Body mechanics of Tai chi chuan

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William C.C. Chen, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 128 pages
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60 MOVEMENTS - YANG STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN. All the movements of the Yang Short Form are the reflections of the internal energy flow, which are directed by the mind & heart. The body mechanics of Tai Chi Chuan deals with the human body under the action of given forces. It is based on practical physics such as body leverage & the hydraulic pressures which exist in our body. The principles of body mechanics which are found in Tai Chi Chuan are universal to all human beings. These principles promote good health & animate one's daily activities. There is no doubt that they help martial artists attain their goal of speed & maximum power. Therefore, Tai Chi Chuan has been one of the best Chinese martial arts & a means of achieving physical fitness for centuries. Over the past 45 years, my emphasis has always been on the realistic applications of Tai Chi Chuan. In fact, the concept of body mechanics is the result of my life long devotion. Some people may think I am against the "supernatural" elements of Tai Chi Chuan, I would rather say that I am very happy & satisfied. William C. C. Chen, a disciple of the Late, Great-Grandmaster, Professor Cheng Man-Ching. He was the 1958 Silver Medalist in the Taiwan Free Fighting Olympics.

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User Review  - Alan - Goodreads

OK, but didn't have the breathing instructions I was looking for. Read full review

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User Review  - Finbar - Goodreads

This is a great book to supplement your Yang Short-Form practice. The pictures are not the best because they are a bit small and in black and white, but the descriptions are great. Master Chen walks ... Read full review


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