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The 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 form. The 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.

Taiji Sword - by Chen Wei-Ming with Barbara Davis as translator. Yang Style Tai Chi Sword. This is the classic text on Tai Chi sword. Chen Wei-Ming was a longtime student of the taiji grand master Yang Cheng-Fu. Chen Wei-Ming eventually became famous himself as a scholar, martial artist, and proponent of the Yang style Tai Chi. In the 1920s he wrote a number of influential books on Tai Chi, including Taiji Sword (1927). Includes pictures of each of the postures of the form. The translation is scholarly, and Barbara Davis added a lot of useful information with her footnotes and commentary.

Tai Chi Single Fan: For Health and Martial Arts - by Master Helen Wu with Master Wen-Ching Wu. "The Tai Chi Single Fan routine incorporates movements from the Chen, Yang, Wu, W and Sun styles of Tai Chi Chuan. It was created by Professor Wang, Ju-Rong; the first woman professor of Chinese martial arts. This routine combines the characteristics of Tai Chi Chuan with the artistic and martial functions of the fan." Master Helen Wu was born in Shanghai, China in 1956. She was trained by her grandfather, Wang Zi-Ping, and her mother, Professor Wang Ju-Rong, the first woman professor of Chinese martial arts in China. She started her traditional Chinese Martial Arts training at age 3 which included Chaquan, Tantui, Baji, Green Dragon Sword, Qiankun Ring.

Tai Chi Thirteen Sword: A Sword Master's Guide - by Stuart Alve Olson. Includes fundamentals, movements, and applications for each of the Sword From postures. Also warm-up methods and Two-Person Training and methods for training the Sword fingers. Priceless photographs of the old masters (Chen Wei-ming, Hsiung Yang-ho, and Liang Tung-tsai) performing the Yang style sword form.

Wind Sweeps Away the Plum Blossoms: The Principles and Techniques of Yung Style Tai Chi Spear and Staff - by Stuart A. Olson (Limited Availability)

Tai Chi Sword, Sabre & Staff (Yearning K. Chen Series, V. 5) - by Stuart A. Olson (Limited Availability)

A New Type of Chinese Taijiquan: Taijiquan 48 & Taiji Sword 32: Chinese Shadow Boxing - by Ch'un-Fang Ho

Extreme Directions : The 54 Moves of Tai Chi Sword - by Alice Jones

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