Tai Chi Ball Qigong: For Health and Martial Arts

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Gold Winner - 2011 IP's Living Now AwardsHonorable Mention - 2011 Eric Hoffer AwardTai Chi Ball training used to be common practice in both external and internal martial arts. Unfortunately, due to its secrecy, fewer and fewer people have learned it. Today the art of Tai Chi Ball Qigong is almost forgotten. Fortunately, this book (and the companion DVDs) allows interested students to practice this effective training and incorporate it into their general exercise routine, or martial arts regimen.For martial ...
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Overview

Gold Winner - 2011 IP's Living Now AwardsHonorable Mention - 2011 Eric Hoffer AwardTai Chi Ball training used to be common practice in both external and internal martial arts. Unfortunately, due to its secrecy, fewer and fewer people have learned it. Today the art of Tai Chi Ball Qigong is almost forgotten. Fortunately, this book (and the companion DVDs) allows interested students to practice this effective training and incorporate it into their general exercise routine, or martial arts regimen.For martial artists, Tai Chi Ball Qigong training can strengthen the torso, condition the muscles, and increase physical power by using the mind to lead the qi. It can be a major training tool to enhance pushing hands ability.For general exercise, Tai Chi Ball Qigong training helps those who might overly focus on ‘core body exercises’ to strengthen their hips, knees, and ankles. You will learn to move the vertebrae of the spine, increase energy through various breathing techniques, and learn to move many joints properly at different angles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594391996
  • Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center
  • Publication date: 12/16/2010
  • Pages: 315
  • Sales rank: 1,359,669
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is a renowned author and teacher of Chinese martial arts and Qigong. Born in Taiwan, he has trained and taught Taijiquan, Qigong, and Chinese martial arts for over forty-five years. He is the author of over thirty books, and was elected by Inside Kung Fu magazine as one of the 10 people who has "made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years." Dr. Yang lives in Northern California.David W. Grantham has been training in martial arts for twenty-one years. He currently holds Certificates as Coach Instructor and Chin Na Instructor and teaches at the Hunterdon Wellness Center in Clinton, New Jersey. He offers privates, classes and seminars on Tai Chi Ball and Chin Na. David Grantham resides in Hunterdon County, New Jersey with his wife and two children.
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  • Posted March 14, 2011

    Definitely Worth the Purchase Price!

    As with all of Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming's works, this book presents thoroughly researched and well documented information.

    If you are like me, you will probably want to get right to the exercises (which don't come until much later in the book). However, don't skip the introductory chapters. They themselves are worth the purchase price of the book. If you have any of Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming's other materials on Taiji or Qigong you will not find anything new in these introductory chapters, but the summaries are so recherché that you will benefit from having read them.

    This book does seem to be designed to be used with two DVDs that can be purchased separately. Although the book is worth purchasing stand-alone, if you are serious about wanting to integrate something new and quite effective into your Tai Chi or Qigong practices, I would definitely recommend purchasing the DVDs as well.

    Living in a rural area, I do not have the benefit of access to instructors that teach Tai Chi Ball classes. For serious Tai Chi and/or Qigong practitioners, this book can be like manna from heaven.

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