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Book: Inside Tai Chi by John Loupos

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Book: Paperback

Availability: In Stock and Ready to Ship—Cart Button

Pages: 222

Illustrations: 136

Code: B108

ISBN: 1-886969-10-8

Release Date: January 1, 1900

Skill Level: Skill level 1 recomended Skill level 2 recomended Skill Level 3

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What's the next step in your Taijiquan journey?

More and more people all over the world are studying Tai Chi. No matter what style they study, what direction they take, or what level they are at, all agree on one thing: Tai Chi is a limitless journey and there is always more to be learned. There are so many questions along the way and everyone has them, students and teachers alike, questions that are fundamental to all styles of Tai Chi, fundamental to all learning processes.

Inside Tai Chi will prepare anyone taking the journey for what to expect along the way, offering practical advice, observations, training exercises and detailed discussions on the learning process. It will help students learn—and teachers teach—more effectively, offering real life tools such as stress reduction along with invaluable Tai Chi specific tools such as advanced rooting exercises. Chock-full of insights, advice, and observations (testimonials too) from a long time teacher, Inside Tai Chi is designed to help you get the most from your practice. Explore all that Tai Chi can be, as a physical discipline, as well as a mental, emotional, and spiritual discipline. Inside Tai Chi will not only enrich your practice but your entire life.

  • Deepen your understanding for great Tai Chi.
  • Inspiration and advice for a lifetime of practice.
  • For all styles and all levels of experience.

John Loupos

Sifu John Loupos, M.S.Psych, C.H.S.E., began studying martial arts in 1966. As a young teen, John inherited a school of his own and has been teaching martial arts ever since. His studies include Okinawan Karate, Chinese Kung Fu ( Bak Sil Lum, Choy Lay Fut, and Praying Mantis), Yang style T'ai Chi Chuan (108 move set), Liu He Ba Fa, Xingyi, and Bagua, and various Ch'i Kung and energy oriented meditation disciplines. John also has a background in Classical Homeopathy and currently maintains a private clinical practice in Hanna Somatics.

Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2003

…This book is not another ‘how to’ book…but is more concerned with the application of Taiji to life in ways other than the martial. Any book that promotes this kind of application is to be applauded, as we should be encouraged to applaud the principles inherent in Taiji as much as possible…Loupos has written a book which invites us to broaden our view of what Taiji is…

Taijiquan Journal. Summer 2003

…Noteworthy in Inside Tai Chi are photographs and diagrams illustrating correct and incorrect execution of moves, which are great for people who may not have the benefit of regular class attendance…Loupos’s voice resonates throughout the book as a dedicated practitioner for whom taiji is decidedly a lifestyle. His work is solid and extensive…

5 starsMastering the Basics of the Tai Chi Martial Art, Midwest Book Review (Amazon reviewer) June, 2002
Inside Tai Chi: Hints, Tips, Training, & Process For Students And Teachers by seasoned marital arts expert John Loupos is 194 page, step-by-step book dedicated to understanding and mastering the basics of the Tai Chi martial art. Black-and-white photographs illustrate the practical and straightforward text, which addresses everything from body positioning to breathing to working with a partner. Inside Tai Chi is very highly recommended reading for martial arts enthusiasts with a serious interest in Tai Chi, as well as the non-specialist general reader considering a Tai Chi exercise regimen for their general health and well-being.

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