The Shaolin Workout : 28 Days to Transforming Your Body and Soul the Warrior's Way
By SIFU SHI YAN MING
304 pages; 9.3" x 8.0" x 0.9"; Hard Cover
In his loft in New york City’s Greenwich Village, Sifu Shi Yan Ming trains men and women of all ages, body types and backgrounds in the fundamentals of kung fu. A 34th generation Shaolin Warrior monk from China’s Shaolin Temple—the birthplace of Chan Buddhism and the mecca of all martial arts—Yan Ming teaches the students at his USA Shaolin Temple that there is no better workout program than his brand of kung fu for getting the body and mind into warrior condition. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of four-color photographs, the warrior workout, distills a lifetime of Shaolin training and wisdom into a 28-day workout. This complete-unto-itself program of both fitness and spiritual lessons can be applied to every aspect of one's life: work, relationships, family.
Kung fu gives a superb aerobic workout at the same time that it dramatically increases flexibility, power, and speed.. The ultimate promise of the book is this: readers who stick to the plan for 28 days—for as little as 15 minutes a day—will be transformed inside and out. And the enormous sense of accomplishment that results will radiate through their life, allowing them to tackle the world with a warrior’s confidence, calm, and poise.
SIFU SHI YAN MING, a 34th-generation Shaolin Warrior monk, is respected not only in the martial arts world, but also in the entertainment world by stars like Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes and the Wu-Tang clan. His kung fu classes have been featured in USA Today, the New York Times, New York Daily News, and Entertainment Weekly. Brian Gray of Inside Kung Fu magazine has called him a "living treasure of China." He lives in New York City.