available from Plum Publications.

 
Books in Chinese

Learn Long Fist
This exciting volume is the first in a series of books dedicated to Long Fist Training. It focuses on the Linking Fist Form which, connected with basic training, opens the door to traditional northern style martial arts and to the Long Fist Style in particular. The book is filled with excellent instructional drawings that teach the form along with the basic stances, steps and technique training associated with it. The layout is intricate, aesthetic and imaginative. Text is delivered in dialogue style. Although written initially for children, it's a must have and valuable resource for practitioners of all ages.

Introductory Price: $15.49 each (plus proper shipping and sales tax for CA residents).

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Learn Long Fist: Linking Fist Practice Diary
A manga companion volume to Learn Long fist. The layout and pictures are wonderful and contain additional vital training information that supports and supplements the previous book.

A small sample of what's inside:
slow & fast practice one arm  sinking

Introductory Price: $15.49 each (plus proper shipping and sales tax for CA residents).

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Stars Reflecting From my Sword: My Private Notes on Kung Fu
This is a compilation of Sifu Hsu's private observations, thoughts and reflections on traditional Chinese martial arts. They were excerpted from personal notebooks, compiled during the many years of his career training and teaching kung fu. Now published for the first time.

Introductory Price: $13.95 each (plus proper shipping and sales tax for CA residents).

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ESSAYS ON CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS, Vol.1
Sifu Hsu writes essays on a variety of kung fu-related subjects.  His insightful commentaries are always spiced with humor, intelligence, and humanity.  For Chinese-language readers, these volumes are a must!.


Available from Plum Publications.

 

ESSAYS ON CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS, Vol. 2
Sifu Hsu second volume of essays on a variety of kung fu-related subjects.  His insightful commentaries are always spiced with humor, intelligence, and humanity.  For Chinese-language readers, these volumes are a must!

Available from Plum Publications.

 

THROUGH THOUSANDS OF MILES OF RESISTANCE
Master Hsu's personal account of his adventures during his 1988 trip to Mainland China.   He relates his encounters with members of China's wushu community as he journeyed in search of the roots of his traditional kung fu. 

Available from Plum Publications.