The Way of Ngo Cho Kun Kung Fu
Book Stats: $21.95 USD 6″ x 9″ * 216 Pages * Over 200 Photos * Black & White on Cream Paper * Originally Published in 1983 * First Tambuli Reprint June 10, 2017 * ISBN: 978-1-943155-25-5
About The Author
Alexander Lim Co is a living treasure in the arts of Chinese kung-fu. In fact, no name is more synonymous with Kung-Fu in the Philippines than Alexander Co. He spearheaded the Chin Wu Club in Manila, wrote the first kung-fu book ever published in the Philippines, and published the country’s first martial arts magazine, simply titled “Martial Arts Magazine.” Co has studied a dozen different kung-fu styles, was an “in-door” disciple of Ngo Cho Kun’s late grandmaster Tan Ka Hong, and has studied Seven Star Praying Mantis and Hung-gar under Grandmaster Shakespeare Chan, Wu style Tai Chi Chuan under the late Master John Hu Chuan Hai, and Hsin-I Liu Ha Pa Fa under Master David Chan.
Alexander Co is the Advising Grandmaster of The International Beng Hong Athletic Association. He has served as Chairman of the Philippine-Chinese Beng Kiam Athletic Association and the Tsing Hua Ngo Cho Kung-fu Center and as Vice-chairman of the Hsin-I Society of Internal Arts. In addition to dozens of articles featured in such magazines as Martial Arts Magazine, Rapid Journal, Inside Kung-Fu, Martial Arts Illustrated, and Martial Arts Legends. Grandmaster Co has written three books: Secrets of Seven Star Praying Mantis, The Way of Ngo Cho Kun and Five Ancestor Fist Kung-Fu, and is translator of The Bible of Ngo Cho Kun. He also filmed a series of instructional videos “The Essence of Ngo Cho Kun” and “The Essence of Seven Star Praying Mantis” for Unique Publications Video.
About The Book
This is the first authoritative book on the art of the Ngo Cho Kun (Five Ancestors Fist), depicting its early history, development, and its embodying principles and techniques like the basic fist set “Sam Chien” (Three Battles) the advanced form “In Tin Tat” (Entwining Kick), and a complete listing of all Ngo Cho Kun solo empty-hand forms.
This book is a must for all practitioners of this style as well as other kung-fu enthusiasts. It was written under the able supervision of second-generation Grandmaster Tan Ka Hong from the original Chinese text. Great efforts have been exerted to arrive at the roots of the style.
This book offers more than 200 photographs and illustrations and aims to bring the more than 150 years of Ngo Cho tradition within your reach. It was written in both English and Chinese, lending ample touch to its authenticity, and so as to reach a wider range of kung-fu aficionados.
Translated and edited by Mr. Alexander Lim Co, with the full cooperation of the members of the Beng Kiam Athletic Club (the oldest kung-fu school in the Philippines), this book promises to bring you the authentic forms of Ngo Cho Kung-fu.
“The Way of Ngo Cho Kung Fu is one of the first books in English on the rare art of Fukien Five Ancestor Boxing. Out of print for over 30 years, this faithful reissue keeps the dual Chinese-English format and serves as a historical reference for every Ngo Cho Kun practitioner.” —Dr. Mark V. Wiley, International Beng Hong Athletic Association