Readers are introduced to the action-packed and fascinating world of kung fu. This book provides a history of the discipline as well as details on the different styles. Step-by-step instructions and accompanying photographs help readers learn the positions and fundamental techniques. As the book progresses, the moves become more and more varied and complex. Formal exercises encourage students to practice what they have learned, keep track of personal progress, and improve their mastery of the discipline. The book also includes a glossary, a further reading section with books and websites, and an index.