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RECOMMENDED TAI CHI BOOKS

What's on my Tai Chi bookshelf? During my almost thirty year journey learning, practicing and teaching Tai Chi Chuan I have read many books on the subject. Some of the Tai Chi books were ok, others good, and some were great. All the Tai Chi book titles below are in my personal library and are my favorites.  If you are currently learning Tai Chi or are considering learning Tai Chi please use my highly recommended list below to help you. If you didn't see "your" favorite Tai Chi or Martial Art book listed don't worry. Please share the title and author with me by reaching out through my contact form....

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KUNG FU MOVIES

  Who isn't a fan of a great Karate, Kung Fu or martial art movie? There have been many martial art movies that have inspired me to want to study martial arts. For example the clip above from the movie Billy Jack! The below list consists of my personal all time favorite martial art movies. *You can purchase these movies from Amazon using the links below or rent them from your local library. If you don't see your favorite Kung Fu or Martial Art movie on my list below reach out to me, I am open to "your" suggestions. My personal list of...

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MEDITATING GARDEN GNOME

MEDITATING GARDEN GNOME

When I was younger, I lived across the street from an older man from Italy named Amerigo. We became friends and would talk about gardening from time to time. His yard had a large vegetable garden and multiple fig trees. He had a flower in his yard that I admired it was called Rose Campion. Next thing I know they are growing in my yard. When I would come home from work I would find things done around my yard. Weeds were pulled, flowers planted, etc. I wondered who was doing these nice things for me. I would nickname the person doing...

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LEARN TAI CHI AT HOME

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One of the questions I am often asked is “Can I learn Tai Chi at home.” My answer would be yes and no. Why I say this is because it is possible to learn a choreographed Tai Chi form from a book, video, or online class. I have done it myself in the past. However, that self-learned Tai Chi form most likely would be missing so many important elements found only by learning in person from a qualified Tai Chi teacher. Proper body mechanics are essential and unfortunately, you most likely will be missing these vital points if you learn...

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TAI CHI ZERO

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TAI CHI ZERO

Synopsis: Ridiculed and mocked as a young boy because of a fleshy growth on his forehead. Yang Lu Chan's mother wants him to become a great Tai Chi master so he travels to the famous Chen village to learn internal martial arts. Everyone in the village is a Tai Chi master but will not teach and outsider Chen Tai Chi. Yang Lu Chan is very persistent in his efforts to learn Tai Chi.   I was searching on YouTube for something Tai Chi related and came across a trailer for the 2012 movie Tai Chi Zero. I was intrigued and decided...

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