Exploring Tai Chi: Contemporary Views on an Ancient Art

Exploring Tai Chi: Contemporary Views on an Ancient Art

by John Loupos
     
 

More and more people all over the world are studying Tai Chi. No matter what style they study, what direction they take, or what level they are at, all agree on one thing: Tai Chi is a limitless journey and there is always more to be learned.There are so many questions along the way and everyone has them, students and teachers alike, questions that are

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More and more people all over the world are studying Tai Chi. No matter what style they study, what direction they take, or what level they are at, all agree on one thing: Tai Chi is a limitless journey and there is always more to be learned.There are so many questions along the way and everyone has them, students and teachers alike, questions that are fundamental to all styles of Tai Chi, fundamental to all learning processes.Exploring Tai Chi helps students to understand the intricacies of Tai Chi training, as well as the underlying motives and psychological processes involved in any ongoing practice of this ancient discipline.This book focuses on 'disclosure' and 'empowerment' for the Tai Chi practitioner. What to expect of your training, how to progress in your training, and how to implement the principles of Tai Chi into your everyday life.Deepen your understanding for great Tai Chi.Inspiration and advice for a lifetime of practice.Exercises and training drills to help you develop your Tai Chi.For all styles and all levels of experience.

Editorial Reviews

The Bookwatch
"...From discussions on empowerment techniques to what to expect from a training course, and how to assess its impact and usefulness, this makes for a valuable contemporary assessment..."
Taijiquan Journal
"...He offers useful information that can be applied to areas either within or outside of traditional taiji practice. He offers suggestions for dealing with injuries incurred during martial arts training (or any vigorous activity). Based in a realistic understanding that the softness of taiji sometimes is forgotten in practice, he includes mechanical, homeopathic and other suggestions for healing the body…"
Journal of Asian Martial Arts
"...Loupos writes in an easy, accessible voice tinged with humor...His thoughts on rooting, dynamic structure, and training tips are helpful and easy to understand. The chapter on fajing is intriguing..."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780940871427
Publisher:
Ymaa Publication Center
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Pages:
222
Sales rank:
1,248,423
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.58(d)

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Meet the Author

Sifu John Loupos, M.S.Psych, C.H.S.E., began studying martial arts in 1966. As a young teen, John inherited a school of his own and has been teaching martial arts ever since. His studies include Okinawan Karate, Chinese Kung Fu ( Bak Sil Lum, Choy Lay Fut, and Praying Mantis), Yang style T'ai Chi Chuan (108 move set), Liu He Ba Fa, Xingyi, and Bagua, and various Ch'i Kung and energy oriented meditation disciplines. John also has a background in Classical Homeopathy and currently maintains a private clinical practice in Hanna Somatics.

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