Shaolin White Crane Kung-Fu:

A Rare Art Revealed

Book Specs

$35.00 USD
6″ x 9″ Paperback
268 Pages
745 Photos

Black and White on White Paper
Pub Date: 2003
ISBN: 0-9734878-0-1

Author Bio

Lorne Bernard - Author Photo - 200Lorne Bernard has dedicated his life to the mastery, preservation and propagation of authentic traditional Chinese martial arts, most especially the Flying Crane branch of Fujian White Crane kung-fu. He has studied intensively since the early 1980s with the top flying crane masters–most especially with the heir to the system grandmaster Lee Joo-Chian. Bernard’s efforts have helped him develop a reputation as one of the top Western experts in the rare art of Fujian White Crane. At present, his academy in Laval, Montreal, Canada, is the North American Headquarters of the Flying Crane style. Shifu Bernard has had several students achieve great success and several more open their own White Crane clubs across Canada and the United States.

About the Book

“In life, there comes few iopportunities to train with a fantastic martial artist, like in his home in Malaysia, and get in-depth understanding of his art and all of its subtleties. For most of us, this is something far beyond our wildest dreams. For Shifu Lorne Bernard, this was his experience. Now he has taken it upon himself to share all he has gained with you.”

So starts the blurb on the back of this book. Shifu Lorne Bernard indeed delivers on this because this book is a work of love. Not only does he introduce the reader to White Crane he makes many comments from the standpoint of someone who actually cares about his art and the misinterpretations that are starting to eat away at the core of kung-fu.

White Crane is an interesting style particularly for those who are researching the origins of karate. It is also a style strongly represented in Taiwan. In addition, there are some very interesting parallels involved in the relationship between White Crane and Wing Chun. This system is a complete no nonsense martial art which practices both empty hand and with more than 18 different traditional weapons. It also includes internal training, iron palm training and pressure point striking. This classic book includes:

• An historical overview of Southern China’s Fujian province martial arts legacy
• A detailed history of White Crane
• Two person practice forms
• Street situations and real fighting combinations
• Traditional conditioning methods
• An overview of weaponry associated with this southern kung-fu system

Rave Reviews

“Lorne Bernard’s Shaolin White Crane is a classic in modern crane writings. The Flying Crane system is well known today because of Sifu Bernard’s dedication, teaching and the exposure it received via this very book. A comprehensive primer on Flying Crane that covers everything from stance to training, weapons to self-defense.” –Dr. Mark Wiley, International Beng Hong Athletic Association

 

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