Mastering Yang Style Taijiquan

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North Atlantic Books, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 226 pages
Fu Zhongwen's classic guide offers the best documentation available of the Yang style of taijiquan. The superbly detailed form instructions and historic line art drawings are based on Fu's many years as a disciple of Yang Chengfu, taijiquan's legendary founder. Also included are concise descriptions of fixed-step, moving-step, and da lu push hands practices. Additional commentary by translator Louis Swaim provides key insight into the text's philosophical language and imagery, further elucidating the art's cultural and historical foundations.
 

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Fu Zhongwen's, a disciple of Yang Chengfu, detailed description of Yang Style traditional form execution. As well as detailed Tui Shou description. A classic on the Yang Style form execution. It is ... Read full review

Contents

Yang Chengfus A Discussion of Taijiquan Practice II
16
Yang Style Taijiquan Illustrated
22
FixedStep Push Hands Ding Bu Tuishou
165
Translators Notes to the Classics
180
The Taijiquan Treatise 206207
206
The Mental Elucidation of the Thirteen Postures 213214
213
Glossary
221
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Louis Swaim lives and practices in Oakland, California. He has also translated an earlier taijiquan manual, Yang Chengfu: The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan (North Atlantic Books, 2005). He received his master's degree in Chinese history, Mandarin, and Classical Chinese at U.C. Berkeley, and did additional language study at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies. He has been a taijiquan practitioner for over thirty years.

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