About this bookOne of the few brand new Chinese martial arts derived from actual military combat experience, Eagle Claw kung fu is a powerful system featuring advanced locking-hand moves perfected over centuries of civil conflict in China. Kung fu and tai chi master Leung Shum brings this timeless art to these days’s practitioners, going beneath the veneer of gymnastic athleticism for which the style is known, and revealing many of its crucial secrets and insider tips. Shum explains the fundamentals of Eagle Claw kung fu, including the the most important first thirty locking-hand techniques, the punches, kicks, and the all-vital signature claws of Ying Jow Pai. Hundreds of photographs augment Shum’s text, creating the ultimate guide to Eagle Claw kung fu.In regards to the AuthorSifu Leung Shum started the study of kung fu and t’ai chi ch’uan on the age of eight. Raised in Hong Kong, he moved to New York City in 1971, where he opened the first Eagle Claw school for most people in america.