I found this book to be both well written and a useful manual for studying Taiji Dao The book begins with istory of the Dao and depicts many swords used in China throughout time The author then examines the basics including methods of Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary and Language Companion holding the Dao Hand positions Footing etc The author makes a point of labeling all important names throughout the book with Mandarin Pinyin and Characters and English for a clear presentationTo the point I think most are interested in THE FORMThe book follows into basic skills and then enters into a Thirteen Posture Form along with applications vs spear attack The Author describes that the form taught inis book comes from Grandmaster Wang Peisheng the president of the Beijing Wu Style Taiji uan Association He was instructed in this form by Semicolon: How a Misunderstood Punctuation Mark Can Improve Your Writing, Enrich Your Reading and even Change Your Life his grandmaster Wang Maoshai andis master Yang Yuting Wang Maoshai The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to Take Over America had learned it from uan. The dao a single edged sword with a curved blade is one of the most popular weapons in traditional Chinese martial arts The art of Taiji Dao is a set of skills for using the dao derived from the popular martial art Taijiuan One of the most important aspects of Taijiuan practice is weapons training eagerly pursued by students whoave be.
You a student of Yang Luchan and the founder of Wu Style Taiji uan So for all intents and purposes I think this form can be classified as Wu Taiji Dao form However it is markedly similar to the Yang style forms as well The author makes note that a practitioner should keep in mind Although the movements of the form may differ from one group to another all variations derive from the same fundamental Taiji Dao principlesUltimately any stylist can benefit from this book whether they are looking for an introduction to Taiji Dao or for further education on the subject With over 400 pages this book certainly delivers your money s worth of Dao instruction thourough As a ten year veteran with blades of many types I finally got a custom Chinese dao and Japanese Short Stories for Beginners: 20 Captivating Short Stories to Learn Japanese Grow Your Vocabulary the Fun Way! have been using it for a long time Iad some uestions about it asked of me by my friends who were curious Ashes to Dust: Thora Gudmundsdottir Book 3 (Thóra Gudmundsdóttir Crime Series) how to use it and. Come adept in the basic skills of the art The Complete Taiji Dao introduces the principles and practice of Taiji Dao and provides illustrated discussions of theistory of Chinese swords The book covers the istory and features of the dao; the Taiji principles from which Taiji Dao practice derives; the basic skills and techniues of the.
I sought sources I am esitant to buy books about swords because they just don t do them justice BUT this one THIS one does well and does right by a fine art It displays basics footwork fundamentals and combat techniues and in so doing expl Thanks This is really a mixed bag Very good The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes history and fairly good explanations of the movements The photos are completely useless Iave never seen a published work with such poorly reproduced photos It is a shame that the publisher allowed an otherwise good and useful work to be ruined by lazyness or unwillingness to improve the photos I would be The Hunting of the Snark: Lewis Carroll (Poetry, Classics, World Literature) [Annotated] happy to see another edition that was properly printed Excellent book very comprehensive a textbook on one of my favorite topics This book gives a very good grounding in Taiji Saberistory and practice If you want to know about Taiji Saber this is an excellent book to start with. Art; detailed descriptions and photographs of the traditional Taiji Dao form; and Taiji Dao fighting principles and training methods Broad in scope and detailed in its presentation of the principles and practice of Taiji Dao The Complete Taiji Dao represents a significant contribution to the field of traditional Chinese weapons practice.