Introduction 1-1. General Introduction 1-2. Becoming a Proficient Taijiquan Martial Artist 1. Know the History 2. Know the Theory and Principles 3. Know What You are Doing 4. Know What Other Instructors are Doing 5. Know Your Students 1-3. How to Use This Book Analysis of Taijiquan Techniques 2-1. Introduction 2-2. General Principles of Taijiquan Techniques Downing the Enemy Qin Na (or Chin Na) Cavity Strike (Dian Xue) 2-3. Analysis of Taijiquan Techniques Yang Style Taijiquan Techniques Taiji Pushing Hands 3-1. Introduction 3-2. Key Points in Pushing Hands Training Key points of pushing hands: Song of Eight Words Song of Pushing Hands The Secret of Withdraw and Release 3-3. Heng and Ha Sounds 1. Yi is Extended and Concentrated: 2. Qi is Balanced, Full, and Extended: 3. The Sound is Focused and Condensed: 4. Hand Forms: 3-4. Taiji Ball Training The Ball: Where to Practice: General Principles of Training: Taiji Ball Training: 3-5. Pushing Hands Training Open Doors and Windows: Fundamental Training of Pushing Hands: Pushing Hands Training: 3-6. Martial Applications of Pushing Hands Downing the Enemy: Qin Na Control: Cavity Strike: Analysis of the Taiji Fighting Set 4-1. Introduction 4-2. General Rules and Principles Rules and Principles 4-3. Analysis of the Taiji Fighting Set Taijiquan Fighting Strategy 5-1. Introduction 5-2. About a Real Fight Before the Fight: 5-3. How to Connect in Taijiquan Fighting How to React: How to Step: Defense Against Kicks: 5-4. Attack Timing 5-5. Jing in a Fight 5-6. Taijiquan Poetry and Songs Strategies Conclusion Appendix. Yang Style Taijiquan 37 Postures (list) Appendix . Yang Style Taijiquan Fighting Set (list) Translation and Glossary of Chinese Terms
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is a world authority ontai chi chuan and Chinese martial arts. He maintains 55 schools in 18countries. He is the author of over 35 books and 80 instructional videos. Inside Kung Fu Magazine nominated him as a person who has made thegreatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years." Dr. Yang, Jwing-Mingresides and teaches at his retreat center in Miranda, California.