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Pocket Tai Chi for Beginners is the perfect introduction to this popular exercise discipline--now in a handy, inexpensive format This book presents the Simplified Tai Chi method created by China's Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports. Unlike traditional Tai Chi, which has over 80 complicated movement sequences or forms, Simplified Tai Chi has 24 short and easy-to-remember movement forms which provide all the health benefits but are far easier for ordinary people to learn and practice on a daily basis. This book provides everything you need--step-by-step instructions and over 160 clear and simple illustrations. Tai Chi is the fastest-growing martial art in the world today--due to its physical, mental and spiritual benefits--combining low-impact exercise, self-healing, meditation and a philosophy of life all in one. Benefits of Tai Chi include:
- Reducing falls by improving flexibility and balance
- Relieving joint pain
- Reducing stress and anxiety
- Lower blood pressure
- Strengthened core, legs and upper body
Master Tri Thong Dang is one of America's most respected Tai Chi instructors who has trained many thousands of practitioners. His easy-to-follow method highlights the spiritual essence of Tai Chi and at the same time its graceful simplicity.
About the Author
Tri Thong Dang was born in Vietnam and studied under the revered Grand Master Chiu Chuk-Kai, eighth-generation master of the Chinese Tai-Mantis system. A teacher of martial arts for over 30 years, he was a practitioner of Pa-kua Chang, Hsing-i Chuan, Qigong and Yang style Chi Chuan. Master Tri was the author of the bestselling novel Beyond the Known and was the founder and director of the Budo Educational Center in Sacramento, California.