On this erudite yet practical book Professor Cheng shares the secrets of his lineage and takes us to the center of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, presenting it as a martial artm a medication, and a means of exercise and self-development. With examples from anatomy and physics, he demonstrates precisely how the postures and moves work, internally as vigorous principles, and externally on opponents. Professor Cheng all the time emphasizes that disease (like an attack from an opponent) is a chance for training. The practitioner of T’ai Chi Ch’uan would possibly function his (or her) own doctor and, likewise, because the physician (or trainer) of an attacker. This special text includes:
-Thirteen essays on his insights into T’ai Chi Ch’uan.
-Oral secrets from his teacher, Yang Cheng’fu.
-Questions and answers giving his statement to the classics.
-Descriptions and mechanics of push-hands, San Shou, and Ta Lu.
-Prefaces by both Madame Cheng and Bejamin Pang-Jeng Lo.