THE COMPLETE BOOK OF TAI CHI CHUAN A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE TUTTLE MARTIAL ARTS

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The Complete Book Of Tai Chi Chuan

Author : Wong Kiew Kit
ISBN : 0804834407
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 71.59 MB
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Discusses the philosophy of tai chi chuan, teaches the basic set of movements, and explains the emotional, mental, and physical benefits of regular practice.
Category: Health & Fitness

T Ai Chi Ch Uan

Author : Petra Kobayashi
ISBN : 9781462901043
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 86.28 MB
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Unlock the secrets and health benefits of this ancient internal Chinese martial art! T'ai Chi Ch'uan (or taijiquan), a Chinese internal martial art, is best appreciated in the West for its health and fitness benefits, as an art of self-defense, and as a spiritual path. In classical Tai Chi, these aspects form an inseparable unity. In this guide to the classical Yang style, Petra and Toyo Kobayashi present the foundations of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and give comprehensive insights into its methods. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the inner energy—Ch'i—and its contribution to a refined practice of T'ai Chi and its application in self-defense. This Tai Chi book contains a clear and fully illustrated exploration of the 37 positions of the Yang style's short form and a basic partner exercise, Push Hands. Easy-to-follow photographs and diagrams with step-by-step instructions will help you to improve your practice. Ideal for practitioners at any level. Chapters include: The Styles The Principles Quotations from Old Masters Sixty-Four Questions and Answers About T'ai Chi Ch'uan Six Levels of Development The Thirteen Basic Positions and Techniques Advanced Practice Important Questions to Ask Yourself and more!
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Art Of Shaolin Kung Fu

Author : Wong Kiew Kit
ISBN : 0804834393
Genre : History
File Size : 59.96 MB
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This unique book offers a comprehensive and practical introduction to kung fu and all the other aspects of Shaolin wisdom. An inspirational read, it shows how kung fu and other Shaolin arts can bring you health, vitality, and spiritual joy. It includes many practical exercises and meditation techniques and provides a fascinating history of various styles of kung fu, how kung fu patterns and sets are constructed, and the strategies for victory developed. This is a seminal guide which will be invaluable to everyone interested in martial arts, meditation, stress management, healing, and spiritual development.
Category: History

The Mind Inside Yang Style Tai Chi

Author : Henry Zhuang
ISBN : 9781594393549
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This is the anticipated follow-up to the author’s previous work, The Mind Inside Tai Chi (YMAA, 2015). In this edition he turns his attention to Yang style, guiding you through the 22-step form with an eye for detail and a love of nuance. “Tai chi is born from wuji, a state of emptiness,” Zhuang writes. “Empty the mind. There is no yin or yang, no you or others.” From this state of balance and grace, the author leads you through the Yang form, one step at a time. Illustrations with motion arrows guide your physical movements, while Zhuang’s “mind approach” helps you appreciate the subtleties of each posture. Rich descriptions and vivid imagery bring the art to life. • Begin with “nothing” by stilling the body and mind. • Channel your intent to stimulate the flow of chi. • Learn the entire 22-step Yang form. • Explore the “mind approach,” discovering a deeper understanding of each posture. The author instructs you on correct physical posture, footwork, weight distribution, and tempo. He also describes subtle aspects of the form, including vision, relaxation, and the flow of chi. This book includes: • The history and lineage of Yang style. • Photographs of the author performing each posture. • Motion arrows depicting the movements of the entire form. If you are unfamiliar with Yang style, The Mind Inside Yang Style Tai Chi is the perfect place to begin. If you are a longtime practitioner, Henry Zhuang’s insight will deepen your appreciation for this art.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sports Exercise And Fitness

Author : Mary Beth Allen
ISBN : 1563088193
Genre : Health & Fitness
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An easy-to-use guide to nearly 1,000 information sources on sports, exercise, and fitness.
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The Complete Book Of Shaolin

Author : Kiew Kit, Wong
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Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Shaolin Kungfu has been considered by many as the best martial art in the world. But kungfu is just one of the three treasures of Shaolin, the other two being chi kung and Zen. For the first time ever, this inspiring book, written by an internationally acclaimed Shaolin Grandmaster, brings to you the crystallization of Shaolin wisdom and practice spanning many centuries. Its scope and depth is amazing, touching on, among many other things, poetry and enlightenment. Yet it is written in a language easy to understand. Profound concepts and difficult techniques are explained systematically with many illustrations. The book includes: * The background and scope of kungfu. * Form and combat applications. * Principles and methods of force training. * Energy training and mind training. * Secrets of the masters. * Traditional Chinese weapons. * Maintaining one’s health and vitality and the healing of so-called incurable diseases. * Interesting stories and legends of Shaolin. * Zen and spiritual development.
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T Ai Chi For Dummies

Author : Therese Iknoian
ISBN : 9780764553516
Genre : Health & Fitness
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For nearly 5,000 years, people have practiced T’ai Chi as a way to prolong life, build strength and stamina, improve concentration, and achieve psychological balance. Hundreds of millions of satisfied customers can’t be wrong. Whether you already dabble in T’ai Chi and would like to get a deeper understanding of the basics, or you’re only thinking about trying it and want to find out more before you take the plunge, T’ai Chi For Dummies is for you. In plain English, Therese Iknoian and Manny Fuentes demystify T’ai Chi principles and practices for Westerners. They unravel exotic sounding terms and concepts and break down movements in ways that more traditional instructors and authors either can’t or won’t. And with the help of crystal-clear illustrations and step-by-step instructions, they get you on track with a T’ai Chi fitness program guaranteed to help you: Increase balance and flexibility Combat fatigue and reduce stress Tone muscles Unlock your power centers and boost energy Improve focus and concentration Breathe “mindfully” and meditate Enhance your sense of inner peace and well-being Discover just how easy it can be to make T’ai Chi and its sister discipline Qigong part of your everyday life. With this friendly reference as your guide you’ll quickly master the basic movements and forms, as well as: T’ai Chi’s Yang 24-Movement Form Qigong and Push Hands techniques Techniques that help speed recovery from specific injuries T’ai Chi movements for aerobic exercise Exercise is good for the body and soul. Now let Therese Iknoian and Manny Fuentes show you how to energize, find inner peace, and tone your muscles with the gentle art of T’ai Chi.
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Complete Tai Chi Chuan

Author : Dan Docherty
ISBN : 9781847979179
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 36.94 MB
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Complete Tai Chi Chuan is the first book in English to deal extensively with the concepts of 'inside the door' training and the inner art, including therapeutic and martial aspects of Taoist internal alchemy. Drawing on original historical research, the author identifies the links between the art and Chinese philosophy. Fully illustrated throughout, the book includes: history, theory and philosophy, hand form, practical training, inside the door' training techniques, working with weapons and competition.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Simply Wing Chun Kung Fu

Author : Shaun Rawcliffe
ISBN : 9781847974365
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 71.14 MB
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Wing Chun is a logical, scientific yet simple Chinese martial art system, which was developed purely for practical and effective self-defence for everybody. It is a martial art known for its efficiency and economy of movement, which emphasizes natural and efficient use of the body. Topics include: the fundamental principles of the hand and leg techniques; detailed explanations of the shape, structure and movements and a checklist for each technique; a detailed analysis and explanation of each of the 'empty hand' forms; an in-depth explanation of the principles and concepts behind Chi Sao, Wing Chun's 'sticky hands'; a scientific and anatomical explanation of the basic principles underlying the Wing Chun system.
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Drawing Silk

Author : Paul B. Gallagher
ISBN : 1419663127
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The distilled essence of Tai Chi philosophy and practical training tips from legendary masters past and present. What every serious Tai Chi student must know to really benefit from Tai Chi practice. Yang Cheng Fu's 'Ten Points, ' priceless guidelines for Yang Style practice from the source of the art. Master J.J.Sung's 'Twelve points, ' further elaboration and refinement of Yang's Ten Points. Ten Steps in training, a systematic guide toward greater achievement in Tai Chi. Nine ways for students to multiply the effectiveness of their training. Translation of the four major Tai Chi Classics, considered by many masters to be the foundation of the art. Taoist tales, showing the inner 'mystical' dimension of training. Translation of the Classics of the famed 'Five Animal Frolics, ' precursors of Tai Chi, dating back more than 1800 years. What is the entire Tai Chi System and best ways to learn it. How to find a qualified Tai Chi Teacher. 'Secrets' of Chinese martial arts etiquette. And mor
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