This is the original classic about Short Form, the most popular and widespread form of T'ai Chi in the West. T'ai Chi Ch'uan is a must-read for every serious T'ai Chi student. This book is not meant to "teach" T'ai Chi Ch'uan, but meant to expound upon its meaning to the earnest practitioner; to offer the layperson a glimpse into this ancient art; and to communicate the author's unique perceptions and experiences that only a lifetime of practice can cultivate. Taken in this context, this is a most valuable book.
A classic for practictioners of the Yang Family style of Tai-Chi. An indepth look into the postures of Yang Cheng-Fu with commentary on the classics.
In The Dao of Taijiquan, the author, Jou, Tsung Hwa, himself bears witness to the ability of Tai-Chi to relieve the body of pent-up tension and rejuvenate the spirit in a thorough study of the techniques and classical texts of this ancient martial art. In order to create a serious textbook that explains the philosophy behind the movements of tai chi chuan, he read all available books in both English and Chinese before writing The Dao of Taijiquan. Now this book can be used as a college textbook for courses in tai chi (whether as a philosophy or in Sports Studies).
Fundamental texts of tai chi chuan translated by one of the great modern teachers, Ben Lo.
Contains never before translated form instructions-featuring integral self-defense visualizations from Prof. Cheng's original Chinese manuals. Essays on T'ai-chi theory, meditation, medicine, the I ching, painting and calligraphy show the scope of his contributions and the unity of his thought.