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Publisher's Summary

Learn everything you need to know about the essence of Tai chi and practical steps to master it.

This book is for the tai chi beginner. You will learn the essential concepts of tai chi as well as the fundamental steps, postures, and exercises. Whether you want to learn tai chi for health-promoting reasons or if you want to master the tai chi martial art, this audiobook will teach you what you need to know in order to grasp the philosophy on which tai chi is founded and how to execute various postures in order to start practicing this ancient Chinese art form.

Tai Chi also offers insight as to how to optimize your breathing in order to use it properly during practice and, last but not least, how to build your inner strength and energy, also known as chi.

By the time you finish listening to book, you are going to be able to completely understand the essence of tai chi, the philosophy behind it, why the breathing is a crucial part when it comes to truly mastering tai chi, the "pushing hand" postures, the numerous health-promoting benefits that are associated with tai chi, and how to execute the core practices for self-defense situations.

Why You Must Have This Book!

  • In this book you will learn how to practice the ancient art of tai chi
  • This book will teach you the steps and techniques taught by the great masters of tai chi
  • In this book you will learn how to find and develop your inner energy
  • This book will guide you through the 12 steps of qiqong breathing
  • This book will teach you the philosophy behind tai chi
  • In this book you will learn the basics of tai chi.
  • This book teaches you the fundamentals of tai chi.
  • This book teaches you the essential practical steps.
©2015 Simon Hiroki (P)2015 Simon Hiroki

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Short but just what I needed

If you are interested in learning more about Tai Chi but unsure about attending a class it is worth buying. The author does a great job packing information in a short format without overwhelming or losing the essence.

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great value for under $5

the author touches on the principles but does not walk the listener through specific techniques of striking or blocking. rather, he explained the breathing, posture, and mentality. ultimately everything you need outside of jet li films at an affordable price to begin low speed practice emulating YouTube videos. as an active full contact mma athlete new to the Chinese ways, I would recommend the practical Kung fu student listen to this book and this book only for wushu on audible because more expensive books can't teach you much beyond what is included here without visual demonstration anyway. the only chi elements I've found useful in the ring while sparing, honestly, are the breathing, looseness, posture, and other foundational principles of this art. I don't recommend audible for learning strikes, let this be your only expenditure on audible for Tai Chi .

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it is a good start too the Johnny I'm about to tak

it is a good start to the journey I'm about to take only time will tell

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a very good outline

I was not a big fan of the narrator, I think he really took a lot away from the material. but the book was well thought out and provided a good basic outline in the practices of tai chi. great for a beginner and very insightful.

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Nice introduction

Helpful for me as a beginner to hear the basics. I was looking for a little more on the history and philosophy of the origins of Tai Chi. But it was nice for it be very simple.

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Good intro

Nice broad stroke review. Can't believe that the narrator says ex-specially. Enjoyed the 12 step breathing exercise.