Book: Tai Chi Secrets of the Wu Style by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
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Since ancient times Tai Chi Chuan has been practiced as a holistic mind/body fitness system, bringing immense benefits for practitioners in health, longevity, relaxation, and concentration. Tai Chi Chuan was also practiced as an effective and deadly martial art.
Because of this, the ancient masters rarely disclosed their secrets, guarding them as closely as they would military secrets. They preserved their profound insights in obscure songs, poems, and classics, revealing only to those they considered trustworthy and ready for such knowledge. That is, until this century.
Now, you can reap the benefits of centuries of wisdom and practical experience to deepen and refine your Tai Chi Chuan. Discover ways to reach the essence of your Form and take your Push Hands to higher levels. 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.
- Useful for any style of Tai Chi Chuan.
- Sound, practical advice for any martial art.
- Key points for incorporating the teachings into your practice.
Authentic Explanation for the Theories, Tarek Mohd Farouq Kiblawi (Amazon reviewer) March, 2003
This is a must have for everyone who is willing to diligently study, and practice Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan. The book provides the translation of the classics as well as the Masters interpretation and elaboration. I believe that without a thorough understanding of the theories underneath, one's skill can never prosper. Very useful book!Rendered into English with a Careful and Detailed Explanation, Midwest Book Review (Amazon reviewer) May, 2002
Tai Chi Secrets Of The Wu Style is a selection of carefully translated wisdom concerning secrets of the ancient Tai Chi martial art of self defense, personal fitness, and balance. Passages are shown in their original Chinese characters, then rendered into English with a careful and detailed explanation of the nuances of their meaning. Highly recommended for Tai Chi devotees who seek a greater understanding of this martial art, Tai Chi Secrets Of The Wu Style is a welcome and invaluable addition to any personal martial arts reading list or reference collection.