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Tai Chi Secrets of the Yang Style: Chinese Classics, Translations, Commentary Paperback – September 17, 2001


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center (September 17, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1886969094
  • ISBN-13: 978-1886969094
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #648,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is a renowned author and teacher of Chinese martial arts and Qigong. Born in Taiwan, he has trained and taught Taijiquan, Qigong, and Chinese martial arts for over forty-five years. He is the author of over thirty books, and was elected by Inside Kung Fu magazine as one of the 10 people who has "made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 10 years." Dr. Yang lives in Northern California.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Peter van Elderen on October 14, 2002
Format: Paperback
The book gives people who can't read Chinese the possibility to read into the works of the ancient Yang-style decendants.
By presenting a direct translation of the originals YJM gives you the possibility to read and explain the text - with your own practical experience - to your own opinion. Therefore it gives you the possibility to grow further in your own development. Furthermore it gives directly knowledge of the - for many people not acceptable - origin of Tai Chi, the martial arts. No secrets and flowting techniques, but plain and simpel, right to the point telling where to look in your own Tai Chi.
We make Tai Chi difficult, but it isn't, you just have to train and look the right things, make them your own. The book says where to look.
I agree with the fact that you will need a certain practice experience to understand what is written, but when you read the book several times in the years to come and practice, you will see different things in the text with time.
With the commentaries of YJM over the direct translations I do not always agree, but at least he will put you in the right direction to look. It is impossible to write out, what you have to experience through practice! So buy the book, read several chapters and look for the things in your training.
Time will tell you!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Lenkovitzki on March 9, 2012
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YJM places the original text, a transliteration (neutral( and a translation (his take) & exposition side by side.

This gives you the ability to get the sense of the source, and at least one POV, to get some traction.

The fighting practice notes of yang ban hou will not make much sense, unless you're well versed in old yang forms.

The translation of the 40 chapters is interesting and useful.

A good investment, if you're interested in tai chi chuan.
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He taught my Chinese tai chi master. Great book!!! Very important for understanding how eastern culture is as important as western. This book helps to understand balance.
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By Babe on October 7, 2014
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great
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Universal Tai Chi Shadow Boxing on October 1, 2010
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I can feel,maturity,wisdom and nobleness are the key elements of YJM's mission here on earth!
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