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Taijiquan (with DVD) by Li Deyin

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Product: Taijiquan (with DVD)
Author: Li Deyin
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press, 2004
Language: English
Paperback, 402 pages, dimension 18.42cm x 26.04cm
DVD's total running time: 33 min 24 sec
ISBN: 7119037080 9787119037080

Taijiquan is a traditional Chinese martial art and a Chinese national treasure. It integrates the physical external and the meditative internal. It is one of the few sports that improves balance, coordination, flexibility, muscle strength, and cardiovascular health. It is gentle enough to be accessible to the elderly and infirm, yet demanding enough to pose a significant challenge to the most professional young athlete. Taijiquan is beneficial to people of all ages and all lifestyles.

This fully-illustrated guide to Taijiquan provides a perfect first book for those who are just beginning to learn this ancient art. Written in easy to understand English, the five forms and movements of Taijiquan and taiji sword are in detail explained. The accompanying DVD contains the forms as performed by acknowledged masters of the art, who have won national and international competitions. The book explains the beginnings and development of this martial art, including the philosophy that underlies its practice. Taijiquan and Taiji sword. The book also contains tips and hints that will benefit both novices and long-term practitioners. Taijiquan is one of the most widely-practiced form of martial arts today, with practitioners deriving health benefits from the exercises as well.

The DVD includes:
81-Step Yang Style Taijiquan performed by Zong Weijie, lecturer at Beijing University of Physical Education and national champion of Taijiquan and Taiji sword. Chapter length: 13min 27s 24-Step Taijiquan performed by Su Renfeng, former champion for the over-all combined in martial arts in China's University Sports Competition. Chapter length: 5 min 47 sec

42-Step Taijiquan performed by Gao Jiamin, named one of China's top ten martial arts performers and winner of the Taijiquan competition in the 12th Asian Games. Chapter length: 6 min 23 sec

42-Step Taiji Sword performed by Chen Sitan, one of China's top 100 Chinese martial arts master and champion in international competitions. Chapter length: 4 min 27 sec

32-Step Taiji Sword performed by Chen Sitan. Chapter length: 3 min 30 sec

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