Book: Tai Chi Chuan 24 & 48 Postures by Liang, Shou-Yu & Wen-Ching Wu
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An extraordinary guide to Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan), the "Grand Ultimate" way of health and martial arts. Written by one of China’s top-ranked coaches (Liang), the 24 and 48 postures, often referred to as the Short Form, 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).
- Learn how the practice of Taijiquan can improve health.
- Discover martial applications for each posture that will make your learning more authentic and alive!
- In only twenty minutes a day, you can practice the 24 & 48 postures.
- Gain deeper insight with the explanations and illustrations of the philosophy of Yin-Yang and the Five Elements Theory.
- A practical learning tool for beginners, and an excellent reference guide for more advanced students.
Grandmaster Wang, Ju-Rong Professor; China Shanghai Athletic Institute, Chinese Wushu National Level Judge
This book presents to interested readers many practical martial arts applications along with the health promoting exercises of Taijiquan. I would like to express my congratulations to coach Liang and coach Wu for a meticulous and successful cooperative effort.Tai Chi Chuan, Til Jai (Amazon reviewer) January, 2012
As an Instructor of Taiji I liked how he had everything laid out and broken down. I thought it was a vary clear system for someone to help them learn the forms though it can't replace a good teacher its about as close as you can get. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in or currently is learning Taiji 24 or 48 posters.Excellent Book, A Customer (Amazon reviewer) May, 2002
When I ordered this book, I had some hesitations about how tai chi could be learned merely thru a book. However, Mr. Liang's book completely wiped out my hesitations. Every figure of the postures is photographed and explained very well. When a camera angle is not enough to view the figure, another photograph at a different angle is put to clarify it. Mr. Liang's vast experience shows in martial applications of the 24 postures and in the warnings about possible exercising mistakes for beginners. I hope he would issue another book that explains martial applications of the 48 postures as well...