Tai Chi Chuan: Decoding the Classics for the Modern Martial Artist

Tai Chi Chuan: Decoding the Classics for the Modern Martial Artist


By (author) Dan Docherty, Foreword by Dr Alexandra Ryan


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  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 234mm x 10mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Ramsbury
  • ISBN 10: 1847970842
  • ISBN 13: 9781847970848
  • Illustrations note: 70 colour illustrations 90 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 282,301

Product description

"Tai Chi Chuan - Decoding the Classics for the Modern Martial Artist" is the first book in English to provide a detailed, illustrated explanation of the "Tai Chi Chuan Classics", the "Classic of Boxing" and the "Tai Chi Diagram Explanation". The aim of this remarkable book is to enable the reader to 'do' the Classics and incorporate them into everyday martial arts practice.

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Author information

Dan Docherty has practised martial arts since 1971. He trained in Tai Chi Chuan under Cheng Tin-hung while serving as an inspector in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force between 1975 and 1984. In 1980 he won the Open Weight Division at the 5th South-East Asian Chinese Pugilistic Championships in Malaysia. Dan is a founding member of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain and is a successful teacher who participates in seminars throughout the world. He regularly contributes to martial arts publications and is the author of Complete Tai Chi Chuan [Crowood 1997]. Resident - London