There Are No Secrets Professor Cheng Man Ch'ing and His Tai Chi Chuan

ISBN-10: 1556431120
ISBN-13: 9781556431128
Edition: N/A
Authors: Wolfe Lowenthal
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Description: "Wolfe Lowenthal's quiet little memoir will with window-opening wisdom reinforce, I think, my view of how Cheng stood on Tai Chi. It tells how a young writer reacted to this strange Chinese man when he appeared in New York City in the mid-1960s and  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 1/27/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

"Wolfe Lowenthal's quiet little memoir will with window-opening wisdom reinforce, I think, my view of how Cheng stood on Tai Chi. It tells how a young writer reacted to this strange Chinese man when he appeared in New York City in the mid-1960s and stayed there for a decade before returning to Taiwan to die in 1975. In a nickel town where neurosis is a cardinal virtue, the Tai Chi center established by Cheng soon became an oasis of learning. In my visits there I was invariably approached by a quiet fellow with a ready smile and loads of questions. His form and sensing hands improved but he never lost his kindly ways. This led me once to tell the three seniors that the one person in the club who best exemplified Tai Chi was this junior. That man who has since become a teacher of the art is the author if this book." -Robert W. Smith, from the Preface

Wolfe Lowenthal was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1939 and attended Carnegie Mellon. He has worked as an anti-war activist, a typesetter, and a screen writer. In 1967 he studying Tai Chi Ch’uan with Professor Cheng Man-Ching, eventually becoming an assistant. After Professor Cheng’s death in 1975, Lowenthal began teaching Tai Chi. He lives with his wife and young son in New York, where he studies and teaches at his school, The Long River Tai Chi Circle. He is the author of a previous book about Professor Cheng,There Are No Secrets, published in 1991.

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