25 Famous Books about Tai Chi Training

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Now there are more and more people interested in training Tai Chi. Here are 25 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.
Now there are more and more people interested in training Tai Chi. Here are 25 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.
 
1. An, Tianrong
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).
 
2. Bleakney, Sherman
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).
 
3. Cai Long
Tai Chi Tao. 1980. 91 pp. Wan Li Book Co., Hong Kong. (Wu style Saber Form - excellent photographs).
 
4. Cheng, Man-Ching & Smith, Robert W
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)
 
5. Da Liu
Tai Chi Chuan and I Ching. 1972. 86 pp. Harper & Row, New York. (Yang Style. Interesting content).
 
6. Delza, Sophia
Tai Chi chuan, Body and mind in harmony.1961. 184 pp. Good News Publishing, North Canton, Ohio. LCC 60-14596. (Sophia Delza was a student of the Wu Style teacher, Ma Yueh-Liang.
 
7. Feng, Gia-Fu & Jerome Kirk
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).
 
8. Jou, Tsung Hwa
The Tao of Tai-Chi Chuan (Ed. by Shoshana Shapiro). 1981. 257 pp. Tai Chi Foundation, Warwick, N.Y. (Covers all styles plus classics, push-hands & philosophy.)
 
9. Kauz, Herman
Tai Chi Handbook. 1974. 191 pp. Doubleday, New York. ISBN 0- 385-09370-5. $14.95 (Herman Kautz is a student of Cheng Man-Ching)
 
10. Horwitz, Tem, Susan Kimmelman & H. H. Lui
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.)
 
11. Hsieh, Douglas H.Y.
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.)
 
12. Huang, Al Chung-Liang
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.)
 
13. Huard, Pierre & Ming Wong
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.)
 
14. Lerner, Ira
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).
 
15. Li Po & Amanda
Wave Hands Like Clouds. 1975. 122 pp. Harper & Row, New York. ISBN 0-06-121-650-X. (Kuang Ping Tai Chi; Yang Variation; New Age).
 
16. Lie, Foen Tjoeng
Tai Chi Chuan: The Chinese Way. 1988. 126 pp. Sterling Publishing, New York. ISBN 0-8069-6826-5. (Careful instruction in the short form of the Beijing Simplified Form). $12.95.
 
17. Li, Tianji & Du Xilian
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.
 
18. Liang, T.T.
Tai Chi Chuan for Health and Self-Defense: Philosophy and Practice. 1977. 137 pp. New York: Vintage Books. ISBN 0-394-72461-5. (T. T. Liang was a student of Cheng Man-Ching amongst others. Excellent material on many aspects of Tai Chi.)
 
19. Lu, Hui-ching
Tai Chi Chuan: A manual of instruction. 1973. 166 pp. St. Martin's Press, New York. LCC 72-89427. (Yang Style. Lu Hui-ching was a student of William C. C. Chen. Smallish photos).
 
20. Marks, Tom
Chinese Kung-Fu: Tai Chi Saber for Self-Defense. 1975. 51 pp. McLisa Enterprises, Honolulu. (Excellent exposition of the Tai Chi saber (broadsword) form with drawings and applications).
 
21. Shing, Yen-Ling
Tai-chi Swordplay & Eight-diagram Palm. 1992. 131 pp. Sugawara Martial Arts Institute, Tokyo, Japan. ISBN 0-87040-850-x. $24.95 (Yang Style Sword form and contemporary Eight-diagram Palm. Shing is a distinguished teacher and practitioner from PRC).
 
22. Shing, Yen-Ling
Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan.1993. 173 pp. Sugawara Martial Arts Institute, Tokyo, Japan. ISBN 0-87040-909-3. $28.00. (Thirty six and fifty-six movement forms from 'Old Frame' Chen Tai Chi.).
 
23. Tse, Wing-Ming & Yan Sang
Tai chi Mantis Volley-catch Boxing. 1985. 134 pp. Yih Mei Book Co., Hong Kong. (A 54 movement tai chi form of the Mantis sect).
 
24. Wile, Douglas
Tai-chi Touchstones: Yang Family Secret Transmissions. 1993. 159 pp. Sweet Chi Press, New York. (Translations of many original Yang family texts; also reproductions of photographs of Yang Cheng-fu performing Tai Chi).
 
25. Yearning, K. Chen
Tai Chi Chuan Illustrated: Its Effects and Practical Applications. 184 pp. Pan American Books, Taipei, Taiwan. (Detailed Yang Style & Applications of Postures).
 
 
 

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