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The Dao of Taijiquan: Way to Rejuvenation

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In The Dao of Taijiquan, the author, Jou, Tsung Hwa, himself bears witness to the ability of Tai-Chi to relieve the body of pent-up tension and rejuvenate the spirit in a thorough study of the techniques and classical texts of this ancient martial art. In order to create a serious textbook that explains the philosophy behind the movements of tai chi chuan, he read all ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 15th 1989 by Tuttle Publishing (first published 1983)
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Matt Smith
Apr 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Tai Chi Students
For those who have already invested at least a year of hard practice & study, this book is your no-nonsense companion to what must be understood.

Just get it. Trust me.

It took me 10 years and the purchasing of 15 other books of varying quality to finally happen upon this one. It is without a doubt one of THE great books for Tai Chi enthusiasts.


At the risk of sounding dramatic, I strongly suggest pacing yourself with this material. It is supersaturated with incredible information which makes
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Blaine
I have been practicing taiji quan since 1986 and was lucky to have come across this book early in my study. Master Jou's book is one of the best on the art, philosophy, and practice of taiji quan. First published in the early 1980s, it was one of the first comprehensive books on taiji with chapters on 1) Roots, 2) Philosophy, 3) Foundation, 4) Classics, 5) Experiences, and 6) Push Hands, the last which is the two-person applications practice in taiji.

Although it has position drawings and
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Mark Hartland Blimling
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
a lot of information on the art and history, clearly a reference guide to internal arts
Heather
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was awesome and gave me a whole new appreciation for t'ai ch'i and meditation. I found I got lost with all the Chinese words used in this book as they typically only gave the definition the first time they used the word, but it's way too hard to remember all of these, so I ended up losing a lot of the meaning as the book went on. I think I'll read this book a second time to see if I can do better on a second go. Still a really good book, and I'd love to read the other two books in this ...more
Karen Glotzer
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A masterpiece for those obsessed with understanding this art. The Bible of Tai Chi. I use it for reference often.
Mzd
Jun 13, 2007 rated it it was amazing
The Authoritative. He was a physicist, not a writer, so it isn't the easist read. But you can keep coming back to it for years and get more out of it as your practice progresses.
Joe Houde
Feb 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If you study Taiji, you should buy this book. HIstory, classics centrally located. Plus some really interesting takes on the study of the art.
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Very informative, but rather heavy going in many places. Could do with a good edit.
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