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Posted August 18, 2010
Written in a simple and honest style, this book gives a remarkably clear and deep glimpse into the actual mechanics of chi, the heart of all internal martial arts. There Are No Secrets reveals the importance of dedicating one's life to the cultivation and understanding of chi in order to fully master Tai Chi Chuan, or, for that matter, any internal martial art. The martial applications of Tai Chi, Smith shows, come less as a result of practicing the actual techniques of the art, as in most styles of kung fu, and more from this cultivation of chi which allows one to successfully respond to any combat situation naturally. The path to cultivating chi is described as simultaneously being a path to understanding and uncovering our true selves, main qualities of which are the softness and sensitivity that are so critical to Tai Chi. Inspiring and profound, this book views Tai Chi Chuan not simply as a martial art, but as one avenue which, if followed genuinely and with perseverance, can lead to personal and spiritual growth.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.