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Tai Chi Fa Jin

Author : Mantak Chia
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A guide to the seemingly effortless yet explosively powerful martial art techniques of Fa Jin • Explains how to collect energy within and discharge it for self-defense as well as healing • Explores how to counter the natural instinct to resist force with force and develop yielding softness through the 13 Original Movements of Tai Chi • Illustrates routines for the partner practice of “Push Hands” (Tui Shou) Fa Jin, an advanced yang style of Tai Chi, complements the physical, mental, and spiritual conditioning available through solo Tai Chi practice and the internal martial arts of Taoism. Fa Jin enables adepts to harness the energy of yin, yang, and the earth in the lower tan tien and discharge it as an extremely close-range yet explosively powerful blow in self-defense and partner practice as well as in healing techniques. Integrating the teachings of many Taoist masters, including Chang San-Feng, the creator of Tai Chi; Wang Tsung-Yueh, the legendary 19th-century master; Bruce Lee, the actor and martial artist who made the “one-inch punch” technique famous; and the Magus of Java, a living master able to discharge energy in the form of electric shocks, this book explores the history, philosophy, internal exercises, and physical practices of Fa Jin. Drawing on Iron Shirt Chi Kung and Tan Tien Chi Kung techniques, Master Mantak Chia and Andrew Jan reveal the secrets to collecting yin and yang in the lower tan tien and discharging the energy in a seemingly effortless yet explosive blow. Illustrating several routines of the Tai Chi partner practice of “Push Hands” (Tui Shou), they explain how to apply Fa Jin techniques by “listening” to your opponent’s intentions and countering the natural instinct to resist force with force through yielding softness and redirection. The authors also detail how to prepare for this advanced practice through stretching, meditation, breathing, relaxation, and energetic exercises.

The Power of Internal Martial Arts and Chi

Author : Bruce Frantzis
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"Explains how awareness and development of chi gives internal martial arts their power and strength, contains full instructions on the Taoist system Nei Gung, describes how specific martial arts use chi, includes stories about masters. The new edition adds a new foreword, new introduction by author, practical explanations on spiritual traditions of the internal martial arts, index"--Provided by publisher.

Tai Chi Wu Style

Author : Mantak Chia
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A guide to the internal martial arts exercises of short-form Wu-Style Tai Chi • Details the 8 core forms of Wu-Style Tai Chi with fully illustrated instructions • Ideal for older practitioners as well as those with health disabilities due to the “small frame” primary stance, slower and smaller movements, and conservation of energy • Explains how Wu Style provides a natural introduction to martial arts boxing • Reveals how Wu Style eases stiffness, relieves back pain, and reduces abdominal fat Following the flow of chi energy, rather than directing it as in traditional Tai Chi, Wu-Style Tai Chi focuses on internal development, seeking to conserve chi energy and gather jin power from the Earth through the tan tien. Centered on a “small frame” stance--that is, feet closer together and arms closer to the body--and a slower progression of movements in solo practice, Wu Style offers a gentle Tai Chi form for beginners and, when practiced with a partner, a grounding introduction to martial arts boxing and Fa Jin (the discharge of energy for self-defense). The more functional stance, smaller movements, and conservation of internal energy make Wu-Style Tai Chi ideal for older practitioners as well as those with health disabilities. Condensing the 37 movements of Wu Style into 8 core forms, Master Mantak Chia and Andrew Jan illustrate how to build a personal short-form Wu-Style Tai Chi practice. They explain how Wu-Style Tai Chi removes energetic blockages and helps to elongate the tendons, reducing stiffness and allowing the limbs to return to their natural length and full range of motion. Regular practice of Wu Style relieves back pain as well as reducing abdominal fat, the biggest hindrance to longevity. Exploring the martial arts applications of Wu Style, the authors trace its history beginning with founder Wu Chuan-Yu (1834-1902) as well as explain how to apply Wu Style to “Push Hands” (Tui Shou) and Fa Jin. Through mastering the short-form Wu Style detailed in this book, Tai Chi practitioners harness a broad range of health benefits as well as build a solid foundation for learning the complete long-form Wu Style.

Power of Internal Martial Arts

Author : Bruce Kumar Frantzis
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Demonstrates and explores the difference between the internal and external martial arts, explaining how the manipulation and development of chi can reduce stress, heal disease, and balance the emotions

Marvin Smalheiser Legacy with Tai Chi

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This book is an accumulation of Master Marvin Smalheisers writing in the Tai Chi magazine from its inception in 1977 till 2016. Master Smalheiser was the editor and the owner of Tai Chi magazine, and he published only an article related to tai chi. He was a practitioner as well as a teacher. He lived what he thought was the best way of lifehelpful, humble, and down-to-earth. This book covers many aspects and benefits of tai chi as a martial art that Master Smalheiser felt to write about. Some of the topics are meditation, relaxation, self-defense, the types of tai chi, history, health, personal interviews with masters in the US and abroad, and more. It was Master Smalheisers wish to write books about tai chi, but his untimely death did not allow him to get the books done. I do not know much about tai chi; therefore, I gathered some of his writings and made this book to benefit all the tai chi practitioners as Master Smalheiser wanted. It is my wish that the tai chi enthusiasts will enjoy the book and remember Master Marvin Smalheiser.

Tai Chi

Author : Paul Brecher
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An introductory guide to the practice of Tai Chi shows how it can improve energy, health, and personal and spiritual development.

Combat Techniques of Taiji Xingyi and Bagua

Author : Lu Shengli
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"A comprehensive introduction to the essential fighting techniques of Taijiquan, Baguazhang, and Xingyiquan, presenting authentic training material that has survived the cultural revolution"--Provided by publisher.

Ultimate Guide To Tai Chi

Author : John R. Little
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Covers the history, traditions, philosophies, and techniques of the Chinese martial art

I Have Never Seen

Author : William F. Cavitt
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Tai Ji Quan or Tai Chi Chuan is practiced by many people for health and fitness. However, imbedded with the moves, there are also self defense principles and applications. Most people may be practicing the moves and acquiring some skills that they never know anything about. The fundamental principles and applications of Tai Ji Quan are explained in an easy and fun to read format in this book. Whether you are interested in knowing how and why you have to do the move in a certain way, or you are interested in knowing how to practice and apply the defense skills you may already have, this book is a good guide to start. The 13 postures (Shi) are Peng. Lu, Ji, An, Cai, Lie, Zhou, Kao (8 Jin methods); Jin, Tui, Gu, Pan, and Zhong Ding (5 steps, Wu Bu) are explained with techniques. How to use 13 Shi to study Tai Ji Quan are illustrated with techniques. How to contact, stick (Zhan Nian) and neutralize the opponent's Jin (Hua Jin); and, in turn, release your own Jin (Fa Jin) are explained with examples. Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate learner or an advanced student, this book is an essential tool for study and review. Hundreds of techniques are explained in details. The first 16 postures of Chen Tai Ji old frame first routine are explained as well. How you maneuver to be in your front side, so that you may exert your Jin smoothly (Uo Sun). How you make the opponent to be on his back side, so that he may not reverse his Jin (Ren Bei). This is the whole story of theory and practice of Tai Ji Quan.

Journal of Asian Martial Arts

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The Practical Encyclopedia of Martial Arts

Author : Fay Goodman
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Presents an overview of the most popular disciplines, exploring history, techniques, etiquette, and philosophy.

Tai Chi in a Box

Author : Angus Clark
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Illustrated introductory 96-page book and 30 full-colour cards pack.

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2001

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Music Dance Environment

Author : Gisa Jähnichen
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Tui Shou San Shou

Author : Carl Burgess
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A systematic and fully illustrated exposition of the fundamental two person training methods to develop the Taijiquan combat skills of sensitivity, evasion, neutralisation of force, and use of focussed power.

English and Chinese Dictionary

Author : William Lobscheid
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A Handbook of Martial Arts

Author : Fay Goodman
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Practical guide & techniques.

Classic Cars An Authoritative A Z Of The Classic Car From 1945 To 1975

Author : Martin Buckley
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Uncovering the Treasure

Author : Stephen Hwa
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The true health benefits and the foundation for martial arts application of Tai Chi can only be achieved when the practitioner incorporates "Internal Discipline". That is, using internal movements and internal power to direct and empower external movements into Tai Chi practice. This book outlines a methodology and training routine to achieve this goal. There are underlying scientific rational and logical connections between each element of the discussion. During the learning path, the practitioner will gain benefits every step of the way.Modern Tai Chi teaching has been shrouded in ethereal language as if logical thinking and scientific analysis do not apply to Tai Chi. Without a rational framework, Tai Chi practice has degenerated into multitudes of forms with no relevance to the original internt of the practice. Many of them have movements that could cause problems for the practitioner rather than improve their health. This book is a distillation of the Wu style teaching from Young Wabu (student of Wu Chien Chuan) and thirty five years of discovery through practicing and teaching by Master Stephen Hwa. It offers personal experience and insight into Master Hwa's road of discovery such as, internal energy or internal power, Large Frame Form, Compact Form, Square Form, body posture, Fajin, Qi Gong, Silk Reeling exercise, martial art applications, health benefits. In conjunction with the Classical Tai Chi DVD series, this road and its benefits is open to anyone who sets their mind to travel it.

Lloyd s Maritime Directory

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