Yes! After much intense writing and wrangling, Volume 2 of the Northern Shaolin Kung Fu series that I co-wrote with my Sifu is now available for all!
As before, I might be a bit biased*, but this book is a fabulous addition to your Kung Fu library, whether you practice Northern Shaolin or not. There is so much great insight and wisdom from my Sifu that has been distilled into this tome, covering Northern Shaolin’s advanced concepts, the generation of internal power (and what that even means), the principles of application and fighting, the exploration of all ten of the core Northern Shaolin hand forms, a multitude of advanced weapons, and even more. Coming in at 50% larger than the first volume, this thing is packed with great stuff!
You can order your own copy (and check out Sifu Lam’s other great books as well) here:
And as a bonus, I’ll be hosting a live streamed Q&A session on August 22nd (at 430p EDT/130p PDT). If you order the book before August 12th 2020 we’ll send you an invite to the livestream!
I am thrilled (tempered with the trepidation with something so personal being released for all to see) to have the book released to the world. After nearly 20 years of practice I still love the art, and this book is stuffed with everything I could think of from all that I’ve learned from Sifu and from what I’ve gleaned through all that diligent practice. I worked closely with Sifu to gather the material for the book and get it captured for posterity before he passed. This is most definitively part of his legacy, and I am humbled to be able to be a part of it. I hope it illuminates and teaches, and I hope that our passion for the art and – even more so – for sharing the art comes through its many pages.
* And as before, natch, I am very biased since I wrote it…
If I may engage in a bit of shameless self promotion for a moment… my book is out! After a number of years of hard work, I hold in my hands Volume 1 of the Northern Shaolin Kung Fu series that I am co-writing with my Sifu.
I may be a bit biased*, but this is a Kung Fu book you want to add to your collection, whether you are a practitioner of Northern Shaolin or not. There is a tonne of great information within, including core principles and concepts of body structure and efficiency, the fundamentals of the art, a discussion on the three fundamental skills of any martial art (and for most physical arts), the seasons of training, the mindset of practice, illustrations of the two introductory hand forms, and exploration of the four basic weapons, from their history and lore to their use. It’s chock full of good stuff!
I am giddy and nervous and excited all at the same time that the book is now out. It’s a labour of love, and I’ve released it into the wild. I hope it illuminates and teaches, and I hope that my passion for the art and for sharing the art comes through its pages.
Onward to writing Volume 2!
* – Ok, natch, I’m very biased, given I’m the author…
Just a quick note to, er, note that my Sifu’s third book has been published: Authentic Five Animals Hasayfu Hung Kuen. I aided in editing and putting the book together, plus you can see photos of me inside getting taken out by Sifu Wing Lam in no end of variety of ways! Sifu has amazing depth of knowledge and understanding of martial principles and its awesome that he’s preserving it in book form, and I really feel privileged to be able to contribute in getting the books out.