Style Taijiquan - By Grandmasters Feng Zhiqiang and
Chen Xiaowang two luminaries of the Chen style community.
It is one of the few books on Chen Style application (how
Tai Chi is used in actual combat). Provides a step by step
review of the martial applications of the two main Chen
routines. Content includes: (a) The Origin, Evolution and
Development of Shadow Boxing, (b) Illustrations of the Attack-Defense
Art in Series I and II of Chen-Style Taijiquan, (c) Diagrams
of the Attack-Defense Art in Series I of the Chen- Style
Taijiquan, (d) Diagrams of the Attack-Defense Art in Series
II of the Chen-Style Taijiquan, (e) Profiles of Chen Fake,
Feng Zhiqiang and Chen Xiaowing
Chen Style Books =>
Chi Ch'Uan Exercises - By Zhang Fuxing. Includes 600
illustrations showing yang style short form, long form and
Chi Chuan : 24 and 48 Postures With Martial Applications
- By Shou-Yu Lian. A technical reference guide for Yang
practioners. Contains very helpful guidelines for the experienced
student. The book is good enough so it might even be possible
to learn Tai Chi from it without a teacher.
Yang Style Taijiquan - A must for every Yang practitioner.
The the first English translation of Fu Zhongwen's famous
handbook. Fu Zhongwen was a senior student of Yang Chengfu.
Includes new translations of the five core Taiji Classics.
Chi Chuan Martial Applications - Yang style application
by Master Jwing-Ming Yang of Boston. A perfect intermediary
book to buy after you have learned the form and want to
start envisioning the martial applications of each of each
Yang Style Books =>
Are No Secrets: Professor Cheng Man-Ch'Ing and His Tai Chi
Chuan - By Wolfe Lowenthal. Pearls of wisdom from Professor
Cheng Man-ching. Every time you read it, you will always
find something new, something that you didn't see before.
You will want to read some chapters over and over again.
It's simplicity and informal style makes it easy to follow.
The author recants his experiences as a student of Cheng
Man-Ching. Overflowing with information and guidance on
Tai Chi Chuan, Push hands and internal energy. Many short
self-contained and brief chapters.
Tai Chi Book: Refining and Enjoying a Lifetime of Practice
(Ymaa Book Series, 32.) - by Robert Chuckrow and James
C. O'Leary (Editor) - Perceptive insight to wide ranging
aspects of Tai Chi. Robert Chuckrow is a physics Ph.D. as
well as a Cheng Man Ching Tai Chi instructor and is able
to present Tai Chi Chuan in a manner accessible to Westerners.
He comes across as just just another Tai Chi player sharing
his experiences. "...well-balanced, down-to-earth,
and complete." What's most worthwhile in the book are
the detailed descriptions of difficult and not always intuitive
terms and concepts, including alignment, breathing, eating,
chi, learning Tai Chi, push hands, stances, stretching,
the Cheng Man Ching form, and warming up. Has answers to
the questions you always wanted to ask... but never did.
Chi Chuan; A Simplified Method of Calisthenics for Health,
- The original classic text by Cheng Man-Ching.
Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on T'Ai Chi Ch'Uan - Translation
of a great Tai Chi Classic by Cheng Man-ch'ing
Cheng Man Ching Books =>
Chi Martial Applications
Chin Na: The Seizing Art of Taijiquan - by Jwing-Ming
Yang. Uses over 700 photos to show the use of Tai Chi joint
Chi Theory & Martial Power - By Jwing-Ming Yang. Master
Jwing-Ming Yang of Boston covers all aspects of Yang style
application in depth, including punching, kicking, wrestling,
and chin-na. (I really like the cover piccture)
Tai'-Chi Classics from the Late Ch'Ing Dynasty - by
Chi Secrets of the Ancient Masters : Selected Readings With
Commentary - by Master Jwing-Ming Yang
of Shaolin Chin Na: Instructor's Manual for All Martial
Styles - Chi Na for Tai Chi instructors by Jwing-Ming
Tai Chi Chuan, (2) Tai
Chi Chuan Form to Function, (3) Searching
for the Way - A series of books all with an emphasis
on the martial applications of Tai Chi. Written by Nigel
Sutton who was trained in Cheng man Ching Tai Chi. Books
listed in recommended order of reading.
Death Point Striking, (2) Advanced
Dim-Mak, (3) Encyclopedia
of Dim-Mak: The Main Meridans, (4) The
Encyclopedia of Dim-Mak: Extra Meridians and Points
- By Erle Montaigue Listed in recommended order of reading.
interview with Erle Montaigue
Tai Chi Martial Application Books =>
Tai Chi Application Videos
My Art: The Life and Times of T'ai Chi Master, T.T. Liang
- by Stuart Alve Olson Part 1 is about his personal and
martial life (a career as a high-ranking government official,
street fights and shootouts, opium dens and prostitutes,
mystical martial arts masters and monks). Part 2 is about
his insights and contributions to Tai Chi forms (the 150
posture form, and the 78 posture two-person form). Part
3 is devoted to his well known humorous side. Also includes
Liang's personal insights on other masters with whom he
met or studied with, including Chen Man-ch'ing and Yang
T.T. Liang Books =>
Pan-ling's Original Tai Chi Chuan Textbook (Tai Chi Chuan
Chiao Tsai) by Chen Pen-Ling - Chen Pan-ling was a not
only a Tai Chi Master (Yang & Wu Styles) but also practiced
Hsingi and Bagua. Robert W. Smith (who was a leader in bringing
the internal martial arts to the West) referred to Chen
Pan-ling as one of the best Tai Chi masters of his time.
Best Picks Books =>
Chi Weapons (sword, saber, staff, spear, fan)
Art of Chinese Swordsmanship: The Manual of Taiji Jian
- by Zhang Yun. Ever wonder about the martial applications
of the jianpao (the tassel) of the double edged Taiji sword...
It has several... and the jianpao affects proper Taiji sword
Art of Chinese Swordsmanship has this information and
everything else you could ever want to know about Taiji
swordsmanship. Includes specific info about the 32 posture
Wu form with pictures and detailed explanations... but the
book is applicable to all styles of Tai Chi sword. If you
practice a sword form this one is a necessity.
Tai Chi Sword, Staff, Spear and Fan Books =>
Tai Chi Classics
by Lao Tsu (translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English).
Perhaps something more than a classic. Lao Tzu's work was
writen in the Warring States period (475-221 B.C.) There
are over fifty English translations of the Tao Te Ching.
This one is our favorite and in our opinion, the best one
for Tai Chi Players. A must read for serious players interested
in a look into the heart of Tai Chi practice.
Chi Ch'Uan for Health and Self-defense: Philosophy and Practice
- by T. T. Liang and Paul B. Gallagher. Personal and insightful
commentary from Master Liang, along with excerpts from many
other Tai Chi songs and tales from China. It contains an
excellent translation of the classics... by a translator
that obviously understands the subject being translated.
Tai Chi Classics Books =>
Hands: The Handbook for Noncompetitive Tai Chi Practice
With a Partner - by Herman Kauz. A private lesson on pushing
hands (tuishou) with a partner in a book
Chi for Two: The Practice of Push Hands by Paul Crompton.
Instruction in the fundamentals of the soft form of push
hands (tuishou). Also lays the groundwork for learning the
fighting style of push hands.
Push Hands Books =>
on Pressure Points and Dim Mak
Death Point Striking - by Erle Montaigue. Dim-mak is
a system of strikes to vital acupuncture points. Teaches
martial and healing applications of the most dangerous points,
plus setup points, multiple point strikes and neurological
shutdown points. Also provides information on QiGong and
applying specific taiji postures and sequences for treating
Dim-Mak: How To Fight A Grappler And Win - by Erle Montaigue.
How to counter the moves favored by no-holds-barred grapplers
and how to counter them... before the grappler takes you
to the ground. And what to do once you find yourself on
the ground with a grappler.
Pressure Point & Dim Mak Books =>
Chi Chuan: 24 and 48 Postures With Martial Applications
- By Shou-Yu Lian, one of China's top-ranked Tai Chi coaches.
A technical reference guide for Yang practitioners. Contains
very helpful guidelines for the experienced student. Each
posture is photographed and explained. When a view from
one angle is insufficient, the author supplements it with
a photograph from a second angle. The book is good enough
so it might even be possible to learn Tai Chi from it without
Applications Books from Shou-Yu Liang =>
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