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Mitch Powell:
I highly recommend the following book on Tai Chi Chuan for beginner and intermediate students:

Tai Chi Chuan 24 & 48 Postures with martial applications by Master Liang, Shou-Yu and Wu, Wen-Ching.

For those who have learned the simplified 24, this is a very good reference book. It takes each posture and details the fighting or martial application. The book is highly recommned by several of the Tai Chi greats, who have provided the forward for the authors.

The cost was $16.95 at Barnes and Noble.

I agree with you professor Powell ,I also own this book also.It shows the aplications for the movements.I like to read through  it for a refresher every once and a while.

I recomend The Thirteen Treatises on Tai Chi Chuan by Cheng Man Ching for those of you who have been training in the art for more than a year or two.  It is an excellent guide to all of the art's components and it gives some traditional and scientific explanations and illustrations that help us understand Tai Chi and is applications.  Theres not alot of pictures in it that actually walk you through forms or chi gung though, it's not that simplistic of a book.


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