Tai Chi Chuan: The Philosophy of Yin and Yang and Its Application
Douglas Lee, a tai chi practitioner for more than 20 years, covers the history and philosophy of the art, general principles of movement, solo exercises, push-hands sparring, applications, tai chi weapons and more.
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GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND RULES
TAI CHI CHUANS SOLO EXERCISES
TRANSLATIONS FROM THE CHINESE
A's right advances Applying the Techniques Art of Joined B's left biorhythms breathing Brush Knee calisthenics center line Change Steps Chi's Chuan circle clockwise Deflect Sideways directly west eye level facing the floor facing west Fair Lady fingers pointing fingertips held Footwork force Forward and Push Grasp Bird's Tail HANDS APPLYING hard fist Join—Stick—Push Hands Joined Hands Knee and Twist left arm left foot left palm turns left shoulder line left thigh meditation mind movements muscles northeast one-half step opponent palm facing downward palm facing upward parallel Parry pointing northwest pointing west practice Press Forward Pull Back Punch push up position pushing hands relaxed retreats right forearm right hand right palm turns right shoulder line right thigh right wrist Shift your weight shoulder level Single Whip Soft Fist steps forward Stick and Raise Tai Chi Chuan torso faces torso turns turns to face weight shifts White Stork Yin and Yang