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T’AI CHI FORM POSTERpublished by the School of T’ai Chi Chuan, Inc.

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© 1980, 1984, 2002, 2017 T’ai Chi Foundation, Inc. All rights reserved. No images or other parts of this chart may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission from T’ai Chi Foundation, Inc. Design: Manhattan Design.

Each: $12.00
An exclusive Beginning Level Chart showing the movements of the first third of the Yang Style Short Form as modified by Professor Cheng Man-ch’ing. This easy-to-read chart shows:

  • Illustration and name of each posture and intermediary movements
  • Diagrams indicating weight placement to help the beginning student practice at home

2 DVD set: Roots and Branches
Five Element Qi Gong™

$24.95 plus s/h. We are very pleased to have this two-DVD set available! For a detailed description click here.

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Here is a review from one of the first persons to purchase this DVD from us:

“I received the two DVD set this weekend. Today was my first opportunity to play them and my first impression of DVD #1 is AWESOME. Your focus and description of the Five Elements is excellent. Overall the DVDs are very professional, easy to understand, and visually appealing. I look forward to #2.”
— Kathy de Bucy, Director
Canadian Acupressure College

Streaming and downloadable versions now available here: https://www.taichifoundation.org/products

T’ai Chi Form DVD:
The Principles and Practice of T’ai Chi Chuan

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New reduced price!: $19.95 plus s/h
DVD Produced for the T’ai Chi Foundation by Rick Brown to be used as an aid in your study of T’ai Chi.

The first section of this DVD shows the Yang-style short form as a continuous flow from beginning to end, emphasizing the internal principles of T’ai Chi. The second section shows a round that pauses at the postures to point out specific indications in the form. Also included, is a short introduction to our school and as a special bonus, some rarely seen footage of our school’s founder, Patrick Watson. 27 minutes.

Streaming and downloadable versions now available here: https://www.taichifoundation.org/products

Combo Price for both DVDs,
Roots and Branches 5 Element Qi Gong
plus Principles and Practice of T’ai Chi Chuan

$40 plus s/h.

Cotton Soled T’ai Chi Shoes

$12.00 a pair plus s/h
Contact us for available sizes, or for help finding a source for any size we don’t have in stock.

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Tai chi and related books

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Master Cheng’s New Method of T’ai Chi Chuan
Translated by Mark Hennessy

book coverCheng Man-ch’ing, the famed master of t’ai chi, is regarded as an enormously influential figure in codifying the most widely practiced form of this ancient martial art. This volume, developed by the martial arts master and scholar, details the way that students arrive at a posture — from beginning movements to the end pose.

Softcover $13.95 plus s/h

NYC T’ai Chi in black and white, photographs by Ken Van Sickle
and Terry Marks

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We are very proud to offer this book, a collaboration by one of our apprentice teachers, Terry Marks, and the renowned photographer, T’ai Chi practitioner, and student of Cheng Man-Ch’ing, Ken Van Sickle!

T’ai chi is an internal Chinese martial art that encompasses a system for health as well as philosophy.

Description from the back cover: “Known for his stunning black-and-white photography of New York and Paris in the 1950s and 60s, Ken Van Sickle focused his camera on what would become his main focus and lifelong study. As a student of Professor Cheng Man-Ch’ing in New York City from 1967–1975, he documented Professor’s classes using the same eye for composition, atmosphere, balance, and motion that distinguishes his other work.

Just as the New York School of T’ai Chi Chuan continues its pursuit of t’ai chi principle in Professor’s lineage, Terry Marks follows in the photographic footsteps of Ken Van Sickle. Known for her evocative, dreamlike paintings, she uses the same eye to unearth hidden worlds in shadows and reflections of the t’ai chi studio, offering us a glimpse into the internal nature of a t’ai chi practice in the twenty-first century.

Ken Van Sickle is a photographer with work in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection, and also teaches t’ai chi workshops around the world. He is the author of the book Tai Chi Sword and cinematographer of the documentary feature The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West. Terry Marks is an artist who works in painting, drawing, printmaking, and tattoo. Her award-winning work has been exhibited internationally and is associated with the Remodernist movement Stuckism. She is a student and junior instructor at the New York School of T’ai Chi Chuan.”

Softcover $25 plus s/h

T’ai Chi Chuan – A Simplified Method of Calisthenics, by Cheng Man-Ching

book coverThis is the original classic about the Short Form the most popular and widespread form of Tai Chi in the West, it is a must-read for every serious Tai Chi student.

Softcover $12.95 plus s/h

Cheng Tzu’s Thirteen Treatises
on T’ai Chuan
Translated by Lo & Inn

book coverThis text has been and still is tremendously illuminating to me. Though I have read it as casual reading a couple of times, I have found it most useful when digested a concept at a time. The explanations while thick are necessarily so. Professor Cheng has thoroughly described each motion and its application. A very complex task indeed. Each time I work out I pick a section of the book and try to refine that portion of the form. Each time I am amazed by Cheng Tzu’s ability to turn a movement I have made thousands of times into something new and amazing.

Softcover $18.95 plus s/h

There Are No Secrets
by Wolfe Lowenthal

book coverPart insight to the influential Tai Chi Professor, part sagely advice on how to practice Tai Chi, and part one man’s personal search for meaning, There Are No Secrets is composed of many short untitled chapters that relate these parts in an almost wandering way. Each chapter is self-contained and brief enough to drive the point without pontificating. Lowenthal’s “relaxed” style is invigorating and helps the overall flow of the book making it a joy to read.

Softcover $16.95 plus s/h

Essence of T’ai Chi Chuan
by Benjamin Lo, 100 p.p.

book cover Translations of Chinese classic writings on the internal meaning of T’ai Chi Chuan.

Softcover $14.95 plus s/h

T’ai Chi Chu’an Ta Wen by Ch’en Wei-Ming Translated by Benjamin Lo
& Robert W. Smith, 61 p.p.

book cover “This book, T’ai Chi Ch’uan Ta Wen, was written sixty years ago by Professor Ch’en Wei-ming, who was a famous exponent of the Yang style T’ai Chi Ch’uan and a student of the great master, Yang Cheng-fu. In 1927 he established the Chih Jou School in Shanghai where he taught many students. At that time he saw how popular T’ai Chi Ch’uan was becoming and he was concerned that if it became a fad it would lose its original spirit. In the process of its being spread, its principles would be forgotten or mixed with other forms, thus leading to the loss of an important part of its essence. Therefore, this book is based only on what Professor Ch’en heard in his teacher’s classes. The questions are his own personal questions.”
-Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo, from the Introduction

Softcover $12.95 plus s/h

Lao-Tzu: My words are very easy to understand: Lectures on the Tao Teh Ching by Man-jan Cheng, 240 p.p.

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Professor Cheng Man-Ching presents practical and profound commentary on the ancient text. Subtly woven into Professor’s commentary is a unique insight into the Tao Te Ching’s connection to the practice of T’ai Chi Chuan. A must for any student of the classics. Includes a biography of Professor Cheng.

Softcover $12.95 plus s/h

Tao Teh Ching
Translated by Dr. John Wu, 115 p.p.

book coverWritten more than two thousand years ago, the Tao Teh Ching, or “The Classic of the Way and Its Virtue,” is one of the true classics of the world of spiritual literature. Traditionally attributed to the near-legendary “Old Master,” Lao Tzu, the Tao Teh Ching teaches that the qualities of the enlightened sage or ideal ruler are identical with those of the perfected individual. Today, Lao Tzu’s words are as useful in mastering the arts of leadership in business and politics as they are in developing a sense of balance and harmony in everyday life. To follow the Tao or Way of all things and realize their true nature is to embody humility, spontaneity, and generosity.

John C. H. Wu has done a remarkable job of rendering this subtle text into English while retaining the freshness and depth of the original. A jurist and scholar, Dr. Wu was a recognized authority on Taoism and the translator of several Taoist and Zen texts and of Chinese poetry.

Softcover $11.95 plus s/h

Tao Teh King Paperback
translated by Archie J. Bahm, 132 p.p.

book coverWidely recognized as one of the world’s great literary classics [this is the same book as the two listed above, but with yet another translation, and a different spelling for the title], the Tao Teh King is one of the simplest yet most profound interpretations of man and nature. As a religion, it provides one of the sanest and most enduring of the major religions of mankind. Interpreted here by one of the foremost Western scholars of Eastern philosophies.

Softcover $19.95 plus s/h

Sun Tzu: Art of War
translated by Thomas Cleary, 174 p.p.

book cover These essays by Sun Tzu, written in China more than 2,000 years ago, set out the principles and strategy for the conduct of war. This translation includes historical references and commentaries by Chinese military leaders and outlines the influence of Sun Tzu’s writings on modern warfare.

Softcover $12.95 plus s/h

 A Book of Five Rings
by Miyamoto Musashi, 96 p.p.

book cover Japan’s most renowned warrior, this is the classic guide for any situation where plans and tactics are used. Today, its philosophy is studied and applied by students of the martial arts as well as business executives and military leaders.

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The Web That Has No Weaver
by Ted J. Kaptchuk, O.M.D., 402 p.p.

book coverThe theory and practice of Chinese medicine presented in terms that can be understood by a western audience. A good introduction to Chinese medicine. Contains valuable information for all students of medicine and healing.

Softcover $18.95 plus s/h

Between Heaven & Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine by Harriet Beinfeld, L.Ac. and Efrem Korngold, L.Ac. O.M.D., 432 p.p.

book cover A well-written and comprehensive study of the theory of Chinese medicine with in-depth explanations of the treatments and therapeutic applications. Examines the essential principles of traditional healing methods with an emphasis on their relevance for healing in our times.

Softcover – Contact us for price and availability

All Sickness Is Home Sickness by Diane M. Connelly, 162 p.p.

book cover An easily read, enjoyable collection of poetry and narration relating to life and health.

Softcover – contact us for the price

Opening the Gate of Life – Wisdom for Cultivating Health, Vitality, and Longevity
by David Goodell, M.Ac.

Gate of Life CoverDrawing on over 35 years of meditation and the study, practice, and teaching T’ai Chi and Classical Five-Element Acupuncture, this engaging, concise book presents the fundamental concepts of balancing and nourishing our vital chi energy.

“A remarkable survival guide of practical, timeless wisdom, tempered by experience and offered with simple clarity.”
– Pat Gorman, L.Ac., M.Ac.
T’ai Chi Foundation Legacy Holder

Softcover $16.95 plus s/h

Yellow Emperors Classic of Internal Medicine, translated Ilza Veith, 260 p.p.

book coverWritten in the form of a dialogue in which the emperor consults his physician on all questions of health and the art of healing. Regarded as the seminal work of Chinese medicine.

Softcover – contact us for the price

Health Through Balance: An Introduction to Tibetan Medicine by Dr. Yeshi Donden

book cover “The best work of Tibetan medicine ever to appear in English.” Dr. Barry Clark.

Softcover $14.95 plus s/h

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche, 256 p.p.

book cover In 1927, Walter Evans-Wentz published his translation of an obscure Tibetan Nyingma text and called it the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Popular Tibetan teacher Sogyal Rinpoche has transformed that ancient text, conveying a perennial philosophy that is at once religious, scientific, and practical. Through extraordinary anecdotes and stories from religious traditions East and West, Rinpoche introduces the reader to the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism, moving gradually to the topics of death and dying. Death turns out to be less of a crisis and more of an opportunity. Concepts such as reincarnation, karma, and bardo and practices such as meditation, tonglen, and phowa teach us how to face death constructively. As a result, life becomes much richer.

Softcover $17.95 plus s/h

Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light by Namkhai Norbu

book cover This book will introduce you to a whole new level of dream understanding. Rather than seeing dreams as messages from the Psyche, the Dzogchen tradition of Tibet views them as an opportunity to recognize and interact with the foundations of your life.

Softcover $12.95 plus s/h

The Way of Chuang Tzu by Thomas Merton, 240 p.p.

book cover Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk, and author of more than fifty books on spiritual, philosophical, and social issues, was one of those rare Western thinkers who was completely at home in the philosophies of Asia. A collection of his poetic renderings from the Chinese classic attributed to the great figure of early Taoism conveys its spirit in a way no other translation has.

Softcover $12.95 plus s/h

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