T'AI CHI CH'UAN

T'ai Chi Ch'uan is the essence and culmination of centuries of Chinese culture. It is a unique form of exercise, a meditation in motion, a means of self-defense and a way to approach rejuvenation. The sequence of flowing, graceful movements emphasizes relaxation and whole-body unity. T'ai Chi has demonstrated its ability to prevent injuries, promote balance, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, improve bone density and much more.


Recommended T'ai Chi Books:
  1. Master Cheng’s New Method of Tai Chi Ch’uan Self-Cultivation, by Professor Cheng Man-Ch’ing, translated by Mark Hennessy (copyright 1999), North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA
  2. The Essence of Tai Chi Ch’uan: The Literary Tradition, by Lo/Inn /Amacker/Foe, 1985, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA
  3. Chen Tzu’s Thirteen Treatises on Tai Chi Ch’uan, by Professor Cheng Man-Ch’ing, translated by Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo and Martin Inn (copyright 1985), North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA
  4. The Dao of Tai Jiquan: Way to Rejuvenation, by Jou, Tsung Hwa, 1981, Tai Chi Foundation, Warwick, New York
  5. There Are No Secrets, by Wolfe Lowenthal, 1991, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA

Resources:
  1. Yang Sword Form: posture names and sequence of moves (download pdf)

 

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