Last update: 7/6/2015
Tai Chi classics
Extracted are parts (cutting out the fat) of the Tai Chi Classics that relate to fighting, opponents, and how to respond using the Tai Chi principles and theory. This is not for the theorist, but for the pugilist. For fighters by fighters.
Tai Chi Chuan Ching- Zhang San-Feng
The 13 postures and Mind:
Body Principles by Wu Yu-hsiang
4 Character Secret Transmission by Wu Yu-hsing
Song of the 8 ways by Tan Meng Hsien
Song of the 5 steps by Tan Meng-hsien
9 secret Transmission by Wu meng-Xia
Song of the 13 posture applications
Secret of the 13 postures
The secret of Yin and Yang
Yang Family manuscripts by Shen Chia-chen
Meaning of Stick, Adhere, Join and Follow
Yang Lu Chan commentary on the classics:
Yang Chen Fu’s Essence and Applications:
Sizing up and Opponent
Tai Chi Ta Wen: Questions and Answers.
Suggested reading and Reference list:
T’ai-Chi The “Supreme Ultimate” Exercise for Health, Sport, and Self-Defense- Cheng Man-Ch’ing and Robert W. Smith
Yang Family Secret Transmissions complied by Douglas Wile.
Tai Chi Secrets of the Wu and Li Styles. complied by Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming.
Tai Chi secrets of the Yang Style. complied by Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming.
Lost T’ai-Chi Classics from the Late Ch’ing Dynasty.- Douglas Wile.
The Taijiquan Classics- An Annotated Translation Including commentary by Chen Weiming.– Barbara Davis.
T’ai Chi Ch’uan Ta Wen, Questions and Answers on T’ai Chi Chuan by Chen Wei-Ming. translated by Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo and Robert W. Smith.
The Essence of T’ai Chi Chuan, The Literary Tradition. Lo/Inn/Amacker/Foe.
Annotations on Taijiquan’s Nine Songs and 81 postures. Wu Meng Xia translated by Marcus Brinkman.
Taijiquan Shu: Taijiquan Power Enhancement. Xu Yu-Sheng translated by Bradford Tyrey.
Full versions of Tai Chi Classics can be found at Lee Scheele’s Taijiquan Links page Click Here
Paul Brennan’s Translation Blog is a MASSIVE share of many translated Tai Chi Chuan and Internal Arts Texts.
Classic: Lee Ying Arg