FINALIST - Sports, 2016 Best Books Award This 3rd edition includes a new and easy-to-follow layout. Each technique is presented in four to six large photographs with detailed instructions on how to perform the movements. Motion arrows are used on the photographs to help you execute the movements correctly. DISCOVER THE MARTIAL ESSENCE OF TAICHI CHUAN Here's your chance to take the next step in your tai chi journey Martial applications found within tai chi chuan are a direct link to your tai chi as a form of self-defense. When you study the martial side of tai chi, you can become proficient in a variety of high-level skills, including sensing, neutralizing, yielding, striking, chin na, and even throwing. If you know a tai chi form, you are going to discover the essence of your movements by becoming aware of their martial applications. If you are practicing tai chi pushing hands, you will greatly improve your skills with this understanding of martial applications. If you are ready, you are going to love the amazing tai chi fighting set. This fully choreographed set (requires a partner) will combine all your tai chi skills into one 5-minute routine.
This book includes *Martial applications for the Yang-style long form*Martial applications for Yang-style tai chi pushing hands*The complete Yang-style tai chi fighting set For any style of tai chi chuan, this book will be important for practitioners who wish to develop a deeper understanding and advanced skills. *Learn how to analyze the forms and defense applications in your tai chi, gaining higher-level knowledge of your style.*Discover the martial applications of Yang-style. These insights will give you greater understanding of your own art.*Find inspiration. Dr. Yang's writing will inspire you to investigate the martial applications of your tai chi style.
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is a world authority ontai chi chuan and Chinese martial arts. He maintains 55 schools in 18countries. He is the author of over 35 books and 80 instructional videos. Inside Kung Fu Magazine nominated him as a person who has made thegreatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years." Dr. Yang, Jwing-Mingresides and teaches at his retreat center in Miranda, California.
Introduction 1-1. General Introduction 1-2. Becoming a Proficient Taijiquan Martial Artist 1. Know the History 2. Know the Theory and Principles 3. Know What You are Doing 4. Know What Other Instructors are Doing 5. Know Your Students 1-3. How to Use This Book Analysis of Taijiquan Techniques 2-1. Introduction 2-2. General Principles of Taijiquan Techniques Downing the Enemy Qin Na (or Chin Na) Cavity Strike (Dian Xue) 2-3. Analysis of Taijiquan Techniques Yang Style Taijiquan Techniques Taiji Pushing Hands 3-1. Introduction 3-2. Key Points in Pushing Hands Training Key points of pushing hands: Song of Eight Words Song of Pushing Hands The Secret of Withdraw and Release 3-3. Heng and Ha Sounds 1. Yi is Extended and Concentrated: 2. Qi is Balanced, Full, and Extended: 3. The Sound is Focused and Condensed: 4. Hand Forms: 3-4. Taiji Ball Training The Ball: Where to Practice: General Principles of Training: Taiji Ball Training: 3-5. Pushing Hands Training Open Doors and Windows: Fundamental Training of Pushing Hands: Pushing Hands Training: 3-6. Martial Applications of Pushing Hands Downing the Enemy: Qin Na Control: Cavity Strike: Analysis of the Taiji Fighting Set 4-1. Introduction 4-2. General Rules and Principles Rules and Principles 4-3. Analysis of the Taiji Fighting Set Taijiquan Fighting Strategy 5-1. Introduction 5-2. About a Real Fight Before the Fight: 5-3. How to Connect in Taijiquan Fighting How to React: How to Step: Defense Against Kicks: 5-4. Attack Timing 5-5. Jing in a Fight 5-6. Taijiquan Poetry and Songs Strategies Conclusion Appendix. Yang Style Taijiquan 37 Postures (list) Appendix . Yang Style Taijiquan Fighting Set (list) Translation and Glossary of Chinese Terms