- Series: Tao Series (Book 1)
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; 3rd edition (December 15, 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0804813574
- ISBN-13: 978-0804813570
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #422,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Dao of Taijiquan: Way to Rejuvenation (Tai Chi) Paperback – December 15, 1989
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Top Customer Reviews
I was one of Master Jou's first students and benefitted by his generous (free) instruction for many years in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Although he immigrated there to pursue an advanced degree in mathematics at Rutgers University (He was already a very successful and widely published author of mathematics text books in Taiwan), by the time he came to the US in 1971, his true passion was Tai Chi all day, everyday, with an intense desire to communicate what he had learned and was learning to his new American community. Master Jou was not fluent in English when he arrived, so he began by writing this entire book by hand in Chinese. He had the outline translated and then painstakingly worked with a small group of Tai Chi students (myself among them) to transcribe content and intent, frequently using mathematics to explain both underlying philosophy and technique. Although the first edition was rough, it was quickly recognized as a treasure and translated into many different languages and distributed worldwide. English improved with each new edition so that this book can now be appreciated by a beginner but is a "must read" for any serious student.
The highlights of the book are the drawings, the author's earnest account of learning from different styles, advice for students to follow the same path rather than learn from just one teacher, and his hope that others will continue to restore the (declining according to him) state of taijiquan.
Overall worth reading.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am still trying to digest some of the information. Some of it is hard to understand, but the bottom line is, "It has improved the way I do the traditional Yang long form. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bob
“The Dao of Taijiquan” is a great complement for enhancing Qi which is the life force and the miracle of healing.This book is similar to “Saam Medical Meditation”. Read morePublished 7 months ago by evan mahoney
This book was suggested reading because I am a student of Tai Chi. I will probably have to read this many times to begin to understand the concepts. Read morePublished 8 months ago by John R.
I've been doing taijiquan for 20 years and teaching it 10 years. I read this book back when I started and now I recommend this book to all my students. Read morePublished 18 months ago by impulse shopper
Awesome! Very clear transmission of fundamental principles that have been a great help in my practice. A must read.Published 18 months ago by Jeff Mak
The best ever writen for tai chi. Explains all the principles with a very easy way to understant and it gives a proper way to practice, step by step. All about tai chi is there.Published 20 months ago by ASPASIA PANTERI
This is a good comprehensive guide and reference for any Tai Chi student at any level. Every Tai Chi library should include this book.Published 22 months ago by clark w gray
This book is a must for any serious Tai Chi player. I have many Tai Chi books in my collection (mostly in Chinese), and this one is probably one of the best. Read morePublished on September 17, 2013 by Albert Chen
Whether you've practiced Tai Chi for 30 days or 30 years as I have, this is hands down the most informative book about Tai Chi on the market. Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by the stonecutter