The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan

After all, here was a method for self-strengthening that affirmed the very best of
Chinese cultural essence.7 Zheng used the tiyong term in the title of a poem he
wrote, “Tiyong Ge" (Song of Essence and Application), as did Li Yiyu (1832–1892
) ...

The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan

The publication in 1934 of Yang Chengfu's book, Essence and Applications of Taijiquan (Taijiquan Tiyong Quanshu) marked a milestone in the modern evolution of the art of taijiquan. Using what is best-termed demonstration narrative, the author presents form postures and suggested applications from his own perspective, as he performed them. This methodology renders Yang Chengfu's direct, hands-on teaching of the art with such immediacy and liveliness that the reader experiences the master’s teaching much as his students did.This English translation finally makes Yang Chengfu's classic work available to taijiquan enthusiasts in the West. It includes notes and commentary that clarify the author's frequent classical and literary turns of phrase and elucidate the philosophical and political underpinnings that shape the text. The translator investigates and compares several early taijiquan books in order to help explain the roles played by two of Yang Chengfu's students, Dong Yingjie and Zheng Manqing, in bringing Yang Chengfu's words and teachings into print.Serious students of taijiquan, and those wishing to deepen their knowledge of taijiquan history and theory, will find this seminal work indispensable to their study and practice.

The Essence of Taijiquan Push Hands and Fighting Technique

This example represents a practical application of the principle of collision
balance in Taijiquan push-hands or fighting. 5. Adaptive balance: When a
spheroid or a wooden bar placed horizontally is rolling, its center of gravity will
never be ...

The Essence of Taijiquan Push Hands and Fighting Technique

Traditionally shrouded in mystery and taught only to the closest students, the secrets of Taijiquan push-hands and fighting technique from the Chen style are revealed in this book. Master Wang Fengming, an eleventh generation practitioner of Chen-style Taijiquan, provides detailed information about the famous internal fighting techniques and reveals inside knowledge essential to the remarkable results achieved by the Chinese masters. The book features: - effective ways of cultivating Taiji internal power - variety of joint-locking techniques and counter techniques - 13 postures of Taiji explained - leg work, including stances and kicking techniques - unique silk-reeling exercises - rarely revealed vital point striking - 7 styles of push-hands training - 20 kinds of Taiji energy explained and demonstrated. This comprehensive book is a major contribution to the literature on push-hands techniques in the West.

Taijiquan

The spiritual is the essence , the martial is the application . Spiritual development
in the realm of the martial arts is applied through the jing , qi , and shen — the
practice of internal cultivation . When the martial is matched with the spiritual and
it ...

Taijiquan

Skillfully blending Eastern and Western Thought, Mater Yang illuminates the traditional teachings as well as offers scientific explanations and a contemporary understanding of Taiji practice. In this book, Yang describes the core exercises that form the foundation of Taiji practice, and explains the purpose and necessary integration of these exercises to achieve the full health and martial, physical and spiritual benefits of Taiji training. As both a traditionally trained expert of Taijiquan and a scientist studying the mechanisms and benefits of Taiji practice, Yang uniquely demystifies Taijiquan and makes it more accessible to a Wwestern audience. Carefully preserving and drawing from classical Taiji writings and the oral traditions of the Chinese martial arts community, Yang also suggests ground-breaking hypothesis to explain the mechanisms of how and why Taiji practices are so widely beneficial. This book is valuable to both beginning and advanced practitioners.

Kajukenbo the Original Mixed Martial Art

Soft Style Applications of Tai Chi Ch'uan: Northern tum pai is characterized by the
fact that it is, in essence, the street application of tai chi ch'uan, using its theories
of evasion, offcentering, yielding, rooting, reversing, and redirecting the flow of ...

Kajukenbo    the Original Mixed Martial Art


Taiji Sword and Other Writings

Essence ) , and the Wu - LiHao lineage manuscript of the Classics only mentions
knife and staff ( Gu , TJOS , p . ... a “ Comparison of Taijiquan and Other Types of
Exercises , ” and an essay on “ The Application of Taijiquan ' s Moral Nature ...

Taiji Sword and Other Writings

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.

Complete Tai Chi

For this reason, this treatise was made." After painstaking study of Wang's treatise
and the application of this knowledge to his practice, Wu had a greater
comprehension of the essence of Tai-chi than ever before. This valuable insight
enabled ...

Complete Tai Chi

Today people around the world are discovering the benefits of Tai-chi, an ancient Chinese system of exercise based on calm, graceful movements that condition the body from the inside out. With benefits like reduced stress and anxiety, plus improved flexibility and concentration, Tai-chi has become the ultimate form of exercise for relaxing and strengthening both body and spirit. Master Huang's Complete Tai-chi is the definitive introduction to the Condensed Form of Wu-style Tai-chi, a form that has gained enormous popularity as a healing exercise because it stresses the development of internal energy for self-healing. The 36 postures of this style are beautiful in their simplicity and completely safe, regardless of one's age or physical condition. Included in this book are a detailed guide to the 36 postures (with more than 250 illustrative photographs), a historical overview of Tai-chi, and translations of classic works by Tai-chi masters. The demands of Tai-chi are small, but the rewards are great. A few minutes each day and a bit of open space are all one needs to find a new path to youthfulness and longevity, and at the same time reach the peak of physical and emotional well-being.

The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan

Each chapter of this concise volume focuses on a single work or philosopher, and includes a short history of each one as well as a description of their relevance to Tai Chi.

The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan

The essence of Tai Chi Chuan lies in the rich philosophy of ancient China. While most Tai Chi practitioners are aware of the value that studying Chinese philosophy can bring to their practice, it is often difficult to pick out those texts that are most relevant to Tai Chi and connected to its development. The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan presents, for the first time, a concise overview of the Chinese martial and spiritual philosophies that drive this ancient tradition.Authors Freya and Martin Boedicker, who teach Tai Chi throughout Europe and South Africa, present freshly translated excerpts from such popular and widely studied works as the Tao Te Ching, the I Ching, and The Art of War, as well as writings by philosophers and strategists such as Zhuangzi and Wuzi. Each chapter of this concise volume focuses on a single work or philosopher, and includes a short history of each one as well as a description of their relevance to Tai Chi. An extensive glossary of important Chinese terms rounds out the book. The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan offers readers a direct connection with the concepts that form the foundation of Tai Chi, inspiring a deeper understanding of the art and its applications.

Taiji Chin Na

To help you achieve an in-depth understanding of Taijiquan, both in theory and
application, you may refer to the books: ... the internal cultivation of Qi, and how
Qi is applied in Taijiquan, then you should read The Essence of Tai Chi Chi Kung
.

Taiji Chin Na

The exploration of these hidden Chin Na techniques return to Taiji its lost martial essence.

A Tai Chi Imagery Workbook

This innovative book makes the benefits of Tai Chi directly available to Westerners by communicating its essence in poetic, evocative, and humorous images that apply not only to movement practices of all kinds but to daily life.

A Tai Chi Imagery Workbook

This innovative book makes the benefits of Tai Chi directly available to Westerners by communicating its essence in poetic, evocative, and humorous images that apply not only to movement practices of all kinds but to daily life. The book does not assume any knowledge of Tai Chi forms. The images in this book - drawn from a wide variety of sources, both Chinese and Western, ancient and modern - are easy to understand, fun to work with, and embody the true inner spirit of Tai Chi's timeless tradition. The book contains hundreds of photos and line drawings illustrating the images, detailed explanations of the biomechanical realities that underlie the images, and a summary of the latest scientific research on the benefits of Tai Chi.

Tai Chi Chuan Martial Power

This book focuses on the theory and principles of tai chi's amazing power (jing), which will lead to deeper martial skills, proper body alignment, rooting, and energy (qi) manifestation.

Tai Chi Chuan Martial Power

The study of tai chi power (tai chi jin) is the second level in the study of tai chi as a martial art. This book focuses on the theory and principles of tai chi's amazing power (jing), which will lead to deeper martial skills, proper body alignment, rooting, and energy (qi) manifestation. It provides a solid and practical approach to learning with multiple photographs and detailed instructions for each technique.--Publisher.