| Authentic Yang Tai
Chi Chuan: The most complete
reference book on Yang style
The Grand son of Yang Chengfu, Yang Zhenduo is
revealing the most important knowledge and exercises in complementary
to the Big Frame practice for Yang Tai Chi.
He wrote this book in collaboration with Yu Gongbao an expert of
Chinese Internal Arts to provide a more complete and rigorous reference
materials for the most popular style of Tai Chi Chuan which is Yang
Style Tai Chi Chuan.
After an introduction
of the Yang style about its origin and history, the most important Yang
Chengfu's Classics are presented for a clear basis of the principles
that the practitioner will have to apply during his practice.
A very valuable part of this book is also where Yu Gongbao has
brilliantly collaborated with Yang, the Basic exercises: a real gold
mine for any Taichi practitioner: including simple techniques but also
building internal strength through stake exercises and body preparation
to perform correctly the taolu.
The final part is the
presentation and the performance of Yang Zhenduo of the traditional
Yang Tai Chi frame: 103 Forms in his purest performance.
In pdf file. More than 675 color photos. 156 pages.
Chi and Tai Chi Chuan: Explanations on the Chinese philosophy
of Tai Chi and its relation with Tai Chi Chuan
Chapter II - Origins and
evolution of Yang style: Here is an interesting review of
historical development of Yang style and comparison with styles such as
Chen style Taichi.
Chapter III - Yang Chengfu's
Classics: these three classics are the original texts from
which most of contemporary Taichi writers have been inspired.
Chapter IV - This
Chapter is dedicated to the concept of whole body exercise in Yang Tai
Chapter V - Basic Features in
training: Here Yang & Yao deal with the four aspects
of Tai Chi Yang training which are The Form itself, Gathering Energy,
Power training, Mind training.
Chapter VI - Basic Technical
knowledge: A clear presentation of hands and legs forms,
techniques and steps involved in Yang style.
Chapter VII - Basic
Complementary Techniques: Very important! Traditionally
practicing only the form is not enough, thus additional exercises are
included to complete the body/mind conditioning in Taichi. They include
further energy adjustment exercises, fitness exercises and special
single exercises to facilitate the the performance of the form.
Chapter VIII - Major
points to improve your Yang style Taichi practice by Yang Zhenduo
Chapter IX - Yang
Style Tai Chi Chuan 103 Forms: Here each form is presented and
demonstrated by Yang Zhenduo
And the companion video:
Step by step video of 103 forms by the grand son of Yang Zhenduo, Yang
Jun.more than 60mn. Mpg files.
Complete Taolu of Yang 49 Forms. Mpg file.
"This ebook on Authentic Yang is definitively my
handbook for Taichi practice. These series of complementary exercises
in Tai Chi are really a must, I found them really useful for my daily
practice. Thanks also Yang Zhenduo to give us the basic Classics, I
like to read them over and over to get this necessary background."
--- Eduardo D. Argentina - January 2005
"There are many materials on Yang Tai Chi but I
wish I found earlier this one one It would save me a lot of
time!!! Thanks to Yang Zhenduo and Yu Gongbao"
--- Maurice T. Belgium ¨C January 2005