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Reading List

  • T’ai Chi, Cheng Man-ch’ing and Robert Smith, Tuttle (1982).
  • Laoshi, Taichi Teachers and pursuit of Principle, Jan Kauskas
  • T’ai Chi - The Essential Introductory Guide, Alan Peck, Vermilion (1996).

  • Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi. 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart and Sharp Mind, Peter M. Wayne, Mark L. Fuerst. Shambhala Publications, Inc. 2013 by Harvard Health Publications
  • T’ai Chi Ch’uan Becoming one with Tao, Petra and Toyo Kobayashi, Tuttle Publishing (2006
  • Taiji Qigong: The theory and Practice of Taiji Qigong - Chris Jamey
  • The Essence of T’ai Chi Ch’uan: The Literary Tradition, Lo/Inn /Amacker/Foe (trans.), North Atlantic Books (1979)
  • Taiji Push Hands: The secret of Qi in Taiji Quan, Ping-Siang Tao, Blue Mountain Feng Shui Institute, Washington, 2009
  • Chinese Boxing - Masters and Methods, Robert Smith, North Atlantic Books (1974).
  • The Tao of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Jou, Tsung Hwa. T’ai Chi Foundation (1981).
  • The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan, Yang Chengfu, Louis Swaim (trans.), North Atlantic Books (2005).
  • Cheng Tzu ‘s Thirteen Treatises on T’ai Chi Ch ‘uan, Cheng Man-ch’ ing, Benjamin Lo (trans.), North Atlantic Books (1985).
  • T’ai Chi Ch’uan Ta Wen, Chen Wei-Ming, translated by Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo and Robert W. Smith, North Atlantic Books (1985).
  • Cheng Hsin - The Principles of Effortless Power, Peter Ralston, North Atlantic Books (1989).
  • T’ai Chi Touchstones: Yang Family Secret Transmissions, Douglas Wile (trans.), Sweet Chi Press (1983).
  • T’ai Chi for Health and Self-Defence, T.T. Liang, Vintage Books (1977).
  • Classical T’ai Chi Sword, Petra and Toyo Kobayashi, Tuttle (2003).
  • T’ai Chi Ch’uan - The Internal Tradition, Ron Sieh, North Atlantic Books (1992).
  • Further Explorations in The Tao of Cheng Man-ch’ing, published by Frog Ltd., 1994 ISBN: 1-883319-13-7
  • Professor Cheng Man-ch’ing and his Tai Chi Chuan, North Atlantic Books, 1991 ISBN: 1-883319-13-7
  • There Are No Secrets, Wolfe Lowenthal, Frog Ltd.
  • Gateway to the Miraculous, Wolfe Lowenthal, Frog Ltd.


  • Tao Te Ching - Various translations, some terse… others fluffy! Dip into a few and see what’s to your taste.
  • Vitality, Energy, Spirit - A Taoist Sourcebook, Translated and edited by Thomas Cleary, Shambala (1991).
  • Awakening to the Tao, Liu I-Ming, translated by Thomas Cleary, Shambala (1998).
  • The Book of Balance and Harmony, translated by Thomas Cleary, North Point Press (1989).
  • The Art of War, Sun Tzu, translated by Thomas Cleary, Shambala (1988).
  • Zen Flesh Zen Bones, compiled by Paul Reps, Penguin (1957).
  • Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki, Weatherhill (1973).
  • The Book of Five Rings, Miyamoto Musashi, translated by Thomas Cleary, Shambala (1993).
  • Training with the Master - Lessons with Morihei Ueshiba, John Stevens and Walter Krenner, Shambala (1999).
  • The Taoist I Ching, translated by Thomas Cleary, Shambala (1991).
  • 101 Reflections on Taichi Chuan, Michael Gilman, YMAA Publication Center, (2002).