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Classical T'Ai Chi Sword (Tuttle Martial Arts)

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Publisher Comments:

In T'ai Chi Ch'uan, exercising with a sword has developed into an important art. In accordance with the principles of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, the sword practice is an exercise for good health and meditation in motion as well as a method of self-defense. It promotes the development and the application of the inner energy ch'i. The study of the T'ai Chi sword is regarded as its own path which does not necessarily require the knowledge of the other forms of T'ai Chi. It offers a valuable source of concepts and new ideas for students of other martial arts, too, regardless of their backgrounds or current practice.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Classical T'ai Chi Swordandlt;/iandgt; presents a clearly illustrated introduction into the sword practice complete with photographs, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions. This Tai Chi book is the first basic work on this subject covering all its important aspects.andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;A Brief History of the Chinese Swordandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Aspects of T'ai Chi Swordandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;The History of Tai Chi Swordandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;The Taoist Backgroundandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Important Principles of Tai Chi Chuanandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Practicing Sword as an Exercise for Good Healthandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Meditation; Posture; How to Moveandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Energyand#8212;Ch'i Development; The Movement of Energy by Practicing the Sword Formandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Holding the Swordandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;The Techniques in the Sword Form Sequenceandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Remarks about Sword Fightingandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Individual and Partner Exercises with the Swordandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Steps to Learningand#8212;Difficulties Faced by Beginners in Practicing the Swordandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Comparison of Sword Formsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;List of the Positions in the Sword Formandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;The Presentation of the Sword Formandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;And more!andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;

Book News Annotation:

The history, principles, and techniques of this discipline are described in short, well organized sections followed by 53 photos with captions of a master performing the movements used in the presentation of the sword form. A glossary is included; there is no index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Swordplay for fitness and mental stimulation

Synopsis:

A guide to swordplay for fitness and mental stimulation, teaching the 50 basic positions of the Tai Chi sword. Diagrams, charts and photographs illustrate each position and the 13 basic sword techniques. Practice exercises for both solo and partner forms teach inner harmony and self-defence.

Synopsis:

- Tai Chi is the fastest growing martial arts style- The popularity of martial arts styles that include weapons is growing dramatically- Provides a clear & authoritative introduction to a unique martial arts style- Illustrated with photography throughout

About the Author

Florence Sakade is the editor and author of numerous books on Japan, including A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese; Origami: Japanese Paper Folding; Kintaro's Adventures and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories; and Urashima Taro and Other Japanese Children's Stories.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804834483
Author:
Kobayashi, Petra
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Kobayashi, Toyo
Author:
Chi, Chiang Tao
Author:
Petra
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Exercise
Subject:
China
Subject:
Swordplay
Subject:
Tai Chi
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Swordplay -- China.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Fitness
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
martial arts; weapons; swords; exercise; tai chi
Subject:
Sword; Self-defense; T ai Chi; T ai Chi Ch uan; T ai chi sword
Subject:
Sword ; Self-defense ; T ai Chi
Subject:
tai chi chuan; tai chi; t ai chi; t ai chi ch uan; tai chi sword; tai chi sword book
Subject:
tai chi sword guide; tai chi sword techniques; jian; chinese martial arts
Subject:
tai chi books
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
126 bandw photos and illus plus 121 diag
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 12 oz

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Swordplay for fitness and mental stimulation
"Synopsis" by , A guide to swordplay for fitness and mental stimulation, teaching the 50 basic positions of the Tai Chi sword. Diagrams, charts and photographs illustrate each position and the 13 basic sword techniques. Practice exercises for both solo and partner forms teach inner harmony and self-defence.
"Synopsis" by , - Tai Chi is the fastest growing martial arts style- The popularity of martial arts styles that include weapons is growing dramatically- Provides a clear & authoritative introduction to a unique martial arts style- Illustrated with photography throughout
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