Tai Chi Chuan Martial Applications Advanced Yang Style

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-10-01
  • Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center

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FINALIST – Sports, 2016 Best Books Award

This 3rd edition includes a new and easy-to-follow layout. Each technique is presented in four to six large photographs with detailed instructions on how to perform the movements. Motion arrows are used on the photographs to help you execute the movements correctly.


Here's your chance to take the next step in your tai chi journey

Martial applications found within tai chi chuan are a direct link to your tai chi as a form of self-defense. When you study the martial side of tai chi, you can become proficient in a variety of high-level skills, including sensing, neutralizing, yielding, striking, chin na, and even throwing.

If you know a tai chi form, you are going to discover the essence of your movements by becoming aware of their martial applications.

If you are practicing tai chi pushing hands, you will greatly improve your skills with this understanding of martial applications.

If you are ready, you are going to love the amazing tai chi fighting set. This fully choreographed set (requires a partner) will combine all your tai chi skills into one 5-minute routine.

This book includes
  • Martial applications for the Yang-style long form
  • Martial applications for Yang-style tai chi pushing hands
  • The complete Yang-style tai chi fighting set

For any style of tai chi chuan, this book will be important for practitioners who wish to develop a deeper understanding and advanced skills.

  • Learn how to analyze the forms and defense applications in your tai chi, gaining higher-level knowledge of your style.
  • Discover the martial applications of Yang-style. These insights will give you greater understanding of your own art.
  • Find inspiration. Dr. Yang's writing will inspire you to investigate the martial applications of your tai chi style.

Author Biography

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is a world authority ontai chi chuan and Chinese martial arts. He maintains 55 schools in 18countries. He is the author of over 35 books and 80 instructional videos. Inside Kung Fu Magazine nominated him as a person “who has made thegreatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years.” Dr. Yang, Jwing-Mingresides and teaches at his retreat center in Miranda, California.

Table of Contents

1-1. General Introduction
1-2. Becoming a Proficient Taijiquan Martial Artist
1. Know the History
2. Know the Theory and Principles
3. Know What You are Doing
4. Know What Other Instructors are Doing
5. Know Your Students
1-3. How to Use This Book

Analysis of Taijiquan Techniques
2-1. Introduction
2-2. General Principles of Taijiquan Techniques
Downing the Enemy
Qin Na (or Chin Na)
Cavity Strike (Dian Xue)
2-3. Analysis of Taijiquan Techniques

Yang Style Taijiquan Techniques
Taiji Pushing Hands
3-1. Introduction
3-2. Key Points in Pushing Hands Training
Key points of pushing hands:
Song of Eight Words
Song of Pushing Hands
The Secret of Withdraw and Release
3-3. Heng and Ha Sounds
1. Yi is Extended and Concentrated:
2. Qi is Balanced, Full, and Extended:
3. The Sound is Focused and Condensed:
4. Hand Forms:
3-4. Taiji Ball Training
The Ball:
Where to Practice:
General Principles of Training:
Taiji Ball Training:
3-5. Pushing Hands Training
Open Doors and Windows:
Fundamental Training of Pushing Hands:
Pushing Hands Training:
3-6. Martial Applications of Pushing Hands
Downing the Enemy:
Qin Na Control:
Cavity Strike:

Analysis of the Taiji Fighting Set
4-1. Introduction
4-2. General Rules and Principles
Rules and Principles
4-3. Analysis of the Taiji Fighting Set

Taijiquan Fighting Strategy
5-1. Introduction
5-2. About a Real Fight
Before the Fight:
5-3. How to Connect in Taijiquan Fighting
How to React:
How to Step:
Defense Against Kicks:
5-4. Attack Timing
5-5. Jing in a Fight
5-6. Taijiquan Poetry and Songs
Appendix. Yang Style Taijiquan 37 Postures (list)
Appendix . Yang Style Taijiquan Fighting Set (list)
Translation and Glossary of Chinese Terms

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