Developed over many centuries, Tai Chi Chuan is likely one of the treasures of Chinese culture, incorporating the principles of Taoist philosophy with the accumulated knowledge of the traditional martial arts. Wu Style is referred to as the “three-in-one exercise,” invigorating the mind, the internal energy (qi), and the body. All the time the practitioner makes a speciality of the usage of mental strength, not raw force. With the mind, one directs the qi, and with the qi, one directs the entire body. Continuous round movements are made without ever breaking or interrupting the float of internal energy.
Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan describes the origin and philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan, and then details its a couple of health benefits. Step by step instruction within the practice of the Tai Chi Chuan solo form (including many photographs) is presented, followed by a chapter describing the two-person exercise referred to as Push Hands, for which the Wu Style is famous.