Traditional Sun Style Tai-Chi

1957 Instructional Handbook

Author: Lu-T'ang Sun

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Traditional Sun Style Tai-Chi: Instructional Handbook - Volume I (Postures 1-25). This book was written by Madam Sun Jian-Yun (1913-2003), daughter of Grandmaster Sun Lu-T'ang (1861-1933), and first published in 1957 under the title 'Sun Tai-Chi Boxing.' Madam Sun's book was small, yet provided invaluable instruction on how to practice each of the 95 postures in the form according to the direct teachings of her father. In time she had intended to significantly enlarge this book but instead decided that her students should use her small book as a reference guide to which she would add to orally in classes that she taught over many decades. The original book and much of the oral information that is translated and chronicled in this book is a result of Bradford Tyrey's years of studying in China with Madam Sun from 1984 until her passing in 2003. It is necessary to separate her book into volumes because of the vast amount of material she imparted from her father and elder Sun family members. Volume I covers Postures 1-25, each successive volume addressing the next group of postures. Volume I is the first of five highly detailed volumes regarding the 95 posture form taught in 1957 by Madam Sun on traditional Sun Family style Tai-Chi Boxing (Taijiquan). This instructional handbook, Volume I: Postures 1-25, has over 130 pages of comprehensive information directly from Madam Sun and Sun family elders, and more than 100 photos and drawings that will assist in the learning of postures and veiled practices within each. It should be noted that the instructional photos of Madam Sun demonstrating each posture in 1957 are grainy, but are usable for reference. Contents in this book include: Foundation Principles to follow in Sun Tai-Chi, the Chinese text on each posture, individual Chinese character translation from the original text to help in the self-study of postures one-by-one, and special explanations from Madam Sun concerning her father's meaning of Chinese characters providing the reader with a complete and accurate translation. Also, the meaning of each posture is given along with Madam Sun's clarifications on the practice of each posture, plus many of Bradford's class notes, the Four Animal Resemblances in Sun Tai-Chi, and much more, all being genuine additions to the study of traditional Sun Style Tai-Chi.

A Study of Taijiquan

Author: Sun Lutang

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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This extensively illustrated primer is the first English edition of Sun's classic 1919 book which explores both the theory and practice of the style, with emphasis on movements and postures. Tim Cartmell's translation provides both a standard by which practitioners can judge themselves and valuable information relevant to all versions of taijiquan. Tim Cartmell has done the American Taijiquan community a great service translating Sun Lutang's books into English.

Traditional Sun Lu-T'ang Style: Commentary by Madam Sun Jian-Yun, Daughter of Sun Lu-T'ang

Author: Bradford Tyrey

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Page: 104

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Book contains: Over 130 old photos and drawings, with 100 pages of detailed information. An authoritative book authored by one of Madam Sun Jian-Yun's (daughter of Grandmaster Sun Lu-T'ang [1861-1933]) direct long-term students. Old writings on the Neijiaquan practices of Taijiquan (Tai-Chi), Baguazhang, Xingyiquan, and Qigong. This book focuses on questions that we asked Madam Sun [1913-2003] in class, and her detailed explanations. This is part of a series of books on traditional Sun family practices and is highly recommended as a follow-up text to our 1st book: The Internal Practices of Sun Lu-T'ang. Introduction to several of Madam Sun's direct long-term students: Bradford Tyrey (USA), Dave Martin (United Kingdom), and Su-Ying Martin (United Kingdom). Our second book offered on traditional Sun family style practices. This book introduces many of the profound methods of practice taught by Grandmaster Sun Lu-T'ang, and is an absolutely essential text for pursuing the traditional Sun family style Taijiquan (Tai-Chi) form instruction and cultivation of qi presented in our third book in this series.

Sun Style Tai Chi Sword

A Guide

Author: Carl Bateman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Page: 136

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A Guide to Sun Style 62 Step Sword Form uses text and photographs to illustrate the postures of the form and to help students learn and practise this sword form developed by Sun Lu-Tang and passed on to his daughter Sun Jian Yun, and through her to the author's two sword teachers, David Martin of Leicester, UK and later Zhang Zhen-Hua of Beijing, China. The book is composed of over 350 photographs which not only illustrate the postures of the sword form, but the transitions flowing from one posture to the next, close up of sword handling and reinforced by description and direction. There are also references to the teachings of Madam Sun Jian-Yun translated by the author of several books on Sun Style Taijiquan, Bradford Tyrey, at different points through the text adding a wider perspective to this book. The author teaches in the United Kingdom, and is part of a network of instructors, teachers and students based in the UK who train in the traditional Sun Style Taijiquan of Sun Jian-Yun which follow her father's teachings, and handed down through Zhang Zhen-Hua, David Martin and Bradford Tyrey by Sun Jian-Yun.

Log Home Living

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Page: 448

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Log Home Living is the oldest, largest and most widely distributed and read publication reaching log home enthusiasts. For 21 years Log Home Living has presented the log home lifestyle through striking editorial, photographic features and informative resources. For more than two decades Log Home Living has offered so much more than a magazine through additional resources–shows, seminars, mail-order bookstore, Web site, and membership organization. That's why the most serious log home buyers choose Log Home Living.

Log Home Living

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Log Home Living is the oldest, largest and most widely distributed and read publication reaching log home enthusiasts. For 21 years Log Home Living has presented the log home lifestyle through striking editorial, photographic features and informative resources. For more than two decades Log Home Living has offered so much more than a magazine through additional resources–shows, seminars, mail-order bookstore, Web site, and membership organization. That's why the most serious log home buyers choose Log Home Living.

Black Belt

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Page: 184

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

PC Mag

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PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology.

The Shorter Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature

Author: Victor H. Mair

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

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With its fresh translations by newer voices in the field, its broad scope, and its flowing style, this anthology places the immense riches of Chinese literature within easy reach. Ranging from the beginnings to 1919, this abridged version of The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature retains all the characteristics of the original. In putting together these selections Victor H. Mair interprets "literature" very broadly to include not just literary fiction, poetry, and drama, but folk and popular literature, lyrics and arias, elegies and rhapsodies, biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, letters, criticism and theory, and travelogues and jokes.

Traditional Country Style

Inspirational Ideas and Practical Tips for Every Room

Author: Elizabeth Wilhide

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

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Category: Country life

Page: 192

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Offers ideas for decorating bedrooms, outdoor rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, dining rooms, and studies

Orange Coast Magazine

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Page: 196

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Orange Coast Magazine is the oldest continuously published lifestyle magazine in the region, bringing together Orange County¹s most affluent coastal communities through smart, fun, and timely editorial content, as well as compelling photographs and design. Each issue features an award-winning blend of celebrity and newsmaker profiles, service journalism, and authoritative articles on dining, fashion, home design, and travel. As Orange County¹s only paid subscription lifestyle magazine with circulation figures guaranteed by the Audit Bureau of Circulation, Orange Coast is the definitive guidebook into the county¹s luxe lifestyle.

Traditional Hopi Kachinas

A New Generation of Carvers

Author: Jonathan S. Day

Publisher: Northland Pub

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 122

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Here is the essential addition to the collection of anyone who is interested in Kachinas, not only those found on store shelves or in museums, but also those found in Hopi homes. Johnathan Day gives the reader an in-depth look at the differences between contemporary dolls made for collectors and traditional kachinas made for ceremonial use. A rare glimpse into the lives of the carvers, this unique book explains the cultural significance of the kachina and the growing popularity of collecting traditional-style dolls. The ninety color photographs and intimate interviews with the artists will take the reader into an art form that celebrates the cultural depths of the Hopis.

African Architecture

Evolution and Transformation

Author: Nnamdi Elleh

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

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Category: Architecture

Page: 382

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From Egypt to Ethiopia, Botswana to Burundi, and Zimbabwe to Cameroon, this landmark book presents the first complete and definitive study of African architecture from antiquity to the present. Featuring hundreds of museum-quality photographs and drawings from archival and modern sources, the book offers architects, architectural and art historians, social scientists, and all those interested in world architecture with an ordinary account of the evolution, transformation, and development of architecture across the African continent. Elleh defines the indigenous, Islamic, and Western roots of African architecture, and goes on to examine how these roots influence the architecture of each region in Africa. The author evaluates historical, traditional, and contemporary architecture by examing the various cultural groups of North, Central, East, South, and Western Africa from ethnic, climatic, political, regional, economic, religious, and historical perspectives. In addition, a final chapter takes a revealing look at modern architecture, urbanism, and urbanization throughout Africa. At once a work of convincing scholarship and a beautifully illustrated tour of African architecture past and present, this is a pioneering book that brings a heretofore rarely examined body of work dramatically to life.

Tai Chi Chuan

24 and 48 Postures with Martial Applications

Author: Shou-Yu Liang

Publisher: Ymaa Publications

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 153

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24 and 48 postures with martial applications.

It's Rock 'n' Roll

Author: Gene Busnar

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

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Category: Rock music

Page: 247

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In the Shadow of the Sun

Perspectives on Contemporary Native Art

Author: Canadian Museum of Civilization

Publisher: Canadian Mus of Civilization

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Category: Art

Page: 538

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Collection of 20 papers on contemporary Indian and Inuit art in Canada, on the occasion of the first major retrospective exhibition on the theme, in 1988-1989. Includes an overview of the evolution of native art, regional styles, individual artists and the variety of media.

China

Author: Manfred Morgenstern

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

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Category: China

Page: 393

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Evocative text and dramatic photos bring the Chinese experience to life, giving readers a taste of what they can expect to see and experience to the "Middle Kingdom."