10 Famous Books about Tai Chi Training in China

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Now there are more and more people interested in training Tai Chi. Here are 10 popular and professional books about Tai Chi. If you are a super fun of Tai Chi, or just want to know something about it, you can make a reference of them.
  • 23 Wudang Taiyi Wuxing Boxing. 1989. 195 pp. Hai Feng Publishing. Hong Kong. ISBN 962-238-124-8. (2 Wudang Boxing Forms; 12 Jiugong Rotating Methods & 23 Wudang Taiyi Wuxing Grappling-Pouncing Techniques).
  • Tai Chi Chuan: The Yang Style Long Form in Three Stages. A Reference Manual for Novices. 1995. 30 pp. Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Detailed drawings made from photos of Master Shu-pak Lee with annotations).
  • Tai-Chi - The "Supreme Ultimate" Exercise for Health, Sport, and Self- Defense. 1967. 110 pp. Prentice Hall, New York. ISBN: 0-8048-0560-1. $24.95. (Yang Style. Cheng Man-Ching was a student of Chang Yin-Lin)
  • Tai Chi -- A Way of Centering & I Ching. 157 pp. 1970. Collier MacMillan, London. LCCN 70-97757. (Funky photos. Form combined various styles as practiced in the PRC. Long section on I Ching).
  • Tai Chi Chuan: The Technique of Power. 1976. 233 pp. Chicago Review Press, Chicago. ISBN 0-914090-49-6. (Wu style Tai Chi. Good historical overview and some valuable extracts from old masters.)
  • Tai Chi Weapons in Action. 1986. 70 pp. Wayfarer Pubns. (Exposition of Tai Chi Sword, Saber, Staff and Spear Forms. Well illustrated and with good descriptions of the moves.)
  • Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain - The Essence of Tai Chi. 1973. 188 pp. Real People Press, Moab, Utah. ISBN 911226-13-3. (Strong on artistry creativity and philosophy.)
  • Oriental Methods of Mental and Physical Fitness. 1971. 279 pp. Funk & Wagnalls, New York. ISBN 0-308-10277-0. (Good section on Yang Style Tai Chi from old Chinese sources. Sword Form as well.)
  • Diary of the Way: Three Paths to Enlightenment. 1976. 158 pp. A & W Visual Library, New York. ISBN 0-89104-054-5. (About Akido master Yukiso Yamamoto, Chi Kung master Lily Siou and Tai Chi master Andrew Lum).
  • A Guide to Chinese Martial Arts. 1991. 178 pp. Beijing, Foreign Languages Press. ISBN 7-119-01393-9. A general and stylistic overview of different kinds of Wushu with specific forms of Chang Quan, Taijiquan and Shaolin Quan illustrated in detail.

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