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Chen Style: The Source of Taijiquan Paperback – 28 Nov 2001

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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S. (28 Nov. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556433778
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556433771
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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This book was recommended to me by an experienced Chen-style teacher and I have to say of all the books I have accumulated on Tai Chi this is the most useful so far, and I can't understand why I haven't been aware of it before.

I found it to be the most rounded and concise guide to understanding Tai Chi that I've seen so far, and being focused on Chen, drawn directly and translated from some of the definitive masters, make it a perfect Chen-style reference book.
The explanations in all respects, particularly principles, are clearly written and easy to understand.

Of course you can't learn from a book alone, but it helps me to understand better some of the things I puzzle over from my learning experiences, builds a picture of the evolution of the styles, simplifies some of the more 'mystical' aspects and explains in simple terms some of the key points that aren't always obvious to the student.
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This book is simply brilliant, it is so full of information it should be labelled as an encyclopaedia. But the best thing is it is not boring or hard to read, instead it keeps the readers interest with anecdotes of taiji masters that demonstrate the theory it so easily explains. And better yet its very easy to read and also makes the theory very easy to understand and so accessable to all. If you are interested in Chen style taiji or indeed in learning any form of taiji then this book will only help you on your path. Excellent.
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From the first read I knew this was the book I'd been looking for regarding Chen tai chi. There are so few knowledgeable books out there on this subject and even less that encompass so many areas of fundamental training. As a new tutor of this style, this informative text deepened my understanding of the art and explained principles and techniques in a way that was immediately accessible.
Five years on and I continue to use this book as a teaching aid and loan it to new students for study. Most of them eventually buy their own copy.
Recommended for students of Tai Chi seeking a little more than a 'How To' book.
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This is not a book which uses its space pretending that it can teach you Taiji through complicated written instructions accompanied with pictures or drawings of various postures.
Instead, we have a book that is obviously well researched and cram packed full with useful information on the principles of Taiji practice - drawing from the Chen family writings and the Taiji classics.
The book concerns itself primarily with Chen Style Taiji, but the ideas and principles talked about will be relevant to exponents of all styles. Certainly all Chen Style practitioners will find this an invaluable resource and there is much in it that practitioners of other styles will find enlightens their understanding and appreciation of their art.
Highly recommended.
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A lot to read here so you must know your form or TaiChi Kata if you have one as there are only lists in this book not pictures of any form, so if you know what the moves are from the sentences then yes go for it, I am keeping my copy as I am still teaching myself and ths book is full of that sort of guidance and will be useful for years to come, so I am pleased with my Xmas present to myself here.
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This to me is just not what Taijiquan is about. No arguments, that's just my opinion. Someone might say 'I couldn't be more wrong', and I deeply apologise to the author. I just differ in opinion. I couldn't finish reading it and will be donating it to the library. I gave it two stars, as I believe there is always something to learn. I did - to a point and am grateful for that, but won't be finishing it.
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It show you the correct body postures in standing post and silk reeling.how to relax the body to improve your internal energies by using fangsong.this book will put you on the right path of understanding Chen style theory and principles for those that practice ,so that their will improve their tai chi.beginners to advance.
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All serious taijiquan-practitioners will find something of interest in this book. It covers the history of Chen style taijiquan, Taiji theory including comments on how each part of your body should move etc. There are also explanations of push hands and weapon forms and Chen family legends. This book makes me want to learn mandarin (and chen style *sigh*)
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