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Tai Chi Chuan Revelations


By Grandmaster Ip Tai Tak, 5th Generation Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan and First Disciple of Great Grandmaster Yang Sau Chung

Translated by Master John Ding

Published by Tai Chi Worldwide Limited, United Kingdom.

Here is the first of a series of books directly translated from Grandmaster Ip’s personal memoirs. These diaries date back over forty years and form the written record of his daily thoughts and perceptions of Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan. Forty years on, Grandmaster Ip still maintains this diary, and is devoted as ever to the study, practice and development of Tai Chi Chuan. With this philosophy in mind, he has given permission that his diaries be published to the public so that real Tai Chi Chuan can disseminate amongst true Tai Chi enthusiasts.

In this first book, he shares his insight and deeper understanding of the Tai Chi classics He includes some of the unspoken original interpretations and concepts not found in other Tai Chi texts. He stresses other important Tai Chi authors and texts and covers Wang Tsung Yueh’s Thirteen Postures of Chi circulatory movements, the Tai Chi Kuen Loong, and Han Kung Hao Quk. Grandmaster Ip also emphasised on the “Essential points of Tai Chi”, as well as Tai Chi’s slow and soft nature. He too also takes a critical eye towards Tai Chi and gives his thoughts into its weaknesses.

Grandmaster Ip’s first book also contains some rare pictures of Grandmaster Ip and Great Grandmaster Yang and names of postures in the form, sword, sabre and 13 spear techniques.

Learning true Tai Chi Chuan is not just about learning the basic mechanic of movements. This is only the outer shell of what Tai Chi is all about. It is said the “true” insight and understanding of Tai Chi only begins when one delves in the integration and application of Tai Chi principles so that the form becomes formless. This is the state that we should all aim for.  Only then will one experiences Tai Chi. Thus principles and concepts should be the core of such learning. Without good understanding of Tai Chi principles one will never attain a high level. This book certainly contains a wealth of knowledge, which will assist both beginners and advanced practitioners who are seeking to improve and gain deeper understanding into the principles and concepts of Tai Chi Chuan. A must for practitioners of all styles of Tai Chi Chuan!

Special Hard Back Limited Edition is also available with Grandmaster signature at £55.

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List price: £29.99
Price: £29.99
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 245 mm × 170 mm × 15 mm