Laoshi: Tai Chi, Teachers, and Pursuit of Principle

Laoshi: Tai Chi, Teachers, and Pursuit of Principle

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A young tai chi student explores the riches of the art (Zheng Manqing/Cheng Man-ch'ing lineage) with the aid of his teacher, Laoshi. Through personal accounts, reflection, and dialogue with Laoshi, we witness the novice's evolution in his search for the spirit of the art--and the resulting bond forged with his instructor.

Together, student and teacher examine the philosophical and martial aspects of tai chi. They demonstrate what it means to pursue principle, and they see the ease with which it can be lost to that trickster and provocateur, the ego.

Engaging, sincere, and at times lighthearted, this fictional memoir narrated from the student's perspective addresses themes familiar to all who study tai chi and the martial arts.

Laoshi is a journey into tai chi and a meditation on life and living without fear.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149349791
Publisher: Via Media Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/02/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Jan Kauskas began studying the tai chi of Zheng Manqing in 1987, initially in the UK, then in the US and Taiwan. He teaches full-time at his school, Autumn River Tai Chi (Glasgow, Scotland), and also at workshops in Europe. He offers teaching in the principles of tai chi through practice of the Zheng Manqing form, da lü, push-hands, saber form, sword form, and fencing.

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