Pa Kua: Eight Trigram Boxing
By Robert Smith & Allen Pittman. 6" x 9", 96 pages, paperback. 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. Fully illustrated are basic techniques, eight palm shapes, and the eight traditional methods of "walking the circle. Guided by this easy-to-follow text, the students can probe deeply into this system of self-defense.