Author: Len Losik Ph D
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Kwon Bup The Fighting Art of Shaolin Temple explains the creation, history and evolution of the first Asian fighting art that was taught at the Shaolin Temple first for preventive medicine. Kwon Bup type techniques were brought to China from India using the Silk Road and adopted for the Buddhist philosophy's emphasis on physical and mental health. This included training in Shaolin Temple Chuan Fa/Kwon Bup for physical and mental health improvements, medical surgeries and pharmaceutical treatments that were unknown in China at the time and so Buddhism and Kwon Bup swept through the Asian countries providing relief to the old, weak, injured and ill. The author describes the relationship between Shaolin Temple Chuan Fa and Shaolin Temple Kwon Bup and why Kwon Bup became Korea's first fighting method and Kwon Bup's relationship to Korea's other early fighting styles that include Subahk and Tae Kyon. The author also includes a discussion on Kwon Bup's influence on recent 20th century Korean martial arts styles of Tang Soo Do, Kong Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do and the many Korean Kwans such as the Moo Duk Kwan whose founder Grandmaster Hwang Kee redesigned the Moo Duk Kwan styles of martial arts to include Korea's ancient fighting art of Shaolin Temple Kwon Bup, Korean Subahk and Tae Kyon. Included is a substantial bibliography of over 80 references, a full glossary and extensive index for the readers convenience. Recommended for the beginning, intermediate as well as the experienced reader of martial arts information.