Tim's Discussion Board: Martial Arts - Miscellaneous: CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING MANUALS
   By Tim on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 03:05 am: Edit Post

Brian Kennedy's new book on Chinese martial arts training manuals will soon be available. Preview it here: 0420388-1985401

   By Enforcer on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 04:08 am: Edit Post

it does look interesting. But if I had to guess, I would say that it is more a biography and history book than an instructional. The Chinese were notorious for secrecy, and consequently, I wouldn't expect a lot of instructional materials to be available. I think this attitude is captured perfectly in Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching: "Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know."

   By Rich on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 08:50 pm: Edit Post

Thanks Tim. I just bought a book and there is a chapter that covers you and your training.

Very cool.

   By Brian Kennedy on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 03:04 am: Edit Post

Thanks much Tim for posting the link. Elizabeth and I appreciate that. I should mention that we mention you as "an outstanding translator" of several Chinese martial arts training manuals.

My wife (Elizabeth), who is a full time translator did a side by side comparison between your translation of Sun Lu Tang's taiji book and the original. She was extremely impressed with your translation of a difficult book. And I should mention, she is not given to idle praise; so you must have done an outstanding job.

thanks much,
take care,

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