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Smith, Robert W. 1926-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 155 publications in 3 languages and 2,784 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary films  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: GV1111, 796.8
Publication Timeline
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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 )

29 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chinese secret for youthfulness, health and long life lies at least partly in T'ai Chi, the ballet-like 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 step-by-step manual for the beginner that will enable anyone to master the sequence of thirty-seven 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 Undetermined and held by 374 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 )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 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 227 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 )

14 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 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 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1958 and 1967 in English and held by 134 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 106 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 63 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 )

3 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 )

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

This book outlines the history of Pa-kua—a style of boxing based on the eight (pa) trigrams (kua) of the I Ching—and 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-def
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 51 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

Perfect for people of all ages and nearly any level of health, Chinese internal boxing does not depend on muscular strength. Instead, its power is drawn from the cultivation and practical application of internal energy, or ch'i. Chinese Internal Boxing: Techniques of Hsing-I & Pa-Kua is an in-depth guide to the practice of two styles of Chinese internal boxing. Through clear, concise instructions, photos and diagrams, it invites readers to experience and understand the traditional, authentic methods of this once secretive art
Martial arts the real story( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores a wide variety of martial arts techniques and practitioners, including the fighting forms of Chinese T'ai Chi Chuan, the ancient Indian art of Kalarippayattu, French "foot fighting," Savate, Brazilian Capoeira, Viking Glima, and Cumberland wrestling in England. Includes rare footage of famous Chinese masters performing in Taiwan, including T'ai Chi practitioner, Chen Man Ching, and a visit to the set of television show, Martial law
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 22 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

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.

Gilbey, John F. 1926-

Robert W. Smith Canadian historian

Robert W. Smith historien canadien

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

Smith, Robert

Smith, Robert 1926-

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