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T'ai Chi Ch'uan: A Simplified Method of Calisthenics for Health and Self-Defense

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This is the original classic about Short Form, the most popular and widespread form of T'ai Chi in the West. T'ai Chi Ch'uan is a must-read for every serious T'ai Chi student. This book is not meant to "teach" T'ai Chi Ch'uan, but meant to expound upon its meaning to the earnest practitioner; to offer the layperson a glimpse into this ancient art; and to communicate the au ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 11th 1993 by Blue Snake Books
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Al Maki
Mar 28, 2014 Al Maki rated it really liked it
In any craft, be it cooking, knitting, or pruning, there is disagreement among practitioners as to the best method. I've been practicing T'ai Chi Ch'uan daily since 1991, switching to this method in 1995. I don't think that a person can learn T'ai Chi from a book but once it is learned, this book is a useful reference.
Hawkgirl
Jan 22, 2016 Hawkgirl rated it really liked it
I only read this for a class I was taking on Tai Ji. It's fairly interesting on the philosophical parts. A little bit dated when the author is talking about women & physical activity.
Serge Pierro
Jul 23, 2012 Serge Pierro rated it liked it
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Since I learned this form, I found the insights provided within this book to be quite useful. It's nice to be able to get the info straight from the original source.
Stephanie
Jun 28, 2012 Stephanie rated it really liked it
Waterbending is fun. Very relaxing and peaceful, even if I'm studying it for martial applications.
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took this class and found the book of much help very self explanatory and easy to follow
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