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Product Details

  • Paperback: 159 pages
  • Publisher: Sweet Ch I Press; 8th edition (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 091205901X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0912059013
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.8 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By "hythlodayr" on April 27, 2002
Though "secret transmissions" is somewhat of a misnomer, what the author presents is a collection of early published taiji material--mostly by Yang Cheng Fu, though there is one work
indirectly attributed to Yang Ban Hou.
These early works are not a step-by-step manual, but guides to the practicing student to help gain insight into what they're practicing. What any reader should immediately pick-up, however, is that these guides were written for someone learning how to fight.
Though much of the material is by (and thus, oriented towards) a Yang-stylist, the fundamental principles of taiji remain the same in all styles, so there is enough material that all taiji practitioners can benefit by. In fact, this book was recommended to me by a Chen-style practitioner.
The other part of this book, the author's foreword, gives the colorful (and sometimes conflicting) historical background and accounts of the Yang family, which is in of itself a fascinating read.
This book is definitely recommended for any serious taiji student.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 21, 1998
This book passes along much history and workings of the Tai Chi Style. As time goes on, these writings are be re-interpreted and the original translation or meanings are getting lost or clouded. It was good the see this book which commented and had explanations from the Yang Family founders and Masters
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 20, 1998
I've searched through, and read, quite a number of books on tai chi. This compilation of translations is excellent. It is clear, and has the resonance of true classics.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LeRoy W. Clark on December 23, 2012
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Another of Prof Wile's milestones on the history of the old boxing art.
While there are more than a few errors in this notable work, most were due sourcing information in junior Yang Family students.
Highly recommended for anyone seriously interested in understanding the old boxing art.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Claudio Di Renzo (chinwan@writeme.com) on July 29, 1998
Douglas Wile did a fine job in compiling the Taichichuan (Taijiquan) Classics for the western world.
A must for any serious Taijiquan practitioner, teacher or master.
All the works in the book are difficult to find and translate, so we must thank the author for this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lady Tai Chi on December 4, 2007
This is a wonderful book but it is most suited for serious practitioners who already know the CORRECT Yang 103 empty hand form. This book will truly motivate you to become a better Tai Chi Player.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Miller on December 28, 2012
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This book goes into a great deal of knowledge about Tai Chi. very well translated. Fully recommend this book to everyone who does Tai Chi or is just interested.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Svetlana on June 23, 2014
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The author - one of the great masters of Tai Chi
There are texts in the book of poems about the essence of Tai Chi
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