Hwa Yu Tai Chi Ch'uan: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Five-Word Song

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Blue Snake Books, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 160 pages
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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Contents

The Structure of Hwa Yu
13
The Six Combinations and Eight Methods
21
The History of Hwa Yu
41
WarmUps and Rooting Exercises
49
The Hwa Yu Long Form General Instructions
73
The Long Form Sections Three Four and Five
125
The Animal Forms and Push Hands
151
RECOMMENDED READING 159
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About the author (2006)

Glenn D. Newth is an 8th degree black belt in the Yon Ch'uan Martial Arts, and a master of Hwa Yu Tai Chi Ch'uan, a temple style Tai Chi, with over 30 years of experience in each. He has taught thousands of students over the past 30 years, both independently and in schools and universities.

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