Tai Chi Chuan Martial Applications: Advanced Yang Style

Tai Chi Chuan Martial Applications: Advanced Yang Style

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594392993
Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Edition description: 3rd Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 661,443
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is a world authority on tai chi chuan and Chinese martial arts. He maintains 55 schools in 18
countries. He is the author of over 35 books and 80 instructional videos. Inside Kung Fu Magazine nominated him as a person “who has made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years.” Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming resides and teaches at his retreat center in Miranda, California.

Table of Contents

1-1. General Introduction
1-2. Becoming a Proficient Taijiquan Martial Artist
1. Know the History
2. Know the Theory and Principles
3. Know What You are Doing
4. Know What Other Instructors are Doing
5. Know Your Students
1-3. How to Use This Book

Analysis of Taijiquan Techniques
2-1. Introduction
2-2. General Principles of Taijiquan Techniques
Downing the Enemy
Qin Na (or Chin Na)
Cavity Strike (Dian Xue)
2-3. Analysis of Taijiquan Techniques

Yang Style Taijiquan Techniques
Taiji Pushing Hands
3-1. Introduction
3-2. Key Points in Pushing Hands Training
Key points of pushing hands:
Song of Eight Words
Song of Pushing Hands
The Secret of Withdraw and Release
3-3. Heng and Ha Sounds
1. Yi is Extended and Concentrated:
2. Qi is Balanced, Full, and Extended:
3. The Sound is Focused and Condensed:
4. Hand Forms:
3-4. Taiji Ball Training
The Ball:
Where to Practice:
General Principles of Training:
Taiji Ball Training:
3-5. Pushing Hands Training
Open Doors and Windows:
Fundamental Training of Pushing Hands:
Pushing Hands Training:
3-6. Martial Applications of Pushing Hands
Downing the Enemy:
Qin Na Control:
Cavity Strike:

Analysis of the Taiji Fighting Set
4-1. Introduction
4-2. General Rules and Principles
Rules and Principles
4-3. Analysis of the Taiji Fighting Set

Taijiquan Fighting Strategy
5-1. Introduction
5-2. About a Real Fight
Before the Fight:
5-3. How to Connect in Taijiquan Fighting
How to React:
How to Step:
Defense Against Kicks:
5-4. Attack Timing
5-5. Jing in a Fight
5-6. Taijiquan Poetry and Songs
Appendix. Yang Style Taijiquan 37 Postures (list)
Appendix . Yang Style Taijiquan Fighting Set (list)
Translation and Glossary of Chinese Terms

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Tai Chi Chuan Martial Applications: Advanced Yang Style 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
RichardHoang More than 1 year ago
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is truly one-of-a-kind master-instructor of tai chi chuan. We are pledged to have a tai chi master like him who is willing to put the deepest secrets of tai chi chuan in writing. This book - TAI CHI CHUAN MARTIAL APPLICATIONS: Advanced Yang Style is written in a simple and detailed techniques accompanying with illustrated photos. The new style of writing of Dr. Yang is much more user friendly. The techniques are easy to follow & practical even the beginners in tai chi chuan can gain the benefits from this book. And of course, the more advanced tai chi chuan trainers will have even deeper understanding of the art. I highly recommend this book, a 'bible' of tai chi chuan.
TGMaples More than 1 year ago
This book is organized into three sections: martial applications of the Yang-style form, push-hands training, and demonstration and explanation of the two-person Taiji fighting set. The Yang-style application portion breaks down each Taiji technique from the form into the end game of downing the opponent (tripping, throwing, or knocking off balance), using Qin Na (grips or locks on bone or muscle), or attacking with a cavity strike (punches, kicks, or strikes to sensitive areas). This section is the one I think would be most helpful for beginners. It enables you to picture the fighting application of each part of the form as you learn it. This makes it easier to understand the reasoning behind your practice. Taiji pushing hands training features a brief introduction to wooden ball training to develop your touch or “listening” to an opponent, an essential skill as you train in the two-person sticking, coiling, neutralizing, and leading drills. This section ends with a look at silk-reeling, Bagua circle walking, and martial applications of pushing hands similar to those in the previous portion of the book. The Taiji Fighting Set is a traditional two-person give and take choreographed form that teaches you how to modify your attacks and defense in reaction to those of your opponent. When you plan on a certain move, how do you change it up when your opponent doesn’t “co-operate?” There is enough material in this section alone that will provide years of learning. The final chapter of the book on Taijiquan fighting strategy might be my favorite. There is some “real world” practical advice here and those of you familiar with Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do theory may find some common ground. Tai Chi Chuan Martial Applications is a practical training guide for both beginners and advanced students. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Avatar More than 1 year ago
A great book, to be read and re-read. Lots of information here to take your Tai Chi to the next level, especially if your instructor only teaches you the form. Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) was originally a very effective martial art but has evolved into what most people just see as a slow motion exercise system. We long time students and instructors know better and appreciate this newly organized 3rd edition of this book.
E_Allen More than 1 year ago
Though not written for a beginner, Dr. Yang does an admirable job of outlining specific applications for movements and actions regardless of the style being practiced. It is difficult, if not discouraged, to practice many of the applications without a good teacher at one's side, but his descriptions of the key movements are simple and not tied to the specific Yang-style, allowing one to apply to his or her own practice. I found the entire section devoted to Pushing Hands the most engaging, and this is a reference book I can see myself going back to over and over again to reinforce fundamental Tai Chi Chuan concepts. I highly recommend to anyone actively practicing any style of Tai Chi Chuan / Push-Hands to expand one's understanding of it.
C_Ing More than 1 year ago
Each posture is broken down and multiple martial applications are outlined including striking, qin na and downing an opponent. Easy to follow descriptions and photos allow for better understanding of the techniques. Also details pushing hands and provides a great introduction into taiji ball training. This is the definitive work on the topic.