Kung Fu and Tai Chi
From the Set Kids' Guides
Have you ever seen an action-packed kung fu movie? Have you seen people moving their bodies in the calm motions of tai chi in a park on a Saturday morning? You might not think these two practices have much in common, but they do. They are both styles of the ancient Chinese martial arts of wushu. Discover the sports in which the 'hard and strong will fall, and the soft and weak will overcome.'
- The Many Ways of Wushi
- The Fighting Monks
- Tigers, Dragons, Monkeys, and Cranes
- Blocks, Strikes, and Kicks
- The Supreme Ultimate Fist
- Waving Clouds, Spreading Wings
- Find Out More
Author: Ann Heinrichs
Ann Heinrichs grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She began playing the piano at age three and thought she would grow up to be a pianist. Instead, she became a writer. She is the author of more than 200 books for children and young adults on Asian, African, and U.S. history and cultures, as well as grammar and natural history subjects. Ann has also written numerous newspaper, magazine, and encyclopedia articles. Ann has traveled to the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, and now lives in Chicago, IL.