The Shaolin Roots of Kung Fu and Karate
By Nathan Johnson. 7" x 10", 263 pages, paperback. Barefoot Zen, a brave new approach to the martial arts, clearly demonstrates that the traditional movements of both Kung Fu and Karate, contained in the solo choreographed sequences of movements known as forms (or kata), grew out of the spiritual practices of the Shaolin order of Buddhist monks. The book bridges the gap between Kung Fu and Karate, and reveals their common origin through the disclosure of vital research material.