Tai Chi Secrets of the Wu and LI Styles: Chinese Classics, Translations, Commentary

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Since ancient times Tai Chi Chuan has been practiced as a holistic mind/body fitness system, bringing immense benefits for practitioners in health, longevity, relaxation, and concentration. But Tai Chi Chuan was also practiced as an effective and deadly martial art.Because of this, the ancient masters rarely disclosed their secrets, guarding them as closely as they would military secrets. They preserved their profound insights in obscure\ songs, poems, and classics, revealing only to those they considered ...
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Overview

Since ancient times Tai Chi Chuan has been practiced as a holistic mind/body fitness system, bringing immense benefits for practitioners in health, longevity, relaxation, and concentration. But Tai Chi Chuan was also practiced as an effective and deadly martial art.Because of this, the ancient masters rarely disclosed their secrets, guarding them as closely as they would military secrets. They preserved their profound insights in obscure\ songs, poems, and classics, revealing only to those they considered trustworthy and ready for such secrets. That is, until this century.Now, you can reap the benefits of centuries of wisdom and practical experience to deepen and refine your Tai Chi Chuan. Discover ways to reach the essence of your Form and take your Push Hands to higher levels.Dr. Yang has translated these classics from the original Chinese, and has written commentaries to make them more accessible to contemporary minds. Tai Chi Secrets of the Wu & Li Styles is an invaluable resource for students who seek true understanding of their art, and the Wu & Li Styles, focusing heavily on internal development, are perfect for advanced practitioners.Can be used with any style of Tai Chi Chuan.Sound, practical advice for any martial art.Includes commentaries, translation, and original chinese.Key points for incorporating the teachings into your practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886969988
  • Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 874,427
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.46 (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.
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Table of Contents

Foreword v
About the Author xi
Preface xvii
Acknowledgments xxi
About Wu and Li Families xix
Thirteen Postures: Training Comprehension of the Thirteen Postures 1
Secret of the Four Words: Suffuse, Cover, Match, and Swallow 13
Song of Pulling the Bow to Store the Jin 17
Body Maneuver 21
Thesis of Interpreting the Origin 23
Thesis of the Fist 31
Song of Striking Hands 35
A Postscript 39
Thesis of Taijiquan 43
The Secret of Withdraw and Release 49
Five Key Words 53
Important Training Keys of Stepping and Striking 61
Song of Taijiquan Applications 69
Song of Thirteen Postures 75
Secret of Eight Words 81
Song of Transporting and Applying Spirit and Qi 91
Song of Random Circle 97
The Acclamation of Taiji Sparring 101
References 105
Appendix Translation and Glossary of Chinese Terms 107
Index 117
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