A magazine of martial and movement arts, with a focus on the internal style of Tai Chi Chuan

Taijitu Magazine

is published by

Phosphene Publishing Co.

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Review by Christopher Dow

 

 

 

This is one of those books that you read and wonder why the author bothered except to express his or her own interest in tai chi. Five pages of superficial exposition of tai chi’s history, philosophy, and benefits are followed by a chapter showing three limbering exercise, a section showing hand forms, and another showing basic stances.

 

Then it’s on to the demonstration of the form, shown in a series of photos that are less than substantial and do not adequately convey the sequence. Weirdly, the only real detail in the book is a photo of a foot with all the parts labeled, even though none of that comes up anywhere else in the book.

 

Not much here.

by Khor Eng Chor

(Boobooks Publications, 1986, 64 pages)

The Art of Moving Meditation: Tai Chi