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Mastering Yang Style Taijiquan

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A handbook on the art of tai chi chuan by Chinese linguist, historian and tai chi practitioner Louis Swaim. This text provides instructions based on Fu's 20 years of study with Yang Chengfu, the father of tai chi. Line drawings demonstrate the movements and provide a historical resource.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published September 7th 1999 by North Atlantic Books,U.S. (first published January 1999)
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Steven
Feb 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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...
Vaughn Ripley
May 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
easy to follow. great technique.
Jasmine
Sep 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Will Brown
Aug 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tai-chi
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.
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