- Tai Chi Book
- by Michael Babin
- The Martial Arts Side
- Path to total health
- Great read
T'ai Chi Ch'uan Description
Reversing the New Age trend toward romanticizing t'ai chi, this book delves into its martial side as opposed to Taoist theory or solo forms. Discover new directions for your training and deepen your martial skill by exploring the martial use of internal energy or ch'i, unarmed defense against weapons, the value of cross-training in the martial arts and more.
'On the back' of T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Tai chi ch'uan was developed by pragmatic men who were determined to "do unto others before they had it done unto them." Unfortunately, the art has assumed a pseudospiritual veneer from its contact with the New Age movement. This romanticizing of tai chi, which is more than a little at odds with its rough and unromantic Chinese beginnings, has resulted in a tendency to ignore or obscure its martial roots.
In this book, author Michael Babin seeks to reverse this trend, focusing instead on the martial side of t'ai chi as opposed to Taoist theory or solo forms. It is aimed at those who have learned and practiced one or more forms and want to explore new directions for their training, as well as those who have studied some of the martial aspects of the art and seek now to deepen their skill. It also delves into some of the controversial areas of t'ai chi, including the use of internal energy, particularly ch'i-kung, or sexual energy, and the martial use of ch'i; the potential value of cross-training in compatible martial arts; and training methods and attitudes that will help students apply the fundamentals in a defensive manner, including sparring, the use of safety gear, and training for unarmed defense against weapons.
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