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Essential Reading

The following books are essential to help you understand T'ai Chi Ch'uan

  • The Essence of T’ai Chi Ch’uan - Lo/Inn/Amacker/Foe - Translation of the T'ai Chi “Classics”
  • T'ai Chi Ch’uan Ta Wen - Chen Wei-Ming - Translation by Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo and Robert Smith
  • T’ai Chi Ch’uan - Cheng Man-ch’ing - North Atlantic Books (1981) - Brief, comprehensive, clear photos
  • Chen Tzu’s Thirteen Treatises on T’ai Chi Ch’uan - Translation by Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo and Martin Inn
                        


Recommended Reading

These books will further help you in your T'ai Chi Ch'uan study

  • Chinese Boxing: Masters and Methods - Robert W. Smith - Masters in Taiwan
  • There Are No Secrets - Wolfe Lowenthal - Reveals insights into the Professor's methods and his Shr Jung school
  • Gateway To The Miraculous - Wolfe Lowenthal - Further explorations into the Tao of Cheng Man Ching.
  • Searching For The Way - Nigel Sutton - Explores Cheng Man-ch'ing’s lineage in Malaysia
  • Cheng Man-Ch'ing's Advanced T'ai-Chi Form Instructions - Douglas Wile - contains some of Professor Cheng's never before translated form instructions
  • T'ai-chi Touchstones: Yang Family Secret Transmissions - Douglas Wile - Translation of concepts and principles revealed by three generations of the Yang family
  • Tao Te Ching - Lao Tsu - Translation by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English - Primary source of Taoist philosophy
  • Chuang Tzu Basic Writings - Translation by Burton Watson - Essential Taoist lessons for life
  • Zen Flesh Zen Bones - Compiled by Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki - Four books in one
  • Zen In The Art Of Archery - Eugen Herrigel - Little book but big on meditation aspects applicable to any art

 

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