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The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan

The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan

A Comprehensive Guide to the Principles and Practice

One of the most popular Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi Chuan is also one of the most effective stress relievers available. In China it is also used extensively for the prevention and treatment of illnesses, and its beneficial effects for health and fitness are now widely recognized in the West. The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan is a comprehensive and fascinating guide to the practical application and potential benefits of Tai Chi Chuan. Packed with step-by-step illustrations for practice at home, it covers everything you would want to know about this ancient art, including its benefits for mental, spiritual and emotional development. It is both an ideal introductory guide and an invaluable reminder for those who have already taken classes. Chapters include:
  • Tai Chi Chuan as a Martial Art
  • The Concept of Yin-Yang and Tai Chi Chuan
  • The Historical Development of the Various Styles
  • Advice from the Great Masters
  • Fundamental Hand Movements and Footwork
  • The Importance of Chi Kung in Tai Chi Chuan
  • The Poetry of Energy and Mind
  • Techniques and Skills of Pushing Hands
  • Specific Techniques for Combat Situations
  • Combat Sequences and Tactics
  • More Combat Sequences and Tactics
  • Enriching Daily Life with Tai Chi Chuan
  • Wudang Tai Chi Chuan
  • Chen-Style Tai Chi Chuan
  • Yang-Style Tai Chi Chuan
  • The Wu Style of Wu Yu Xiang
  • The Tai Chi Chuan of Wu Chuan You
  • Sun-Style Tai Chi Chuan
  • Tai Chi Chuan Weapons
  • The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan
  • Taoism and Spiritual Development in Tai Chi Chuan
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  • Tuttle Publishing | 
  • 336 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780804834407 | 
  • November 2002
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