Pak Mei, Tiger Fork by Master Ng Yiu. Distributed by Asian World of Martial Arts, Inc. "1st edition 1977" stated with no listing of later printings. 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" 36 pages Staple-bound paper covers. Some sun-fading to the extremities of the covers. Light bumping to edges of covers and book tips with some edge wear. Erasure marks on the first page. A bit of wrinkling around the staple binding. Some cover scuffing. A little tiny bit of rust on the staples. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978.
"Pa is a heavy weapon among all Chinese weapons. The history of pa goes back to ancient times. The pa consists of a long pole with three sharp teeth on the end.
The history of Kung-Fu started long ago during the period of the Yellow Emperor. During War Period, there was already Ton-Pai Soldiers. These soldiers carried ton-pai (a blocking device made out of vine) in their left hands and a single edge sword in the right hands. To fight effectively against these weapons, pa was used. Pa outreaches the sword because it is longer than the sword. Pa can also strike through the ton-pai as it is a heavy weapon.
Every move of the pa is practical. Although there are not so many moves, it is not easy to master the pa. The practitioner must be physically strong with the powerful stance to achieve the best results.
I have been practicing Pa for over fifty years now. When I was a youngster, I learned under Pak Mei Style Grand Master Cheng Lai Chuen. As I was born husky, I was known as the "Big Yu". I was highly regarded by my master. I practiced with patience and diligence to master the essentials of the pa.
This book consists of thirty-six moves of the pa, with demonstrations and directions. Hopefully it will help the reader to the understanding of Chinese martial arts." - the introduction by Master Yiu Ng.