The Warriors’s Workout
The Warriors’s Workout
28 Days To Transforming Your Body and Soul The Shaolin Kung Fu Way
Book Release in Spring 2006
250 full color photographs.
As seen in the Rodale Catalog Spring 2006.
In a Temple in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Shifu Shi Yan Ming trains men and women of all ages, body types, and backgrounds in the fundamentals of kung fu. A 34th generation Shaolin Warrior monk for China’s Shaolin Temple–the birthplace of Chan Buddhism and the mecca of all martial arts–Yan Ming teaches the students at his USA Shaolin Temple that there is no better workout program than his brand of kung fu for getting the body and mind into warrior condition.
Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of four-color photographs, the warrior workout distills a life-time of Shaolin training and wisdom into a 28-day workout. This complete-unto-itself program of both fitness and spiritual lessons can be applied to every aspect of one’s life: work, relationships, family.
Kung fu gives a superb aerobic workout at the same time that it dramatically increases flexibility, power, and speed. The ultimate promise of the book is this: readers who stick to the plan for 28 days–for as little as 15 minutes a day–will be transformed inside and out. And the enormous sense of accomplishment that results will radiate through their life, allowing them to tackle the world with a warrior’s confidence, calm, and poise.
Shifu Shi Yan Ming, a 34th generation Shaolin Warrior monk, is respected not only in the martial arts world, but also in the entertainment world by stars like Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Weslie Snipes, Tony Jaa and the Wu-Tang Clan. His kung fu classes have been featured in USA Today, the New York Times, New York Daily News, Entertainment Weekly, Discovery Channel, and the BBC. National Geographic recently finished production on a feature documentary which is scheduled to air Spring 2006.He was invited to become the first Shaolin Monk to visit Trinidad and Tobago, the first Shaolin Monk to ever address the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, and many other prestigious institutions which has led people such as Brian Grey of Inside Kung Fu Magazine to call him a “living treasure of China.” He lives in New York City.