T'ai Chi Ch'uan: A Simplified Method of Calisthenics for Health & Self Defence
This is the original classic about Short Form, the most popular and widespread form of T'ai Chi in the West. T'ai Chi Ch'uan is a must-read for every serious T'ai Chi student. This book is not meant to "teach" T'ai Chi Ch'uan, but meant to expound upon its meaning to the earnest practitioner; to offer the layperson a glimpse into this ancient art; and to communicate the author's unique perceptions and experiences that only a lifetime of practice can cultivate. Taken in this context, this is a most valuable book.
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attack benefits beside your left beside your right bones boxing ch'i Ch'uan devotee Cheng Man-ch'ing chest Chi Tu Chinese philosophy Confucius CROSSING HANDS DEFLECT DOWNWARD diagram FAIRYWEAVING feet FIGURE fingers force GOLDEN PHEASANT Grasp the Sparrow's hand circles heel touching INTERCEPT AND PUNCH Lan Ch'ueh Wei left foot left heel left knee left leg left palm Mencius move movements muscles muscular one's opponent opponent's Peng physical exercise pliable posture practicing Tai-chi Ch'uan principle Professor Cheng pushing hand practice raise your right relax right arm right elbow right foot right hand right leg right palm RIGHT STYLE right thigh root self-defense shift your weight Shih Shih Tzu Single Whip slightly SPARROW's TAIL WARD spine STEP FORWARD sung Sung Dynasty Tai-chi Ch'uan take one step take one-half step Taoist tien tion turn your body turn your left Turn your right turn your upper up-root upper torso waist wrist Yang Lu-ch'an Yºu