The T'ai Chi Centre

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The Essence of T'ai Chi Ch'uan - The Literary Tradition, Lo/Inn /Amacker/Foe (trans.), North Atlantic Books (1979).

For Beginners

T'ai Chi, Cheng Man-ch'ing and Robert Smith, Tuttle (1982).

T'ai Chi - The Essential Introductory Guide, Alan Peck, Vermilion (1996).

Further Reading


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).