Modern life is stressful but the ancient martial art of Tai Chi Chuan is one of the most effective stressbusters available. In China it is used extensively for the prevention and treatment of illnesses, and its beneficial effects for health and fitness are now widely recognised in the West.
This wonderful book is a complete guide to the oriental wisdom of Tai Chi Chuan, explaining all its important aspects and styles, as well as its practical benefits for emotional, mental and spiritual development.
Expertly and clearly written and complemented by a collection of informative illustrations, this comprehensive book covers everything you would want to know about Tai Chi Chuan – from the background of its philosophy to the practical exercises necessary for balance, internal force and self-defence. It is the ideal guide to introduce you to Tai Chi Chuan or to remind you of what you may have missed in your classes.
The book includes:
- The philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan and the historical development of the various styles.
- The Concept of Yin-yang in Tai Chi Chuan.
- The basic Tai Chi Chuan movements and Pushing Hands.
- The various Tai Chi Chuan styles set.
- Tai Chi Chuan combat sequences and tactics.
- The physical and mental benefits of Tai Chi Chuan.
- Tai Chi Chuan weapons.
- The relationship of Tai Chi Chuan and Taoism.
Chapter 1: Tai Chi Chuan as a Martial Art (The Aims and Benefits of Practising Tai Chi Chuan)
Chapter 2: The Concept of Yin-Yang in Tai Chi Chuan (What You May Have Missed in Your Tai Chi Class)
Chapter 3: The Historical Development of the Various Styles (Health, Combat and Spiritual Joy in Tai Chi Chuan)
Chapter 4: Advice from the Great Masters (Achieving Better Results in a Shorter Time)
Chapter 5: Fundamental Hand Movements and Footwork (Acquiring Balance and Gracefulness in Tai Chi Movements)
Chapter 6: The Importance of Chi Kung in Tai Chi Chuan (The Development of Internal Force)
Chapter 7: The Poetry of Energy and Mind (Tai Chi Chuan with Breath Control and Visualization)
Chapter 8: Techniques and Skills of Pushing Hands (How to Sense Your Opponent’s Weakness)
Chapter 9: Specific Techniques for Combat Situations (Tai Chi Chuan Patterns for Self-defence)
Chapter 10: Combat Sequences and Tactics (Techniques, Tactics and Skills for Fighting)
Chapter 11: More Combat Sequences and Tactics (Some Amazing Ways to Overcome an Opponent)
Chapter 12: Enriching Daily Life with Tai Chi Chuan (How Tai Chi Chuan Enhances Health, Work and Play)
Chapter 13: Wudang Tai Chi Chuan (Attaining Cosmic Reality through Tai Chi Chuan)
Chapter 14: Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan (Tai Chi Chuan of the Hard and Fast)
Chapter 15: Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan (Gentle, Graceful Movements for Health)
Chapter 16: The Wu Style of Wu Yu Xiang (Small Movement and Body Technique for Combat)
Chapter 17: The Tai Chi Chuan of Wu Quan You (How to Avoid Being Hurt in Combat)
Chapter 18: Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan (High Patterns and Agile Movements)
Chapter 19: Tai Chi Chuan Weapons (Transmitting Energy to Extended Hands)
Chapter 20: The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan (The Evergreen Classic of Wang Zong Yue)
Chapter 21: Taoism and Spiritual Development in Tai Chi Chuan (Attaining Immortality and Returning to the Void)
About the author:
Wong Kiew Kit, popularly known as Sifu Wong, is the fourth generation successor of Venerable Jiang Nan from the famous Shaolin Monastery in China and Grandmaster of Shaolin Wahnam Institute of Kungfu and Chi Kung. He received the “Chi Kung Master of the Year” Award during the Second World Congress on Chi Kung held in San Francisco in 1997. He has practiced and taught the Shaolin arts for more than 3 decades and has more than 60,000 students all over the world.
Since 1987, Sifu Wong has spent more time teaching Chi Kung than Kungfu, because he feels that while Kungfu serves as an interesting hobby, Chi Kung serves an urgent public need, particularly in overcoming degenerative and psychiatric illnesses.
Sifu Wong is one of the few masters who have generously introduced the once secretive Shaolin Chi Kung to the public, and has helped many people to obtain relief or overcome so-called “incurable” diseases like hypertension, asthma, rheumatism, arthritis, diabetes, migraine, gastritis, gall stones, kidney failure, depression, anxiety and even cancer.
He stresses the Shaolin philosophy of sharing goodness with all humanity, and is now dedicated to spreading the wonders and benefits of the Shaolin arts to people all over the world irrespective of race, culture and religion.
Sifu Wong is also an internationally acclaimed author of books on the Shaolin arts and Buddhism.
Books by Wong Kiew Kit:
Introduction to Shaolin Kungfu
The Art of Chi Kung
The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu
The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan
Chi Kung for Health and Vitality
The Complete Book of Zen
The Complete Book of Chinese Medicine
The Complete Book of Shaolin
Sukhavati: The Western Paradise
Master Answers Series: The Shaolin Arts
Publisher: Cosmos Internet Sdn Bhd
ISBN – 13: 978-983-40879-9-9