RESOURCES

Downloadable PDFs

  • Warm Up Exercises

    A PDF outlining the warm up exercises.

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  • Short Form Posture List

    PDF list of short form postures. Download
  • BTCCA Handbook 1

    PDF of the original BTCCA handbook. Covering basic principles and the Short Form from the beginning to the Roll Back after Embrace Tiger Return to Mountain.

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  • BTCCA Handbook 2

    Part 2 of 3 of the original BTTCA Handbook. Covering “Sixteen Important Points and the Short Form from the Press after Embrace Tiger to Turn Body Chop and Push

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  • BTCCA Handbook 3

    Final part of the original BTCCA Handbook. Including a “Development of Important Points” and the Short Form from Step Forwards, Intercept and Punch to the end.

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  • The Long Form Posture List

    A PDF list of the postures of the Long Form

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  • The Left Side Posture List

    A printable PDF list of the Left Side postures.

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  • Straight Sword / Jian Form Posture List

    PDF list of the postures of the Straight Sword / Jian form.

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Reading List

    The Classics
  • The Essence of T’ai Chi Ch’uan - The Literary Tradition Translated by Benjamin Pang-Jeng Lo, Martin Inn, Robert Amacker North Atlantic Books (1979) ISBN: 978-0913028636 Buy from Amazon
  • T’ai Chi Touchstones: Yang Family Secret Transmissions Translated by Douglas Wile Sweet Chi Press (1983) ISBN: 978-0912059013 Buy from Amazon
  • The Taijiquan Classics: An Annotated Translation with commentaries by Chen Weiming Translated by Barbara Davis North Atlantic Books (2002) ISBN: 1556434316 Buy from Amazon
    For Beginners
  • T’ai Chi - Supreme Ultimate Exercise for Health, Sport and Self-Defense Cheng Man-ch'ing and Robert Smith Tuttle (1982) ISBN: 978-0804835930 Buy from Amazon
  • T’ai Chi - The Essential Introductory Guide Alan Peck Vermilion (1996) ISBN: 0091815045
  • Tai Chi Chuan: Becoming One with the Tao Petra and Toyo Kobayashi Tuttle Publishing (2006) ISBN: 9780804837644 Buy from Amazon
    Further Reading: T'ai Chi
  • Classic Tai Chi Sword Chiang Tao Chi, Petra Kobayashi, Toyo Kobayashi Tuttle Publishing (2003) ISBN: 0804834482 Buy from Amazon
  • Chinese Boxing - Masters and Methods Robert Smith North Atlantic Books (1974) ISBN: 978-1556430855 Buy from Amazon
  • The Tao of T’ai Chi Ch’uan Jou, Tsung Hwa T'ai Chi Foundation (1981)
  • The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan Yang Chengfu Translated by Louis Swaim North Atlantic Books (2005) ISBN: 1556435452 Buy from Amazon
  • Cheng Tzu ‘s Thirteen Treatises on T’ai Chi Ch ‘uan Cheng Man-ch' ing Translated by Benjamin Lo North Atlantic Books (8519) ISBN: 0938190458 Buy from Amazon
  • T’ai Chi Ch’uan Ta Wen Chen Wei-Ming Translated by Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo and Robert W. Smith North Atlantic Books (1985) ISBN: 0938190679 Buy from Amazon
  • Cheng Hsin - The Principles of Effortless Power Peter Ralston North Atlantic Books (1989) ISBN: 1556433026 Buy from Amazon
  • T’ai Chi for Health and Self-Defence: Philosophy and Practice T.T. Liang Vintage Books (1977) ISBN: 0394724615 Buy from Amazon
  • T’ai Chi Ch’uan - The Internal Tradition Ron Sieh North Atlantic Books (1992) ISBN: 1556431287 Buy from Amazon
  • Gateway to the Miraculous: Further Explorations in The Tao of Cheng Man-ch’ing Wolfe Lowenthal North Atlantic Books (1994) ISBN: 1883319137 Buy from Amazon
  • There are No Secrets: Professor Cheng Man-ching and His T’ai Chi Ch’uan Wolfe Lowenthal North Atlantic Books (1992) ISBN: 1556431120 Buy from Amazon
  • Steal My Art: Memoirs of a 100 Year Old T’ai Chi Master, T.T.Liang Stuart Alve Olson North Atlantic Books (2002) ISBN: 1556434162 Buy from Amazon
  • The Art of War Sun Tzu Translated by Thomas Cleary Shambala (1988)
    Further Reading: Related Topics
  • 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 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 Shambala (1989)
  • Zen Flesh, Zen Bones 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)