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Smith, Robert W. 1926-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 173 publications in 3 languages and 2,770 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: GV1111, 796.8
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Most widely held works about Robert W Smith
 
Most widely held works by Robert W Smith
Tʻai-chi : the "supreme ultimate" exercise for health, sport, and self-defense by Manqing Zheng( Book )

34 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chinese secret for youthfulness, health and long life lies at least partly in T'ai Chi, the balletlike calisthenics they've practiced for centuries. This rhythmical art stresses slow breathing, balanced and relaxed postures and absolute calmness of mind. The practice itself need take no more than ten minutes a day. This book is a complete stepbystep manual for the beginner that will enable anyone to master the sequence of thirtyseven postures that make up the T'ai Chi solo exercise
Comprehensive Asian fighting arts by Donn F Draeger( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fighting arts of China, Okinawa, Korea, Japan, India, Pakistan, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines
Asian fighting arts by Donn F Draeger( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese boxing : masters and methods by Robert W Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The way to Kung Fu"--Jacket subtitle
Pa-kua; Chinese boxing for fitness and self-defense by Robert W Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert W. Smith, one of America's great pioneers in the Asian martial arts, brings us the history, philosophy, traditional training methods, and basic exercises and forms of Pa-Kua, Chinese boxing"--Provided by publisher
Secrets of Shaolin Temple boxing by Robert W Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1989 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hsing-i : Chinese mind-body boxing by Robert W Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete guide to judo : its story and practice by Robert W Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1958 and 1967 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martial musings : a portrayal of the martial arts in the 20th century by Robert W Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western boxing and world wrestling : story and practice by Robert W Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hsing-i : Chinese internal boxing by Robert W Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike most martial arts, Chinese internal (soft-style) boxing does not depend on muscular strength. The secret behind its power lies in the cultivation and practical application of internal energy--ch'i, There are basically three soft-style martial arts: T'ai-chi, already well known worldwide, and Hsing-i and Pa-kua, relative newcomers to the West. Although they are not essentially fighting arts but living arts, they are devastating as systems of self-defense. This book outlines the history of Hsing-i--a style of boxing given form (Hsing) by the mind (i)--and gives a thorough account of the p
Pa-kua : eight-trigram boxing by Robert W Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book outlines the history and techniques of Pa-kua-a style of boxing based on the eight (pa) trigrams (kua) of the I Ching. This martial arts guide gives a thorough account of the philosophy behind the art. It also presents to the West for the first the orthodox style of the last Chinese Pa-kua master Wang Shu-chin. Described in great detail and fully illustrated are the basic techniques, the eight palm shapes, and the eight traditional methods of "walking the circle." Guided by this easy-to-follow text, the student of Pa-kua can probe deeply into the hitherto hidden secrets of one of the most complete systems of self defense ever developed
The way of a warrior by Robert W Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret fighting arts of the world by John F Gilbey( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1995 in English and Vietnamese and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a book crammed full of secret fighting techniques never before divulged in print: the Oriental delayed death touch, the destruction wrought on by the fingertips of an obscure Mexican; the shout of doom; the method so terrible it is practiced only in Russian torture chambers, the niceties of Thugee strangulation; and many more vicious fighting tricks. Suppressed for generations! Twenty of the world's most secretly guarded fighting techniques vividly described in one volume. The average reader will find this book amazing--almost unbelievable. But many thousands of rugged young men curren
Chinese internal boxing : techniques of hsing-i & pa-kua by Robert W Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of judo and other self-defense systems including cognate works and articles by Robert W Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1958 and 1961 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T'ai-chi : de meest verheven oefening voor gezondheid, sport en zelf-verdediging by Manqing Zheng( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in Dutch and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geïllustreerde beschrijving van voornamelijk solo-oefeningen van de t'ai tsji
Chinese boxing for fitness and self-defense by Robert W Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Greek and Roman rhetoricians; a biographical dictionary by Donald Cross Bryant( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biographical dictionary contains over 200 entries on Greek and Roman rhetoricians. The compilation omits persons who were exclusively performers or composers unless they were also theorists, critics, authors of treatises or textbooks, or teachers of speech. Bibliographical notes are attached to particular biographies rarely and only for special purposes. Generally, the standard biographical compendia and the particular sources relevant to each rhetorician have been drawn upon for the entries. Included in this dictionary are such people as Acylas, Adrian, Antipater, Ariston, Aristophanes, Aristotle, Blandus, Celsus, Chrysippus, Cicero, Cleanthes, Corvus, Crates, Dion, Epicurus, Favorinus, Glycon, Hyperides, Isocrates, Lycon, Lysias, Menecles, Philo, Plato, Sedatus, Theophrastus, and Verginius Flavus. (Ts)
Oosterse vechtkunst : techniek, geschiedenis en filosofie van kung-fu, karate, jiu-jitsu, aikido, chin yu-hsi, chi-chi, tai-chi, bando, pentjak-silat by Donn F Draeger( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in Dutch and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Comprehensive Asian fighting arts
Alternative Names
Gilbey, John F. 1926-

Robert W. Smith Martial arts historian and teacher

Robert W. Smith (writer) Amerikaans schrijver (1926-2011)

Smith, Robert

Smith, Robert William 1926-

Смит, Роберт В 1926-

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Comprehensive Asian fighting artsChinese boxing : masters and methodsPa-kua; Chinese boxing for fitness and self-defenseSecrets of Shaolin Temple boxingHsing-i : Chinese mind-body boxingMartial musings : a portrayal of the martial arts in the 20th centuryWestern boxing and world wrestling : story and practiceHsing-i : Chinese internal boxing