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Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on T'ai Chi Ch'uan Paperback – 1 Sep 2008

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Frog Ltd (1 Sept. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781583942208
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583942208
  • ASIN: 1583942203
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.4 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 156,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"I've got my hands on a treasure now, called Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on T'ai Chi Ch'uan by Cheng Man Ch'ing. Explained in plain words and illustrated with pictures of the form, the book will satisfy the needs of anyone interested in T'ai Chi. It will take your understanding of the art to a new level, and it will guide you to correct practice. It will also introduce you to the Classics and challenge you to achieve."
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In this erudite yet practical book, Professor Cheng Man Ch'ing demonstrates precisely how the postures and moves of t'ai chi work, with examples from anatomy and physics, both internally as energetic principles and externally on opponents. He makes plain the spheres, triangles, and centripetal and centrifugal forces within physical exchanges such as push-hands. Contrasting Western and Chinese techniques of healing, he also explores the relationships of organs to one another in pathology and the necessary dynamics of treatment.Professor Cheng always emphasizes that disease (like an attack from an opponent) is an opportunity for training. The practitioner of t'ai chi ch'uan may serve as his or her own doctor and, likewise, as the physician or trainer of an attacker. The martial arts are not a special case of unusual power; they are simply an aspect of adapting natural and cosmic law to circumstance. At this point, philosophy itself merges with matter, physics becomes meditation, and the gravitational forces of the universe are our ally.

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