the essence of taijiquan
Demystifying traditional Chen Taijiquan
Foreword by Chen Xiaowang
The Essence of Taijiquan describes the turbulent recent history of Chenjiagou and how this has shaped the art. It presents a comprehensive introduction to the overlapping steps that make up the traditional Chen Taijiquan syllabus. Topics include:
Understanding Qi in a practical way - Chen Zhaopi's 5 positive and 5 negative types of Qi Internal Training
Taijiquan as a Combat Art
Deciphering Chen Wangting's Boxing Canon
The correct attitude required for training
Insights/Interviews with today's leading practitioners etc.
Throughout lies an underlying theme of demystifying the art and appreciating it within the cultural framework of generations of chen practitioners.