Finally, a complete book on famous Seven Stars Praying Mantis style .
Written by GM ° Zanetti, the only European disciple of the GM° Lin Dongzhu (grandson of the famous GM° Lin Jingshan).
In 2014 the book on Qixing Tanglangquan of Master Maurizio Zanetti is placed inside the encyclopedia on Tanglangquan, published by the Chinese city of Layang, which foreigners most comprehensive book on the subject.
The only Western book included in this governmental encyclopedia.
Hung Gar is one of the most representative styles of south China.
The movements are fast and powerful, using the mind to drive the Hei, the Hei to force blow, sounds to aid techniques; It need to be stable as bronze bridges and iron horses.
Hung gar style, with its wealth of theory in combat and its wealth of cultural content, its total attention to the training of thought (Ji), energy (Hei), strength (Ging) and forms (Jing), is a precious pearl in the Chinese martial arts.
Master Maurizio Zanetti, as a sign of historic responsibility for the development and research on Hung Gar, collected with rational mind in this book his experience in the style.
In this work they are presented in a systematic and clear mode the history, characteristics, principles, strategies and the main points of all style.
The wealth of content and illustrations that accompany the text make this book a rare masterpiece, the most complete on the subject, a real manual for teachers and students..
In this volume Master Maurizio Zanetti weitw on the Yang family Taijiquan , which he has practiced for 40 years, putting all his experience inside.
Yang family Taijiquan, although keeping all the characteristics of attack and defense (blows with fist, open hand, kicking, levers) of the martial art as it is, has fluid and slow movements with the aim of developing the most healthful aspects for the organism.
The form is practiced slow and regular, even if its application must be fast and explosive, following the old Taijiquan motto that says: "If the enemy does not move I'm not moving, if the opponent attacks I arrive before".
The martial arts masters say:
"If you practice boxing technique and not training the Gongfu, in old age everything it will be empty".
The Gongfu is divided into four types: soft, hard, internal, external.
The training has two phases: training the muscles and tendons, then cultivate qi.
The 72 types of hard and soft Gongfu are suitable for children, adults and the elderly, and conditioning the whole body.
Children can engage in soft Gongfu, young and middle-aged people can engage in Qigong and hard Gongfu .
If you strictly follow the methods, the results will be seen, and in old age all will be full.
In this second volume of the Taijiquan series, M° Maurizio Zanetti deals the complex argument of Tuī Shǒu.
Not only a analysis based on purely dynamics "Western-style mechanical" but a complete and profound study of the technical-tactical theory of Tuī Shǒu.
Not just a few exercises, but all the exercises of five practical levels that are part of the Tuī Shǒu.
This book fills the many gaps in both the theory and the practical study of Tuï Shǒu Tàijíquán, irrespective of style and transversely to the method practiced, giving a very broad and detailed interpretation.