The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan by Yang Chengfu,Louis Swaim

By Yang Chengfu,Louis Swaim

The ebook in 1934 of Yang Chengfu's ebook, Essence and functions of Taijiquan (Taijiquan Tiyong Quanshu) marked a milestone within the smooth evolution of the paintings of taijiquan. utilizing what's best-termed demonstration narrative, the writer provides shape postures and instructed purposes from his personal standpoint, as he played them. this system renders Yang Chengfu's direct, hands-on educating of the paintings with such immediacy and liveliness that the reader reports the master’s instructing a lot as his scholars did.This English translation eventually makes Yang Chengfu's vintage paintings to be had to taijiquan fanatics within the West. It comprises notes and observation that make clear the author's widespread classical and literary turns of word and elucidate the philosophical and political underpinnings that form the textual content. The translator investigates and compares numerous early taijiquan books that allows you to support clarify the jobs performed by means of of Yang Chengfu's scholars, Dong Yingjie and Zheng Manqing, in bringing Yang Chengfu's phrases and teachings into print.Serious scholars of taijiquan, and people wishing to deepen their wisdom of taijiquan heritage and idea, will locate this seminal paintings fundamental to their research and practice.

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