Learn the secrets of the 1,500-year-old Shaolin kung fu tradition from a 34th generation Shaolin warrior monk. In a loft space in Manhattan, Sifu (Master) Shi Yan Ming trains men and women of all ages and body types in the fundamentals of kung fu. Sifu is a fighting monk hailing from China's Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of Ch'an Buddhism and a Mecca for all martial arts. A world-renowned master of the martial arts, he has developed a kung fu-based workout programme that is unsurpassed for getting the body and mind into 'fighting trim' shape. Now Sifu Shi Yan Ming shares the secrets of the Shaolin in The Shaolin Workout. The book features a four-week programme of physical and mental training that offers the reader the chance to transform their body, mind and spirit. As well as providing a step-by-step beginner's course in kung fu, Sifu describes his philosophy in daily lessons that are pertinent to other areas of life, such as work, relationships and family.