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T'Ai Chi Ch'uan: Becoming One with the Tao (Tuttle Martial Arts)

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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 T'ai Chi, these aspects form an inseparable unity.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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 energyand#8212;Ch'iand#8212;and its contribution to a refined practice of T'ai Chi and its application in self-defense.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The 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:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;The Stylesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;The Principlesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Quotations from Old Mastersandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Sixty-Four Questions and Answers About T'ai Chi Ch'uanandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Six Levels of Developmentandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;The Thirteen Basic Positions and Techniquesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Advanced Practiceandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Important Questions to Ask Yourself and more!andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;

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An introduction to the ancient Chinese Taoist system of exercise from recognized experts

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Well-known Tai Chi Chuan teachers Toyo and Petra Kobayashi present the art of classic Tai Chi Chuan in this highly informative introduction to the ancient Chinese Taoist system of exercise. Ideally suited for both beginners and advanced practitioners, Tai Chi Chuan is the definitive work on the subject, remarkable for its expertise and profound in-depth knowledge. This book is a must-have for any martial artists' library.

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Well-known Tai Chi Chuan teachers Toyo and Petra Kobayashi present the art of classic Tai Chi Chuan in this highly informative introduction to the ancient Chinese Taoist system of exercise. Ideally suited for both beginners and advanced practitioners, andlt;Iandgt;Tai Chi Chuanandlt;/Iandgt; is the definitive work on the subject, remarkable for its expertise and profound in-depth knowledge. This book is a must-have for any martial artists' library.

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andlt;iandgt;andlt;bandgt;Toyoandlt;/iandgt;andlt;/bandgt; and andlt;iandgt;andlt;bandgt;Petra Kobayashiandlt;/iandgt;andlt;/bandgt; have lived and taught in Germany since 1976. They teach the classic Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan and have published many works on the subject, including andlt;iandgt;Classical T'ai Chi Swordandlt;/iandgt;.

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I think the book is a great read and very good for beginners.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780804837644
Author:
Kobayashi, Petra
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Kobayashi, Toyo
Subject:
Martial Arts - Taichi
Subject:
Tai Chi
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Martial Arts-Tai Chi Chuan
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
tai chi; taoism; martial arts; Chinese health; fitness
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandamp;w photos and diagrams
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in 17 oz

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An introduction to the ancient Chinese Taoist system of exercise from recognized experts
"Synopsis" by , Well-known Tai Chi Chuan teachers Toyo and Petra Kobayashi present the art of classic Tai Chi Chuan in this highly informative introduction to the ancient Chinese Taoist system of exercise. Ideally suited for both beginners and advanced practitioners, Tai Chi Chuan is the definitive work on the subject, remarkable for its expertise and profound in-depth knowledge. This book is a must-have for any martial artists' library.
"Synopsis" by , Well-known Tai Chi Chuan teachers Toyo and Petra Kobayashi present the art of classic Tai Chi Chuan in this highly informative introduction to the ancient Chinese Taoist system of exercise. Ideally suited for both beginners and advanced practitioners, andlt;Iandgt;Tai Chi Chuanandlt;/Iandgt; is the definitive work on the subject, remarkable for its expertise and profound in-depth knowledge. This book is a must-have for any martial artists' library.
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