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Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on T'ai Chi Ch'uan

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In this erudite yet practical book Professor Cheng shares the secrets of his lineage and takes us to the heart of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, presenting it as a martial artm a medicine, and a means of exercise and self-development. With examples from anatomy and physics, he demonstrates precisely how the postures and moves work, internally as energetic principles, and externally on o ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published January 21st 1993 by Blue Snake Books (first published January 1st 1985)
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ila
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Testo importante, lo consiglio, anche se c'�� una bella fetta di libro nella quale Cheng Man Ch'ing tenta di descrivere una forma semplificata (a 37 tecniche) a parole, e con qualche foto. La cosa ovviamente �� poco pi�� che tempo perso al punto di vista didattico...

Ci sono diversi spunti di riflessione stimolanti... certo meglio evitare di soffermarsi su certi dettagli, come quali cure siano adatte per la tubercolosi: riporto (e non �� il pi�� raccapricciante) un favoloso "alcuni mangiano i pol

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Simone
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Manuale ben fatto. Tocca tutti i punti necessari per apprendere il Taiji. Si vede che Cheng era un maestro dei tempi andati. Ogni tanto qualche bizzarro riferimento ala medicina tradizionale cinese e al nazionalismo, due temi cari all'autore. Lettura indispensabile per uno studente di taiji, di qualsiasi stile.
Clint
Aug 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Thirteen Treatises are excellent, the form description is confusing if you don't already know the form. You shouldn't learn taijiquan from a book anyway.
Jason
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
A little too pseudo-scientific for my tastes but there is a description of his short form near the end which is pretty good.
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