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By NORMAN LEFF

 

 

ERLE MONTAIGUE IS A MASTER OF SEVERAL DIFFERENT STYLES OF INTERNAL CHINESE BOXING. HE IS ALSO ONE OF THE FOREMOST MASTERS ON THE SECRETIVE AND ESOTERIC ART OF DIM-MAK. MASTER CHANG YIU-CHUN TAUGHT HIM THE ESOTERIC SECRETS OF DIM-MAK (THE DEATH TOUCH) AND TAIJIQUAN. HE WAS BESTOWED WITH THE TITLE OF MASTER AT ALL CHINA WUSHU TOURNAMENT HELD IN YINCHUAN, NINGXIA IN 1985. MONTAIGUE HAD STUDIED THE DEADLY WUTAN SHAN BOXING SYSTEM WITH THE LEGENDARY MARTIAL ART MASTER LIANG SHIH-KHAN. ERLE IS THE ONLY WESTERNER ALONG WITH A FEW OTHER MARTIAL ARTISTS TO BE TAUGHT THE NINE (Actually 12) QI-DISRUPTIVE METHODS. HE IS A FIERCE MARTIAL ARTIST  OF AWESOME SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE. ERLE HAS WRITTEN FIVE BOOKS ON DIM-MAK FOR PALADIN PRESS. THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

 (1) DIM-MAK DEATH POINT STRIKING

 (2) ULTIMATE DIM-MAK - HOW TO FIGHT A GRAPPLER AND WIN

 (3) ADVANCED DIM-MAK- THE FINER POINTS OF DEATH-POINT STRIKING

 (4) THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DIM-MAK (A) VOL. I - THE MAIN MERIDIANS

 (B) VOL . 2 - THE EXTRA MERIDIANS, POINTS AND MORE

 

NOTE: THESE TWO VOLUMES WERE CO-AUTHORED WITH WALLY SIMPSON.

 

THESE BOOKS MAKE FASCINATING READING ON A VERY MYSTERIOUS AND LE