Focus Taijiquan shares methods for learning and practicing Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan).
The author leverages his quarter-century of experience to share three of the classic texts written or discovered by Wu Yu-Xiang in the late 19th century.
Focus Taijiquan presents the classic Taijiquan Canon as a handbook for your training. The author examines each verse from the legendary texts for meaning, explains the verse in its cosmological context, and—where possible—relates it to a physical exercise. After establishing a firm foundation through these exercises, the author presents the long form of Sun Style Taijiquan for your daily practice.
The foundational exercises in this book are excellent training aids for any style of Taijiquan. With an emphasis on functional alignment, breathing, stepping techniques, finding balance, and creating a focused, meditative, mind, they are a required regimen for a long-term commitment to Taijiquan practice.
This is a pragmatic approach to Taijiquan that provides you a framework for further study.