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The Last Lama Warrior: The Secret Martial Art of Tibet (Paperback)

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The first book in English to reveal the principles and techniques of the Tibetan martial art of Sengueï Ngaro

• Written by the last holder of the Sengueï Ngaro to receive this teaching from its last surviving master

• Reveals the postures, rules, and teachings of this martial art rooted in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition

Sengueï Ngaro, which means “the lion’s roar,” is a traditional martial art that was born in the Kham region of Tibet and was secretly handed down by its lineage of warrior monks from the fifteenth century until 1956, when Chinese soldiers destroyed the monastery and massacred all the monks. The superior of the monastery, Lama Bui, survived and fled to the West where he taught it to Lama Tra, the teacher of the author of this book. Today Yogi Tchouzar Pa is the keeper and guardian of this almost vanished tradition.

Sengueï Ngaro consists of a series of 86 movements and 10 techniques inspired by animal behavior. It offers both a formidable art of combat and, when combined with its advanced meditation on the ultimate nature of spirituality, a means of spiritual advancement. In The Last Lama Warrior, Yogi Tchouzar Pa provides for the first time in English a fully illustrated and detailed explanation of these postures and their purpose as well as the spiritual principles and traditions on which they are founded. As Yogi Tchouzar Pa explains, “it is only by practicing the physical forms that the depth of the spiritual principles can be understood.”

About the Author

Yogi Tchouzar Pa is the last holder of the lineage who received all the teachings of Sengueï Ngaro from its last surviving master, Lama Tra. Yogi Pa teaches throughout the world and directs a number of martial arts training centers in France that specialize in Sengueï Ngaro. He lives in France.

Praise For…

". . . a fascinating, informed, and informative read which is strongly recommended for all dedicated studies of the martial arts in general, and Tibetan martial arts and legacy in particular."
— The Midwest Book Review, Aug 2009

"Yogi Tchouzar Pa explains this martial art with explanations and photos, and makes for an intriguing treat for both spirituality readers and martial arts enthusiasts. The Last Lama Warrior is a worthwhile consideration."
— The Midwest Book Review, Burrough's Bookshelf, Jan 2010
Product Details
ISBN: 9781594772856
ISBN-10: 1594772851
Publisher: Destiny Books
Publication Date: May 21st, 2009
Pages: 240
Language: English