- Paperback: 159 pages
- Publisher: Sweet Ch I Press; 8th edition (March 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 091205901X
- ISBN-13: 978-0912059013
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.8 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #705,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tai Chi Touchstones: Yang Family Secret Transmissions Paperback – March 1, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
indirectly attributed to Yang Ban Hou.
These early works are not a step-by-step manual, but guides to the practicing student to help gain insight into what they're practicing. What any reader should immediately pick-up, however, is that these guides were written for someone learning how to fight.
Though much of the material is by (and thus, oriented towards) a Yang-stylist, the fundamental principles of taiji remain the same in all styles, so there is enough material that all taiji practitioners can benefit by. In fact, this book was recommended to me by a Chen-style practitioner.
The other part of this book, the author's foreword, gives the colorful (and sometimes conflicting) historical background and accounts of the Yang family, which is in of itself a fascinating read.
This book is definitely recommended for any serious taiji student.
I suspect that I will continue finding areas and aspects of the book more or less interesting, depending on where I am in my tai chi journey and development. So glad I found it! Cheaper here than on ebay. Good luck folks!
Dr. Wile - Please come out with an additional printing so that the cost will be lower.
While there are more than a few errors in this notable work, most were due sourcing information in junior Yang Family students.
Highly recommended for anyone seriously interested in understanding the old boxing art.
A must for any serious Taijiquan practitioner, teacher or master.
All the works in the book are difficult to find and translate, so we must thank the author for this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There are texts in the book of poems about the essence of Tai Chi