This is a Chinese martial arts primer on using taiji, xingyi and baguaquan principles for throwing an opponent. It represents over 40 years of experience on the author's part, and it is packed with... More > useful knowledge. There are lineage charts, an extensive bibliograhy, index and glossary. The last chapter has descriptions of 37 applications detailed in over 100 photos of throwing techniques. Master Chen Yun-ching of Taiwan has written the forward.
One chapter compares and contrasts Yang Family and Chen Pan-ling taijiquan forms; another sets out leverage-to-resistance principles; another shows how to use the Ba Men or Eight Gates; another explains the use of Silk Reeling Qigong for martial purposes; another explains the pre- and post-heaven bagua patterns as overlaid by the Lo River Map; another deals with san shou free fighting strategies; another sets out a series of exercises to use in training.< Less