Chen Style Taijiquan: The Source of Taiji Boxing

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North Atlantic Books, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 224 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Roots
9
Evolution of Other Major Styles
22
Taijiquan and Daoism
35
Explanation of Qi
44
Foundation
53
Essence of Chen Style Taijiquan
62
Chen Xiaowangs Five Levels of Skill
83
Common Acupuncture Points
95
HIPIHI Hllllli Training Methods
103
4 I
132
HIPIHI HVII Push Hancls Tui Shou I 49
152
Types of Push Hands
166
Spear
181
Chen Iingbos Fight to the Death
195
Martial Virtue 21 I
211
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About the author (2002)

Authors Davidine Sim and David Gaffney have made numerous visits to the People's Republic of China and the Far East to train with the leading figures of Chen style Taijiquan, including Chen Xiaowang, Chen Zhenglei and Zhu Tiancai.

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