- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Blue Snake Books (June 1, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1883319927
- ISBN-13: 978-1883319922
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 34 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Master Cheng's New Method of Taichi Ch'uan Self-Cultivation Paperback – June 1, 1999
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Chinese
About the Author
Mark Hennessy spent eleven years in China studying philosophy, classical language, and taichi ch'uan. He has lectured at the National College of Political Science in Taiwan and Tonsei University in Seoul. His previous translations of Cheng's writings are: Cheng Man-ch'ing: Master of Five Excellences and Cheng Man ch'ing: Essays on Man and Culture.
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You can also see the postures performed by Chen Man Ching , one at a time, with repeats on You Tube, listed under "Chen Man Ching Tai Chi." The 2 work well together. Robert Smith has also written a book which shows the postures reversed, so that you can follow along in front of a mirror. Amazon also carries this, as well as several others interesting books by or about Chen Man Ching. This is all very helpful, because there are not many teachers around who teach the 37 postures Tai Chi. it is the one that i like the best.
I now am practicing the steps ( there are diagrams!) and feeling better about my balance all the time.. have only tripped a couple of times... still looking for a good book on home gardening
This book is not for absolute beginers. You still should have some basics in theory and practice. The form is understandable, the foot diagrams are strange in some cases. The hints by the translator are helpfull and theory becomes clear when read the third time.
Other notable features are the Introduction and the Discources on 3 Fearlessness, and 3 Perseverences. Those have become "classics" since probably no one else could talk about these principles like Cheng Man Ching did. The Epilogue is quite interesting too. Even without the form, a book could be made an interesting and useful brochure.