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Smith, Robert W. 1926-

Overview
Works: 43 works in 191 publications in 3 languages and 2,748 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Bibliography  Dictionaries  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Interviewee
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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 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 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 )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in English and held by 369 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 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting arts are as old as man himself and as varied as his languages. In Asia they developed to a degree of effectiveness probably unsurpassed elsewhere in the world. This book explains the relationships between fighting arts, assesses their strengths and weaknesses, and presents new material about hitherto unknown fighting methods. Written by two of the best-known and most widely published authorities in the field, it covers fighting methods and techniques found in eleven Asian countries-fighting techniques that range from the artful Chinese tai-chi and Burmese bando to Japanese jujutsu and the lethal pentjak-silat of Indonesia. Documentation of these has been supplemented with a wealth of fascinating anecdotes. The reader learns of the daring exploits of the Japanese ninja, of Gama, perhaps the greatest of the great Indian wrestlers, of the Indonesian "trance" fighters-and hundreds of other tales that serve to illustrate some of the most deadly fighting systems that the world has known. The volume is illustrated with over two hundred photographs and drawings, many of them depicting combat styles and techniques that have never been seen in the West
Chinese boxing : masters and methods by Robert W Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 217 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 )

19 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few thirty-day periods in history have been more tumultuous than the fall of Saigon in April of 1975. With US military now gone for two years, the North Vietnamese Army routed South Vietnam's forces, resulting in thousands of refugees pouring into the former colonial capital. The world watched and waited for what many expected would be a bloodbath. Escape from Saigon follows various people trapped in the besieged city. Among them are a former GI attempting to rescue his Vietnamese wife's terrified relatives; a Vietnamese-American television reporter whose conflicted heritage threatens her future; an American businessman risking his life to smuggle out his employees; and the last remaining US diplomatic personnel in Saigon, including the ambassador, military liaisons, and CIA operatives. The NVA onslaught is spearheaded by two officers-one intent on maintaining military restraint, the other bent on revenge and will sweep up families, friends, and comrades in this final chapter of a war that has already taken millions of lives. Escape from Saigon is a story of a city and its inhabitants struggling to survive in its most desperate hours-a tale that stays true to the historic record while recounting moments of human hardship, courage, and triumph"--
Secrets of Shaolin Temple boxing by Robert W Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1989 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1958 and 1967 in English and held by 131 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 116 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 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 55 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
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

Pa-kua : eight-trigram boxing by Robert W Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 49 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
Secret fighting arts of the world by Robert W Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1995 in English and Vietnamese and held by 39 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 31 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 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of French rhetoric by Robert W Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 21 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 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geïllustreerde beschrijving van voornamelijk solo-oefeningen van de t'ai tsji
Secret fighting arts of the world by John F Gilbey( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and Vietnamese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Comprehensive Asian fighting arts
Alternative Names
Gilbey John F.

Gilbey, John F. 1926-

Robert Smith

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