- Paperback: 151 pages
- Publisher: Long River Tai Chi Press; 1st edition (February 4, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0977310701
- ISBN-13: 978-0977310708
- Package Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,800,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Like a Long River Paperback – March 10, 2005
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About the Author
Born in 1939, Wolfe Lowenthal has worked as an anti-war activist, typesetter and screenwriter. In 1967 he began studying Taichichuan with Professor Cheng Man-ching, eventually becoming an assistant. Lowenthal's Long River Tai Chi school has locations in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Scotland and Spain.
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Top customer reviews
I realise the book initially started as a web journal and i haven't read his two other books. I admit i probably would not be called a 'serious' Taiji student but I have studied Taijiquan and still practice it along with my other martial art studies.
The last third of the book seemed to be written well. I do agree that the book is written in a conversation form with the 'Long river students'. It would be the students or anyone who had a part in Cheng Man-Ching's life that would get the most out of this book.
How ever it just seemed to me that the mass of this book was spent on the difficult art of push-hands and seemed to be going over the same things.
I really don't mean to sound rude by saying this but i just couldn't help but feel a sense of closed mindedness by the writer as i read some of the stories in this book.
The book is written as a conversation with the fellow students of the Long River. It has some interesting stories from the days when Professor Cheng was a teacher at the Shr Jung in New York, as well as some interesting notes made by Mr. Lowenthal's classmate John Wolfe.
In overall i liked "Like a Long River". It has a readability of a good fiction, and yet many chapters make you ponder about their content, as well as a pretty far fetched resonance that it has in relation to the history of this lineage, as well as its global effect on us, students of the Long River Tai Chi Circle.