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Wisdom of Taiji Masters

Wisdom of Taiji Masters

Insights Into Cheng Man Ching's Art

  • Author: Nigel Sutton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780692250914
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  • Page: 176
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In this ground-breaking book, author Nigel Sutton presents the wisdom, skill and experience of contemporary masters of Cheng Man Ching's Taijiquan as practiced in Malaysia and Singapore. Included are full discussions on training, teaching, Taiji principles, weapons, push hands, sparring, challenge matches, mind-body-spirit development, and stories of the late Master Cheng. Two generations of revered masters discuss Cheng's art in detail, including: Lau Kim Hong, Lee Bei Lei, Zhou Mu Tu, Ho Ah San, Tan Ching Ning, Dr. Fong Fung Tong, Wu Chiang Hsing and Koh Ah Tee. These eight teachers describe their experience which made this art, in 30 short years, the premier fighting style of Taijiquan in Southeast Asia. The masters discuss their experience with Taiji fighting, challenges and applications. This is balanced with discussions of Nei Gong or internal strength training, which is seemingly "lost" amongst Cheng's students in the West. Well known in the West for its role in the New Age movement, this is the first book to openly expose the reality of Cheng style Taijiquan as a fighting art in the words of leading masters from the lineage. Nigel Sutton is a martial artist with more than forty years of experience who has spent the last two decades living, training and teaching in Southeast Asia. He is also the author of several other books on Taiji, Bagua and Silat.

Chen Style Taijiquan

Chen Style Taijiquan

The Source of Taiji Boxing

  • Author: David Gaffney,Davidine Siaw-Voon Sim
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 9781556433771
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 224
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"As Taijiquan has become increasingly popular, many people have inquired into its origins and development. Answers can be found in the Chen Style, the original method from Chen Village, Henan Province in the People's Republic of China. This book guides the reader through the historical development of the system, its philosophical roots, and through the intricacies of the various training methods of this unique form of Chiinese boxing. Legendary exploits of the Chen family are included to inspire today's practitioners. "

Taijiquan

Taijiquan

Through the Western Gate

  • Author: Rick Barrett
  • Publisher: Blue Snake Books
  • ISBN: 9781583941393
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 265
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Written specifically for the Western practitioner, Taijiquan: Through the Western Gate blends modern science and philosophy with the traditional wisdoms—drawn from classic t'ai chi literature—that underlie Chinese martial arts. Author Rick Barrett authoritatively describes a wide range of movements, practices, and positions in the context of such topics as being in the zone, effortless power and force versus power, the whole-body energetic connection, instant meditation, and energetic coherence. Step-by-step exercises help make this sometimes daunting discipline simple and accessible.

The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan

The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan

Wisdom from Confucius, Lao Tzu, and Other Great Thinkers

  • Author: Freya Boedicker,Martin Boedicker
  • Publisher: Blue Snake Books
  • ISBN: 1583944397
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 120
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The essence of Tai Chi Chuan lies in the rich philosophy of ancient China. While most Tai Chi practitioners are aware of the value that studying Chinese philosophy can bring to their practice, it is often difficult to pick out those texts that are most relevant to Tai Chi and connected to its development. The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan presents, for the first time, a concise overview of the Chinese martial and spiritual philosophies that drive this ancient tradition.Authors Freya and Martin Boedicker, who teach Tai Chi throughout Europe and South Africa, present freshly translated excerpts from such popular and widely studied works as the Tao Te Ching, the I Ching, and The Art of War, as well as writings by philosophers and strategists such as Zhuangzi and Wuzi. Each chapter of this concise volume focuses on a single work or philosopher, and includes a short history of each one as well as a description of their relevance to Tai Chi. An extensive glossary of important Chinese terms rounds out the book. The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan offers readers a direct connection with the concepts that form the foundation of Tai Chi, inspiring a deeper understanding of the art and its applications.

Chinese Leadership Wisdom from the Book of Change

Chinese Leadership Wisdom from the Book of Change

  • Author: Mun Kin Chok
  • Publisher: Chinese University Press
  • ISBN: 9789629962937
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 474
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The sixty-four hexagrams and each of their six possible "changing lines" are analyzed in a clear systematic manner.

Tai Chi - Balance and Functional Autonomy in Old Age

Tai Chi - Balance and Functional Autonomy in Old Age

  • Author: Hay Arruda,Hélio Coelho Filho
  • Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
  • ISBN: 150713522X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 412
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This book contains scientific evidence which support the health benefits provided by the regular practice of Tai Chi, to the spirit, mind and body. Discover the ways that make this millennium-old art still stand proud in modern times. Let experts in the Alchemical Arts of Movement guide you. Written for both youngsters and seniors, an excellent read for newcomers and advanced practitioners of the Sage Philosophies. Includes a detailed list of Taijiquan forms and wisdom from various masters besides the authors. For example, the legendary Zhang San Feng and Lao Zi! 祝 您 长命 百岁! (May you live to be 100 years old!)

Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain

Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain

The Essence of Tai Ji

  • Author: Chungliang Al Huang
  • Publisher: Singing Dragon
  • ISBN: 9780857010384
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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'To work with Al Huang is to learn to move with wind and water... in the course of everyday life... a truly superior and gifted teacher who works upon others as the sun and rain upon plants.' - From the foreword by Alan Watts, one of the great writers of Comparative Philosophy and Religion and Taoist and Zen literature. First published in 1973, this all time classic of Tai Ji literature remains as fresh and illuminating today as when it was first published. Written with true passion and eloquence, the book richly conveys the subtle yet profound principles underlying Tai Ji. Movement, stillness, joyfulness, and the ability to live in the moment are the threads running through the text, as well as the humor and compassion to acknowledge the impossibility of human perfection. Containing the original foreword by Alan Watts, the book is illustrated with beautiful calligraphy by the author, and photographs by Si Chi Ko, one of China's "National Treasures". This timeless masterpiece is essential reading for anybody interested in Taoism, Tai Ji, or the Tao philosophy of "Living Our Own Tao", and the author is a wonderful, dramatic, and inspiring presence throughout the book.

Tai Chi Secrets of the Wǔ and Li Styles

Tai Chi Secrets of the Wǔ and Li Styles

Chinese Classics, Translations, Commentary

  • Author: Jwing-Ming Yang
  • Publisher: Ymaa Publications
  • ISBN: 9781886969988
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 121
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For the first time in history, you can reap the benefits of centuries of closely guarded wisdom!

Tai Chi Secrets of the Wu Style

Tai Chi Secrets of the Wu Style

Chinese Classics, Translations, Commentary

  • Author: Jwing-Ming Yang
  • Publisher: Ymaa Publications
  • ISBN: 9781886969179
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 97
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Fo rht first time in history, you can reap the benefits of closely guarded wisdom! Explore Dr. Yang's translations and their meanings of these long-held secrets of Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan.

Tai Chi Secrets of the Ancient Masters

Tai Chi Secrets of the Ancient Masters

Selected Readings with Commentary

  • Author: Jwing-Ming Yang
  • Publisher: Ymaa Publications
  • ISBN: 9781886969711
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 115
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Uncover long-held secrets of the Tai Chi Masters (hidden in the poetry) and reap the benefits of centuries of closely guarded wisdom.