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Tai Chi Chuan

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Advanced Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan.  Volume One: Tai Chi Theory and Tai Chi Jing.  By Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming.  Boston, Massachusetts, Yang's Martial Arts Academy, YMAA, 1986.  Glossary, 276 pages.  ISBN: Unknown.  VSCL. 

Advanced Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan.  Volume Two: Martial Applications.  By Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming.  Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, Yang's Martial Arts Academy, YMAA, 1986.  Glossary, 246 pages.  ISBN: Unknown.   

Aging Well and Tajiquan    

Alphabetical Index to the Cloud Hands Website

American Society of Internal Arts

American Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan Association

Animal Frolics Qigong

Arthritis Therapy - Exercise - Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong.   Links, bibliography, Quotes and Notes.   

Ask Sensei - Thinking Martial Arts   Questions and answers, books, and on-line classes.

Ba Gua Zhang:  Links, bibliography, quotes, and notes.  Circle walking internal martial arts.  

The Beauty of Gesture: The Invisible Keyboard of Piano and T'ai Chi.  By Catherine David.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 1996.   166 pages.  ISBN: 1556432194.  VSCL. 

Beijing Short Form, Simplified 24 Movements, Tai Chi Chuan, Yang Style.   By Michael P. Garofalo.   List of the movements (.html and .pdf), links, bibliography, quotations, and notes.  

Beyond the Closed Door: Chinese Culture and the Creation of T'ai Chi Ch'uan.  By Arieh Lev Breslow.  Almond Blossom Press, 1995.  399 pages.  ISBN:  096447302X.  

The Bodhisattva Warriors
.  The Origin, Inner Philosophy, History and Symbolism of the Buddhist Martial Art within India and China.  By Shifu Nagaboshi Tomio (Terence Dukes).  Boston, MA, Weiser Books, 1994.  Index, bibliography, extensive notes, 527 pages.  ISBN: 0877287856.  VSCL.   

Books and Tai Chi Chuan and Taoism  

Broadsword: Chen Style

Broadsword (Saber, Dao, Ox Tail Broadsword): Bibliography, Links, Resources, Lists, Instructions, Techniques, Quotes 

Broadsword (Saber, Dao):  Sword Techniques

Broadsword: Yang Style 

Budo Secrets: Teachings of the Martial Arts Masters.  By John Stevens.  Boston, Shambhala, 2001.  115 pages.  ISBN: 1570629153.   VSCL. 

Calendar of Tai Chi Chuan Events and Workshops   

Calendar of Tai Chi Chuan Events and Workshops - Chinese Health

Calendar of Tai Chi Chuan Events and Workshops - T'ai Chi Message Board

Calendar of Tai Chi Chuan Events and Workshops - Tai Chi Theta Network   

Calendar of Tai Chi Chuan Events and Workshops - Wayfarer Publications 

California - Northern: Taijiquan and Qigong Schools 

Cane (Zhang) - Taijiquan

Center for Hunyuan Taiji.   Michael Joyce, North Carolina.  Chen Tai Chi.  

Center for Chen Taiji Studies.  Master Yang Yang.  

Central Oregon Internal Arts Association: T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Baguazhang, Xingyiquan and Qigong.  Board Members:  Chris Matthews, Charla Quinn Ranch, and Steven Foster-Wexler.  The work in the areas of Bend, Redmond, Sisters, LaPine, and Prineville.

Chang San-feng   Bibliography, links, quotes, notes.  

Cheng Hsin: The Principles of Effortless Power.  By Peter Ralston.  Berkeley, CA, North Atlantic Books, 1989.  168 pages.  ISBN: 1556430485.  VSCL. 

Cheng Man-ch'ing (1901-1975)   Links, bibliography, a list of the movements in the 37 movements short form of Master Cheng, quotations, and notes.  

Cheng Man-ch'ing

Cheng Man-ch'ing: Master of Five Excellences.  Translation and commentary by Mark Hennessy.  Berkeley, California, Frog, Ltd., 1995.  166 pages.  ISBN:  188331903X.  VSCL.     

Cheng Man-ch'ing T'ai Chi Ch'uan.   A Simplified Method of Calisthenics for Health and Self Defense.  By Cheng Man-ch'ing.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 1981.  135 pages.  ISBN: 0913028851.  VSCL.   

Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on Tai Chi Chuan.  By Cheng Man-ch'ing.  Translated by Benjamin Lo and Martin Inn.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 1985.  223 pages.   ISBN: 0938190458.  VSCL. 

Chen Style Taijiquan    Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Resources, and Notes.  

Chen Style Taijiquan.  Compiled by Zhaohua Publishing House.  Hong Kong,  Hai Feng Publishing Co., 1984.  227 pages.  ISBN: 9622380166.  Overview, profiles of teachers, review of 38 movement form, and a very infomative review of attack and defense using Chen style movements.  VSCL.    

Chen Style Taijiquan Broadsword 

Chen Style Taijiquan, Old Frame, First Form, Laojia Yilu

Chen Style Taijiquan, Old Frame, First Form, Laojia Yilu:  A Bibliography

Chen Style Taijiquan Old Frame, Second Form, Laojia Erlu, Cannon Bashing Fist Form

Chen Style Taijiquan Short Forms - A Bibliography

Chen Style Taijiquan: The Source of Taiji Boxing.  By Davidine Siaw-Voon Sim and David Gaffney.  Berkeley, CA, North Atlantic Books, 2002.  Index, charts, 224 pages. ISBN: 1556433778.   VSCL.  Provides an excellent introduction to Chen style Taijiquan history and legends, outlines the major forms, discusses the philosophy and foundations of the art, and gives very good information on training methods, push hands, and weapons.  Very well written, highly informative, and a unique contribution to the field.  Essential reading for all learning the Chen style of Tai Chi Chuan.  

Chen Style Taijiquan: The 36 forms.  By Professor Kan Gui Xiang and Dr. Paul Lam.  Sydney, Australia, East Action Publishing, 1992.   189 pages.  Photographs by John Tourtas.  ISBN: 0646069934.  Professor Kan Gui Xing was an Associate Professor of Physical Science at the Beijing Institute of Physical Science for 36 years and retired in 2000.  She was born in 1940.  This excellent book, with an accompanying videotape, that can be used by  beginners to learn this fine modern simplified version of the Chen family Taijiquan.  The videotape is titled "Tai Chi Chen Style 36 Forms" by Dr. Paul Lam.  It includes step-by-step instructions by Dr. Lam for one of the world's best known Chen style short forms.  The videotape includes a demonstration by the creator, Professor Kan.   Produced in Narwee, Australia, by East Action Video in 1993.  The videotape is 100 minutes long.  VSCL.    

Chen Style T'ai Chi Chuan: Thirty-six and Fifty-six Movements.  Bu Xing Yanling.  Translated by Mei Xuexiong.  Japan Publications, 1993.  173 pages.  ISBN: 0427940972.  Explanation and photographs.  The forms taught are the now widely used standard forms created by Professor Kan Gui Xing.  VSCL. 

Chen Taijiquan Short Forms: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Notes, Lists   Research by Mike Garofalo.

Chen Taijiquan Long Form, Old Frame, First Form, Lao Jia Yi Lu: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Notes, Lists  Research by Mike Garofalo. 

William C. C. Chen Tai Chi Chuan  



Chi Kung: Bibliography and Links

China/Chinese Related Websites Directory

China From Inside - Jarek's Martial Arts Pages 

Chinese Boxing: Masters and Methods.  By Robert W. Smith.  Berkeley, CA, North Atlantic Books, 1974, 1990.  ISBN: 155643085X.  VSCL. 

Chinese Internal Arts Center    St. Louis, Missouri.  Sifu Justin Meehan   Articles, information, news. 

Chinese Kung Fu   5K

Chinese Philosophy and Tai Chi Chuan - Chinese Cosmology
.   By Dan Docherty.  21Kb.  

Chi Walking

Chi Walking: The Five Mindful Steps for Lifelong Health and Energy.  By Danny Dreyer and Katherine Dreyer.  New York, Simon and Schuster, A Fireside Book, 2006.  Index, 258 pages.  ISBN: 0743267206.   VSCL. 

Choosing Your Path.   By Rober Jahnke. 

Classical Tai Chi Sword, List of Movements, Yang Style, 55 Movements, Valley Spirit Taijiquan List,.Detailed, 34 pages  

Classical Tai Chi Sword, List of Movements, Yang Style, 55 Movements, Valley Spirit Taijiquan List, Simple List, 2 pages  

Classical Tai Chi Chuan Sword, Taijiquan Jian 55 in the Yang Style: Comparison of Names or Descriptions for the 55 Movements.”  Green Way Research, Red Bluff, California, January 2008.  By Michael P. Garofalo.  This document includes a detailed listing of the names or brief descriptions of the 55 movements of the Classical Taijiquan Straight Sword Form in the Yang Style of Taijiquan.  This document includes names or brief descriptions for each movement in English, Romanized Chinese (Pinyin and/or Wade Giles), Chinese characters, Spanish, French, and German.  The document includes source citations and a bibliography.  In PDF format, print only, 267Kb, 34 pages:
http://www.egreenway.com/taichichuan/Classical Taijiquan Yang Sword Form 55 List Detailed.pdf 

Classics of Taijiquan 

Cloud Hands Blog

Cloud Hands - T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Chi Kung.   By Michael P. Garofalo. 

Cloud Hands Press

Cold Mountain Internal Arts  

Collegiate Wushu Championship Rules   

Columbia Tai Chi Center, South Carolina  Wesley Adams

Combat Techniques of Taiji, Xing Yi, and Bagua: Principles and Practices of Internal Martial Arts.  By Lu Shengli.  Translated and Edited by Zhang Yun and Susan Darley.  Berkeley, California, Blue Snake Books, 2006. 369 pages.  ISBN:9583941452.  General history and principles of 3 internal arts, basic movements, basic gongfu training techniques, and a detailed description with photographs of the Sixteen-Posture form (pp. 231-356).  VSCL. 

The Complete Book of T'ai Chi.  By Stewart McFarlane.  New York, DK Publishing, 1997, 1999.  Index, 119 pages.  ISBN: 0789442590.   Detailed instruction in the Cheng Man-Ch'ing Short form, 37 movements.  VSCL.   

The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan: A Comprehensive Guide to the Principles and Practice.  By Wong Kiew Kit.  Shaftesbury, Dorset, Element, 1996.  Index, bibliography, 316 pages.  ISBN: 1852307927.  VSCL. 

The Complete Book of Zen.  By Wong Kiew Kit.  Boston, Tuttle Publishing, 2002.  Index, 324 pages.  ISBN: 0804834415. VSCL.   

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Tai Chi and Qigong.  By Bill Douglas.  Alpha Books, 2002, 2nd Edition.  368 pages.  ISBN: 0028642643. VSCL. 

Complete Kickboxing: The Fighter's Ultimate Guide to Techniques, Concepts, Strategy for Sparring and Competition.  By Martina Sprague and Keith Livingston.  Wethersfield, Connecticut, 2004.  Index, 479 pages.  ISBN: 1880336847.   Excellent training techniques for all martial artists.  VSCL.   

Cultivating the Chi: The Secrets of Energy and Vitality.   Compiled and translated by Stuart Alve Olson.   Revised and expanded third edition.   Chen Kung Series, Volume One.  St. Paul, Minnesota, Dragon Door Publications, 1993.  Index, 166 pages.  ISBN:  0938045113.  VSCL.    

Cultivating the Civil and Mastering the Martial: The Yin and Yang of Taijiquan.  By Andrew Townsend.  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, no publisher listed on titlepages, 2016.  No index, brief bibliography, 424 pages.  Small typefont.  This volume is a huge compendia of information, comprehensive in scope, with good explanations, observations, insights, and summaries, etc..  This thick book includes some precise and detailed movement descriptions, sound Taijiquan teaching on many topics, and more than five hundred photographs and illustrations.  A heavy reference volume for your desktop; ebook versions for your tablet or phone or Kindle.  ISBN: 978-1523258536.  VSCL.  "Andrew Townsend has been practicing martial arts for more than forty years and began practicing taijiquan in 1990.  Mr. Townsend is a certified taijiquan instructor and a senior student of Grandmaster Jesse Tsao.  He is a retired college professor and has been actively teaching taijiquan for the past ten years.  He lives and teaches in Ormond Beach, Florida." 

Dancing at Dawn: Taijiquan  

Dao (Saber, Broadsword): Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes 

Daoist Studies and Practices

Diabetes Therapy  - Exercise: Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong.  Links, bibliography, quotes, notes. 

Directory of Northern California and Oregon Taijiquan Instructors and Schools 

Dao De Jing by Laozi

The Dao of Taijiquan: Way to Rejuvenation.   By Tsung Hwa Jou.  Charles E. Tuttle, 1998.  3rd Edition.  233 pages.  ISBN: 0804813574.  An outstanding textbook on Tai Chi Chuan.  All styles are introduced and explained.  A very informative introduction to the philosophy and practices of Tai Chi.  VSCL. 

DeMoulin, Toni   T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Qigong and Push Hands.  Santa Barbara, California.  Interesting articles, workshops, and information.  

The Development of Taijiquan Styles - Lineage Charts.  Al Duncan.

Developing Jin: Silk-Reeling Power in Tai Chi and the Internal Martial Arts.  By Phillip Starr.  Blue Snake Books, 2014.  224 pages.  ISBN: 978-1583947609.  VSCL. 

Dragon's Den Forum.  Discussion of Chinese Martial Arts.  By Greg Green.

Drawing Silk: Master's Secrets for Successful Tai Chi Practice.  By Paul B. Gallagher.  Fairview, North Carolina, 2007.  Bibliography, 246 pages.  ISBN: 9781419663123.  Numerous classics and Taoist tales and lore are included in this text.  Originally published in 1988.  VSCL. 

East-West Rehab: Integrative Healing.  Informative articles on Tai Chi and Qi Gong.

Eight Gates.   By Michael P. Garofalo.  

The Eight Principles of Tai Chi Chuan.   By Brandon C. Smith.  From "Black Belt" magazine, June 1993.   A variety of tests for Tai Chi Chuan ability are discussed.  28K.  

Eight Section Brocade Qigong   By Michael P. Garofalo.  309Kb, April, 2005.  Provides information about the history and purpose of this popular Chi Kung practice.  Detailed descriptions are provided for each of the eight movements; including information on movement variations, health benefits, qigong meaning, and cautions.  The document includes the most extensive bibliography, link guide, and comments on Ba Duan Jin Qigong resources available anywhere.  Some animated graphics are provided in linked files.  This document is updated as new information is discovered.  This qigong set is the most popular set
practiced around the world, and is also known as: Baduanjin, Pa Tuan Jin, Eight Silken Treasures, Ba Duan Jin,  Pal Dan Gum, Ba Duan Gin,  Pa Tin Kam, Otto Pezzi di Tesoro, Acht Delen Brokaat, Les Huit Exercices del la Soie, Eight Silken Treasures, Brocade Qigong, Wudang Brocade Qigong, Brocade soft qigong (Rou Gong), Eight Treasures inner qigong (Nei Gong), Silk Treasures Qigong, and the first eight Buddha Lohan Hands.  The document is about 80 pages long. 



Chinese Name
Hanyu Pinyin Tàijíquán
Wade-Giles T'ai Chi Ch'üan
Simplified Chinese 太极拳
Traditional Chinese 太極拳
Cantonese taai gik kyun
Vietnamese Thái Cực Quyền
Japanese Hiragana たいきょくけん

Tai Chi Chuan in the Wikipedia



Eighteen Buddha Hands Qigong, Luohan Qigong, Shaolin Buddhist Qigong

Eighteen Hands Lohan Qigong (King Mui Version)  Description and photographs. 

The Elements of Tai Chi.   By Paul Crompton.  Longmead, Element Books, 1990.  Index, glossary, notes, 125 pages.  ISBN: 1852301570.  Introductory survey.  

Embrace the Moon School of Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung   

Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain: The Essence of Tai Ji.  By Chungliang Al Huang.  Berkeley, California, Celestial Arts, 1973, 1987.  188 pages.  ISBN: 0890875049.  VSCL. 

The Empty Vessel: A Journal of Daoist Philosophy and Practice.  Edited by Solala Towler.  Published quarterly.  Eugene, Oregon. 

Energy Arts.   Bruce Kumar Frantzis Energy Arts.   

The Essence of T'ai Chi Ch'uan: The Literary Tradition.  Translated and edited by Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo; Martin Inn, Robert Amacker, and Susan Foe.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 1979, 1985.  100 pages.  ISBN: 0913028630.  VSCL.   

The Essence of Internal Martial Arts: Esoteric Fighting Techniques and Healing Methods.  By Jerry Alan Johnson.  Pacific Grove, California, Ching Lien Healing Arts Center, 1994.  Appendix, glossary, 316 pages. ISBN: 1885246005.  VSCL.    

The Essence of T'ai Chi.   By Waysun Liao.  Boston, Shambhala, 1995.  Shambhala Pocket Classics.  162 pages.  ISBN: 1570620392.  VSCL.    

The Essence of Tai Chi Chi Kung: Health and Martial Arts.  By Yang Jwing-Ming, Ph.D..  Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, YMAA Publication Center, 1990.  Glossary, appendices, index, 148 pages.  ISBN: 0940871106.  VSCL.   

The Essence of T'ai Chi Ch'uan: The Literary Tradition.  Translated and edited by Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo; Martin Inn, Robert Amacker, and Susan Foe.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 1979, 1985.  100 pages.  ISBN: 0913028630.  VSCL.    

Exercise and Stretching   By Bob Flaws.  

Exploring Tai Chi: Contemporary Views on an Ancient Art.  By John Loupos.  Boston, Massachusetts,  YMAA Publications, 2003.  135 illustrations.  Glossary, index, 206 pages.  ISBN: 0940871424.  VSCL. 

Expositions of Insights Into the Practice of the Thirteen Postures
.  By Wu Yu-hsiang.  Paraphrased by Lee N. Scheele.  

Feedback or complaints about this webpage?   

Fitness and Vitality   

Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi): Tiger, Bear, Crane, Deer, and Monkey

Five Elements Tai Chi School  

Flowing Waters Tai Chi   San Diego, California.    

The Foundation of Taijiquan.   By Ma Hong.  Translated by Tu-Ky Lam. 

The Four Skills of Tai Chi Chuan.   Howard Choy. 

B. F. Frantzis Energy Arts  

The Fundamentals of Pa Kua Chang.   The Method of Lu Shui-T'ien as Taught by Park Bok Nam.  By Park Bok Nam and Dan Miller.   Burbank, California, Unique Publications, 1999.   Volume 1.  206 pages.  ISBN: 0865681724.   VSCL.    

Gardening and the Green Way

Gateway to the Miraculous: Further Explorations in the Tao of Cheng Man-ch'ing.  By Wolfe Lowenthal.  Berkeley, California, Frog Ltd., 1994.   124 pages.  ISBN: 1883319137.  VSCL. 

Glossary of Sun Style Taijiquan Terms and Movement Names in English and Chinese     

Glossary of Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan)   In English and Chinese.  By Mike Garofalo 


Cloud Hands Blog


Green Paths in the Valley Blog     By Michael P. Garofalo

Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Chuan Japan.   By D. D. Harrington.  Informative articles.

Guang Ping Yang Taijiquan of Kuo Lien Ying   

Haiku and Zen Poetry   

The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture.  By Frank R. Wilson.   New York, Vintage Books, Random House, 1999.  Index, bibliography, notes, 396 pages.  ISBN: 0679740473.  

Handbook of T'ai Chi Ch'uan Exercises.  By Zhang, Fuxing.  York Beach, Maine, Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1996.  Index, 198 pages.  ISBN: 0877288917.   Includes detailed description and line drawings of the Simplified 24 Movement Yang style short form, and the standard traditional 88 movement Yang style long form.   Information on major characteristics of Yang style, key points of practice, and push hands.  VSCL. 

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind .  By Peter M. Wayne, Ph.D., and Mark L. Fuerst.  Boston, Shambhala Press, 2013.  Index, detailed notes, 336 pages.  A Harvard Health Publication.  ISBN: 978-1590309421.  VSCL. 

Health and Tai Chi Chuan   Links, bibliography, quotes, notes. 

Health Care: China's Secrets.    By Roger Jahnke, O.M.D.   

Health World - Qigong and Taiji    

History of Tai Chi Chuan.  Harvey Kurland. 

How Can I Get My Book, Pamphlet, Product or Services Listed Here?

How to Grasp the Bird's Tail if You Don't Speak Chinese.  By Jane Schorre.  Calligraphy by Margaret Chang.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 1997.  115 pages.  ISBN: 1556433360.  VSCL. 

Hsing Yi Chuan: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes 

Hun Yuan Taiji/Qigong of Grand Master Feng Zhiqiang.  By Justin Meehan. 

Adam Hsu Kung Fu

Illustrations of Tai Chi Chuan Simplified.  By Y. W. Chong.  In English and Chinese.  Hong Kong, Wan Li Book Co., Ltd., 1981.  96 pages, black and white illustrations.  VSCL. 

"Imagery for Taiji Stance and Stepping."  By Martin Mellish.  Found in the magazine: Qi: The Journal of Tranditional Eastern Health and Fitness, Volume 16, No. 1, Spring, 2006, pp. 44-49.   

Index to a Short Review of the Art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan.  By R. W. Watson.  

Index to the Cloud Hands Website

Inside Tai Chi: Hints, Tips, Training, and Process for Students and Teachers.  By John Loupos.  Boston, Massachusetts, YMAA Publications, 2002.  Glossary, resources, index, 209 pages.  ISBN: 1886969108.  VSCL.    

InterMartial Arts.Com

Internal Martial Arts   On-line articles.  Six Harmonies Press.   

The Internal Structure of Cloud Hands: A Gateway to Advanced T'ai Chi Practice.  By Robert Tangora.  Foreword by Michael J. Gelb.  Berkeley, California, Blue Snake Books, 2012.  Bibliography, 141 pages.  ISBN: 9781583944486.  VSCL.  A thorough discussion of three components of internal power: 1) cross-body power, 2) left-right alignment or joint power, and 3) zhong ding power.  Six supplemental and complimentary exercises are precisely explained and illustrated.  "Cloud Hands is a paradigm for the internal symmetry in t'ai chi ch'uan through the hidden relationship between the stepping method, the changes of nei chin, and cross-body power. ... This book is beneficial for a a wide range of practitioners of movement, healing, and marital arts. ... The reader should be familiar with core concepts from t'ai chi ch'uan, e.g., song, nei chin, ch'i, and zhong ding."    

International Center for the Healing Arts.  Port Townsend, WA.  Michael Gilman  Yang style Taijiquan and weapons.  Instructional videotapes and DVDs. 

International Taoist Tai Chi Society

The Intrinsic Energies of T'ai Chi Ch'uan.  Compiled and translated by Stuart Alve Olson.  Chen Kung Series, Volume Two.   Saint Paul, Minnesota, Dragon Door Publications, 1994.  Index, 194 pages.  ISBN: 093804513X.   VSCL.    

Jian - Taiji Sword: Bibliography, links, quotes, notes.  

Jiang's Tai Chi Videos.  By Shifu Jiang Jian-ye, New York.

Juice: Radical Taiji Energetics.   By Scott Meredith, Ph.D..  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012.  334 pages.  ISBN: 978-1478260691.  VSCL. 

Karate Depot Martial Arts Equipment

Key Arts Media.  By Paul Zabwodski.   Numerous articles and photos.  

Knocking at the Gate of Life and Other Healing Exercises from China.   Official Manual of the People's Republic of China.   Translated by Edward C. Chang.    Pennsylvania, Rodale Press, 1985. 
Index, 202 pages.  ISBN:  0878575820.   The Eight Section Brocade, Pa Tuan Chin: pp. 24-29.  VSCL.    

Kung Fu - Chinese Symbols

Kwang Ping Yang Taijiquan of Kuo Lien Ying   Links, bibliography, quotes, notes.  

Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching

Liang Qiang Ya International WuDang Association   Grandmaster Fu Zhen Song.  

Liberating the Body: Movements that Awaken the Inner Self.  By Tony Crisp.  Hammersmith, London, Aquarian Press, Harper Collins, 1992.  Index, 143 pages.  ISBN: 1855381761.  VSCL.   

Live a Healthier Life with Tai Chi   Tai Chi for Seniors.  Sent to me by Lisa Carpenter and her students on 8/12/2015. 

Liuhebafa Five Character Secrets.  Translated with comments by Paul Dillon.  Boston, MA, YMAA Publications, 2003.  168 pages.  11 illustrations.  ISBN:  1886969728. 

Longfei Taijiquan Association of Great Britian.   News, information, articles, newsletters.

Lost T'ai-chi Classics from the Late Ch'ing Dynasty.  By Douglas Wile.  State University of New York Press, 1996.  ISBN: 079142653X.  Index, charts, bibliography, 233 pages.  The most detailed and scholarly account of Tai Chi Chuan classics available.  Analysis and translation of many new texts.  Outstanding contribution!  VSCL. 

Luohan Qigong, 18 Buddha Hands Shaolin Buddhist Qigong

Mail Lists and Message Boards - Tai Chi Chuan

Magic Tortise Taijiquan School

Martial Views   Essays by John Vesia on the philosophy, psychology, history, and transformitive powers of the martial arts.

Master Cheng's New Method of T'ai Chi Chuan Self-Cultivation.   By Cheng Man-ch'ing.  Translated by Mark Hennessy.   Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, Frog, Ltd., 1999.  128 pages.  ISBN: 1883319927.  VSCL. 

Master of Five Excellences.  By Cheng Man-ch'ing.  Translated by Mark Hennessy.  Frog Books, 1996.  184 pages.  ISBN: 978-1883319038.  "Professor Cheng Man-Ch’ing regarded a set of five disciplines—the "five excellences"—to be the mark of a well-rounded person: calligraphy, painting, poetry, t’ai chi, and medicine. Although he is best known for his teachings on the martial arts (in particular, his highly influential adaptation of t’ai chi), versatility was central to Cheng’s philosophy of life, and he encourage his students to combine artistry with scholarship. This inspiring book is a commentary on and working compendium of Cheng’s literary and pictorial interpretations of these subjects. Of interest to aficionados of Chinese art, culture, and history, Master of Five Excellences also offers internal techniques for practitioners of the martial arts, as Hennessy provides an insight into the rarely-glimpsed creative side of Cheng Man-Ch’ing."

Medical Benefits of Taijiquan Practice 

Miller, Don Ethan  Mastadon Productions.  

Mind/Body Fitness: Focus, Preparation, Performance.  By Tom Seabourne.  Strategies for Success from a Champion Martial Artist.  Boston, Massachusetts, YMAA Publications, 2001.  Index, glossary, 159 pages.  ISBN: 1886969876.  VSCL.    

How Can I Get My Book, Pamphlet, Product or Services Listed Here?   

Internal Strength Videos by Mike Sigman

International Sun Tai Chi Association    

Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom: A Profile of Taijiquan Instruction in America.  A doctoral dissertation by Jay Dunbar, 1991.  

Magic Pearl Qigong: A Tai Chi Medicine Ball Exercise Routine and Meditation Technique.  Developed by Michael Garofalo. 

Martial Arts Websites List

The Martial Spirit: An Introduction to the Origin, Philosophy and Psychology of the Martial Arts.  By Herman Kauz.  Woodstock, New York, The Overlook Press, 1977.  141 pages.
ISBN: 0879513276.  VSCL. 

The Martial Way and Its Virtures: Tao De Gung.  By F.J. Chu.  YMAA, 2003.  128 pages.   ISBN: 1886969698.

Mastering Yang Style Taijiquan  By Fu Zhongwen.  Translated by Louis Swaim.  Berkeley, California, Blue Snake Books, c 1999, 2006.  Bibliography, glossary, 226 pages.  ISBN: 9781583941522.  VSCL.  Fu Zongwen (1919-1994) was a student of Yang Cheng Fu.  Translations of many Tai Chi classics are included.  A list of 85 movements are provided.  251 movement analysis illustrations.  Over 76 of the illustrations are traced and drawn from photographs of Yang Chengfu.  Detailed descriptions of the long form, pp. 26-162.  Push hands information.  Yang Tai Chi essentials.

Meditation and Taijquan

Meditation: Links, Bibliography, Notes, Quotes.

Mind Over Matter: Higher Martial Arts.  By Shi Ming with Siao Weijia.  Translated by Thomas Cleary.  Berkeley, California, Frog, Ltd., 1994.  102 pages.  ISBN: 1883319153.  VSCL. 

The Miracle Cure: Taijiquan Myth #1

Earle Montaigues Tai Chi World   Excellent website with lots of good information and articles.

Marco Morena Martial Arts   In both English and Italian.  

Movements of Magic: The Spirit of T'ai Chi Ch'uan.  By Bob Klein.  North Hollywood, CA, Newcastel Publishing Co., 1984.  158 pages.  ISBN: 0878770720.  VSCL. 

Movements of Power: Ancient Secrets of Unleashing Instinctual Vitality.  By Bob Klein.  North  Hollywood, Newcastle Publishing Co., 1990.  176 pages.  ISBN: 0878771522.   VSCL.    

Nei Jia Quan: Internal Martial Arts Teachers of Tai Ji Quan, Xing Yi Quan and Ba Gua Zhang.  Edited by Jess O'Brien.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 2004.  326 pages.  ISBN: 1556435061.   Description.  Extended interviews with Tim Cartmell, Gabriel Chin, Gail Derin-Kellog, Bruce K. Frantzis, Paul Gale, Fong Ha, William Lewis, Luo De Xiu, Allen Pittman, James Wing Woo,
Tony Yang, Zhao Da Yuan, and Albert Liu.  VSCL. 

The Nia Technique.  The High-Powered Energizing Workout that Gives You a New Body and a New Life.  By Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas.  New York, Broadway Books, 2004.  Bibliography, glossary, 324 pages.  Illustrated with photographs.  ISBN: 0767917308.  Nia is a newer fusion exercise system, and "Nia" stands for "Neuromuscular Integrative Action."  VSCL. 

No Ordinary Moments: A Peaceful Warrior's Guide to Daily Life.  By Dan Millman.  H. J. Kramer, 1992.  324 pages.  ISBN: 0915811405.

Northern California and Oregon Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong Directory   

101 Reflections on Tai Chi Chuan
.  A Motivational Pocket Guide for Tai Chi Chuan.  By Michael Gilman.  Boston, MA, YMAA Publication Center, 2000.  114 pages.  ISBN: 1886960868.  VSCL.   

Offering from the Conscious Body: The Discipline of Authentic Movement.  By Janet Adler.  Rochester, Vermont, 2002.  242 pages.  ISBN: 0892819669.  Exploring the dynamics between the Mover, the Inner Witness, and the Outer Witness.   VSCL. 

One Way: Taijiquan Journal by New Moon.

Oregon: Taijiquan and Qigong Schools 

Ordinary Magic: Everyday Life as a Spiritual Path.  Edited by John Welwood.   Shambhala, 1992.  338 pages.  ISBN: 0877735972.  VSCL. 

The Origins of Tai Chi Chuan.   Qi Journal.  

Origins of Tai Chi Chuan Chart

Overview of Internal Exercise.   By Gaofei Yan and Jude Smallwood.

Ox Tail Broadsword (Saber, Dao):  Sword Techniques

Pa Kua Chang:  Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes.  Circle walking internal martial arts.  

The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan: Wisdom from Confucius, Lao Tzu and Other Great Thinkers.  Edited and translations by Freya and Martin Boedicker.  Berkeley, CA, Blue Snake Books, 2009.  Glossary, 98 pages.  ISBN: 9781583942635.   VSCL. 

The Power of Ch'i.  An introduction to Chinese mysticism and philosophy.  By Michael Page.  San Francisco, Thorsons, Harper Collins, 1988.  Index, 128 pages.  ISBN: 1855383632.  VSCL. 

The Power of Internal Martial Arts: Combat Secrets of Ba Gua, Tai Chi, and Hsing-I.  By Bruce Kumar Frantzis.  North Atlantic Books, 1998.  300 pages.  ISBN: 1556432534.   VSCL. 

Pure Time Space   Dharma and Qigong.  

Push Hands Links  - The Tai Chi Site

Push Hands   Links, bibliography, videos, notes and quotes.  

Push Hands: The Handbook for Noncompetitive Tai Chi Practice with a PartnerBy Herman Kauz.  Woodstock, New York, Overlook Press, 2001.  128 pages, photographs.  ISBN: 0879517549.  VSCL.    

Qi Dragon Health and Healing    Featuring Liping Julia Zhu. 

Qigong (Dao-yin) and Yoga Exercise Cycle and the Eight I Ching Trigrams  Exercise cycle definitons and sequences for the Eight Section Brocade Qigong and Eight Rivers Qigong.  

Qigong: Bibliography and Links

Ralston, Peter.  Cheng Hsin Center

Recommended Tai Chi Videos With Comments

Relaxation (Sung, Song, Shoong)    Links, bibliography, quotes, and notes. 

Return to Stillness: Twenty Years with a Tai Chi Master.  By Trevor Carolan.  New York, Marlowe and Co., 2003.  Bibliography, 247 pages.  ISBN: 978-15692444876.  VSCL. 

Ripening Peaches: Taoist Studies and Practices

Rising Sun School of Tai Chi Chuan.   Toronto, Canada.

Ruler Exercises - Qigong and Tai Chi:  Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes

Saber (Dao, Broadsword): Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes

Sacramento Tai Chi and Qigung   "Our research includes Yi family Taiji and Qigung, the Chen family Taiji (Chen Qingzhou lineage), and Meihuazhuang (plum flower post) Yan Zijie lineage."   

Sacred World: The Shambhala Way to Gentleness, Bravery and Power.  By Jeremy W. Hayward and Karen Hayward.  Shambhala, 1998.  Second Edition.  304 pages.  ISBN: 1570623619.  VSCL. 

Santi Institute Tai Chi   

Scholar Boxer: Chang Naizhou's Theory of Internal Martial Arts and the Evolution of Taijiquan.  By Chang Niazhou.   Translation and commentary by Marnix Wells.  North Atlantic Books, 2004.  200 pages.  ISBN: 1556434820.  Chang Naizhou, 1724-1783.  The book includes photographs and illustrations.   VSCL.    

The Serpent and the Wave: A Guide to Movement Meditation.  By Jalaja Bonheim.  Berkeley, California, Celestial Arts, 1992.  Index, 258 pages.  ISBN: 0890876576.  VSCL.   

Shambhala Warriorship: Tibetan Buddhism

Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior.  By Chogyam Trungpa.  Edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian.  Shambhala, 1988.  Reissue Edition.  202 pages.  ISBN:  0877732647.  VSCL. 

Shanti School of Taijiquan.  Susan A.  Matthews.   

The Shaolin Workout: 28 Days to Transforming Your Body and Soul the Warrior's Way.  By Sifu Shi Yan Ming. Rodale Press, 2006. Index, 293 pages. ISBN: 1594864004.  VSCL. 

Shen Wu Tai Ji Quan.   By Tim Cartmell.  

Shi San Shi: The Thirteen Powers     By Sam Masich.  

Short Form
, Beijing Simplified 24 Movements, Tai Chi Chuan, Yang Style.   By Michael P. Garofalo.   List of the movements (.html and .pdf), lessons, links, bibliography, quotations, and notes.  

Short Staff, Cane (Zhang) - Taijiquan

Shou-Yu Liang Wushu Taiji Qigong Institute

Silk Reeling, Chan Ssu Gong:  Links, bibliography, quotes, notes.

Simple Fitness Exercises : Traditional Chinese Movements for Health & Rejuvenation.  By Jiawen Miao.   Llewellyn Publications, 2000.   111 pages.  ISBN: 1567184952.  VSCL. 

Solo Training: The Martial Artist's Guide to Training Alone.  By Loren W. Christensen.  Turtle Press, 2001.  304 pages.  ISBN: 1880336596.   VSCL. 

Solo Training 2: The Martial Artist's Guide to Building the Core for Stronger, Faster and More Effective Grappling, Kicking and Punching.  Hartford Press, CT, Turtle Press, 2005.  336p.  ISBN: 188033688X.  VSCL. 

Songs of the Eight Postures.    Attributed to T'an Meng-hsien.  As researched by Lee N. Scheele.  

The Spirit of Gardening   

The Spiritual Legacy of the Shaolin Temple:  Buddhism, Daoism, and the Energetic Arts.  By Andy James.   Foreword by Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson.  Summerville, MA,  Wisdom Publications, 2004.  179 pages.  I SBN: 0861713524.   VSCL.    

Staff, Cane, Jo, Short Staff, 13 Hands Staff

Staff Weapons: Taijiquan.   Links, bibliography, quotes, graphics, notes.  

Standard Simplified Taijiquan 24 Form.  Yang Style, 24 movements, created in 1956.  Bibliography, links, resources; list of the 24 movement names in English, Chinese, French, German and Spanish, with citations for movement names; detailed descriptions of each movement with line illustrations; quotes, notes, performance times, online videos, sections for learning, and tips for learning.  Peking (Bejing) orthodox short 24 form T'ai Chi Ch'uan.  Research by Michael P. Garofalo.  145Kb HTML file.  Published by Green Way Research, Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California:  Webpage URL:  http://www.egreenway.com/taichichuan/short.htm.

Strength Training: Taijiquan, Qigong, Kung Fu and Yoga    

A String of Pearls.  108 Meditations on Tai Chi Chuan.  By Michael Gilman.  Port Townsend, Turning Point Press, 1996.  103 pages.  ISBN: 0965216403.  VSCL. 

Studiecentrum voor Taiji.    Website in Dutch presented by Marc Heyvaert in Belgium.  Articles, instruction, photographs, lessons, links.  

"Studies on the Health Benefits of Tai Chi."  By Charlotte Jones. T'ai Chi: The International Magazine of Tai Chi Chuan: Vol. 30, No. 4, August, 2006, pp. 14-20.  Bibliography.   

The Sword Polisher's Record: The Way of Kung Fu.  By Adam Hsu.  Boston, Massachusetts, Tutle, 1998.  204 pages.  ISBN: 0804831386.  VSCL.   

Sword Weapon (Jian) Taijiquan:  Links, bibliography, quotes, notes.

Sun Lu-Tang's (1861-1933) Chronology   

Sun Lu-Tang's (1861-1933) Biography

Sun Lu-Tang (1861-1933): Baguaquan, Hsingyiquan, and Taijiquan Grandmaster

Sun Style Bagua Quan     

Sun Style Internal Martial Arts Glossary

Sun Style Hsingyi Quan   

Sun Style Qigong   

Sun Style Sword

Sun Style Taijiquan     

Sun Style Taijiquan Index  

Sun Style Taijiquan Online Videos

Sun Style Taijiquan, 73 Standard Competition Form

Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan   Links, bibliography, videos, quotes, notes.  35Kb.  

Sydney Tai Chi and Qi Gong Centre   Includes informative articles.  

T'ai Chi According to the I Ching: Embodying the Principles of the Book of Changes.  By Stuart Alve Olson.  Rochester, Vermont, Inner Traditions International Ltd., 2001.  
224 pages.   ISBN:  0892819448.  

Tai Chi Archives    A variety of interesting articles.  

T'ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom
.   By Linda Myoki Lehrhaupt.  Boston, Shambhala, 2001.  256 pages.  ISBN: 1570624453.   Excellent guide for beginning students!  VSCL.  Website:  www.lehrhaupt.com     

Tai Chi Belfast  Zhu Chang Hai International Wushu Association, or ZCHIWA web site.

The Tai Chi Book:  Beginning and Enjoying a Lifetime of Practice.  

The Tai Chi Book: Refining and Enjoying a Lifetime of Practice
By Robert Chuckrow, Ph.D..  Including the Teachings of Cheng Man-ch'ing, William C. C. Chen, and Harvey I. Sober.  Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, YMAA Publication Center, c 1998.   Index, 209 pages.  ISBN: 1886969647.    Dr. Chuckrow was a student of Cheng Man-ch'ing.  The Cheng 37 Posture form is described and illustrated with photographs on pages 177-204.  VSCL. 

The T'ai Chi Boxing Chronicle
.   Complied and explained by Kuo, Lien-Ying.  Translated by Guttmann.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 1994.   141 pages.  
ISBN: 1556431775.  This book examines "the Ch'en family treasure, the chronicles that were hidden for nine generations until the time of Ch'en Wang T'ing" (1600-1680).  VSCL. 

Tai Chi - Chinese Literature

Tai Chi Chuan    Links, Books, Notes

Tai Chi Chuan = T'ai Chi Ch'uan = Taiji = Taijichuan = Taijiquan

Tai Chi Chuan - Wikipedia

T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Meditation
.   By Da Liu.   New York, Schocken Books, 1986, 1991.  Index, 173 pages.  ISBN:  080520993X.

Tai Chi Chuan and Good Health   

T'ai Chi Ch'uan and the I Ching.  By Liu, Da.  Harper Collins, 1972.  ISBN: 0060616679.

Tai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong: Techniques and Training.   By Wolfgang Metzger, Peifang Zhou, and Manfred Grosser.  New York, Sterling Publishing Company, 1996.  Index, 144 pages.  ISBN: 0806959576.  Includes a detailed description of the Beijing 24 movement form, pp. 86 -141.   VSCL.    

Tai Chi Chuan: A Slow Dance for Health.  By John Cheng, MD.   "The Physician and Sports Medicine", Volume 27, No. 6, June, 1999.  Excellent advice for older persons.  

Tai Chi Chuan: Beijing Short Form.  Yang Style, Standard Simplified Version, 24 Movements, Created in 1956.  List of movements, notes, bibliography, links, and 
photographs.  By Michael P. Garofalo.  30K HTML file;  http://www.egreenway.com/taichichuan/short.htm

Tai Chi Chuan, Beijing Short Form, 1 Page PDF Version by Michael P. Garofalo. 9 KB, PDF Version, Print Only:  http://www.egreenway.com/taichichuan/short3.pdf
This is a convenient one page list of the 24 movements of the Taijiquan Beijing Short Form.  This short form is divided into five teaching modules.  This handout is used by Mike Garofalo, at Valley Spirit Taijiquan..  

Tai Chi Chuan Bibliography and Webliography.   By Michael P. Garofalo.     

Tai Chi Chuan Ching (Cannon).  Translated by Dan Docherty

Tai Chi Chuan Classical Yang Style: The Complete Form and Qigong.  By Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming.  Boston, MA, 2010.  396 pages.  ISBN: 978-1594392009.  "Awards: Gold Winner, 2011 IP's Living Now Awards; Gold Winner, 2011 eLit Award, Finalist - 2011 Eric Hoffer Award, Finalist - 2011 USA Best Book Award.  Taijiquan is a slow and relaxed moving meditation.  It is also a sophisticated martial arts system.  Through practicing Taijiquan, you are able to calm down the mind, locate your spiritual center, and consequently find your entire being.  From the relaxed moving exercise, you can bring your physical body into an ultimate level of relaxation and natural ease, resulting in smooth Qi (inner energy) and blood circulation. This is a key to maintaining health and recovering from sickness.  This book is an in-depth guide for beginners to learn Taijiquan properly.  It offers a general plan for practicing Taijiquan, and then goes into great depth to present enough content for proper learning."  VSCL. 

Tai Chi Chuan Classics   Links, bibliography, index.  

Tai Chi Chuan Classics 

Tai Chi Chuan Discussion    

The T'ai Chi Ch'uan Experience: Reflections and Perceptions on Body-Mind Hamony.  By Sophia Delza.  Foreward by Robert Cummings Neville.  State University of New York Press, 1996.  Index, 330 pages.  ISBN: 0791428982.   Ms. Delza was a student of Grandmaster Ma Yueh-Liang, and a famous Wu style Taijiquan and dance teacher in the New York area.  She had many books, essays and articles published in her lifetime.   She was a true pioneer of Taijiquan in America.   VSCL. 

T’ai Chi Ch’uan For Health and Self-Defense.  Philosophy and Practice.  By Master T. T. Liang.  Edited and with a foreword by Paul B. Gallagher.  Revised, expanded edition, 1977. New York, Vintage Books, 1974, 1977.  133 pages.  ISBN: 0394724615.  VSCL.    

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Links.  Maintained by Dave Lull and Lee N. Scheele.  Regularly updated.   The largest links list for Taijiquan on the web!

Tai Chi Chuan Links.   By Michael P. Garofalo.

Tai Chi Chuan's Internal Secrets.   By Doc Fai Wong and Jane Hallander.  Burbank, California, Unique Publications Inc., 1991.  124 pages.  ISBN: 0865681473.  Photos and brief descriptions of the 108 movement Yang style long form.  Brief, but informative, presentations about stances, chi kung, breathing, practice tips, applications, and push hands.  A good book for Yang style beginners to purchase, to supplement direct instruction.  

Tai Chi Chuan Journal

The Tai Chi Chuan Mailing List FAQ   

Tai Chi Chuan Martial Applications Advanced Yang Style.  By Dr. Wang, Jwing Ming.  Edited by Alan Doughall.  Jamaica Plain, MA, YMAA Publications, 2nd Edition, 1996.  363 pages.  ISBN: 1886969442.

T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Sword, Sabre, Staff and Dispersing-Hands Combined.  By Chen Yen-lin. Originally published in China in 1932.  Based on writings compiled by Wu Ho-ching who was a scholar and student of Yang Lu-chan (1799 - 1872).  These written works were obtained by Chen Yen-lin (1906 - ?) from the famous Yang Cheng-fu (1883 - 1936).   This book was very popular in China, helped spread the Yang style Tai Chi Chuan widely, and opened the doors to publishing about internal arts forms.  This book has been compiled and translated by Stuart Alve Olson and published by Dragon Door Publications as the Chen Kung Series, Volumes 1 -5.   

Tai Chi Chuan: Taoism, Buddhism, Philosophy - Links  

Tai Chi Ch'uan: The Technique of Power.  Cloud Hands Edition.  Cloud Hands Publishing, 2003.  No author or publisher information.  ISBN: 0-974201308.  290 pages.  This book, for me, was not worth purchasing.  

Tai Chi Chuan: The Chinese Way.  By Foen Tjoeng Lie.  New York, Sterling Publishing Co., 1988.   126 pages, black and white illustrations, index.  ISBN: 0806968265.   Excellent photos of Mr. Lie doing the short form, informative descriptions, and a good introduction.  VSCL.    

T'ai Chi Ch'uan: The Internal Tradition.   By Ron Sieh.   Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 1992.  105 pages.  ISBN: 1556431287.   VSCL. 

T'ai Chi Chuan: The Martial Side.   By Michael Babin.  Boulder, Colorado, Paladin Press, 1992.  142 pages.   ISBN: 0873646797.   VSCL.    

Tai Chi Chuan: The 27 Forms.   By Marshall Ho'o.  Burbank, California, Ohara Publications, Inc., 1986.  111 pages.  ISBN: 0897501098.   VSCL.    

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Training Speed.   By Peter Lim Tian Tek. 

Tai Chi Chuan: The Technique of Power.  Cloud Hands Press.

Tai Chi Chuan: 24 And 48 Postures With Martial Applications  By Shou-Yi Liang and Wen-Ching Wu; and, edited by Denise Brieter.  Boston, YMAA Publications.   2nd Edition, 1996.   ISBN:  1886969337.

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Wu Style: Body and Mind in Harmony (Integration of Meaning and Method).  By Sophia Delza.  State University of New York Press, Revised Edition, 1986.  244 pages.  ISBN: 0887060307.

Tai Chi Classics:  Links, Bibliography, Selections.

T'ai Chi Classics.  By Waysun Liao.  New translations of three essential texts of T'ai Chi Ch'uan with commentary and practical instruction by Waysun Liao.  Illustrated by the author.  Boston, Shambhala, 1990. 210 pages.  ISBN: 087773531X.   VSCL. 

Tai Chi Connections: Advancing Your Tai Chi Experience.  By John Loupos.  Boston, MA, YMAA Publication Center, 2005.  Index, 194 pages.  ISBN: 1594390320.  VSCL.    

Tai Chi Finder  

Tai Chi for Body, Mind and Spirit: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Physical and Mental Balance.   By Eric Chaline.  New York, Sterling Publishing Co., 1998.  Index, 127 pages.  ISBN: 0806963212.  Detailed Instructions and color photographs for the 24 movement standard short form.  Includes some qigong exercises.  VSCL.    

Tai Chi Combat and Health   


Cloud Hands Blog


Tai Chi Depot

Tai Chi Dynamics: Principles of Natural Movement, Health and Self-Development.  By Robert Chuckrow, Ph.D.  Boston, Massachusetts, YMAA Pub. Center, 2008.  Index, 252 pages.  ISBN: 978-1594391163.  Dr. Chuckrow was a student of Cheng Man-ch'ing, William C. C. Chen, and Harvey I Sober.  VSCL. 

T'ai Chi Dynamics: Insights into Chen Man-ch'ing's Style.  Instructional videotape by Robert Chuckrow, Ph.D..  65 minutes, VHS.  A good discussion and illustration of key concepts such as: yin and yang, li, jin, circularity, body mechanics, sung, peng, qi, alignment, and footwork.  Dr. Chuckrow was a student of Cheng Man-ch'ing.

Tai Chi Fa Jin: Advanced Techniques for Discharging Chi Energy  For Martial Arts and Spiritual Practice.  By Mantak Chia and Andrew Jan.  Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books, 2012.  Index, bibliography, 275 pages.  ISBN: 9781594774287.  VSCL. 

Tai-Chi for Geniuses.  A Practice Companion for the Genius in Everyone.  By Gene Burnett, Ashland, Oregon. Bloomington, Indiana, IUniverse Inc, 2009.  284 pages.  EBook: 9781440111921.  

Tai Chi for Health.  Instructional DVD.  By Terrence Dunn.  NTSC DVD, 120 minutes, 2004.  Tai Chi for Health.  Instructional videotape by Terry Dunn.  120 minutes, VHS.  The Cheng Man-ch'ing 37 posture form is taught by Terry Dunn, a student of Abraham Liu.  Includes an introduction to Tai Chi, breathing exercises, warm up suggestions, and step-by-step instructions in the form.  DVD: B0002ZDR7Q, and VHS.  VSCL - DVD version.    

Tai Chi For Life Online Magazine    

Tai Chi for Living - Classics     Notes by Jan C. Childress.

Tai Chi Handbook: Exercise, Meditation and Self-Defense.  By Herman Kauz.  Doubleday, 1974.  192 pages.  ISBN: 0385093705.  

Tai Chi: Health for Life.  How and Why It Works for Health, Stress Relief, and Longevity.  By Bruce Frantzis.  Berkeley, California, Blue Snake Books, Energy Arts Inc., c 2006.  Index, 320 pages.  ISBN: 1583941444.   VSCL.    

Tai Chi History 

Tai Ji Jin.  By Stuart Alve Olson.  Chen Kung Series, Volume 2.  Create Space Independent Pub., 2013.  186 pages.  ISBN: 978-1494418717. 

Tai Chi Kung Fu

Tai Chi Links- Mindgazer

T'ai Chi Magazine.  A Wayfarer Publication.   A fine quarterly magazine.  

Tai Chi Qigong For Stress Control and Relaxation.   By Gary Kohr.   Heian International Publishing Col, 1995.  ISBN:  0893467952.  

Tai Chi Quan Fundamentals   Excellent articles.  

Tai Chi Productions.   Dr. Paul Lam provides Tai Chi information and instructional videos, DVDs and books.  

Tai Chi Secrets of the Ancient Masters.   Translated by Yang Jwing-ming.   Edited by Yang Jwing-ming and James C. O'Leary.   Selected readings with commentary on Tai Chi Treasures.   Jamaica Plain, MA, YMAA Publications, 1999.  128 pages.  ISBN: 188696971X.  VSCL. 

Tai Chi Secrets of the Yang Style.  Translated with commentary by Yang Jwing-ming.  Translations and commentary on Chinese Classics.   Boston, MA, YMAA Publications, 2001.  Index, glossary, 192 pages.   ISBN:  1886969094. A translation of 49 documents by Yang, Ban-Hou (1837-1892) and by a few other Yang family members.   VSCL.    

T'ai Chi Sensing- HandsA Complete Guide to T'ai Chi T'ui-Shou Training from Original Yang Family Records.  Translation and commentary by Stuart Alve Olson.  Multi-Media Books, Division of CFW Enterprises, 1999.  Distributed by Unique Publications, Burbank, CA.  First Edition.  280 pages.  ISBN: 1892515156.  Part of the Chen Kung (Yearning K. Chen) T'ai Chi Series.  VSCL.    

Tai Chi Schools and Links
.  Produced by the Tai Chi Site.  40K.  Useful information on schools and teachers.

The Tai Chi Site   A highly informative central information source.  

Tai Chi Styles and Their Origins.  By Richard Dunn. 

Tai Chi Symbol, Yin-Yang Emblem, Taiji Tun

Tai Chi Theory and Martial Power: Advanced Yang Style Tai Chi.  By Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming.  Jamaica Plain, Mass., YMAA Publication Center, 1996.  Second Edition.  Glossary, index, 268 pages.  ISBN: 1886969434.  VSCL. 

Tai Chi: The Supreme Ultimate.   By Lawrence Galante.   Edited by Betsy Selman.  York Beach, Maine, Samuel Weiser, 1981.  208 pages.  ISBN: 0877284970.   VSCL. 

T'ai Chi Thirteen Sword: A Sword Master's ManualBy Stuart A. Olson.   Translations by Stuart Olson.  Burbank, CA, Unique Publications, 1998.  258 pages.  ISBN: 1892515148.  Detailed description and charts for the 61 Movement Yang Style sword form.  VSCL. 

Tai Chi Touchstones: Yang Family Secret Transmissions.  Translation, commentary and editing by Douglas Wile.  Sweet Chi Press, 8th Edition, 1983.  159 pages.  ISBN: 091205901X.

Tai Chi Videos   

Tai Chi World - Erle Montaigue   Excellent website with lots of good information and articles.

Taijiquan = Tai Chi Chuan = T'ai Chi Ch'uan = Taiji = Taijichuan   

Taijiquan.  By Li Deyin.  London, Singing Dragon, 2004, 2008.  In English.  402 pages.  ISBN: 9781848190047, 1848190042.  Includes a complimentary DVD.  Includes descriptions, with photographs, of the 81 Yang Taijiquan form, Simplified 24 Taijiquan, Competition 42 Taijiquan, Competition 42 Taiji Sword, and the 32 Taiji Sword. 

Taijiquan, Classical Yang Style - The Complete Form and Qigong.  By Yang, Jwing-Ming.  Boston, MA, YMAA Publications Center, 1999.  Index, glossary, 333 pages, 562 illustrations.  ISBN:188696968X.  There is also an instructional videotape and DVD to supplement this book.  The DVD contains the complete form, gigong, details instructions for each movement, and 13 postures.  Performed by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming and  Robert Was.  240 Minutes, DVD9-NTSC, 2003. DVD ISBN: 0940871645.  VSCL.    

The Taijiquan Classics: An Annotated Translation.  Translated by Barbara Davis.  Commentary by Chen, Wei-ming.  San Francisco, North Atlantic Books, 2004.  200 pages.  ISBN: 1556434316.  VSCL. 

Taijiquan - CoWiki Web Collaboration Tool Website

Taijiquan for Good Health, Fitness and Vitality   

Tai Ji Quan Fundamentals

Taijiquan - Grand Ultimate Fist  History of Taijiquan forms.  

Taijiquan History and Development.   By Peter Lim Tian Tek.  Outstanding collection of webpages.  

Taijiquan Theory of Dr.Yang, Jwing-Ming: The Root of Taijiquan.  By Yang Jwing-Ming.  Boston, Massachusetts, 2003.  References, glossary, index, 270 pages.  ISBN: 0940871432.  VSCL. 

Taiji Staff and Cane

Taiji Sword (Jian):  Links, bibliography, quotes, notes.

Taiji Sword, Classical Yang Style: The Complete Form, Qigong and Applications.  By Yang, Jwing-Ming.  Edited by James C. O'Leary.  Boston, Mass., YMAA Publications, 1999.  Index, glossary, list of form postures, 205 pages.  ISBN: 1886969744.  Chinese Swordplay.   VSCL. 


Taijiquan Training Speed.   By Peter Lim Tian Tek.    

Taoism and the Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan  Lots of good information about key concepts and taoist philosophers.  

Taoist Perspectives

The Tao of Tai-Chi Chuan:  Way to Rejuvenation.   By Jou, Tsung Hwa.   Edited by Shoshana Shapiro.  Warwick, New York, Tai Chi Foundation, 1980.  263 pages.  First Edition.  ISBN: 0804813574.  An excellent comprehensive textbook.  A Third Edition is now available.  VSCL. 

Taoist Arts Center   

Taoist Classics.  The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary.  Boston, Shambhala Press.  Four Volumes:  Volume One, 296 pages, 2003.   Volume Two, 640 pages, 1999.   Volume Three, 304 pages, 2001.   Volume Four, 464 pages, 2003.  

Taoist Studies and Practices

The Tao of Meditation: Way to Enlightenment
.   By Jou, Tsung Hwa.  Scottsdale, Arizona, Tai Chi Foundation, 1983, 2000.  176 pages.  ISBN: 0804814651.  VSCL. 

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu 

Teaching Tai Chi Effectively.  By Paul Lam, M.D. and Maureen Miller.  Tai Chi Productions, Narwee, Australia, 2nd Edition, 2011.  Index, 225 pages.  ISBN: 098035739X.  "Simple and Proven Methods to Make Tai Chi Accessible to Everyone."  VSCL. 

The Teachings of Master T. T. Liang: Imagination Becomes Reality.  A Complete Guide to the 150 Posture Solo Form.  Compiled by Stuart Alve Olson.  287 pages.  Minnesota, Dragon Door Publications, 1986, 1992.  Second Edition.  ISBN: 0938045091.  Hundreds of detailed pictures of the form, including some interesting multi-exposure photographs of Mr. Olson doing the long form.  VSCL. 

The Ten Guiding Points of Tai Chi Chuan  

There Are No Secrets: Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing and His Tai Chi Chuan.  By Wolfe Lowenthal, 1939-.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 1991.  142 pages.  ISBN: 1556431120.  Wolfe Lowenthal was a student of Cheng Man-ch'ing.  VSCL. 

Thirteen Entrances   About Tai Chi Chuan and the I Ching.  Kent's Tai Chi Center

Thirteen Postures of Taijiquan.   Bibliography, links, notes, charts, quotes.   8 Gates and 5 Steps of T'ai Chi Ch'uan.  

32 Tai Chi Sword Form, Standard Orothodox Form:  Bibliography, Links, Instructions, Lists

24 Forms, Simplified 24 Movements, Tai Chi Chuan, Yang Style, Beijing Standard.  By Michael P. Garofalo.  List of the movements (.html and .pdf), links, bibliography, quotations, and notes.  

Ultimate Guide to Tai Chi.  (The Best of Kung-Fu Magazine).  Edited by John R. Little and Curtis F. Wong.  Chicago, IL, Contemporary Books, 2000.  301 pages. ISBN: 0809228335.   VSCL.   

Uncovering the Treasures: Classical Tai Chi's Path to Internal Energy and Health.  By Stephen Hwa.  159 pages, 2010.  VSCL. 



Green Way Journal by Michael P. Garofalo


United States Shuai-Chiao Association 

Valley Spirit Center, Taijiquan and Qigong, Red Bluff, California

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Bibliographies, Notes, Instructions, Resources, Quotations

VSCL: Valley Spirit Center Library, Red Bluff, California





Warrior Quotes - Native Wisdom  

Washington: Taijiquan and Qigong Schools 

The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing.  By Kenneth S. Cohen.  Foreword by Larry Dossey.  New York Ballantine Books, 1997.  Index, notes, appendices, 427 pages.  ISBN: 0345421094.  One of my favorite books: comprehensive, informative, practical, and scientific.  VSCL. 

The Way of Harmony    By Howard Reid.  A guide to self-knowledge through the Arts of Tai Chi Chuan, Hsing I, Pa Kua, and Chi Kung.  London, Gaia Books Limited, 1988.  Index, 191 pages.  ISBN: 0671666320.   Instructions and illustrations of the Ba Duan Jin set can be found on pages 26 - 33.   VSCL. 

Ways of Walking

Wayfarer Publications.   A fine source for Tai Chi Chuan books and videotapes.  

Way of Walking: Eastern Strategies for Vitality, Longevity, and Peace of Mind.  By Jacques Moramarco, O.M.D., L. Ac., with Rick Benzel.  Chicago, IL, McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books, 2000.  Resources, 213 pages.  ISBN: 0809225867.  VSCL. 

Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that Changes Lives.   20th Anniversary Edition.  H.J. Kramer, 2000.  216 pages.  ISBN: 0915811898.  VSCL. 

Weapon - Staff: Bibliography, links, quotes, notes.  

Weapon - Jian - Sword: Bibliography, links, quotes, notes.  

Warriors of Stillness: Meditative Traditions in the Chinese Martial Arts.  Volume 1.  The Teachings of Grandmaster Cai Song Fang.  Qigong Qi of the Center, Essence of Taijiquan.   By Jan Diepersloot.  Walnut Creek, California, Center for Healing and the Arts.  Glossary, 226 pages.  ISBN:  0964997606.  A study of Wu Ji meditation, 13 postures, and push hands.  VSCL. 

Way of the Short Staff.  By Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.  A comprehensive guide to the practice of the short staff, cane, jo, walking stick, gun, zhang, whip staff, 13 Hands Staff, and related wood short staff weapons.  A detailed and annotated guide, bibliography, lists of links, resources, instructional media, online videos, and lessons.   Includes use of the short staff and cane in martial arts, self-defense, walking and hiking.  Separate sections on Aikido Jo, Cane, Taijiquan cane and staff, Jodo, exercises with a short staff, selected quotations, techniques, selecting and purchasing a short staff, tips and suggestions, and a long section on the lore, legends, and magick of the short staff.  Includes "Shifu Miao Zhang Points the Way."  Published by Green Way Research, Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California.  Updated on a regular basis since October, 2008.  Filesize: 275 Kb.  Related to Mike's popular webpage on the Staff.

What Experts Are Saying about Tai Chi Chuan

Where Can I Purchase These Books and Videotapes?

The Whole Heart of Tao: The Complete Teachings from the Oral Tradition of Lao-Tzu.  By John Bright-Fey.  Crane Hill Publishers, 2006.  376 pages.  ISBN: 1575872471.  The Reverend Venerable John Bright-Fey, Sifu Fey, is the 12th generation lineage holder of the Blue Dragon Order of Esoteric Zen Buddhism, a distinct line of knowledge descended directly from Shaolin Temple. VSCL. 

The Whole Heart of Zen: The Complete Teachings from the Oral Tradition of Ta-Mo.  By John Bright-Fey.  Crane Hill Publishers, 2006.  296 pages.  ISBN: 1575872331.  The Reverend Venerable John Bright-Fey, Sifu Fey, is the 12th generation lineage holder of the Blue Dragon Order of Esoteric Zen Buddhism, a distinct line of knowledge descended directly from Shaolin Temple.  This book includes a good discussion of the 18 Hands of the LohanReview of Book by Ned Mudd.  VSCL. 

White Cloud Sanctuary - Academy of Tai Chi.   Costa Rica.  Yang and Chen styles. 

Wikipedia - T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Wild Goose Qigong: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes.

Willamette Valley Tai Chi   By Dwight Campbell.   Useful and intersting material.  

The Wonders of Qigong.  Compiled by the China Sports Magazine.  112 pages.  275 line drawings.  Includes the Eight Section Brocade, Wild Goose Qigong, Yininjing, Seven Star Boxing, Ten Minute Qigong, etc.  VSCL. 

Wong, Doc-Fai, Grandmaster,  Martial Arts Centers - Plum Blossom International Federation   

Wong Kiew Kit: Shaolin Kungfu, Chi Kung, TaijiQuan and Zen   Extensive website.

Working Out, Working Within: The Tao of Inner Fitness Through Sports and Exercise.  By Jerry Lynch and Chungliang Al Huang.  New York, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1998.  264 pages.  ISBN: 0874779138.  VSCL.    

Workshops - Taiji - Directory   Kung Fu Magazine  

Wudang Research Association    

Wudang Daoist Qigong

Wu Dang Daoist Taijiquan:  Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Resources, Notes, Lessons   

Wu Ji - Standing Meditation

Wu Style Tai Chi Online Workshop   

Wuwei Foundation  

Xing Yi Quan: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes    

Xin Qi Shen Dojo   Seattle, WA.  Excellent resouces and information.  

Xu, George.   Master of Taijiquan: Chen Style, Wu style, qigong, XingYi, and weapons forms.   San Francisco, CA.  He leads workshops, retreats, and produces high quality videotapes.    See also Shanti School  


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Yang Style: Classical Tai Chi Chuan Sword, Taijiquan Jian 55: Comparison of Names or Descriptions for the 55 Movements.”  Green Way Research, Red Bluff, California, January 2008.  By Michael P. Garofalo.  This document includes a detailed listing of the names or brief descriptions of the 55 movements of the Classical Taijiquan Straight Sword Form in the Yang Style of Taijiquan.  This document includes names or brief descriptions for each movement in English, Romanized Chinese (Pinyin and/or Wade Giles), Chinese characters, Spanish, French, and German.  The document includes source citations and a bibliography.  In PDF format, print only, 267Kb, 34 pages:
http://www.egreenway.com/taichichuan/Classical Taijiquan Yang Sword Form 55 List Detailed.pdf 

Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan International Organization  Headquaters in Seattle, WA.  Led by Masters Yang Zhenduo and Yang Jun.  YangChen Fu Tai Chi style.  Association,  ranking system, schools, seminars, information. 

Yang's Martial Arts Association (YMAA).   Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming.   Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.  A true master and prolific author who has had a great influence on Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung in America.  

Yang Family Style Short Form, Peking Version, Simplified 24 Movements, Tai Chi Chuan.   
By Michael P. Garofalo.   37Kb+

Yang Family Style Tai Chi Chuan Traditional Long Form, 108 Movements.  By Michael P. Garofalo.  110Kb+  Provides a list of the movements divided into five sections for teaching (.html and .pdf versions available).  Includes a bibliography, links, notes, and quotations.   Provides a list comparing the Yang Long Form 108 to 85 postures sequence.    

    Section 1, Movements 1-17, 48 Kb, PDF Format

    Section 2, Part I, Movements 18-37, 54 Kb, PDF Format

    Section 2, Part II,  Movements 38-55, 49 Kb, PDF Format

    Section 3, Part I, Movements 56-82, 64 Kb, PDF Format

    Section 3, Part II, Movements 83-106, 63 Kb, PDF Format

Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Short Form.  By Bill Helm.  Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego.  Flow Technical Educational Specialists, 1996.  76 pages.  VSCL. 

Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan: Bibliography, Guides, Links, Resources, Lessons, Research

Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Essays.   By Peter Lim.  

Yang's Ten Important Points   Yang Cheng-fu (1883-1936)  

The Yin of Tai Chi: Tao, Tai Chi and the Mysterious Female.  By John Lash.  London, Vega Books, 2002.  Index, 305 pages.  ISBN: 1843336154.  VSCL.  

Yin, Yang and Tai Chi Chuan   

YMAA Taiji Quan Program - 10 Levels of Achievement   

Yoga: Guides, Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes  

Zen Body-Being: An Enlightened Approach to Physical Skill, Grace, and Power.  By Peter Ralston with Laura Ralston.  Berkeley, California, Frog, Ltd..  183 pages.  ISBN: 1583941592.  Website: www.ChengHsin.com   VSCL. 

Zengu Wholesale Martial Arts Supply

Zen Poetry   

The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma.  Translated and with an Introduction by Red Pine.  New York, North Point Press, 1987.  125 pages.  ISBN: 0865473994.  

The Zen Way to the Martial Arts.  By Jean Taisen Deshimaru.  A Japanese master reveals the secrets of the samurai.  Introduction by George Leonard.  New York, E. P. Dutton, 1982.  120 pages.  ISBN: 0525483608.   VSCL. 

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Here are three very good Taijiquan books by Sifu John Loupos that I have studied for a many years.  Sifu Loupos has been studying and teaching external and internal martial arts since 1966.  He has a B.S. degree in psychology.  His writing is clear, informative, insightful, and very useful for Taijiquan practitioners at all levels. 

Inside Tai Chi: Hints, Tips, Training, and Process for Students and Teachers.  By John Loupos.  Boston, Massachusetts, YMAA Publications, 2002.  Glossary, resources, index, 209 pages.  ISBN: 1886969108.      

Exploring Tai Chi: Contemporary Views on an Ancient Art.  By John Loupos.  Boston, Massachusetts,  YMAA Publications, 2003.  135 illustrations.  Glossary, index, 206 pages.  ISBN: 0940871424. 

Tai Chi Connections: Advancing Your Tai Chi Experience.  By John Loupos.  Boston, MA, YMAA Publication Center, 2005.  Index, 194 pages.  ISBN: 1594390320.