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. The line-art
drawings accompanying the text were rendered from photos taken
of Yang Chengfu's form. Its for the more advanced student or teacher
who has already learned the Yang Style. Has superb descriptions
of Fixed-Step Push Hands, Active-Step Push Hands, and Da Lu practice.
Fu Zhongwen's elucidation of moving points of concentration, termed
jindian, in Grasp Sparrow's Tail.
of T'Ai Chi Ch'Uan Exercises - By Zhang Fuxing. Includes 600
illustrations showing yang style short form, long form and pushing
hands. Two charts are included to show the foot position and body
orientation for both the Short and long Forms.
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 a teacher.
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 move. Primarily about
responding to punches and not much about Chin Na, throws or counters.
Chi - by Erle Montaigue. Yang Cheng Fu style Tai Chi.
Taiji - by Erle Montaigue and Michael Babin. Both the traditional
slow forms as well as fast and explosive forms. Yang Cheng Fu
style Tai Chi. Includes martial applications.