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Book Reviews for Taijiquan: The Art of Nurturing, The Science of Power
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  • Yang Yang has produced an important and masterful contribution to our knowledge of taijiquan. It is great for both beginners and advanced practitioners and demonstrates again what the West can learn from the East.

    --Ted Kaptchuk, author of The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine.


  • Master Yang is clear and precise in his declarations of both the fundamentals and advanced theories and principles of the internal arts. This book presents a wealth of information that will help students, regardless of their current level, to learn the true theory and essence of Taijiquan and establish a solid foundation in the internal arts.

    -- Grandmaster Henry Look, Founder and Honorary Chairman, Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Association, Founder and President, I- Chuan Association, U.S.A.


  • Master Yang Yang describes Taijiquan as "one of the greatest gifts that China has to share with the world." The same can be said of his new book, Taijiquan: The Art of Nurturing, The Science of Power. This is the book that all students of Taijiquan have been waiting for - a truly comprehensive work that brings together the best of Eastern Wisdom and Western Science. Yang Yang nurtures the reader with critical insight and inspiration. We learn not only what Taiji is and isn't, but how to find a teacher and judge his or her skill. Rarest of all for books on this subject, Taijiquan is written in a clear and engaging style. I recommend it very highly to all students of natural health, fitness, Chinese culture, and the martial arts.

    --Kenneth Cohen, M.A., author of The Way of Qigong
    and Taoism: Essential Teachings.


  • It is not easy to recommend a book in the English language that clearly discusses taijiquan. . . Yang Yang's new work is a halogen lamp now available for exploring and illuminating this art called taijiquan. . . This book is a treasure house of information. . . The presentation unites qigong, push-hands, silk-reeling, and form practice into one complete system. . . There is much in this book of great value to all practitioners and researchers in taijiquan, regardless of style. . . Written with the soundness of academic rigor, Yang Yang yet presents the art in a fun, easy-reading manner. . . Readers will benefit from each page, particularly since the book inspires practice.

    --Michael DeMarco, Publisher, Journal of Asian Martial Arts. Look for the full review in a future volume of the Journal of Asian Martial Arts.


  • Good information, clearly organized.
         Deep research, carefully explained.
         Chinese and Western thought, skillfully blended.
         Traditional ideas, well preserved.
         Contemporary views, insightfully shared.

    This is a valuable book for every beginner and for all us long-timers.

    --Pat Rice, Director, A Taste of China




    Table of Contents       Foreword by Bob Schlagal       Foreword by Grandmaster Feng     Reviews







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