The Essence of Taijiquan
Essential guide to Chen Taiji
by David Gaffney & Davidine Siaw-Voon Sim
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About the Book
This book explains the turbulent recent history of Chenjiagou, birthplace of Taijiquan, and how this has shaped the art we practise today. It presents a comprehensive introduction to the overlapping steps that make up the traditional Chen Taijiquan syllabus. Topics include: Understanding Qi in a practical way; Taijiquan as a combat system; Deciphering the boxing canon of Chen Wangting, the creator of Taijiquan; The correct attitude required for successful practice etc.. Throughout the book lies an underlying theme of demystifying the art and appreciating it within the cultural framework of generations of Chenjiagou practitioners. In a range of articles, the final chapter sees some of today’s leading practitioners give their insights into the multifaceted art of Chen Taijiquan.
Features & Details
- Primary Category Sports & Adventure
5×8 in, 13×20 cm
- Publish Date Dec 27, 2009
- Keywords Chen Taijiquan, Chen Tai Chi, Tai Chi, internal martial arts, silk reeling, Chen Xiaowang, martial arts, Old Frame, New Frame, Push Hands, Wang Haijun, Zhu Tiancai, Chen Zhenglei, Chen Village., Laojia, Xinjia, Chenjiagou
Long–time Chen practitioners David Gaffney and Davidine Siaw-Voon Sim are authors of the best selling Chen Style Taijiquan: The Source of Taiji Boxing. After numerous trips to Chenjiagou to train in the traditional manner, both have been awarded Instructor’s certificates by the Chenjiagou Taijiquan Martial Arts School. They continue in their ongoing pursuit to research, preserve and promote the true face of this ancient discipline.