Book: Tai Chi Chuan Rev ed. by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
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Release Date: June 2010
Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) is a slow and relaxed moving meditation. It is also a sophisticated martial arts system. Through practicing Taijiquan, you are able to calm down the mind, locate your spiritual center, and consequently find your entire being. From the relaxed moving exercise, you can bring your physical body into an ultimate level of relaxation and natural ease, resulting in smooth Qi (inner energy) and blood circulation. This is a key to maintaining health and recovering from sickness.
This book is an in-depth guide for beginners to learn Taijiquan properly. It offers a general plan for practicing Taijiquan, and then goes into great depth to present enough content for proper learning:
You will learn:
- What Taijiquan is
- How to practice
- The history of Taijiquan
- Taijiquan postures
- About Qi, Qigong, and man
- Fundamental stances
- Categories of Qigong
- Warm-up and get loose exercises
- Taiji qigong
- Qigong training theory
- Qigong and Taijiquan
- Taijiquan thirteen postures (eight doors and five stepping)
- The traditional Yang Style Taijiquan Long Form step-by-step
This REVISED EDITION has a new easy-to-follow layout, each movement presented in a series of large photographs with clear same-page instructions for each Taiji posture. This book is sure to advance your practice and save you much time and energy.
Gold Winner – 2011 IP's Living Now Award
Gold Winner - 2011 eLit Award
Finalist – 2011 Eric Hoffer Award
Finalist – 2011 USA Best Book AwardExcellent Resource! Five Stars Angela Hanson, touchthenight.blogspot.com
This book is a fount of information! It not only includes how to perform the moves but the history of Chinese martial arts itself. I learned so much while reading it.Victor Jackson, Amazon
It provides a comprehensive look at the art of Tai Chi Chuan, its history, and the theory and practices behind it. Towards the end there are pictures that show the movements of this martial art and, again, explain in great detail how and why to perform them in such a way – as well as the many ways they can be modified to different results.All in all, I'm very glad I have this book – it's beautifully put together with a lot of information. Tai Chi Chuan contains 402 pages, so there's a LOT of history, information, and practice here. A good addition for anyone looking to not only learn this discipline, but learn more about Chinese martial arts in general and Tai Chi Chuan in specific.
This will be a classic. This book contains the theory and practice of Qigong, the theory and practice of Tai chi, the History of both plus drills on making your Tai Chi and Qigong better. There are other books by Dr. Yang on Tai Chi and Qigong but this is the first time, I think, he has put equal knowledge of both in one book plus its history.Tai Chi Text Book, Zenpony (Amazon reviewer) August, 2010
As in most text books, there is a history, glossary of needed terminology, descriptions, photos. What makes this text book special, is that it is written and demonstrated by a real expert in the subject. For those looking to begin a tai chi practice, it will outline the many levels of study, from form, qi, style,and technique. For those tai chi, more advanced players, it will provide a manual to aid in understanding the principles and also an outline for teaching the traditional yang long form.A Textbook on Classical Tai Chi Chuan, Judson I. Miers (Amazon reviewer) July, 2010
There is never a better way to learn tai chi than from a master teacher. Those lucky enough to study with Master Yang, Jwing-Ming will receive the best of training. Those unable to take classes or seminars will receive a solid foundation into the art by studying and practicing the ideas and principles set forth in this volume.
Well worth adding this manual to your martial arts library.
It isn't often that you'll find both a historic and scientific text on martial science. It's always been a pet peeve of mine that these combat arts were called martial arts because of their grace and beauty, there is solid kinesiology, physiology, physics and anatomy. With over 350 pages of text, diagrams, photos, prose, etc, this is one text that applies all of that to the study of tai chi chuan.
With all of the praise I have provided, I must caution that this will not be a quick or easy read because of the knowledge density and interconnections between the individual pieces of knowledge, but if you take the time, you'll quickly gain more knowledge regarding tai chi chuan than you can find in any other single source I've found.