"Kungfu Basics" says that it can "get your training off to a great start!" This definitely is the case in the 187-page comprehensive how-to book. The book consists of five parts: Introduction, Getting Started, Elements, Practice and Making Progress. Each part details such things as the history of kungfu, choosing a kungfu school, etiquette, drills & exercises, and much, much, more.
The author of the book, Paul Eng, has an extensive impressive background in kungfu. He has taught kungfu since 1960 and studied with several well-respected masters. The information is presented in a step-by-step easy to understand format. Pictures are interspersed throughout the text to demonstrate kungfu moves and positions.
"Kungfu Basics" is intended for both beginner and experienced audiences. There is a wealth of information that is organized in such a manner that it is easy to flip right to the specific section you desire. For example, if you are new to kungfu there is a part called "Getting Started." This section informs you of how to choose a school, what to wear and the intricacies of kungfu etiquette. A more experienced reader may skip to the section titled, "Practice" and learn drills and conditioning exercises.
As a reader who would be a beginner to kungfu, I can say that this book would answer any questions I had regarding kungfu. This book would serve not only as an overall reference guide, but an every day workout guide as well.