One of my best books around on the topic of Tàijíquán (太極拳), "The Dao of Tai Chi Chuan" (太極拳之道) is both concise and deep. Its companion "The Tao of Meditation" (靜坐開悟之道) share the same characteristics. The approach is through principles, rather than routines, and the explanations given open the doors for further research. Some of the texts and terms mentioned by Master Jou Tsung Hwa (周宗樺) in the book make reference to ancient and classic works that few other authors dare to approach.
There exists a third volume, called "The Tao of I Ching", which for me seems less interesting, as much in it is quite redundant with other books on the same topic.
Master Jou Tsung Hwa (周宗樺) is one of the exponents of the first generations that brought Tàijíquán (太極拳) to the west, and a major Internal Martial Arts community and festival was initiated by him in the U.S.


  1. Greetings! A student forwarded the link to your blog. I was so happy to see Master Jou's works mentioned here. (I'm an editor of his last edition of the "Dao of Taijiquan" before he died in his auto accident. If you are ever by chance in NY state in June 2010, please visit us at: the Tai Chi Gala: An Internal Arts Convention in Memory of Jou Tsung Hwa and Zhang San Feng. Be well and enjoy your Daoist studies!
    -Loretta Wollering


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