Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan: Ancient Chinese Way to Health

Front Cover
North Atlantic Books, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 121 pages
Developed over many centuries, Tai Chi Chuan is one of the treasures of Chinese culture, incorporating the principles of Taoist philosophy with the accumulated knowledge of the traditional martial arts. Wu Style is known as the "three-in-one exercise," invigorating the mind, the internal energy (qi), and the body. At all times the practitioner focuses on using mental strength, not raw force. With the mind, one directs the qi, and with the qi, one directs the whole body. Continuous round movements are made without ever breaking or interrupting the flow of internal energy.

Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan describes the origin and philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan, and then details its multiple health benefits. Step-by-step instruction in the practice of the Tai Chi Chuan solo form (including many photographs) is presented, followed by a chapter describing the two-person exercise known as Push Hands, for which the Wu Style is famous.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

THE ORIGIN OF TAI CHI CHUAN
9
Case Studies in Tai Chi Health
23
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF TAI CHI CHUAN
37
The Direction Diagram
51
THE TWOPERSON TAI CHI PRACTICE
95
Clossary
117
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2002)

Dr. Wen Zee, formerly of Shanghai, China, came to the U.S. in 1993. From 1994 to 1997, he served as a visiting scientist at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He teaches Chinese herbal medicine, and teaches Tai Chi Chuan classes in the University Hospital's Wellness Center in Tucson, Arizona. With Master Ma Yueh-liang, he is co-author of the books Tai Chi Chuan: Forms, Concepts, and Applications of the Original Wu Style and Wu Style Push Hands.

Bibliographic information