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The King, (Netflix 2019)

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The King (Netflix 2019) is the story of the rise of King Henry V and the battle of Agincourt against the French (1415).



Xing Yi Quan – A study of Tai and Tuo Xing

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The focus of this book is on two of Xing Yi’s 12 animals: Tai and Tuo, but it also covers an awful lot of general Xing Yi theory. The inclusion of a full translation of the two most important Xing Yi classics writings – the Classic of Unification and the Classic of Fighting, from Yue Fei’s 10 Important Thesis – is particularly welcome.





Hidden in Plain Sight – Ellis Amdur



A thorough investigation of the martial power of Morihei Ueshiba and a massive amount of research into the origins of Aikido.







Internal Body Mechanics for Tai Chi, Bagua and Xingyi – Ken Gullette

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Anybody who has attempted to learn Tai Chi in any depth instantly realises that the choreography of a form is just that – choreography – and that the devil is in the details. Internal Body Mechanics is all about the details: How you move, what you move and where you move it to.







Strikes – soul meets body – Vladimir Vasiliev & Scott Meredith

The new book on Systema by one of the modern gatekeepers of the art.










Possible Origins, Scott Park Phillips – Part 1

A look at how Chinese theatre, religion, and martial arts are all part of the same puzzle.








The Taijiquan & Qi Gong Dictionary – Angelika Frtiz

A handy dictionary of all the terms commonly associated with Taijiquan and Qigong.