Imagination Becomes Reality: The Teachings of Master T.T. Liang : a Complete Guide to the 150 Posture Solo Form
T.T. Liang is one of the most revered living masters of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, with over fifty years of T'ai Chi experience. As senior student to Chen Man-ch'ing & author of the best-selling T'AI CHI CH'UAN FOR HEALTH & SELF-DEFENSE he helped to introduce T'ai Chi to America. Having studied with fifteen of the greatest T'ai Chi masters, T.T. Liang's teachings have a formidable authority. This book presents the very heart of Liang's teachings, including his own version of the Yang style 150 posture solo form. Taken from T.T.'s own notes, this is the most comprehensive description of the form ever presented. The remarkable photography captures both the full meaning of "imagination becoming reality" & provides an easy to use step by step presentation of each posture. T.T. Liang's rare interviews, articles & anecdotes will give you important insights into the basic principles of T'ai Chi. IMAGINATION BECOMES REALITY will be the classic text on the T'ai Chi solo form for years to come.
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Introduction to First Edition by Jonathan Russell
A Biography of Master T T Liang 17
Appendix A Posture Reference Guide
backward bending body slightly BRUSH LEFT KNEE CHENG MAN-CH'ING chest CHIO Continue to turn counts of posture Dragon Door Publications DRIVE THE MONKEY elbow slightly face northeast Face southeast facing east facing north facing west fingers pointing Fire front Gradually turn heel touching I-Ching imagination KNEE AND TWIST left arm left foot slightly left to face leftward lower your left Master Liang mind mind-intent Mountain movements northeast opponent palm facing palm outward pointing northwest posture 12 posture 20 Posture 41 practicing T'ai right arm right fist right foot slightly right hand right heel right leg Shift 70 percent shift the weight Shift your weight SHIH SINGLE WHIP southwest spirit of vitality STEP FORWARD T'ai Chi Ch'uan tan-tien Tao Te Ching Taoist thigh toes pointing Turn the left turn the torso turn your body Turn your left turn your torso TWIST STEP waist Wanderer Fire WARD-OFF WAVING HANDS Wind Over Water