Beginning Tai Chi

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More than a martial art, T'ai Chi is also a holistic method of self-healing, a form of moving meditation, and a philosophical way of life. Health, relaxation, and self-defense are but a few reasons cited for practicing this traditional exercise, which was created by a Toaist sage eight centuries ago. Now a recreational activity practiced by millions of people worldwide, T'ai Chi, with its physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits widely recognized and praised, is the ...
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Overview

More than a martial art, T'ai Chi is also a holistic method of self-healing, a form of moving meditation, and a philosophical way of life. Health, relaxation, and self-defense are but a few reasons cited for practicing this traditional exercise, which was created by a Toaist sage eight centuries ago. Now a recreational activity practiced by millions of people worldwide, T'ai Chi, with its physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits widely recognized and praised, is the fastest growing martial art in the world today.

In this handy guide, Master Tri Thong Dang, who has been an instructor of the Chen, Yang, Zhao, and T'ai-Mantis systems of T'ai Chi Ch'uan for over three decades, describes the "Simplified T'ai Chi" form, a set of movements specifically designed for beginners by China's Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports> Master Tri's concise but lucid descriptions highlight the spiritual essence of the form and at the same time display its graceful simplicity. With over 160 clear, easy-to-understand illustrations, this excellent volume is the ultimate introduction to the world of T'ai Chi.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780760716397
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/1999
  • Pages: 67

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  • Posted May 9, 2009

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    Very good quick reference.

    This book does not go into great detail of the moves. It is great for beginners that need a little reminder. I've used it to help create a lesson plan where I wanted a breif description.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2003

    Thank you Tri Thong Dang for your work to educate all to the benefits of T'ai Chi

    Thank you Tri Thong Dang for your work to educate all to the benefits of T'ai Chi. By explaining how T'ai Chi is much more than even a powerful health tool and martial art, doors are opened for even greater benefits. These tools can transform, not only our lives, but our nation and world. Thanks again to Tri Thong Dang for your work.

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