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Chen, Living Taijiquan In The Classical Style - Jan Silberstorff

Chen style Taijiquan is the oldest of the five main Taijiquan styles. In this book, Jan Silberstorff, a leading Chen practitioner, shares his expertise and insights.
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Embrace Tiger Return To Mountain - Chungliang Al Huang
The Essence Of Tai Chi

'To work with Al Huang is to learn to move with wind and water... in the course of everyday life... a truly superior and gifted teacher who works upon others as the sun and rain upon plants.'

- From the foreword by Alan Watts, one of the great writers of Comparative Philosophy and Religion and Taoist and Zen literature.

First published in 1973, this all time classic of Tai Ji literature remains as fresh and illuminating today as when it was first published. Written with true passion and eloquence, the book richly conveys the subtle yet profound principles underlying Tai Ji. Movement, stillness, joyfulness, and the ability to live in the moment are the threads running through the text, as well as the humor and compassion to acknowledge the impossibility of human perfection. Containing the original foreword by Alan Watts, the book is illustrated with beautiful calligraphy by the author, and photographs by Si Chi Ko, one of ...
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Essential Tai Ji - Chungliang Al Huang
First published over twenty years ago, this classic book distills the basics of the art of Tai Ji, lovingly presented in eloquent writing, and accompanied by splendid full colour photography and beautiful calligraphy.

Master dancer, brush calligrapher, bamboo flute player and philosopher Chungliang Al Huang shares the basic movements of Tai Ji - and its relationships with nature, space and time - alongside stunning, inspirational photography by Si Chi Ko. The book promotes strength, relaxation and clarity, as Master Huang teaches how to unify mind and body, achieving a healthier and more fulfilling state of being. In doing so, he touches on everything from the origins and meanings if Tai Ji to the vocabulary, basic moves, practice, and the Tai Ji dance.

This beautiful and inspiring book has an essential place in any Tai Ji library, and will be of interest to students, scholars, academics, professionals, and the general reader.
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Spiritual Reality
Spiritual Reality by Patrick Kelly
Spiritual Reality (of Life) expounds a concise working overview of the world - inner and outer - giving a true and intelligent basis for deep and stable contact with the divine. Based on thirty years experience under the direction of competent teachers.


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Tai Chi Imagery Workbook - Martin Mellish
Spirit, Intent, and Motion

This innovative book makes the benefits of Tai Chi directly available to Westerners by communicating its essence in poetic, evocative, and humorous images that apply not only to movement practices of all kinds but to daily life. The book does not assume any knowledge of Tai Chi forms.

The images in this book - drawn from a wide variety of sources, both Chinese and Western, ancient and modern - are easy to understand, fun to work with, and embody the true inner spirit of Tai Chi's timeless tradition. The book contains hundreds of photos and line drawings illustrating the images, detailed explanations of the biomechanical realities that underlie the images, and a summary of the latest scientific research on the benefits of Tai Chi.
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Taiji Jian - 32 Posture Sword - James Drewe
The Sword Form is an important aspect of the popular Chinese martial art, T?ij?quan. The 32-Posture Sword Form, from the point of view of the physical movements only, is not complex, but there is a significant amount of other information, relating to the applications, that is open to interpretation.

Written by an experienced teacher of T?ij?quan, this book provides a detailed description of the Jian (the sword), its parts and how it should be held. Using photographs and illustrations, the author gives step-by-step instructions for the main 13 applications including sword strokes, stances and footwork techniques.

This book contains a wealth of information on Sword Form technique and is an ideal resource for students of martial arts, experienced practitioners or anyone interested in learning about T?ij?quan.

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The Five Levels of Taijiquan - Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang
Presenting a word for word translation, with commentary, of Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang's original Chinese text, Master Jan Silberstorff provides detailed guidance through each of the five levels. Readers will learn how to assess their current Taiijiquan ability and identify exactly what is needed to reach the next level and ultimately the highest goal - the perfection of Taiji, or reaching a complete state of being.

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The Yang Tai ji 24-Step Short Form - James Drewe
Yang 24-Step T?ij?quan is one of the most widely-practiced T?ij?quan forms in the world today, and the form that most people first learn. Gentle enough to be suitable for the elderly and beginners.

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Warrior Guards the Mountain - Alex Kozma
The Internal Martial Traditions of China, Japan and South East Asia

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Tai Chi Chuan and the Code of Life - Graham Horwood
Revealing the Deeper Mysteries of China's Ancient Art for Health and Harmony (Revised Edition)

In Tai Chi Chuan and the Code of Life, Graham Horwood describes the various styles of Tai Chi Chuan, exploring its roots in the Chinese philosophy of Taoism as well as elaborating on the evolution it has undergone over millennia. In order to understand the energetic method of Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung, he highlights parallels between its source, The I Ching, and archetypal principles from both Eastern and Western philosophy and medicine. The text and diagrams show the synergy between the different cultures, and shows how they are all linked. This enables the beginner or the experienced Tai Chi practitioner to improve their understanding of Tai Chi, which will strengthen both the mind and body, opening the gateway to the inner person.

Drawing on information from the Yang family's formerly secret teachings, the book explains how to build chi (energy), circulate and...
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Tai Chi Combat - Paul Crompton
An interesting book that looks at how the outer Tai Chi martial techniques relate to philosophical ideas. Fully illustrated.
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What Is Tai Chi? - Peter A Gilligan
This book grew out of a question one of the author's students asked. The answer proved to be longer than either teacher or student could have anticipated. As he looks at the complex art of 'Tai Chi', the author answers questions such as why, unlike in other martial arts, 'Tai Chi' has no gradings; how hard you should try; and how to make the most of your teacher. A wide range of material is covered, including fundamental points about the mechanics of movement and the 'energetic' aspects of practice, as well as the relationship between body, mind and spirit that emerges. The author also provides answers to questions that even experienced practitioners may not have thought to ask, such as what are the levels of self-defense in 'Tai Chi'? How do I refine and develop my 'Tai Chi'? What is the difference between method and technique? How do I put principles into practice?

This insightful book covers all aspects of 'Tai Chi', answering questions that are beyond the scope...
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Tai Chi Form Wallchart
A large format (A3) Poster featuring high quality photos of every movement from the Cheng Man Ching 37 Short Form accodring to the Master Huang/Patrick Kelly lineage.


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