Tai Chi Training In China Book: Howard Thomas


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By Howard Thomas. #567. 7 X 8.5; 146 pages; paperback. ISBN #1-874250-70-7. If you have ever wondered what it is like to study Tai Chi Chuan in China; read this book. The author; Howard Thomas went there in 1989 and spent five years training with different masters; teachers and coaches. Adding to the ten years of Tai Chi study he already had in England; he became a multiple gold medalist in Chinese competitions. His time in China took him through the days of the Tiananmen Square massacre; brought him a Chinese wife; and led to an in-depth study of the Chinese language and its relationship to Tai Chi. This book will explain the meaning of the terms master; teacher and coach with reference to their Chinese usage and their origins in the calligraphy of the country. All in all; this work is a must for all students of Tai Chi and martial arts whatever their persuasion.

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