Authored and published by Shi Deqian
(Note: These books are not available in the English language)
Consisting of four volumes in Mandarin, with over 4000 pages and 3.8 million characters, and over 1000 diagrams and drawings showing traditional shaolin martial arts forms, or quans, and includes traditional shaolin weapons quans. This is a true work of art and is highly-treasured and recognized by northern China Shaolin monks as the most definitive publication of their system.
Shi De Qian, previous Fang zhang (the First Abbot, or Head Master) of the Song San Mountain Shao Lin Temple was born in Henan province China, in the shadow of the now-famous Temple. His birth name was Chang Qing Wang, and he was also nicknamed Evergreen. Shi De Qian is the 31st generation heir of the master of the Song San Mountain Shao Lin Temple.
As a child, Shi de qian became a disciple of the Shaolin, where he studied Gong fu from Master Sun shu Shan.In addition to mastering the shaolin martial arts Shi de qian learned the art of acupuncture, chi Kung bone treatment, and he also excels in Lo Han Chuan 18-eighteen style, Hei hu Chuan, Yi yin Ching, and he is also an accredited Chinese herbalist.
In 1992 Shi De Qian finished the work entitled "Shao Lin Martial Arts Encyclopedia" (also referred to as the Shaolin Kungfu Encyclopedia).
Shi de qian was admitted to the Shao Lin Temple at age15, and stayed there as a shaolin protection monk for 31 years, until 1992. Since then, he has lived outside of the temple as a Shaolin layman monk. Shaolin layman monks compare with the monks who still live in the temple.The only differences are they can eat meat or drink beer and consume other foods and beverages.Everything else about them is the same.
Shi De Qian has the very highest skills in the shaolin temple, and still writes many of the shaolin kung fu books, and with the help of his sifu, Shi Shu Xi, has written about and published the secrets of the Shao Lin system for posterity.
There are only approximately 20 sets of the encyclopedia left in stock.The books will not be re-printed due to the minimum cost involved (over $70,000.USD), so they will soon become a collector item.