Tai Chi for Everyone

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Girlebooks, Mar 28, 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 96 pages
Written by Tai Chi Gold Medalist Dr. So, Tai Chi for Everyone is intended for the beginner who would like to learn a short Tai Chi workout in a minimum of time, with or without class instruction. Includes photos and descriptions, detailing step-by-step several Tai Chi and Chi Gong sequences.
 

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Contents

HISTORY
7
PHILOSOPHY
9
POINTS TO REMEMBER
11
TAI CHI TEN FORM SEQUENCE
13
PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES
14
THE NEW BEIJING STYLE
17
TAI CHI OPENING
18
WHITE CRANE OPENS ITS WINGS
20
CLOUDY HANDS LEFT
47
CLOUDY HANDS THAT MERGE INTO CROSS HANDS
49
TAI CHI CLOSING
51
CHI GONG SEQUENCE
53
CHI GONG BACKGROUND
54
CHI GONG TECHNIQUES
55
CHI GONG SEQUENCE
57
FURTHER READING
73

BRUSH KNEE LEFT
22
BRUSH KNEE RIGHT
24
PARTING THE WILD HORSES MANE RIGHT
27
PARTING THE WILD HORSES MANE LEFT
30
GRASP THE BIRDS TAIL LEFT
33
CLOUDY HANDS RIGHT
39
GRASP THE BIRDS TAIL RIGHT
42
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
74
ABOUT THE EDITOR
75
LETTERS FROM STUDENTS
76
GLOSSARY
83
REFERENCES
89
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About the author (2008)

Master John Yong Man So is the 1999 gold medallist in the Beijing International Tai Chi competition. A tenth dan (tenth degree) black belt in Hapkido, he is President of the Universal Martial Arts Association. Master So teaches Tai Chi to adults and at the University Level. He also instructs the Police and U.S. Marshals in self defense tactics. He was recently awarded the degree of Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

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