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Tʻai chi chʻüan for health and self-defense : philosophy and practice

Author: T T Liang
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev., expanded edView all editions and formats
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This is a book for both the student of T'ai Chi who has already mastered the basic postures and for the growing number of Americans who would like to find out just what T'ai Chi is and why it is so popular. Not a primer to teach the beginner, this book addresses itself to the philosophy behind the system of movements and to the variations that are possible once one has learned the fundamentals.
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Liang, T.T.
Tʻai chi chʻüan for health and self-defense.
New York : Vintage Books, 1977
(OCoLC)648616249
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T T Liang
ISBN: 0394724615 9780394724614
OCLC Number: 3120732
Description: xiv, 133 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: T'ai chi ch'uan and the fundamental principles --
My experience --
My personal view --
The complete set of t'ai chi exercises --
The t'ai chi classics --
The essentials of t'ai chi ch'uan --
The ten guiding points of t'ai chi ch'uan --
Discussion of the mind-intent and the ch'i --
Slowness and non-exertion of muscular force --
Secrets (the secret technique) of the eight postures --
Detailed explanation of the essential meaning of the five elements --
(T'ai chi ch'uan) song of pushing hands, with explanatory comments --
Other short texts --
Stories of the masters --
Similar philosophical points : Lao Tze and t'ai chi chu'an.
Responsibility: T.T. Liang ; edited and with a foreword by paul B. Gallagher.
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This is a book for both the student of T'ai Chi who has already mastered the basic postures and for the growing number of Americans who would like to find out just what T'ai Chi is and why it is so popular. Not a primer to teach the beginner, this book addresses itself to the philosophy behind the system of movements and to the variations that are possible once one has learned the fundamentals.

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