Practiced by millions of people around the world, the ancient and gentle Chinese martial art of tai chi offers the perfect balance of mind and body, strength and flexibility, grace and agility. Its smooth, fluid movements demand precision and control while offering exercisers of all ages improved fitness, stress reduction, and self-defense skills. Whether you are a curious novice, an intermediate student seeking deeper understanding, or a tai chi expert, Inside Kung-Fu's Ulitmate Guide to Tai Chi offers you a wealth of insightful, reliable, hard-to-find information from world-renowned experts in every aspect of tai chi. Inside, you'll find chapters that inform and inspire, addressing such topics as:
The history of traditions of tai chi chuan How to find and evaluate schools and teachers Creating a strong foundation of basic techniques Mastering advanced techniques, including the cultivation of chi, breath control, and the use of weapons The founders of tai chi and teh variety of tai chi styles The self-defense applications of tai chi
In this volume, you'll find everything you need to know to enhance your practice, increase your understanding, and reap the proven health and fitness benefits of the powerful internal martial art of tai chi. John R. Little is the author of The Warrior Within and Bruce Lee: Words from a Master as well as other books on Bruce Lee. He is also the author of numerous published articles on martial arts philosophy and practice. Curtis F. Wong is the publisher of Inside Kung-Fu and other highly respected martial arts magazines.