Anyone who has studied taiji long enough to gain proficiency in the fundamental practices, probably has read enough to also grasp the general history and theory of the art. What we read influences our ideas about what the word “taiji” represents as a practice. For this reason, it is beneficial to look outside the mainstream writings to gain a broader view of the rich tradition taiji encompasses. A look at some of the lesser-known lineages can illustrate fascets of taiji that would have otherwise been overlooked or under appreciated.
Lesser-Known Tai Chi Lineages: Li, Wu, Sun, Xiong
- From a Small Village to the Capital: The Li Family’s Early Taijiquan Curriculum, by Wong Yuenming
- In Memory of Wu Daxin: Wu Family Taiji Boxing Gatekeeper, by Cai Naibiao; Y. L. Yip and Leroy Clark, Trans.
- A Comprehensive Introduction to Sun Family Taiji Boxing Theory and Applications, by Jake Burroughs, B.A.
- Xiong Style Taiji in Taiwan: Historical Development & a Photographic Expose Featuring Master Lin Jianhong, by Michael A. DeMarco, M.A.
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