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Want to know more about Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Taoism and Oriental Medicine? Here's a listing of important texts you may wish to read to help you with your training. If a title is hyperlinked, click on it to go either straight to the text or to an on-line bookstore where you can order it. Good reading!

newsymbol.gif (1247 bytes) Taoism and the Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan (Excellent collection of ancient texts which elucidate Tai Chi Chuan as a physical expression and manifestation of the principles and philosophy of Taoism)

T'ai Chi Ch'uan: A Simplified Method for Health & Self Defense by Cheng Man-ch'ing. 1981, North Atlantic Books, Richmond, California.

Cheng Man-Ch'ing's Advanced T'ai-Chi Form Instructions, Compiled and translated by Douglas Wile. 1985, Sweet Chi Press, Brooklyn, New York.

Chinese Boxing: Masters and Methods by Robert W. Smith. 1980, Kodansha International, LTD., Tokyo, New York & San Francisco.

T'ai-Chi: The "Supreme Ultimate" Exercise for Health, Sport and Self-Defense by Cheng Man-ch'ing and Robert W. Smith. 1967, Charles E. Tuttle Co., Rutland, Vermont.

There Are No Secrets: Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing and his Tai Chi Chuan by Wolfe Lowenthal. 1991, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California.

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, E-Text Versions.

Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on T'ai Chi Ch'uan by Cheng Man-ch'ing. Translated by Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo & Martin Inn 1985, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California.


Lost Tai-Chi Classics From The Late Ching Dynasty by Douglas Wile. 1996, State University Of New York.

T'ai Chi Ch'uan for Health & Self Defense by T.T. Liang 1977, Random House.

Superlearning 2000 by Sheila Ostrander, Lynn Schroeder and Nancy Ostrander. 1997, Dell Publishing Co. (Tai Chi's benefits as a tool for increased mental and physical prowess examined)

Journal of Asian Martial Arts:

Vol. 4, No.1, 1995: Cheng Man-ch'ing and Taijiquan: A Clarification of Role. (R. Smith)

Vol. 4, No.3, 1995: Remembering Cheng Man-ch'ing: Some Sketches From His Life. (R.Smith)

Vol. 5, No. 4, 1996: Breathing in taiji and other martial arts. (R. Smith) Conservator of the Taiji Classics: an interview with Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo. (D.D. Davis & L. L. Mann)

Vol. 6. No. 1, 1997: Chen Weiming, Cheng Man-ch'ing & the Difference Between Strength and Intrinsic Energy. (R. Smith)

Vol. 6. No. 2, 1997: Da Lu and Some Tigers. (R. Smith)

The Essence of T'ai Chi Ch'uan: The Literary Tradition by Lo, Inn, Amacker and Foe. 1979, North Atlantic Books, Richmond, California.

The Tao of Tai-Chi Chuan: Way To Rejuvenation by Jou Tsung-Hwa

 

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