For fans of Kung Fu action (the Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon series and Kung Fu stories of old), The Mark Of The Shaolin, Book 1 in the Tigers of Wulin Trilogy, tells of a young man on his path in the Shaolin Temple to become a legendary Shaolin Warrior Monk. Should Shi Zhen Di survive the ardous training and the final test, the Hall of Wooden Men, where others have failed and paid with their lives, he must chose between the Way of the Shaolin or seek to avenge his family and all they have lost at the hands of a dreaded bandit organization led by his very own elder brother and Master of the Huquan Tiger Fist method, Chen Dao.
Joining Zhen Di on his path of self-discovery is Iron Wu, the Wandering Taoist and master of the Wudang Martial Arts, and Yijun, a young female assassin, as they venture into the Snake’s Den for a final confrontation that will change them all forever.
Martial Artists the world over crave to access the legends and myths surrounding the treasured combat methods of ancient China. Here, within this book, are the legends of Bodhidharma, the originator of Shaolin Kung Fu, Zhang Sanfeng and his inspirational guidnace by the great Xuanwu in creating Taijiquan, and many other stories generations of Martial Artists have been enthralled by told alongside deadly battles, each of various Kung Fu systems explained in fine detail, appealing to dedicated Martial Artists and action fans alike.
BIO: Born in Western Sydney (1976) Steven began learning Martial Arts at age 6 and spent the next 12 years in and out of various systems until, at age 18, Steven became serious and dedicated his life to the study of He-Style Taijiquan. Relocating to Japan 10 years ago, Steven began teaching Taijiquan and Kids Kung Fu, along side English teaching. Two and a half years ago, following the life-changing earthquake and nuclear meltdown, Steven opened his own English school and Taijiquan school (Steven also teaches Taijiquan at a university).
During this time Steven searched and was unable to find satisfying “Kung Fu fiction” and decided to write his own, and share the lessons learned over the 20 years since he dedicated his life to this treasure. Currently, by request of the current Head of He Family Taijiquan in China, Steven is also writing the first English book on this style of Tai Chi covering all aspects (History, Theory, Form and Applications).
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