- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: William C.C. Chen (1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0964408406
- ISBN-13: 978-0964408401
- Package Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #429,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Body Mechanics of Tai Chi Chuan Paperback – 1997
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The title was a bit misleading in that respect.
With that being said, the book does cover the “60 movement” in great detail.
The form is, in fact, covered in more detail than other books printed in this time period.
The information on what I would consider ‘Body Mechanics’, breathing and weight distribution, alignment, were no more than 1, 2 or 3 pages on each subject, for a total of about 12 pages total. Other books have dedicated whole chapters on each subject.
The other complaint I have on the book is the picture are black & white and very small with very little clarity (contrast).
Sometimes there were as many as 7 pictures on an 8 x 4 page. The pictures would have to be at least twice as larger to be of much benefit.
The text is entirely a representation of William Chen's "60 movement" Tai Chi form. There is information on breathing and weight distribution but NOTHING on body mechanics, alignments, or any of the other things I was expecting from such a title. A decent book for what it is, but it should be re-titled "William C. C. Chen's 60 Movement Tai Chi Form Instructions".