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Tai Chi Chuan Martial Applications

Tai Chi Chuan Martial Applications Author Jwing-Ming Yang
ISBN-10 9781594393044
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 392
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DISCOVER THE MARTIAL ESSENCE OF TAI CHI 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. Master Yang, Jwing-Ming's writing will inspire you to investigate the martial applications of your tai chi style.



Advanced Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Martial applications

Advanced Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan  Martial applications Author Jwing-Ming Yang
ISBN-10 LCCN:87050466
Release 1986
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Advanced Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Martial applications has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Advanced Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Martial applications also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Advanced Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Martial applications book for free.



Tai Chi Sword Classical Yang Style

Tai Chi Sword Classical Yang Style Author Jwing-Ming Yang
ISBN-10 9781594392863
Release 2015-08-01
Pages 276
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Reach for the Highest Level of Tai Chi Practice You can achieve the highest level of tai chi practice by including tai chi sword in your training regimen. Here's your chance to take the next step in your tai chi journey Once you have attained proficiency in the bare hand form and have gained listening and sensing skills from pushing hands, you are ready for tai chi sword. The elegant and effective techniques of traditional tai chi sword Tai chi sword will help you control your qi, refine your tai chi skills, and master yourself. You will strengthen and relax your body, calm and focus your mind, improve your balance, and develop proper tai chi breathing. This book provides a solid and practical approach to learning tai chi sword accurately and quickly. Includes over 500 photographs with motion arrows! • Historical overview of tai chi sword • Fundamentals, including hand forms and footwork • Generating power with the sword • 12 tai chi sword breathing exercises • 30 key tai chi sword techniques with applications • 12 fundamental tai chi sword solo drills • Complete 54-movement Yang Tai Chi Sword sequence • 48 martial applications from the tai chi sword sequence • 10 tai chi sword 2-person matching drills No matter your age, tai chi sword is a wonderful way to improve your health and well-being. Tai Chi Chuan is one of the more popular health activities practiced today. According to the NCCAM div. of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between 2.3–3 million people practice tai chi in the United States. Recommended by healthcare professionals, practiced for pleasure, fitness, or martial arts; by young and old alike, tai chi creates a vast community of people practicing for many different reasons. Many students expand their practice to include the Tai Chi Sword. It’s fun, builds strength, and develops concentration and focus. Tai chi sword is integral to the long-term study of tai chi and qigong. This revised edition of our classic book on Tai Chi Sword includes a new modern, easy-to-follow layout; each movement is presented in 4-6 large photographs with lucid instructions on how to perform them; shows martial applications to help get the angles correct. Other sections offer a brief history of Tai Chi Sword, fundamental training routines, and qigong exercises to connect your Tai Chi Sword practice to your internal health.



Tai Chi Chin Na

Tai Chi Chin Na Author Jwing-Ming Yang
ISBN-10 9781594393082
Release 2015-08-01
Pages 336
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Seize and Control Skills for Tai Chi Chuan Hundreds of chin na grappling techniques are hidden within tai chi movements. You can achieve these seize and control skills by including Tai Chi Chin Na in your training regimen. Here's your chance to take the next step in your tai chi journey Once you have attained proficiency in the bare hand form and have begun pushing hands, you are ready for tai chi chin na. The effective martial skills of traditional tai chi chuan Tai chi chin na will help you include martial art skills in your tai chi training. Chin na, along with punching, kicking, and wrestling, is one of the four categories that are required in a traditional martial arts. This book provides a solid and practical approach to learning tai chi chin na accurately and quickly. You will learn specific techniques that flow from each movement, the proper hand forms to use when striking or pressing cavities, and the locations for targeting cavities on the body. Includes 858 photographs with motion arrows! • General concepts of chin na • Basic chin na theory and training • 51 chin na techniques for peng, lu, ji, and an • 41 chin na techniques for cai, lei, zhou, and kao • 103 chin na applications for the 37 primary tai chi postures • 17 chin na techniques for tai chi pushing hands No matter your age or martial prowess, tai chi chin na is a necessary and enjoyable way to explore the depths of tai chi—a formidable martial art.



Tai Chi Chuan

Tai Chi Chuan Author Marshall Ho'o
ISBN-10 0897501098
Release 1986
Pages 111
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An effective course in tai chi chuan, it is intended for the novice and written so the reader is not overwhelmed by the multifaceted nature of the art. Tai Chi Chuan is an exercise for the body, a method of relaxing the mind, and a way of reacquainting oneself with one's sense of spiritual balance.



Simplified Tai Chi Chuan

Simplified Tai Chi Chuan Author Liang, Shou Yu
ISBN-10 9781594392795
Release 2015-05-01
Pages 242
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Learn today’s most popular tai chi forms! This book is designed for self-study and can help you learn both the Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 Posture form and the Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 48 Posture form quickly and accurately. Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 Posture is one of today’s most popular tai chi forms. Once learned, it can be performed in only six minutes. If you are learning tai chi in a school, a fitness club, a community or recreation center, or even the local park, this is the tai chi form you are likely to encounter. The martial arts applications for each posture are shown so you can understand that every movement has a purpose. Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 48 Posture is a popular tai chi form practiced by those who want a longer, more challenging sequence. Once learned, it can be performed in only twelve minutes. The forty-eight posture form is often the next form a student studies after learning the twenty-four posture form. Here’s what is inside this book: • Theory to help you understand important tai chi concepts • Warm-up exercises for safe and proper tai chi practice • Fundamentals so your tai chi movements will be easy and natural • Foot diagrams so you will know what direction to face • The complete Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 Posture form, step-by-step • Martial applications for each movement of the twenty-four posture form • The complete Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 48 Posture form, step-by-step No matter your age, tai chi chuan is a wonderful way to improve your health and well-being.



Taiji Chin Na

Taiji Chin Na Author Jwing-Ming Yang
ISBN-10 0940871378
Release 1995
Pages 266
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The exploration of these hidden Chin Na techniques return to Taiji its lost martial essence.



Tai Chi Qigong

Tai Chi Qigong Author Jwing-Ming Yang
ISBN-10 9781594392702
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 156
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Finalist - 2014 IndieFab Book Awards The Internal Foundation of Tai Chi Chuan Tai chi chuan is an internal martial art that uses soft/round movements to redirect an opponent's incoming force. Qigong exercises are an internal method of increasing and circulating your body's energy (qi). This book teaches tai chi qigong exercises that are useful for improving your tai chi skills and overall health. If you already know a tai chi form, here are a few ways you will use tai chi qigong to reach new levels of skill and ability: • To feel qi • To regulate body, breathing, and intention • To learn how to use intention to lead qi • To learn how to circulate qi • To learn how to expand qi • To learn how to use qi to energize muscles • To accelerate the health benefits of tai chi If you don't know tai chi, but want to benefit from qigong exercises, here are a few ways tai chi qigong can help you: • The exercises are short and easy to learn • They help reduce stress • They loosen muscles and joints • They stimulate qi flow • They can help develop a strong immune system • They sharpen concentration • They build a deeper awareness of breath and body coordination



Mastering Yang Style Taijiquan

Mastering Yang Style Taijiquan Author Fu Zhongwen
ISBN-10 9781583946886
Release 2012-12-04
Pages 264
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Fu Zhongwen's classic guide offers the best documentation available of the Yang style of taijiquan. The superbly detailed form instructions and historic line art drawings are based on Fu’s many years as a disciple of Yang Chengfu, taijiquan’s legendary founder. Also included are concise descriptions of fixed-step, moving-step, and da lu push hands practices. Additional commentary by translator Louis Swaim provides key insight into the text’s philosophical language and imagery, further elucidating the art’s cultural and historical foundations.



The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan

The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan Author Yang Chengfu
ISBN-10 9781583946398
Release 2012-09-04
Pages 160
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The publication in 1934 of Yang Chengfu's book, Essence and Applications of Taijiquan (Taijiquan Tiyong Quanshu) marked a milestone in the modern evolution of the art of taijiquan. Using what is best-termed demonstration narrative, the author presents form postures and suggested applications from his own perspective, as he performed them. This methodology renders Yang Chengfu's direct, hands-on teaching of the art with such immediacy and liveliness that the reader experiences the master’s teaching much as his students did.This English translation finally makes Yang Chengfu's classic work available to taijiquan enthusiasts in the West. It includes notes and commentary that clarify the author's frequent classical and literary turns of phrase and elucidate the philosophical and political underpinnings that shape the text. The translator investigates and compares several early taijiquan books in order to help explain the roles played by two of Yang Chengfu's students, Dong Yingjie and Zheng Manqing, in bringing Yang Chengfu's words and teachings into print.Serious students of taijiquan, and those wishing to deepen their knowledge of taijiquan history and theory, will find this seminal work indispensable to their study and practice.



Tai Chi Wu Style

Tai Chi Wu Style Author Mantak Chia
ISBN-10 9781620550052
Release 2013-01-22
Pages 304
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A guide to the internal martial arts exercises of short-form Wu-Style Tai Chi • Details the 8 core forms of Wu-Style Tai Chi with fully illustrated instructions • Ideal for older practitioners as well as those with health disabilities due to the “small frame” primary stance, slower and smaller movements, and conservation of energy • Explains how Wu Style provides a natural introduction to martial arts boxing • Reveals how Wu Style eases stiffness, relieves back pain, and reduces abdominal fat Following the flow of chi energy, rather than directing it as in traditional Tai Chi, Wu-Style Tai Chi focuses on internal development, seeking to conserve chi energy and gather jin power from the Earth through the tan tien. Centered on a “small frame” stance--that is, feet closer together and arms closer to the body--and a slower progression of movements in solo practice, Wu Style offers a gentle Tai Chi form for beginners and, when practiced with a partner, a grounding introduction to martial arts boxing and Fa Jin (the discharge of energy for self-defense). The more functional stance, smaller movements, and conservation of internal energy make Wu-Style Tai Chi ideal for older practitioners as well as those with health disabilities. Condensing the 37 movements of Wu Style into 8 core forms, Master Mantak Chia and Andrew Jan illustrate how to build a personal short-form Wu-Style Tai Chi practice. They explain how Wu-Style Tai Chi removes energetic blockages and helps to elongate the tendons, reducing stiffness and allowing the limbs to return to their natural length and full range of motion. Regular practice of Wu Style relieves back pain as well as reducing abdominal fat, the biggest hindrance to longevity. Exploring the martial arts applications of Wu Style, the authors trace its history beginning with founder Wu Chuan-Yu (1834-1902) as well as explain how to apply Wu Style to “Push Hands” (Tui Shou) and Fa Jin. Through mastering the short-form Wu Style detailed in this book, Tai Chi practitioners harness a broad range of health benefits as well as build a solid foundation for learning the complete long-form Wu Style.



Shin Gi Tai

Shin Gi Tai Author Michael Clarke
ISBN-10 9781594392450
Release 2015-11-01
Pages 296
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Prepare to have your beliefs challenged about what karate really is. Within these pages, you will discover traditional karate; along the way, perhaps many of your own beliefs about karate will be confronted. You might have a body capable of mastering karate’s physical techniques, but do you have a mind with a level of awareness that is able to grasp the true spirit of karate? For adults only. Regardless of how many people you can defeat in combat, the deeper aim of karate has always been to conquer your own ego, and by doing so, to increase the likelihood of avoiding conflict. When you can control your ego, you have a chance to establish peace in your life—this is the tradition of budo karate. Shin Gi Tai has a literal translation: mind–technique–body. A karate-ka’s mind (shin) must be developed ahead of his technique (gi) if he is to discover a sense of balance within his body (tai). While the mental and physical aspects of karate are daunting and cause many to stop training, if you can just endure the early years—say, the first decade—then there is opportunity for real and lasting benefits. Budo is a concept more often discussed than put into practice. Yet, as part of traditional karate training, it has the capacity to dramatically change lives for the better, but only if you are prepared to move past the obvious and strive to understand the philosophy and the morality of budo. Your life is yours, your karate is yours; accept ownership of both and reap countless rewards.



T ai Chi According to the I Ching

T ai Chi According to the I Ching Author Stuart Alve Olson
ISBN-10 0892819448
Release 2001-11-05
Pages 240
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Reveals the close relationship between the eight basic postures of T'ai Chi and the hexagrams of the I Ching, detailing how practicing the Before Heaven T'ai Chi form restores flexibility and spiritual freedom. Original.



Analysis of Shaolin Chin Na

Analysis of Shaolin Chin Na Author Jwing-Ming Yang
ISBN-10 1594390002
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 352
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This book explores Shaolin Chin Na by presenting 150 techniques with detailed instructions for teaching yourself. Chin Na (Qin Na) is one of the four major fighting categories in all Chinese martial styles. The four categories are: kicking (Ti) Striking (Da) Wrestling (Shuai) Seize-Controlling (Na)Joint lock Chin Na techniques can be effectively used against an opponents grabbing attacks as well as against wrestling. Pressing and striking Chin Na can be used to seal the opponents breathing, vein/artery, or Qi circulation, which can cause severe pain, numbness, unconsciousness, or even death. Most of Chin Na can be learned easily and be adopted into any martial style. Chin Na has been known as the root of the Japanese arts of Jujitsu and Aikido, and practitioners can use the study of Chin Na to increase their understanding of the theory and principles of their own arts. In this new edition. Old Chinese spelling system has been replaced by the new academic Pinyin system. Chinese characters are included in the text. New information has been added whenever it will help the reader. Old techniques have been modified according to the author's current understanding. New photographs to improve the angle of the techniques and overall layout. The ability to control an opponent through Chin Na is one of the highest measures of martial skill. Teach yourself with this book, even if you've never studied martial arts before. 50 Chin Na techniques photographed and explained! Improve your skills with the many training methods, attacks, and counterattack techniques detailed in this book. Increase your fighting options! Chin Na is easily integrated with any martial style. Heal training injuries with section on Chin Na first aid, including herbal remedies. Go beyond joint locks with vein and artery sealing, dividing the muscles/tendons, and misplacing the bone."



Tai Chi Ball Qigong

Tai Chi Ball Qigong Author Yang Jwing-Ming
ISBN-10 1594391998
Release 2010
Pages 301
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Tai Chi Ball Qigong training is a long established method for increasing the body's physical power and Qi (energy). This training strengthens the torso, bones, muscles, ligaments, and improves root and balance. It helps with concentration and alertness, and teaches you how to lead and manifest Qi, which is key for martial power. Tai Chi Ball Qigong is good for all ages and any martial art style.



Tai Chi Secrets of the Ancient Masters

Tai Chi Secrets of the Ancient Masters Author Jwing-Ming Yang
ISBN-10 188696971X
Release 1999
Pages 115
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Uncover long-held secrets of the Tai Chi Masters (hidden in the poetry) and reap the benefits of centuries of closely guarded wisdom.



The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan

The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan Author Wong Kiew Kit
ISBN-10 0804834407
Release 2002-11-15
Pages 336
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Discusses the philosophy of tai chi chuan, teaches the basic set of movements, and explains the emotional, mental, and physical benefits of regular practice.