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    Default William K.S. Chow Modern Kung-Fu Karate Book 1

    I ran across this book in my late Sensei's library the other day. The actual author is listed as J.Y.Lee but the book itself mentions Chow prominently and contains some excellent pictures of Chow. The last printing was 1963 as best I know.

    Does anyone know where it is possible to get reprints of this book?

    The breaking techs shown in this book are found nowhere else to my knowledge.

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    I'd like to find a reprint or copy of that myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nelson View Post
    I ran across this book in my late Sensei's library the other day. The actual author is listed as J.Y.Lee but the book itself mentions Chow prominently and contains some excellent pictures of Chow. The last printing was 1963 as best I know.

    Does anyone know where it is possible to get reprints of this book?

    The breaking techs shown in this book are found nowhere else to my knowledge.
    The book has been a round for while, published in 1962, it has some great historical information and insight into some of the innovators of the time. While the book is out of print, if you have enough money it can be found in private collections. Book 2 is the green cover one with an ad for Bruce Lee's book on Gung Fu. Together they're about $400 if you can find them in a private collection who wants to let them go.
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    Ouch.
    "To be, rather than to seem"

    "Fix your rear foot ... What the hell is wrong with you?"

    "...I already watched the videos, and quite frankly, they're bullsh*t."

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    I went ahead and scanned it and made a pdf copy for my brothers. Interesting stuff to be sure. Do you have a copy yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelson View Post
    I went ahead and scanned it and made a pdf copy for my brothers. Interesting stuff to be sure. Do you have a copy yourself?
    how did you scan it without ruining the book?
    I have it and a few other old martial arts books, but I am very careful with them. I would love to digitize my books, or find digital copies, but I am worried about ruining them, well the old ones anyways

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    I would love to have a .pdf file for books like that. I wish that some of them were more accessible or reprinted so the knowledge wouldn't be lost.
    "For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer."

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelson View Post
    I went ahead and scanned it and made a pdf copy for my brothers. Interesting stuff to be sure. Do you have a copy yourself?
    I actually had both copies. Somebody borrowed them, (wish I could remember who), and never returned them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by punisher73 View Post
    I would love to have a .pdf file for books like that. I wish that some of them were more accessible or reprinted so the knowledge wouldn't be lost.
    No kidding..That would be something to have. Any of the old Chow info would be a prize

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    I actually had both copies. Somebody borrowed them, (wish I could remember who), and never returned them.
    And thats why I don't let anyone "borrow" any of my old books

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    The answer is to use a good flat scanner and scan them carefully! My wife found a single original book one for around $70. and the pair for $300. If anyone is interested in a digi copy email me and I'll send it to you in a couple of days.

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    That sir, is all I needed to hear!
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    Looks like your inbox got full fast!
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    Default Re: William K.S. Chow Modern Kung-Fu Karate Book 1

    Quote Originally Posted by nelson View Post
    The answer is to use a good flat scanner and scan them carefully! My wife found a single original book one for around $70. and the pair for $300. If anyone is interested in a digi copy email me and I'll send it to you in a couple of days.
    I'm certainly interested, but your inbox is full. I'll try again in a day or two.

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    Please send your ebook book requests to nelsonkari@yahoo.com. Mailbox here is too small. Thanks!

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    Default Re: William K.S. Chow Modern Kung-Fu Karate Book 1

    Quote Originally Posted by nelson View Post
    The answer is to use a good flat scanner and scan them carefully! My wife found a single original book one for around $70. and the pair for $300. If anyone is interested in a digi copy email me and I'll send it to you in a couple of days.
    They may even be the copies Doc loaned out!
    Basics, the rest is bullshytery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelson View Post
    The answer is to use a good flat scanner and scan them carefully! My wife found a single original book one for around $70. and the pair for $300. If anyone is interested in a digi copy email me and I'll send it to you in a couple of days.
    I would love a copy! senseicharles@yahoo.com

    Many thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRANKIN View Post
    They may even be the copies Doc loaned out!
    Dammit, never did get those back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nelson View Post
    The answer is to use a good flat scanner and scan them carefully! My wife found a single original book one for around $70. and the pair for $300. If anyone is interested in a digi copy email me and I'll send it to you in a couple of days.
    J.Y.Lee is also the publisher of Bruce Lee's book on Gung Fu which was published the same year Mr. Parker published "Secrets of Chinese Karate."
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