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Product Details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Snake Books (January 26, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0938190679
  • ISBN-13: 978-0938190677
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.2 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #221,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English, Chinese (translation)

About the Author

Robert W. Smith is one of America's great pioneers in the Asian martial arts and has written numerous books and articles on theses ancient fighting traditions. Smith is the author of Chinese Boxing: Masters and Methods, also available from North Atlantic Books. He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

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I would recommend this book for anyone interested in an old master's thoughts on Yang style tai chi chuan.
John Ball
It is amazing how it outclasses the hundreds of newer books that have been written over the decades since this was first published.
Stephen Greenberg
It is a lot like talking with a T'ai-Chi Master after practice and asking him questions about what you've just done.
Don B. Stringham

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Craig Heimbichner on June 1, 2000
Format: Paperback
This slender and concise classic has never been surpassed. In just a few pages, Chen Wei-Ming outlines the key points regarding T'ai Chi application, particularly explaining the use of the art in clear language with excellent examples (although other areas are covered as well). The chapter on Free-Fighting alone is worth the price of the book. In an era where knowledge of T'ai Chi application as a martial art has almost disappeared, this book is not only the best study guide (to be read and reread) but also a great "test" for steering clear of bogus teachers. Simply put, if a teacher of T'ai Chi cannot understand or demonstrate the concepts within this book, he or she should close up shop at once. Finally, this book was translated largely by Ben Lo, world renowned for his extremely high level of skill in push hands and application. Every true T'ai Chi practitioner will treasure this classic.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Marco Morena on August 13, 2001
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It is incredible how in only 60 pages you get the most of answers you were looking for about Tai Chi. There is matter enough in this book to write at the least 5 books. Anyway this is not a book for beginner or not Tai Chi practitioners. You can get the most from this book only if you are an experienced Tai Chi student. The best chapters in my opinion are the ones dedicated to pushing hands exercise and real fighting. If you have approached Tai chi from years of study on a hard stile, the answers could also sound trivial but at the least they will reinforce your intuitions on Tai Chi. On the other hand if you don't have experience on fighting this book clarify you on the item.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John Ball on January 4, 2002
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This work is a brief text written by Chen Wei-Ming, a tai chi master in the early twentieth century. It is in a question and answer format, and was written with the purpose of responding to common difficulties that students were having with the form. Chen covers a variety of topics, ranging from the history of tai chi, to the form, to combat applications. The answers are usually fairly short, but the translation is good, and this book contains much useful information. I would recommend this book for anyone interested in an old master's thoughts on Yang style tai chi chuan.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Iggy on June 26, 2009
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In order to practice Tai Ji correctly one needs the right literature. Depending on your style, and on what your school teaches, some literature will be more appropriate than other. This little volume will be most appropriate for those practicing yang style short form as taught via Cheng Man Ching. It is written by his classmate Cheng Wei Ming a well known enthusiast and a teacher par excellence. In this book we encounter certain questions and answers, which are either question of Wei Ming to his teacher Yang Cheng Fu. Or may be question of Wei Ming's student to himself. They encompass a wider range of topics, from ethics to the techniques that one needs to adhere to if they want to progress on this wonderful path of relaxation - path of Taijiquan. A student is encouraged to be relaxed and broadminded and not use any strength last he strays off the true path. I think I can recommend this book to any who are in doubt as how to proceed. The challange may be to actually try to follow what is being taught here, as I am becoming more convinced now that as you relax, your understanding of what you are reading also relaxes. Therefore, it is useful to peak inside the book at various times in your practice to see whether your personal understanding have experienced any changes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Don B. Stringham on May 24, 2001
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Excellent little book about the main points of practice. It is a lot like talking with a T'ai-Chi Master after practice and asking him questions about what you've just done.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Greenberg on November 12, 2007
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This book is an invaluable resource to understanding the correct practise and application of Tai Chi Chuan. It is amazing how it outclasses the hundreds of newer books that have been written over the decades since this was first published. Highly Recommended.....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Mccarl on November 16, 2013
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This is a really great book for those who are serious about their Tai Chi. It discusses in plain detail a lot of the application of the principles outlined in the Tai Chi Classics.
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