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Tai Chi Fa Jin
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* Explains how to collect energy within and discharge it for self-defence as well as healing * Explores how to counter the natural instinct to resist force with force and develop yielding softness through the 13 Original Movements of Tai Chi * Illustrates routines for the partner practice of "Push Hands" (Tui Shou) Fa Jin, an advanced yang style of Tai Chi, complements the physical, mental and spiritual conditioning available through solo Tai Chi practice and the internal martial arts of Taoism. Fa Jin enables adepts to harness the energy of yin, yang and the earth in the lower tan tien and discharge it as an extremely close-range yet explosively powerful blow in self-defence and partner practice as well as in healing techniques. Integrating the teachings of many Taoist masters, including Chang San-Feng, the creator of Tai Chi; Wang Tsung-Yueh, the legendary 19th-century master; Bruce Lee, the actor and martial artist who made the "one-inch punch" technique famous and the Magus of Java, a living master able to discharge energy in the form of electric shocks, this book explores the history, philosophy, internal exercises and physical practices of Fa Jin. Drawing on Iron Shirt Chi Kung and Tan Tien Chi Kung techniques, Master Mantak Chia and Andrew Jan reveal the secrets to collecting yin and yang in the lower tan tien and discharging the energy in a seemingly effortless yet explosive blow. Illustrating several routines of the Tai Chi partner practice of "Push Hands" (Tui Shou), they explain how to apply Fa Jin techniques by "listening" to your opponent's intentions and countering the natural instinct to resist force with force through yielding softness and redirection. The authors, also, detail how to prepare for this advanced practice through stretching, meditation, breathing, relaxation and energetic exercises as well as the Eight Gates and the Five Steps, known collectively as the Thirteen Original Movements of Tai Chi.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Putting Tai Chi Fa Jin into Practice Preface 1 History of the Tai Chi Chi Kung Discharge Form 2 Why Practice the Tai Chi Chi Kung Discharge Form? 3 Principles of Discharge Power 4 Warm-ups and Technical Exercises 5 The Tai Chi Chi Kung Discharge Form 6 Summary of the Complete Discharge Form 7 Push Hands (Tui Shou) 8 Martial Applications of the Discharge Form 9 Home Practice Glossary Notes Bibliography About the Authors The Universal Tao System and Training Center Index

About the Author

Mantak Chia, world-famous Inner Alchemy and Chi Kung master, founded the Universal Healing Tao System in 1979. He has taught and certified tens of thousands of students and instructors from all over the world and is the author of 40 books, including Iron Shirt Chi Kung and The Inner Structure of Tai Chi. Andrew Jan is a senior instructor for the Universal Tao and a former Australian National Tai Chi and Wu Shu Champion. He lives near Perth, Australia.

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"Any martial arts collection strong in Tai Chi needs this!" Midwest Book Review, June 2012

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