The Tai Chi Two-person Dance: Tai Chi with a Partner

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North Atlantic Books, Apr 8, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 213 pages
This centuries-old harmonizing of movements resembles a dance in which the lead switches from partner to partner with every movement, requiring participants to enter into a bodily dialogue with each other. Each movement has a specified number of beats, which aids in the correct positioning of one’s body. The book is amply illustrated with photographs of Master T. T. Liang performing the two-person dance.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
What Is the Tai Chi TwoPerson Dance?
5
A Little History
9
Tai Chi with Music
15
Practice Points
17
Sung
21
The Subtle Skills
27
Tai Chi Dance for the Martial Artist
37
Posture Descriptions with Photographs
41
Conclusion
203
Tai Chi TwoPerson Dance Posture List
205
Appendix B Glossary of Terms
209
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Jonathan Russell, "eldest" and senior student of Master T.T. Liang, has studied and taught Tai Chi for more than thirty years. He began his Tai Chi studies with Master Liang in the late sixties. Together they co-founded the Tai Chi Dance Association, setting up numerous schools in the Boston area. He currently lives in San Francisco, where he teaches, writes books, and produces videos on Tai Chi. The readers of the newspaper The San Francisco Weekly voted his Tai Chi class "Best Of" San Francisco. He can be contacted at: www.TaiChiSF.com.

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