Hwa Yu Tai Chi Ch'uan: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Five-Word Song
The basis for many of the family styles, Hwa Yu T'ai Chi Ch'uan is more than 1,000 years old, but remained a closed style until quite recently. This comprehensive, practical guide explains this unique and sophisticated kinesthetic form in detail. The book contains step-by-step instructions and photo sequences that illustrate forms practice, fighting applications, and push hands; a thorough explanation of the form's philosophical and theoretical basis; and an overview of the many health benefits of this ancient art.
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