The Secrets of Chinese Karate was once written in the early 60’s by Senior Grandmaster Ed Parker Sr. Mr. Parker reveals the amazing techniques of Karate as developed and practiced by the Chinese – the true pioneers of the martial art of self-defense. Mr. Parker elaborated on the theories of quite a lot of styles that occurred prior to the time of Shao-lin and how they were in line with imitating the movements of animals such as, the deer, tiger, bear, monkey and bird. It was once surmised that the quite a lot of animals chosen, depicted different characteristics. As an example, the leopard’s movements were used to develop speed in addition to strength. Tiger movements were formed to develop the bones, dragon movements to develop alertness and snake movements to develop temperament and endurance. Over time of experimentation, the Chinese found out two types of strength-inner and outer strength. Inner strength-denoting hidden power. One such form of inner power was once Dim Mak, the study and art of ” Touching nerve points” which involved a detailed analysis of nerve points in addition to developing the skills of the herbalist-a form that was once only taught to the most patient peaceful exponents. Natural weapons used anciently by the Chinese were listed in charts and highlighted with regards to conceivable historical applications. The formation of natural weapons, as used by the Chinese shows the versatility with which body parts can function effectively in combat together with diverse methods of execution. Instruction is offered on the ranges within which an exponent could utilize such weapons with minimum force to maximum effect. In conclusion Mr. Parker included quite a lot of tests, formalities, rituals, and ancient Chinese customs of related interest.