K. Picken

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,544 - Total Helpful Votes: 524 of 594
Siddhartha (Penguin Modern Classics) by Hermann Hesse
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, 5 Mar 2014
This is a great tale yes, but it is also an excellent introduction to the true philosophy of Buddhism. If you're interested in Buddhist philosophy (i.e. not the religious garbage) then this is a must-buy.
Tai Chi Chuan: A Comprehensive Training Manual by Raymond Rand
This is an extremely well-written book. The author is obviously hugely experienced and he has presented a training manual that the reader can use to support his training and learning from a qualified teacher, regardlessof the style of Tai Chi practised. The author himself is a Yang style practitioner, but he stays clear of outlining a blow-by-blow account of the Yang form, as this is a training manual not an instruction manual. If you are a serious student of Tai Chi then don't hesitate top buy.
How To Do Tai Chi by Howard Gibbon
How To Do Tai Chi by Howard Gibbon
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor, 5 Mar 2014
This book is a sketchily written description of the Li style fo Tai Chi. It makes various claims regarding the history of the style and its authenticity as a genuine practice of Tai Chi. I can only say that ditched it very quickly. There are much better books than this and the reader would do well to stick to the Yang or Chen styles.

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