The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan

Wisdom from Confucius, Lao Tzu, and Other Great Thinkers

Author: Freya Boedicker

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 120

View: 985

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.

Complete Tai Chi Chuan

Author: Dan Docherty

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 713

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.

Wutan Tai Chi Chuan

Author: Cheng Tin Hung

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 203

View: 490

The book then describes the practice of Tai Chi Chuan which includes more than 500 pictures of the Hand Form as demonstrated by Sifu CHENG. From there we move on to the strategy and tactics which form the basis of the application of the self-defence techniques and the practical training necessary to gain proficiency in this application.

Tai Chi Chuan

Classical Yang Style : the Complete Long Form and Qigong

Author: Jwing-Ming Yang

Publisher: Ymaa Publications

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 377

View: 126

Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) is one of the most popular and effective health and exercise activities practiced today. This revised edition offers beginners a comprehensive introduction to Tai Chi, a step-by-step guide to learning the complete form and the fundamentals necessary for correct practice. In this guide, you will learn: -History of Tai Chi Chuan -The relationships between Qi, Qigong, and Tai Chi -Tai Chi Chuan's Thirteen Postures -Tai Chi Qigong Sets -The Complete Yang Style Long Form, step by step -How to practice Tai Chi for best long-term results

Tai-Chi Chuan in Theory and Practice

Author: Kuo Lien-Ying

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

View: 566

Originally published before Kuo Lien-Ying left China and then again in 1966 soon after his arrival in the United States, Tai-Chi Chuan in Theory and Practice has now been edited and expanded by his widow and disciple, Simmone Kuo. Her version includes new material on the philosophical origins of Tai-Chi Chuan, particularly how it relates to the I Ching, the most ancient text of Chinese wisdom. The book also provides explanations of the meaning of this ancient and elegant martial art--its name and history--the keys to understanding the Thirteen Movements, archival photographs of Lien-Ying performing the movements, and other supplementary literature.

Simplified Tai Chi Chuan

24 Postures with Applications and Standard 48 Postures

Author: Shou-Yu Liang

Publisher: Ymaa Publications

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 305

View: 697

This book is designed for self-study and can help you learn both the Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 Posture form and the Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 48 Posture form quickly and accurately.

Tai Chi Chuan Martial Power

Advanced Yang Style

Author: Jwing-Ming Yang

Publisher: Ymaa Publications

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 401

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.

Livro Completo Do Tai Chi Chuan, O

Author: Wong Kiew Kit

Publisher: Editora Pensamento

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 320

View: 420

Este livro é um guia completo da sabedoria oriental do Tai Chi Chuan e explica todos os seus aspectos importantes e todos os seus estilos, além de representar um beneficio prático para o desenvolvimento emocional, mental e espiritual. Escrito com clareza

Tai Chi Qigong

The Internal Foundation of Tai Chi Chuan

Author: Jwing-Ming Yang

Publisher: Ymaa Publications

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 170

View: 569

This revised edition of best-selling beginner Tai Chi Qigong book includes a new and modern easy-to-follow layout. Every movement is presented with large photographs and clear instructions, followed by a discussion of how the movements aid in improving Tai Chi practice. Tai Chi Qigong is a foundation for good tai chi practice. It is also popular with people who only want to obtain the health benefits without having to learn a traditional tai chi form. Original.

Tai Chi Chuan Martial Applications

Advanced Yang Style

Author: Jwing-Ming Yang

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 400

View: 588

Martial applications found within tai chi chuan are a direct link to your tai chi as a form of self-defense. When you study the martial side of tai chi, you can become proficient in a variety of high-level skills, including sensing, neutralizing, yielding, striking, chin na, and even throwing.

The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan

Revised Edition

Author: Kiew Kit, Wong

Publisher: Cosmos Internet (Publishing Division)

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 350

View: 763

Master the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi Chuan with this informative guide. One of the most popular Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi Chuan is also one of the most effective stress relievers available. In China it is also used extensively for the prevention and treatment of illnesses, and its beneficial effects for health and fitness are now widely recognized in the West. The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan is a comprehensive and fascinating guide to the practical application and potential benefits of Tai Chi Chuan. Packed with step-by-step illustrations for practice at home, this tai chi guide covers everything you would want to know about this ancient art, including its benefits for mental, spiritual and emotional development. This tai chi book is both an ideal introductory guide and an invaluable reminder for those who have already taken classes. Topics in The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan include: Tai Chi Chuan as a Martial ArtThe Concept of Yin-Yang and Tai Chi ChuanThe Historical Development of the Various StylesAdvice from the Great MastersTechniques and Skills of Pushing HandsSpecific Techniques for Combat SituationsTaoism and Spiritual Development in Tai Chi ChuanAnd many more

Tai Chi Chuan's Internal Secrets

Author: Doc Fai Wong

Publisher: Action Pursuit Group

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 124

View: 489

Harness the power of tai chi's amazing internal strength through a comprehensive program of meditation, forms practice, and push hands skills. In this book the authors show you how with easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographs.

Tai Chi Chuan Roots & Branches

Author: Nigel Sutton

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 250

Featuring simple but clear instructions and over 190 illustrations this Tai Chi guide is a great way to learn this ancient martial art. Tai Chi Chuan is a philosophical and martial discipline practiced daily by millions of people worldwide. Though its benefits as a means of enhancing health and relaxation are well known, it is also a viable and effective martial art. The postures and forms written in Tai Chi Chuan are easily understood and including nicely drawn illustrations to help guide the reader into the proper positions of Tai Chi. Author Nigel Sutton has devoted many years of his life to the study of Tai Chi's roots (its history, traditions, and basic movements) and its branches. The product of his endeavors is this introductory guide to the movements and application of Master Cheng Man Ching's Tai Chi Chuan, a style noted for its combative effectiveness. Sutton has masterfully captured the essence of this popular tradition in both its holistic and martial approaches.

Tai-Chi-Chuan

Ob Tai-Chi mich vermisst?: Notizbuch / Notizheft für Tai-ji Qigong Quigong A5 (6x9in) dotted Punktraster

Author: Leidensc Notizbucher Und Geschenkideen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 124

View: 938

Originelles Notizbuch A5 (6x9in) dotted (mit Punktraster) 120 Seiten mit Inhaltsverzeichnis und Seitenzahlen. F�R LEIDENSCHAFTLICHE FANS DES TAI CHI CHUAN - Tolles Design f�r alle, die am liebsten beim Taiji-Qigong sind! d104: Manchmal frage ich mich ob mein Tai Chi Anzug mich auch vermisst?. HINGUCKER - Schluss mit langweiligen Einheits-Designs! Zeig, dass Dein Herz f�r Tai-Chi schl�gt! Originelles Design mit Tai-Chi-Chuan-K�mpfer, Yin-Yang, eleganter Schrift. IDEALES GESCHENK - Schenk dieses lustige Tai-Chi-Chuan-Design einem leidenschaftlichen Fan des Schattenboxens! Handlich - praktisch - originell Passt dank A5 Format (6x9in) in Rucksack oder Handtasche und ist somit immer dabei. Das Punktraster unterst�tzt Dich beim Schreiben - l�sst Dir aber alle Freiheit, wenn Du etwas skizzieren oder zeichnen willst! 120 Seiten bieten Platz f�r umfangreiche Schreibarbeiten - dank Seitenzahlen und Inhaltsverzeichnis beh�ltst Du den �berblick! Das originelle Design ist ein Hingucker!

The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan

A Comprehensive Guide to the Principles and Practice

Author: Kiew Kit Wong

Publisher: Cosmos Internet

ISBN:

Category: Tai chi

Page: 350

View: 509

Modern life is stressful but the ancient martial art of Tai Chi Chuan is one of the most effective stressbusters available. In China it is used extensively for the prevention and treatment of illnesses, and its beneficial effects for health and fitness are now widely recognised in the West. This wonderful book is a complete guide to the oriental wisdom of Tai Chi Chuan, explaining all its important aspects and styles, as well as its practical benefits for emotional, mental and spiritual development. Expertly and clearly written and complemented by a collection of informative illustrations, this comprehensive book covers everything you would want to know about Tai Chi Chuan - from the background of its philosophy to the practical exercises necessary for balance, internal force and self-defence. It is the ideal guide to introduce you to Tai Chi Chuan or to remind you of what you may have missed in your classes. The book includes: -The philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan and the historical development of the various styles. -The Concept of Yin-yang in Tai Chi Chuan. -The basic Tai Chi Chuan movements and Pushing Hands. -The various Tai Chi Chuan styles set. -Tai Chi Chuan combat sequences and tactics. -The physical and mental benefits of Tai Chi Chuan. -Tai Chi Chuan weapons. -The relationship of Tai Chi Chuan and Taoism.

The Dao of Taijiquan

Way to Rejuvenation

Author: Tsung Hwa Jou

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 826

In The Dao of Taijiquan, the author, Jou, Tsung Hwa, himself bears witness to the ability of Tai-Chi to relieve the body of pent-up tension and rejuvenate the spirit in a thorough study of the techniques and classical texts of this ancient martial art. In order to create a serious textbook that explains the philosophy behind the movements of tai chi chuan, he read all available books in both English and Chinese before writing The Dao of Taijiquan. Now this book can be used as a college textbook for courses in tai chi (whether as a philosophy or in Sports Studies). Jou, Tsung Hwa is also the author of The Tao of Meditation: Way to Enlightenment, and The Tao of I Ching: Way to Divination, both from Tuttle Publishing.

Long Life, Good Health Through Tai-Chi Chuan

Author: Simmone Kuo

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

View: 832

Long Life, Good Health traces the historical and philosophical development of Tai-Chi Chuan within the context of the sister martial arts from which it was created. This book includes precisely sequenced photographs, and step-by-step instructions. Though intended for beginners, Long Life, Good Health should fascinate more advanced students who want to research and compare ancient forms and lineages of Tai-Chi Chuan.

Tai Chi Chuan

24 and 48 Postures with Martial Applications

Author: Shou-Yu Liang

Publisher: Ymaa Publications

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 153

View: 587

24 and 48 postures with martial applications.

Yin-Yang in Tai-Chi Chuan and Daily Life

Author: Simmone Kuo

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 898

In Yin-Yang in Tai-Chi Chuan and Daily Life, Simmone Kuo provides the philosophical context for the practice of this popular martial art, showing how Taoist, Buddhist, and Confucian traditions have shaped the practice of Tai-Chi Chuan. Included here are student accounts of the strong impressions Mme. Kuo made on her students. Drawing on yearly research trips to China and her lecture in Advanced Tai-Chi Chuan at San Francisco State University, Mme. Kuo explores the application of Yin-Yang theory to: -Health and Nutrition -Daily Practice -Traditional Chinese Philosophy and the I Ching -The Teacher-Student Relationship -Self-Awareness and Self-Defense