Standard Manuals for Taijiquan

The two books shown below contain the standards for forms created by the Chinese authorities. The first book by Li Deyin contains instructions for: The book is available on Amazon: CLICK HERE The second book translated by Xie Shoude contains instructions for four (4) competition forms for the following styles of Taijiquan: Unfortunately, I understand

Chen Style 56 Demonstration

The link below will take you to a video of Master Ding Jia performing the Chen Style 56 Movement Competition Form. Master Ding Jia had just won the all China national championship for Chen Style Tai Chi when this was recorded. One interesting note is that the room in which this video was taken was

The Thirteen Postures of Tai Chi Chuan

All Tai Chi Chuan practitioners should be knowledgeable of the thirteen postures or movements of the system. All Tai Chi movements are composed of these postures or movements. An excellent book for researching this Tai Chi “technology” is “The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan” by Yang Chengfu (translated by Louis Swain), an excellent online discussion