This is THE text book for the Gu branch of Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. “This is a great honour to undertake the translation of our teacher’s work on Tai-chi Chuan from Chinese into English. On the other hand, we were deeply worried that we might not be equal to our task. Since the theory of Tai-chi Chuan originates from the very core of the Chinese culture. It in reality racked our brains to choose the linguistically appropriate English equivalents that may transmit these culturally specific concepts. Irrespective of this almost unsurmountable difficulty we have, optimistically, managed to put the profound theory and skills into the English language – in a somewhat lucid and concise style acceptable in the general readers of English. One of the crucial contents contained herein have never been put in writing. They have been passed down for centuries in China through practical training only. A good example therof is the delicate techniques in “push-hands”, which regrettably incessantly neglected by the learner is in reality the other side of the same coin in the training of Tai-chi Chuan. The present work of translation also comprises the first attempt ever made to introduce comprehensively to the English-speaking world the classic Tai-chi Chuan theory, the subtlety of which, we are absolutely sure, the non-Chinese speakers have hardly gained any access to. This is far and away the best practical volume upon the learning of an important branch of Chinese Kung-fu.” – translator’s note from back cover. Chinese Edition: http://www.amazon.com/dp/9628535315. Hardcover Edition: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001BHU9VQ. The contents of the hardcover edition is the same as the paperback edition despite the fact that the paperback edition has been reprinted a couple more times. The hardcover edition will not be reprinted anymore.
Tai Chi, Tai Ji, Taiji, Quan, Chuan, Taijiquan
push hand, Lung Chi Cheung, Sun Jian Yun, Jostling
Martial Arts, Wushu, Kung Fu, Gong Fu
Inner Energy, Chi Kung, Qi Gong, Qigong
Zhang San Feng, Kuo Yu Cheung, Gu Yu-Jeung, Gu Ruzhang, Gù Rǔzhāng, Lung Chi Cheung, Sun Lu Tang, Sun Jian Yun