Masters of Tai Chi: The Interviews (Paperback)
Interviews with leading teachers and experts of tai chi. Film director Jon Braeley spent more than twenty years in China, recording interviews with well known figures in the internal martial art of tai chi, including Chen style tai chi, Yang style tai chi and Wudang tai chi. The second part of the book is Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine featuring doctors, pharmacists and professors. 242 pages, include behind-the-scenes stories by the author and 150 photographs.
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Paperback. 6×9 inches. 242 pages
Soft cover paperback edition with color matt laminated cover. Interior high quality paper and black and white photographs. 242 pages.
Interviews with leading teachers and experts of tai chi chuan. Film director Jon Braeley spent more than twenty years traveling across China, recording interviews with well known figures in Chen style, Yang style and Wudang Mountain style tai chi. Interviews include Chen Xiaowang and Chen Xiaoxing of Chen style tai chi, Cui Zhongsan of Yang style and grandmaster Zhong Yun Long of Wudang Sanfeng tai chi. Step inside Chen Village tai chi school to learn details and facts about the history and changes of Chen style that made it a potent fighting art. The masters are asked penetrating questions on the theory of tai chi, of yin and yang and five elements, and the health and self-defense aspects of tai chi. Their own personal stories and tai chi practice are revealed with some remarkable answers, like the famous tai chi master who gave up his schools to practice tai chi in seclusion, living in a remote mountain cave for many years.
The second half of the book, Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is packed with interviews of China’s top experts, doctors, pharmacists and professors. Ground-breaking interviews during doctor-patient examinations and diagnosis, reveal how traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine is practiced in reality. Doctors of Acupuncture and hospital pharmacists explain how and why their methods work, whereas foreign methods do not. A ‘bonesetter’ demonstrates the sensitivity of his hands as he applies acupressure to his patients. A Tibetan doctor explains how feeling the pulse of the wife or husband will identify illness in any family member. These interviews, complete and uncut, have not been published until now, and answer many questions about China’s most esoteric and mysterious arts. Masters of Tai Chi: The Interviews, at 242 pages, include behind-the-scenes stories by the author and 150 photographs.
Paperback soft cover with color Matt laminated cover. Black and white print interiors. High quality paper. 242 pages. Size 6×9 inches
150 black and white Photographs
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