Shaolin #8 is a set from the Northern Shaolin Style. It has been used many times as a demonstration form or competition form in the "Northern Traditional" division. This book has front views and thoroughly depicted back views, and makes a fine addition for people interested in the northern arts. There is also an excellent description of Sifu Paul Eng's martial career in this book. Sifu Paul Eng is one of the few remaining old-school traditionalists in the kung fu world. He has taught martial art since the 1950's.