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Resources

The Ottawa Martial Arts Association has a large collection of source and reference materials.We also like to use this site to link to other national organization who are actively promoting Chinese Martial Arts. Additional information and resources can also be found in the links section and the reference section for each style of Chinese martial art.  

 
 Contents
 1.  Community
 2.  Books
 3.  Multimedia
 4.  Other Links
  

Community

The Ottawa Chinese Martial Arts Association encourages those dedicated enthusiasts that works diligently to organize and promote traditional Chinese martial arts as well as the sport of Wushu. 

Organization

Description

Canada
Canadian Chinese Kuo Shu (Martial Arts) Federation CCKSF is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering traditional Chinese Martial arts within Canada. With 19 members mostly from the Ontario region. 
WushuCanada WushuCanada was established in 1993 and serves as the National governing body in promoting the sport of wushu in Canada.
North and South America
United States of America Wushu-Kungfu Federation (USAWKF) Started in 1992, the USAWKF is the official United States representative  International Wushu Federation (IWUF).
United States Kuo Shu Federation (USKSF) USKSF is currently under the leadership of Huang, Chien-Liang and is a member of The World Kuoshu Federation which is also chaired by Huang Chien Liang. 
Stanford Wushu
Since 1997, this student organization has been practicing and promoting Wushu at Stanford university under the instructions of Phillip Wong and Zhang Hong Mei.
International
International Wushu Federation (IWUF)
IWUF was established on 1990. Official member of General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). Its mission is the promotion and development of Wushu throughout the world.  
Chinese Wushu Federation (中国武术协会) The national Wushu body in China promoting both the sport of Wushu and also traditional Chinese martial arts.
Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Dance Association (香港中國國術龍獅總會) Founded in 1969, the organization aims to aim popularize the traditional Chinese Martial Arts, to promote the Dragon and Lion Dance, to train professionals and martial art associations.







 

Books

The Ottawa Chinese Martial Arts Association has an extensive reference library as well as contacts to respected experts in all areas of Chinese martial arts.  Here are some of our recommended reading for those interested in learning more about the Chinese martial arts. 

Books

Description

General Reference
Essentials of Chinese Wushu by Wu Bin (Paperback - Jan 1, 1995) Provide a clear summary of various styles of Chinese Martial Arts.  Written by the famous coach Wu Bin, translated by the Foreign Language Press.  Its a nice introduction to the art of Kung Fu.  Look for in your local Chinese book store!
 Kung Fu Elements: Wushu Training and Martial Arts Application Manual by Shou-Yu Liang and Wen-Ching Wu (Hardcover - Dec 10, 2001) Liang provides great coverage of training techniques and methods.  The best thing about this book is that it explores but the basic training methods, stretching, conditioning as well as the tradition methods of qigong and even some external gigong such as iron body conditioning.  We like it because it follows the methods recommended by the  Ottawa Chinese Martial Arts Association.
The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu: The Secrets of Kung Fu for Self-Defense, Health, and Enlightenment (Tuttle Martial Arts) by Wong Kiew Kit (Paperback - Nov 15, 2002) Wong is a prolific writer on the subject of Chinese martial arts.  This book is a good introduction but from a Southern Stylist perspective.  This book is for the beginners or intermediate students but more advance students will find the information lacking.
 
 
 

Multimedia

The Ottawa Chinese Martial Arts Association has a large collection of videos, CDs, VCDs and DVD's dealing with the topic of Chinese martial arts.  We are constantly adding to our collection.  Here are some examples from our collection.  

Multimedia

Description

General Reference
Long Fist (Chang Quan) Basic Skills by Zhang Li Hui
This is the first DVD in a series that provides the standard Wushu curriculum. 

Fighting & Free Sparring (San Da) by Yang, Xiao Jun This series provides a nice introduction to the modern Sanda methods.  As a traditionalist, we question the effectiveness of some of the techniques but in general, it is good to look at applications. 
 
 
 

Other Links

The Ottawa Chinese Martial Arts Association collects organizes Chinese martial resources that can be found over the Internet.  Please suggest a site for us to review.   

Links

Description

Journals and magazines
The Journal of Asian Martial Arts
This journal publishes peer review articles on subjects relating to Asian Martial Arts.  This includes discussions of techniques,  cultural anthropology, comparative religions, psychology, film theory, and criticism.
Inside Kung Fu Magazine
Popular monthly magazine covering different styles of Chinese martial arts but sometimes other martial arts as well.
Kung Fu Magazine
Popular monthly magazine devoted to Chinese martial arts.  Often include interviews with renown masters and demonstrations of techniques and applications .
Chinese Traditional Kungfu Magazine
Chinese Traditional Kung Fu publishes articles about traditional Chinese in both Chinese and English.  Tin Wu publications also sponsors conferences and research into the history of Chinese Martial Arts. 
Discussion Forums
CyberKwoons
An Online - community for and by martial artists..