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Fu Zhongwen's classic guide offers the best documentation available of the Yang style of taijiquan. The superbly detailed form instructions and historic line art drawings are based on Fu’s many years as a disciple of Yang Chengfu, taijiquan’s legendary founder. Also included are concise descriptions of fixed-step, moving-step, and da lu push hands practices. Additional com ...more
ebook, 264 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Blue Snake Books (first published January 1999)
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Steven
Feb 04, 2008 Steven rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Yang style Tai Chi people.
This book is a highly accurate manual for the study of Yang style Tai Chi Chuan or howeva you'd like to spell it. With very descriptive passages about all aspects from the basics to the philosophy this book also contains step by step instructions on how to position the body throughout the form.

Diagrams are included but do not attempt to learn Tai Chi from this book alone as you also need the guidance of a master. Having said that if you are interested in the Yang style of Tai Chi then this shoul
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Jonathan Karmel
Jan 17, 2012 Jonathan Karmel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anyone interested in doing Tai Chi should own this book. It's the only book that describes step by step exactly how to do the form, with hundreds of detailed illustrations. I made this video using this book http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aat_G1...
Will Brown
Aug 24, 2013 Will Brown rated it it was amazing
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Anyone who follows any of Yang Cheng students will find the basics of their form in this book. Well worth the time it takes to read through. A must read for Cheng Manqing students.
Jasmine
Sep 18, 2012 Jasmine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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So far it has been a good supplement to my mom's Yang style teachings of the philosophies and I am interested to see if I can refine any one my movements using this book.
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Sep 02, 2014 Vaughn Ripley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
easy to follow. great technique.
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