Internal Martial Arts Books Published by YMAA
101 Reflections on Tai Chi Chuan by Michael Gilman
A collection of observations on the art of Tai Chi Chuan, with insight about health, breathing, body mechanics, Chi flow, Pushing Hands, and more. Discover ways to get the fullest benefits from Tai Chi, improve Pushing Hands, and keep your body in tune. Read it once, read it often.
108 Insights into Tai Chi Chuan—A string of Pearls by Michael Gilman
A collection of observations on the art of Tai Chi Chuan, each insight touches on an important element of Taiji—health, breathing, body mechanics, Chi flow, Pushing Hands, and more. Discover ways to get the fullest benefits from Tai Chi, improve Pushing Hands, and keep your body in tune. Read it once, read it often.
Baguazhang—Theory and Applications 1st. ed by Liang, Shou-Yu, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Wen-Ching Wu
This book offers both beginners and advanced students a multitude of fighting applications, backed up with more than 900 action photos, and explains the theories and principles that form the basis of Bagua practice.
Baguazhang—Theory and Applications Rev ed. by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Liang, Shou-Yu
Packed with over nine hundred photographs, this comprehensive text offers theory, martial applications, sequences, Qigong exercises, weapon training, and is an indispensable resource for those serious about Chinese martial arts.
Exploring Tai Chi—Contemporary Views on an Ancient Art by John Loupos
Helps students to understand the intricacies of Tai Chi training, as well as the underlying motives and psychological processes involved in ongoing practice. Learn to implement the principles of Tai Chi into your life. Disclosure and Empowerment are reoccurring themes.
Inside Tai Chi—Hints, Tips, Training, & Process for Students and Teachers by John Loupos
Offers practical advice, observations, training exercises and detailed discussions on the the learning process. Help students learn-and teachers teach-more effectively, offering real life tools for stress reduction, along with invaluable Tai Chi specific tools such as advanced rooting.
Liuhebafa—Five Character Secrets by Paul Dillon
Liuhebafa's Five Character Secrets (of Li Dong Feng) are the original precepts of this rare internal martial art known as Huayue Xinyi Liuhebafaquan. Li discovered aged manuscripts of Chen Tuan, during an expedition to Chen's ancient mountain home.
Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 & 48 Postures with Applications (2nd Edition Revised) by Liang, Shou-Yu, Wen-Ching Wu
This book is designed for self-study and can help you learn both the Simplified Tai Chi 24 Posture form and the Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 48 Posture form quickly and accurately.
Sunrise Tai Chi—Simplified Tai Chi for Health and Longevity by Ramel Rones, David Silver
This book introduces the history and principles of Tai Chi Chuan. Presents a modern and unique teaching approach, a simplified short Tai Chi sequence that helps develop symmetry and balance in your strength and flexibility. This program will allow you to fine-tune your practice before moving on to more complex, longer Tai Chi forms.
Sunset Tai Chi—Simplified Tai Chi for Relaxation and Longevity by Ramel Rones, David Silver
While the bestselling Sunrise Tai Chi offered a program to get energized in the morning, Sunset Tai Chi teaches Tai Chi for stress relief at the end of the day, thus preventing and healing numerous stress-related illnesses.
Tai Chi Ball Qigong—For Health and Martial Arts by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, David W. Grantham
Tai Chi Ball Qigong is a way to increase your physical power and energy, for improving health and martial art skills. It offers strength-training and stress-relief.
Tai Chi Chin Na: The Seizing Art of Tai Chi Chuan 2nd ed. by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
Here's your chance to take the next step in your tai chi journey. Once you have attained proficiency in the bare-hand form and have begun pushing hands, you are ready for tai chi chin na.
Tai Chi Chuan Martial Applications: Advanced Yang Style by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
This 3rd edition includes a new and easy-to-follow layout. Each technique is presented in four to six large photographs with detailed instructions on how to perform the movements. Motion arrows are used on the photographs to help you execute the movements correctly.
Tai Chi Chuan Martial Applications—Advanced Yang Style 2nd ed. by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
Unique among Tai Chi books, this volume reveals the martial essence of Tai Chi that most other books ignore. Clearly explained and illustrated, Tai Chi Chuan Martial Applications is a must for those who want to expand their knowledge and add depth and realism to their training.
Tai Chi Chuan Martial Power: Advanced Yang Style by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
The study of tai chi power is a direct link to tai chi as a martial art. When you finish learning the tai chi form and begin the second level of your practice, it’s time to focus your efforts on theory and principles of tai chi’s amazing power (jing).
Tai Chi Chuan—24 & 48 Postures with Martial Applications by Liang, Shou-Yu, Wen-Ching Wu
An extraordinary guide to Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan), the way of health and martial arts by one of China’s top-ranked coaches (Liang), the 24 and 48 postures, are presented in an easy to understand, step-by-step fashion. Also included are guidelines for breathing, directing the mind, aligning the body and developing Qi (Chi).
Tai Chi Chuan—Classical Yang Style. The Complete Form and Qigong Rev Ed. by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
This revised edition offers beginners a comprehensive introduction to Tai Chi, a step-by-step guide to learning the complete form, and the fundamentals necessary for correct practice.
Tai Chi Connections—Advancing Your Tai Chi Experience by John Loupos
This book looks deeply into Tai Chi's technical intricacies and nuances, offering guidance and practice tips, replete with step-by-step directions, on how to bring your Tai Chi to a higher level of correct execution.
Tai Chi Dynamics—Principles of Natural Movement, Health & Self-Development by Robert Chuckrow
For intermediate and advanced Taiji players. The author, a Taiji practitioner for 37 years and whose Ph.D. is in experimental physics, applies logic and basic scientific principles of anatomy, physiology, and physics to muscular action, breathing, and alignment in Taiji movement and push-hands.
Tai Chi Qigong: The Internal Foundation of Tai Chi Chuan (Revised 2nd Edition) by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
This book teaches tai chi qigong exercises that are useful for improving your tai chi skills and overall health. Companion to the Tai Chi Qigong DVD.
Tai Chi Secrets of the Ancient Masters—Selected Readings with Commentary by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming translated these poems from the original Chinese, he has written additional commentaries to make them more accessible to contemporary minds. Insights from the Masters of Tai Chi Chuan is an invaluable resource for students who seek true understanding of their art.
Tai Chi Secrets of the Wu & Li Styles—Chinese Classics, Translations, Commentary by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
Dr. Yang has translated these classics from the original Chinese, and has written commentaries to make them more accessible to contemporary minds. Tai Chi Secrets of the Wu & Li Styles is an invaluable resource for true understanding of the Wu & Li Styles, focusing heavily on internal development, are perfect for advanced practitioners
Tai Chi Secrets of the Wu Style—Chinese Classics, Translations, Commentary by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
Dr. Yang has translated these classics from the original Chinese, and has written commentaries to make them more accessible to contemporary minds. Tai Chi Secrets of the Wu Style is an invaluable resource for students who seek true understanding of their art.
Tai Chi Secrets of the Yang Style—Chinese Classics, Translations, Commentary by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
Immerse yourself in the secrets of the Yang Style, the world's most popular style. You'll find Tai Chi Secrets of the Yang Style an invaluable resource for understanding your art.
Tai Chi Sword Classical Yang Style 2nd Ed: The Complete Form, Qigong, and Applications by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
This book provides a solid and practical approach to learning tai chi sword accurately and quickly. Includes over 500 photographs with motion arrows!
Tai Chi Theory and Martial Power—Advanced Yang Style 2nd ed. by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
Tai Chi Theory & Martial Power is the next level in Tai Chi Chuan training. This book is written especially for those who have learned the form, begun Pushing Hands, and now want to develop and refine their Tai Chi skills.
Tai Chi Walking—A Low-Impact Approach to Better Health by Robert Chuckrow
For Tai Chi practitioners, walking provides an excellent opportunity to augment, refine, and reinforce Tai Chi principles and bridge the gap between formal practice and everyday life.
Taiji Chin Na—The Seizing Art of Taijiquan by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
To preserve Taiji's martial aspect, this book presents 85 Taiji Chin Na (Qin Na), the art of controlling an opponent through joint locks and cavity strikes.
Taiji Sword Classical Yang Style—The Complete Form, Qigong, and Applications by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
This comprehensive guide contains not only the complete Taiji Sword Form and Taiji Sword Qigong Set, but also seldom taught sword fighting applications and matching exercises. More than just a "how-to," this book also contains theory, history and a complete guide to fundamentals.
Taijiquan Classical Yang Style—The Complete Form and Qigong 1st ed. by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
More than just a book of the Form, Taijiquan Classical Yang Style also contains general concepts of Chinese Martial Arts, Qigong (Chi Kung) Theory, the relationship between Qigong and Taijiquan, and the basic foundation of Taijiquan - the Thirteen Postures.
Taijiquan Theory of Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming—The Root of Taijiquan by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
Taijiquan Theory of Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is an attempt to join together the various theories on Taijiquan in one complete text. "Based upon my personal background and understanding, I have tried my best to compile the Taijiquan Theory and practice concepts in this book. I have attempted to make this effort as complete as possible".
The Essence of Taiji Qigong 2nd ed.—The Internal Foundation of Taijiquan by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
For students who have learned a form and want to reach new levels. Includes three complete Qigong sets. Prepares you for great practice by warming your muscles, stimulating your Qi, and sharpening your concentration. Qigong is also the key to developing phenomenal martial power and helps you to circulate Qi during Taiji practice.
The Mind Inside Tai Chi: Sustaining a Joyful Heart by Henry (Yinghao) Zhuang
To be successful with tai chi you need to stay motivated. Henry Zhuang will show you how to change it from a mere act of doing tai chi to a long-term sustainable exercise that inspires pure joy in your heart. Knowing what this means and how to do it are important for maintaining tai chi in your life, day after day, year after year.
The Mind Inside Tai Chi—Lao Liu Lu 22-Posture Short Form by Henry (Yinghao) Zhuang
If you are unfamiliar with Yang style, The Mind Inside Yang Style Tai Chi is the perfect place to begin. If you are a longtime practitioner, Henry Zhuang's insight will deepen your appreciation for this art.
The Tai Chi Book—Refining and Enjoying a Lifetime of Practice by Robert Chuckrow
The Tai Chi Book is your guide to the fullest health benefits of Tai Chi and to higher levels of skill and ability.
Xingyiquan—Theory, Applications, Fighting Tactics, and Spirit 2nd ed. by Liang, Shou-Yu, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
Traditional Xingyiquan training, including two sequences with martial applications, and the famous fighting set "An Shen Pao". Unique discussion of Xingyiquan theories and principles, drawn from he ancient poems and songs. Understanding these will greatly speed your training.