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Inhaltsangabe: Nick Hurst was working in London when he threw in his job in advertising to train for four years in Malaysia and China with a kung fu grandmaster, Sugong. This book is a mix of Nick's experiences in South-East Asia and the story of Sugong's extraordinary life. Initiated into kung fu by an opium-addicted master, Sugong was expelled from school, kidnapped, and nearly killed in a family feud. All by the age of sixteen. He fled army conscription in China, only to be engulfed in a world of gangsters and blood-brothers in Singapore. Saved by a Shaolin warrior monk, his penance was eight years of fiercely-enforced temple training. A near-fatal fall-out with his master, love affairs, race riots and gangland vendettas all followed as he travelled through South-East Asia. Throughout, he struggled to adhere to martial arts' ethics in an imperfect world. His story spanned fascinating periods of history of four Asian countries in Asia: war-torn 1930s China; instability in post-war Singapore; racial tension in the newly independent Malaysia; and a gangster-led Taiwan in the aftermath of its Chinese breakaway. The origins of Shaolin kung fu and triad organised crime are explored to provide a context to his life.
Über den Autor: Nick Hurst abandoned a career in advertising to train for four years in Shaolin kung fu with Sugong in Malaysia and China. Nick has also been an English-language teacher, money broker, model, marketer and stuntman. He was once offered work as a priest in Japan and was the only employee unable to drive at Mercedes HQ in Germany.
Titel: Sugong: The Life of a Shaolin Grandmaster
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Sportsbooks, 2012. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. A few small marks to the page edges. A slight tan to the page edges. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0006667005
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers TT01412324B
Buchbeschreibung Cheltenham: Sportsbooks Ltd, 2012. 8° , Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Gut. Auflage: 1. 288 S. Gebruacht: guter bis sehr guter Zustand. Contents: A quick note on. / Introduction / Prologue -Bashing triads / Basically, l liked to fight / An unlikely monk / The master of my master / Uncles, aunts and the army / One hundred and eight triads / Fear and loathing in Kuala Lumpur / One thousand thunderbolts and a myriad of swords / Two wives on a double-crested mountain / A warrior monk / Right. Even when wrong / Passing on the art / The fiftieth generation / Aunts, aunts and opium. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 437. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 81134