The Shaolin Workout: 28 Days to Transforming Your Body and Soul the Warrior's Way

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Rodale, May 16, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 293 pages
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The secrets of the 1,500-year-old Shaolin kung fu tradition taught by a 34th-generation Shaolin warrior monk.

High above the bustling streets of New York City’s hip Greenwich Village, Sifu Shi Yan Ming trains men and women of all ages, body types, and backgrounds in the fundamentals of kung fu. Hailing from China’s Shaolin Temple—the birthplace of Chan Buddhism and the mecca of all martial arts—Yan Ming teaches the students at his U.S.A. Shaolin Temple that there is no better workout program than his brand of kung fu for getting the body and mind into warrior condition.

Now this world-renowned master of the martial arts presents his 4-week program for total mind, body, and spirit transformation in The Shaolin Workout. This 28-day workout distills a lifetime of Shaolin training and wisdom into a manageable regimen, no matter your schedule, age, or fitness level. In as little as 15 minutes a day, you’ll get an intense aerobic workout that increases your flexibility, power, and speed. At the same time you will experience spiritual benefits that will radiate through your entire life, allowing you to tackle the world with a Shaolin warrior’s confidence, calm, and poise.

The Shaolin Workout includes 28 exercise sessions that teach authentic Shaolin kung fu stretches, stances, poses, punches, and kicks as well as daily meditations to strengthen the mind, body, and spirit. By following this program, you will become more in tune with your body and the world around you. The Shaolin secrets to getting the body, spirit—and life—you’ve always wanted are here in your hands. Now is the time to get started.

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Sifu shi yan ming left his performance group as a student and was never a monk. He has 3 children with different women and has no connection to the shaolin temple. He uses advertisements to sell a fake brand and doesn't even teach in his own school. He stands I'm the corner and watches students being taught incorrectly but only sees money. The students receive punishments and are taxed money fines. Do not support his his false program. Amituofo. The book only teaches 5 moves and gains sifu all his money. He sells the shaolin name for money and taxes people for being a fan of the Kung fu movies 

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Mostly just an advert for Sifu Shi Yan Ming to show off with. The morning routine presented seems safe and reasonable, and works well as a warm up to start the day. Everything is sufficiently explained and demonstrated, and the photography is excellent. Little attention is given to the beginner trying to achieve flexibility, or to safety considerations, so it would help if the reader already knows a little about stretching safely. 

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About the author (2006)

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. 

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