Tai Chi

Tai Chi : Learn the Ancient Chinese Art of Tai Chi

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Tai Chi, also known as T'ai Chi Ch'uan, is the moving form of a combination of yoga and meditation. It is an internal Chinese martial art, the philosophy of which is not to meet force with force, but to meet it with softness and follow its motion, redirecting it, and so meeting yang with yin.
This book takes the reader through 24 Yang sequence. Each stage is accompanied by easily understandable descriptions of how the movements in the sequence, along with new illustrations indicating the moves. The text also references health benefits and significance within Tai Chi.
Clearly written for anyone new to Tai Chi, exquisitely illustrated and beautifully made with traditional Chinese bookbinding techniques, Tai Chi makes an excellent gift for both beginners and dedicated Tai Chi enthusiasts.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 196 x 265 x 20mm | 794g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 88 b&w artworks; 88 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782747494
  • 9781782747499
  • 1,466,580

Table of contents


The origins of Tai Chi, its health benefits and the ethos of Yang style Tai Chi.

The Postures
1. Commencing (Qishi), Preparation, Beginning
2. Part the Wild Horse's Mane (Zuoyou Yema Fenzong)
3. White Crane Spreads Its Wings (Baihe Liangchi)
4. Brush Knee and Step Forward (Zuoyou Louxi Aobu)
5. Playing the Lute (Shouhui Pipa)
6. Reverse Reeling Forearm (Zuoyou Dao juan gong)
7. Left Grasp Sparrow's Tail (Zuo Lan Que Wei): Ward Off (Bing); Rollback (Lu); Press (Ji); Push (An)
8. Right Grasp Sparrow's Tail (You Lan que wei)
9. Single Whip (Dan bian)
10. Wave Hands Like Clouds (Yunshou)
11. Single Whip (Dan bian)
12. High Pat on Horse (Gao tan ma)
13. Right Heel Kick (You deng jiao)
14. Strike to Ears with Both Fists (Shuang feng guan er)
15. Turn Body and Left Heel Kick (Zhuanshen zuo dengjiao)
16. Left Lower Body and Stand on One Leg (Zuo Xia shi duli): Single Whip Squatting Down; Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg
17. Right Lower Body and Stand on One Leg (You Xia shi duli)
18. Shuttle Back and Forth (Youzuo yunu chuansuo)
19. Needle at Sea Bottom (Haidi zhen)
20. Fan Through Back (Shan tong bi)
21. Turn Body, Deflect, Parry, and Punch (Zhuanshen Banlanchui)
22. Appears Closed (Rufeng shibi), Withdraw and Push, as if Closing a Door
23. Cross Hands (Shizishou)
24. Closing (Shoushi)
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About Birinder Tember

Birinder Tember is a registered senior instructor with the Tai Chi Union Of Great Britain. He has trained with many famous Masters from across the world and is a certified teacher of Traditional Chinese Kung Fu and Qigong and also a fully qualified practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
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