Daniel Weng, Ph.D, Mark J. Wong, and Nicolas Masi, M.A.
The authors' collective knowledge in the martial arts as well as physical education make this text the ideal choice for anyone wishing to learn more about the health benefits of Tai-chi-chuan. Presented in an easy-to-read format with clear graphics demonstrating a wide variety of stretches, techniques and drills, this book will expand the reader’s knowledge and make them aware of the various benefits of the Cardio Tai-Chi program.
This text was designed as the official textbook for the Cardio Tai-Chi instructional video, which is included in DVD format with the text. The goal of this book, as well as the accompanying DVD, is to introduce the student to Tai-chi by teaching individual movements that represent basic movement patterns that are both foundational and common to all styles of Tai-chi-chuan. Via Dr. Weng’s Tai-chi Monkey System, students will be introduced to chi-king, relaxation, balance, meditation, body awareness, rehabilitation, healing, and basic self-defense.