Tai Chi Book & Web References
TCM Tui Na
of Chi", by Bill Moyers. Chapter IV of this book, has an interesting interview with top Wu [Chien Chuan] style master Ma Yueh
Liang. It also provides simple yet informative glimpse of TCM, including TCM tui na, from
a westerner's point of view.
- An introduction to
TCM. It helps to have some basic understandings of TCM in order to appreciate certain
tai chi theories.
Links to Other Websites*
- Wu (Yuxiang) Style
- Wu (Hao) Style
- Wu (Li) (a.k.a. Northern Wu) Style
- Wu [Chien Chuan] Style
- Yang Style
- Sun Style
- TCM Tui Na
- gallery.com.tw - another collection of Ju Ming's Taichi Series sculptures.
- Chinese Traditional
Kung-Fu magazine - A bilingual (English/Chinese) publication with
in-depth reports on Chinese traditional martial arts, including tai chi.
Starting with its Winter 2007 issue, it has been running a series of
report on Wu (Hao) style tai chi, covering Master Liu Jishun and his
students, among others.
- Cloud Gate Dance Theatre - This well-known modern dance group based in Taiwan choreographed several of their repertory based on tai
- Ju Ming Museum - has a beautiful collection of Taichi Series sculptures by Ju Ming.
- Nova Scotia School of KungFu & TaiChi - this site sells a set of videos of very famous tai chi grand masters from all the five traditional
styles, including Hao Shaoru (Wu/Hao style), Gu Liuxin, Ma Yueh-Liang and Wu Ying-Hua (Wu [Chien-Chuan] style), Fu Zhong-Wen (Yang
style), etc. The video quality reflects the limitations of the production equipments of the time, but the content is of utmost interest for any
serious tai chi-phile. Note that according to Master Liu Jishun, Grand Master Hao Shaoru was in the 3rd day of serious high fever when
the video was shot.
- 1998 5th Int'l Yongnian tai chi Conference
- sina.com.cn's tai chi listings - good source of tai chi web sites in China.
- Bay Area Wing Chun Association - web site of local (Bay Area) Wing Chun martial artists, with interesting accounts of top tai chi artists,
especially for people who are not familiar with the martial arts aspects of tai chi. The reverence shown in this web site for top tai chi
masters should dispel any doubts of tai chi's place among true martial arts, coming from top Wing Chun practitioners, who are known
for their fighting capabilities (and who count, among others, Bruce Lee, as one of their top fighters).
- Journal of Asian Martial Arts
* With special focus on, but not limited to, local (San Francisco Bay Area) tai chi clubs and traditional styles.