Yang Chengfu's the Essence and Application of Taijiquan

Yang Chengfu's the Essence and Application of Taijiquan
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The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan, by Yang Cheng Fu; Translated by Louis Swaim (Paperback; 124 pp.)

Yang Cheng Fu's Classic of 1934 is finally made available in the West by Louis Swaim, whose translation of Mastering Yang Style Taijiquan by Fu Zhongwen is still an enormous success.

This translation follows Swaim's superior attention to details and in this work goes well beyond excellence with his notes and commentary that clarify the author's frequent classical and literary turns of phrase. Swaim also investigates several early tajiquan texts that helps explain the roles of two of Yang Chengfu's top students: Dong Yinjie and Zheng Manqing (Cheng Man Ching).

Serious students of Taijiquan, and those wishing to deepen their knowledge of history and theory, will find this work indispensable to their study and practice.

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