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The Yang Tàiji 24-Step Short Form : A Step-by-Step Guide for all Levels - James Drewe

The Yang Tàiji 24-Step Short Form

A Step-by-Step Guide for all Levels

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Yang 24-Step T??ij??quan is one of the most widely-practiced T??ij??quan forms in the world today, and the form that most people first learn. Gentle enough to be suitable for the elderly, yet challenging enough to stretch even the most experienced practitioner, it is also one of the most accessible and rewarding. In his new book, James Drewe provides a comprehensive and detailed explication of the postures and movements of the form. For each, he describes exactly how the weight flows, how to use the hands, how to move the limbs, and how to relax into the movement, clearly explaining each step with the aid of foot patterns and photographs. Sections on the internal aspects of T??ij??quan, descriptions of the subtle variations that may be made when performing certain movements, and even instructions on how to fit the movements to music are also included. This comprehensive guide to Yang 24-Step T??ij??quan is an invaluable resource for taiji practitioners at all levels, including beginners, as well as taiji instructors, and students of other martial arts.

1. Introduction. 2. Warm-Up Exercises. 3. Posture. 4. Grounding. 5. Relaxation and Release. 6. The Hands and the Hand Positions. 7. The Arms and Shoulders. 8. The Knees. 9. Stances (B??x??ng). 10. Footwork Techniques. 11. The Process of Stepping. 12. Breathing in the Form. 13. Definitions. 14. Structure of the Standardized Yang T??ij?? 24-Step Beijing Short Form. 15. Description of the Yang T??ij?? 24-Step Form. 16. Easy Reference. 17. Beyond the Basics. 18. Open and Close. 19. Footprint of the Form. About the Author. Further Reading.

ISBN: 9780857010230
ISBN-10: 0857010239
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 15th August 2011