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PDF Edition, formatted to 8.5x11 page size to print out to 94 pages. Includes all the material of the print book. I couldn't bring myself to pack it in too tight, so the PDF Edition retains the flavour of the original.
PDF Edition ISBN 978-0-9866771-5
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EPUB electronic reader edition, available through Lulu and other dealers.
EPUB Edition ISBN 978-0-986671-1-3
EPUB is good for almost all electronic readers, or there is a free program (calibre) that can transfer to your reader's format. The Chinese characters and pinyin have been taken out, so if you want the full version, get either the print book or the pdf e-book.
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the wushu centre in Quebec city. 880 rue Père Marquette. Saturday indoors classes. Bois du Coulonge weekdays.
Andrea Falk 2012
to the online wushu dictionary, @ www.thewushucentre.com
161 pages include 160 of the best illustrations ever seen in martial arts books, this book is a must to any lover of expressive movement, never mind its value as a reference. I have kept the exact format of the original because this is a jewel of a classic. The applications are clearly described and illustrated step by step, and the gentleman in black pants always wins. The best word for this book is simply brilliant.
The book is small and light, so postage cost is reasonable.
Also available: CD of images from the Yan Dehua bagua applications book. Desktop images of the 160 drawings, and QuickTime movies of the 34 applications in Yan Dehua's bagua applications book. You could, of course, scan them from the book and make a set of images yourself, but believe me, it will take you hours and hours. Hours.
Comments on Yan Dehua's Bagua Applications and Andrea's translation
"Having seen the sample method from the book you featured on the TGL website, I was initially intrigued by "Yan Dehua's Bagua Applications" book as a curio item. However, I have to say that after examining it I've rapidly come to appreciate the diverse martial tactics depicted in the master's book. They provide much food for thought and the "energy and flow" of the methods are graphically shown in the extraordinary illustrations accompanying the descriptions of the movements for the reader. Frankly, I can't recall ever seeing a method book with drawings that are as evocative of movement as these are. I also appreciated your translation of the text. It's really helpful to have the technique translation done by someone who is also an experienced martial artist. This is a little gem of a book." Neil Chang, Lynnwood, WA
"I just wanted to add my praise to all the accolades you have received for your excellent translation of Yan Dehua's text. You have performed a great service to Bagua practitioners such as myself who do not read Chinese. It is a far, far better rendering than the Lee Ying Arng version I have had since the 1970's." Russell Sauls, TN
"One thing I like very much also about [Yan Dehua's bagua applications] is that you put the original Chinese characters next to the Pinyin transliteration plus the diacritics for the tones. .... I have a dictionary, but it's a lot more convenient when the pronunciations are already given in the text ! ... you're more at home conveying the nuance of the original, e.g. "thread one's arm" etc. .. sounds much better than Crandall's series." Kohei Sawabe, Montreal
"I've enjoyed studying your translation of Yan Dehua's book on baguazhang applications. While I'm not sure about the effectiveness of the applications themselves, I found your translation to be very clear. It was particularly helpful to have the Mandarin words for some of the specialized terms, like "lifting energy" and "sink the chest". For effective learning and out of respect for these arts, I think serious students should learn some "martial Mandarin". I'm looking forward to seeing your translation of Li Tianji's 'The Skill of Xingyiquan'". Tom Campbell, Seattle
"This has got to be the cutest book of martial applications ever compiled.... this little book has many wonderful interpretations of bagua movement all beautifully illustrated. A very fun book" Alfred Westlake, Somatic Journeys Massage Therapy, Colorado.
"Thank you so much for making this great [Yan Dehua] book available!!! ... I didn't think anyone would finally endeavor to translate this awesome text into English. I feel very lucky to have chanced upon your website and to have found that you are offering this book." Dennis Mace, Seattle