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Shao-Lin Chuan The Rhythm and Power of Tan-Tui

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ISBN-10: 1556432291

ISBN-13: 9781556432293

Edition: 1996

Authors: Simmone Kuo

List price: $19.95
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This practical guidebook by master artist Simmone Kuo outlines the practice of Tan-Tui, a rigorous set of tai-chi fundamentals from China's legendary Shao-Lin Temple. The author explains the basics of Shao-Lin Chuan, describes the benefits of the practice and difficulties the practitioner may encounter, and provides a section on preparatory exercises. Clear, detailed instructions keyed to step-by-step photographs explain and illustrate each movement sequence of the basic warm-up exercises, supplementary exercises, and the ten Tan-Tui lines. Shao-Lin Chuanalso includes fascinating information on the history, religion, and philosophy underlying traditional Chinese martial arts and how these…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 11/25/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Foreword II
Introduction to the Kuo Family
Author's Introduction
Origins of Chinese Martial Arts
The Wu-Shu Records in the Tun-Huang Mo Kao K'u Caves
Preparatory Notes
Basic Warm-Up Exercises for Tan-Tui
Supplementary Exercises
The Ten Lines of Tan-Tui
Chinese Philosophy and Religion Related to Shao-Lin Chuan
Yu Chou Chuang: Universal Stance/Post of Life
Sources of Tai-Chi Philosophy and Modern Science
Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Wu-Shu
Hua-Tu: The Great Physician
Beijing Opera and Chinese Acrobatics