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Fu Zhongwen's classic guide offers the best documentation available of the Yang style of taijiquan. The superbly detailed form instructions and historic line art drawings are based on Fus many years as a disciple of Yang Chengfu, taijiquans legendary founder. Also included are concise descriptions of fixed-step, moving-step, and da lu push hands practices. Additional commentary by translator Louis Swaim provides key insight into the texts philosophical language and imagery, further elucidating the arts cultural and historical foundations.

About the Author

Louis Swaim lives and practices in Oakland, California. He has also translated an earlier taijiquan manual, Yang Chengfu: The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan (North Atlantic Books, 2005). He received his masters degree in Chinese history, Mandarin, and Classical Chinese at U.C. Berkeley, and did additional language study at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies. He has been a taijiquan practitioner for over thirty years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583941522
Author:
Zhongwen
Publisher:
Blue Snake Books
Translator:
Swaim, Louis
Author:
Zhongwen, Fu
Author:
Fu, Zhongwen
Author:
Swaim, Louis
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Tai Chi
Subject:
SPORTS & RECREATION / Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW ILLUS. THROUGHOUT SOME BandW PHOTO
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.65 in 0.96 lb

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