An American's Journey to the Shaolin Temple
Black Belt Communications, Feb 2, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 175 pages
The author shares the story of his ascension to 10th-degree Shaolin kempo black belt and his appointment as an honorary ambassador to China's legendary Shaolin Temple. Rare techniques of more than 350 photos accompany this must-have book for every Shaolin enthusiast!
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