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Taiji Sword
     

Taiji Sword

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by Chen Wei-Ming, Barbara Davis (Translator), Wei-Ming Ch'en
 

A longtime student of the taiji grand master Yang Cheng-Fu, Chen Wei-Ming became famous himself as a scholar, martial artist, and proponent of the Yang style of t'ai chi. In the 1920s, he wrote a number of influential books on taiji, among them Taiji Sword (1927), which detailed a rare method of fencing. Translated here for the first time, this book serves

Overview

A longtime student of the taiji grand master Yang Cheng-Fu, Chen Wei-Ming became famous himself as a scholar, martial artist, and proponent of the Yang style of t'ai chi. In the 1920s, he wrote a number of influential books on taiji, among them Taiji Sword (1927), which detailed a rare method of fencing. Translated here for the first time, this book serves as both a historical document and a training manual for an increasingly popular sport.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556433337
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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"The Taiji Sword form never fails to delight audiences. Its dramatic leaps and turns, its shining blade sweeping through the air, and swirling red tassel capture the attention of young and old alike. Taiji Sword, a subset of Taijiquan, is based on the principles of relaxation, yielding, and use of softness to overcome force. Taijiqua practitioners cherish the Taiji Sword for its unique exploration of body-mind focus and powerful lessons for Taijiquan practice."
-Translator's Introduction

Meet the Author

Translator Barbara Davis holds a master's degree in East Asian Studies from the University of Minnesota. She is the editor of Taijiquan Journal and is director of Great River T'ai Chi Ch'uan in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Taiji Sword 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With the proliferation of Yang style forms, knowing how Taiji was done by the pioneers becomes more important. The photos of the sword form performed by one of Yang Chenfu's best students are the best reason to own this book. (The short stories at the end of the book are not very interesting). Any taiji sword player, or anyone interested in taiji history will want to own this book.