"Bruce Frantzis has a depth and breadth of knowledge of the nei jia
(internal arts) that few Westerners possess."
—Don Ethan Miller, Four-time national USA tai chi Push Hands champion
"This work by Bruce Frantzis on the practical structures and essence of the internal systems is definitive. It will become a classic, and will serve as a catalyst for kindred spirits. A must for all serious students of the martial arts."
—Stan Israel, senior student of renowned tai chi master, Chen Man-ching.
"Bruce Frantzis is one of the few Westerners to comprehend the Taoist internal martial art system. For those seeking to understand energy principles in their own art, Frantzis has now opened The Way."
—Robert Nadeau, Aikido Sixth-Degree Black Belt, Director of City Aikido, San Francisco, CA
About the Author
Chi master Bruce Frantzis
is reputed to be the first Westerner to hold authentic lineages in tai chi, hsing-i and ba gua. He began his martial arts training in 1961 and studied healing, martial arts and meditation with renowned teachers in the United States and Asia—including training for three years in Japan and more than a decade in China.
Since 1987, Frantzis has taught tai chi, chi gung, hsing-i, ba gua, TAO yoga, TAO meditation, and energetic-healing therapies to over 15,000 students in the United States and Europe. His teaching methods are spread by a growing number of certified instructors that he has trained.
Frantzis is the author of several widely praised books about the power of chi including: Tai Chi: Health for Life;
the chi gung books, Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body
and the Dragon and Tiger Medical Chi Gung Instruction Manual;
and two volumes on the water method of TAO meditation, Relaxing Into Your Being
and The Great Stillness
. Two CDs, The Tao of Letting Go
and Ancient Songs of the Tao
, shed valuable insights into the power of TAO Meditation in helping people let go of their deepest emotional blockages and move closer to becoming truly alive, balanced and joyful.
“Bruce Frantzis is a true Taoist Master.” —Michael E. Gerber, author of The E-Myth Revisited