Most Westerners are familiar with Taiji Quan (often spelled T'ai Chi Ch'uan), the graceful, dancelike exercise movements practiced by the Chinese to promote health and longevity. However, many do not realize that Taiji is also a martial art, and that it includes practice with weapons, including the ancient sword called jian. As with Taiji Quan, the practice ofTaiji Jian is based on Chinese yin-yang, five-elements, and Daoist philosophical concepts, and combines meditation, martial, and healing arts.
The Art of Chinese Swordsmanship is the first complete English-language introduction to Taiji Jian. It describes the history of jian swordsmanship, its fundamental principles, and its essential form of thirty-two postures, including a thorough discussion of both internal and external components. Written by a master who has practiced the sword form for twenty-five years, it will allow interested Westerners to study and practice this rewarding path to physical and mental well-being.
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Zhang Yun began studying martial arts in 1973 in his native China. He studied both Taiji Quan and its weapons forms with Master Luo Shuhuan and then with the renowned Master Wang Peisheng, president of the Beijing Wu Style Taiji Quan Association, and went on to study Bagua, Xingyi, and Qigong. He began teaching in Beijing in 1983, and now teaches in Princeton, New Jersey.
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