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John J. McKelvie MSG (RET.)
7th Special Forces Group (A)
Pankration Trainer and Author of Pankration-An Olympic Combat Sport
His integration of Tai Chi Chuan principles and modern mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and boxing shows you how to think outside the box and implemented cutting edge techniques into your training.
Besides being insightful, this book is truly inspiring because it shows you exactly how you can uses these new principles and concepts to make you a better Martial Artist.
I want to urge you to make a small investment into your Martial Arts training that will improve your techniques for many years to come."
Dr Ron Marek
Grand Master - Bushido Kenpo
Founder & CEO - US Grand Masters Council
- Publication Date : January 24, 2011
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B004KPM6X0
- File Size : 3468 KB
- Publisher : Stategic/Eloquent Books; 1st Edition (January 24, 2011)
- Print Length : 271 pages
- Language: : English
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,719,015 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Mr. Singh can not only demonstrate how to apply Tai Chi Chuan in a non rehearse, combative application; he can teach it, which is rarer still.
If you practice Tai Chi Chuan, do yourself a favor and ground yourself in a little reality. Drop by a local boxing or MMA gym, put on some gloves and see what you are made of.
-What does the author intend to convey?
-Is the material relevant?
-Does the author embody their written expression?
I have ascertained that the author of this book intends to convey a new method of approaching the eastern art of Tai Ji Quan. The Author Gurjot Singh has evaluated the usefulness of traditional Tai Ji Quan with mindfulness of artistic, competitive and combative principles. The Author melds the martial arts of the world and conveys his thoughts through the matrix of "Tai Chi Ch'uan" and holds the fundamentals of that traditional art at the core. In this way the author has redefined a new method of Tai Ji Quan which he appropriately calls "Western Tai Chi Ch'uan".
Through my evaluation of this book, I have noted many poignant features which are very useful for someone interested in Tai Ji Quan outside the traditional presentation of the art. These points are thoughtful; and identifiable, for many martial artist through their journey. Essentially, the book is an introduction to martial arts from the perspective of a new traditional Tai Ji Quan method as well as a handbook for individuals interested in following this particular path. The Author is thoughtful in these points and makes an extraordinary effort to reinforce the readers comprehension; end of chapter quizzes, work out regiments, form indexes, and recipes for self healing, these are some of the elements included in the author's holistic system.
I have done what perhaps few readers of this book will have done, I personally met and worked with the Author. Gurjot Singh, professes his art with zeal and presentation of evidence. He has worked tirelessly to develop his skills and credentials within the martial arts community so that not only can he reach personal achievement but that students can also have faith in him and his system. It is for those points and his kind efforts to teach me personally that I refer to the Author as "Professor". In working with Professor Singh I can report several points of interest. In the physical sense: the author utilizes a particular system of solo drills which include use of Mu Ren Zhuang (wooden person post), his personal creation "Minotaur Rigpa" and Brass Ring drilling. He further develops his body with use of conventional cardiovascular equipment and methods. Additionally, he incorporates a myriad of other methods too numerous to mention as secondary training aids. The author proved himself to me in showing a high degree of competitive skill, he followed with demonstration of his personal form employing elegance and grace, finally I was aware of his combative will to survive; that inner spirit which fighters recognize. In the mental sense, the Author was very competent. Professor Singh employs sports science with his practice. He is generally a sharp minded individual. He is able to converse using both technical and layman language. In a spiritual sense, I in no way found the Author lacking. Professor Singh was easily able to discuss the finer points of Tai Ji Quan; even deeper into the etheric realms of philosophy and spirituality.
It is through my personal discovery that I can definitively answer "Yes" to each primary question I have posed.
First it is a bit esoteric but the Tai Chi Classics are esoteric. Much of the material in the book is derived directly from the classics, a good thing to be sure, so it is not that easy to get. Thus you might to pass on this book if you are seeking a simplified clarification of Tai Chi in the context of western boxing, etc.
If you are someone who is seeking fresh ideas regarding Tai Chi then this could be a book for you.