This is an excellent book. Although it is specifically addressed to the Yang short-form, It doesn’t matter what style of Tai Chi you practise, the book will be an invaluable aid to your training and development, since it is primarily about how to move and respond to generic attacking moves that one can imagine encountering.. Several martial applications are given for each Tai Chi movement, but the author continually encourages the reader to devise their own responses and applications. The guidance that the author gives very much equips the reader to try other combinations and ideas. Of course, many people only practise Tai Chi for either health and well-being or for aesthetic reasons but even if this is your approach, an understanding of the martial applications will greatly increase your understanding of the form and so you will derive even more benefit or satisfaction from you performance of it. I strongly recommend this book.
Ken has done a great job here, managing to be concise and straight to the point and making everything seem so simple. He encourages the student to use their imagination and develop their own applications. This would make an excellent preparation for a book such as Tai Chi Chuan (24 & 48 with martial applications) by Master Liang Shou-Yu and Mr Wu Wen-Ching published by YMAA.
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