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An extremely detailed and comprehensive illustrated guide to developing inner and external strength, using ancient martial art exercises and training equipment.

See our interview with the author here.


I just finished reading ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐…๐จ๐ซ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐€๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ by James Carss and I have to say that this book is an absolute game changer for me.

When I was in school for my personal training certification, the only thing I ever talked about was kettlebell training and Taijiquan.


The only thing I've really been interested in as a fitness professional is how this stuff helps me become better at Internal Martial Arts and how to coach other people to be better martial arts athletes.


James' book helped me look at all of the pieces I've accumulated since about 2002, and I feel pretty confident that I can write training programs to help internal martial arts people improve without "losing their sensitivity, damaging meridians, disrupting qi flow," or any of the other excuses I've heard from people who have more talk-fu than gongfu ๐Ÿ˜‚

Thanks for the great book, James! I'm actually going to re-read it slower this weekend to highlight/take notes. Your book along with "Overcoming Gravity" are basically my training bibles.

 - Prince Bell Jr.

**Please note this title is available to purchases as a PDF only, printed copies of this book are currently not available**

A Guide to Strength & Conditioning for the Internal Martial Artist - James Carrs

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