moving about. learning Chinese, practicing Tai Ji Quan, doing Qi Gong, or simply going out running. resisting the monkey impulses.

Thursday, March 04, 2004


I'm thinking I ought to read and refer to no more than Seven books, or Nine.

Here's some. Follow the links for susequent links to shop-sites. [x] = ISBN.

  • Dan Docherty : Complete T.C.C. (his site- very well respected UK teacher, history of HK police training, strong on Martial Applications) : history/applications/+a Wu(?) style form. [1861260334]
  • Robert Parry: The T.C. Manual (site) (he also wrote the Teach Yourself TC book(s): v. easy to follow photos of short Yang form + a bit of seasoning. out of print.[0749916990, 074991713-x (pbk)]

  • Cheng Man Ch'ing. Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on T'ai Chi Ch'uan. Translated by Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo and Martin Inn. Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books, 1985. [no coordinates I'm afraid, but this lineage-on-a-catalogue-card must be connected with most practitioners, or are we all Players?

I have seen/read/possess others. Not many worthy of mention, I think.

What else: Barefoot Doctor (no intro or link required, surely, but see The Observer/Boots the Chemists/telly if stuck) : Return of the Urban Warrior.

There must be megablogs of Tai Chi sites, all with booklists. 10,000! Monkey Sighs.

Here's one I spied earlier, with a Joke.

Monkey likes jokes, ha ha!



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