More than a martial art, T'ai Chi is also a holistic method of self-healing, a form of moving meditation, and a philosophical way of life. Health, relaxation, and self-defense are but a few reasons cited for practicing this traditional exercise, which was created by a Toaist sage eight centuries ago. Now a recreational activity practiced by millions of people worldwide, T'ai Chi, with its physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits widely recognized and praised, is the fastest growing martial art in the world today.In this handy guide, Master Tri Thong Dang, who has been an instructor of the Chen, Yang, Zhao, and T'ai-Mantis systems of T'ai Chi Ch'uan for over three decades, describes the "Simplified T'ai Chi" form, a set of movements specifically designed for beginners by China's Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports> Master Tri's concise but lucid descriptions highlight the spiritual essence of the form and at the same time display its graceful simplicity. With over 160 clear, easy-to-understand illustrations, this excellent volume is the ultimate introduction to the world of T'ai Chi.
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(228mm x 152mm x 6mm)
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Author Biography - Tri Thong Dang
Tri Thong Dang was born in Vietnam and studied under the revered Grand Master Chiu Chuk-Kai, eighth-generation master of the Chinese T'ai-Mantis system. Master Tri also teaches Pa-kua Chang, Hsing-i Ch'uan, and Ch'i Kung. He is the author of the best-selling novel Beyond the Known (Tuttle Publishing), has an M.A. in physical education from California State University, and is the founder and director of the Budo Educational Center, Sacramento, California.