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    T’AI CHI FORM POSTER, published by the School of T’ai Chi Chuan, Inc.

    Each: $12.00


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    An exclusive Beginning Level Chart showing the movements of the first third of the Yang Style Short Form as modified by Professor Cheng Man-ch’ing. This easy-to-read chart shows:

    • Illustration and name of each posture and intermediary movements

    • Diagrams indicating weight placement to help the beginning student practice at home

    © 1980, 1984, 2002, 2017 T’ai Chi Foundation, Inc. All rights reserved. No images or other parts of this chart may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission from T’ai Chi Foundation, Inc. Design: Manhattan Design.

    2 DVD set: Roots and Branches Five Element Qi Gong™

    Each: $24.95 plus s/h


    tai chi shopWe are very pleased to have this two-DVD set available! For a detailed description click here.

    Here is a review from one of the first persons to purchase this DVD from us:

    “I received the two DVD set this weekend. Today was my first opportunity to play them and my first impression of DVD #1 is AWESOME. Your focus and description of the Five Elements is excellent. Overall the DVDs are very professional, easy to understand, and visually appealing. I look forward to #2.”
    — Kathy de Bucy, Director
    Canadian Acupressure College

    Streaming and downloadable versions now available here.

    T’ai Chi Form DVD: The Principles and Practice of T’ai Chi Chuan

    Each: $19.95 (newly-reduced price)


    tai chi shopDVD Produced for the T’ai Chi Foundation by Rick Brown to be used as an aid in your study of T’ai Chi. The first section of this DVD shows the Yang-style short form as a continuous flow from beginning to end, emphasizing the internal principles of T’ai Chi. The second section shows a round that pauses at the postures to point out specific indications in the form. Also included, is a short introduction to our school and as a special bonus, some rarely seen footage of our school’s founder, Patrick Watson. 27 minutes. Streaming and downloadable versions now available here.

    Combo Price for Both DVDs: Roots and Branches 5 Element Qi Gong plus Principles and Practice of T’ai Chi Chuan

    Each: $40.00 (plus shipping and handling)

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    Cotton-Soled T’ai Chi Shoes

    Each: $20.00 (plus s/h)


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    Contact us for available sizes, or for help finding a source for any size we don’t have in stock.

    Master Cheng’s New Method of T’ai Chi Chuan

    Translated by Mark Hennessy

    Each: $13.95 plus s/h


    tai chi shopCheng Man-ch’ing, the famed master of t’ai chi, is regarded as an enormously influential figure in codifying the most widely practiced form of this ancient martial art.

    This volume, developed by the martial arts master and scholar, details the way that students arrive at a posture — from beginning movements to the end pose.

    Opening the Gate of Life: Wisdom for Cultivating Health, Vitality, and Longevity

    Softcover / by David Goodell, M.Ac.

    Each: $16.95 plus s/h


    tai chi shopDrawing on over 35 years of meditation and the study, practice, and teaching of T’ai Chi Chaun and Classical Five-Element Acupuncture, this engaging, concise book presents the fundamental concepts of balancing and nourishing our vital chi energy.

    “A remarkable survival guide of practical, timeless wisdom, tempered by experience, and offered with simple clarity.”
    – Pat Gorman, L.Ac., M.Ac.
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    NYC T’ai Chi in Black & White

    Photographs by Ken Van Sickle and Terry Marks

    Each: $25 plus s/h (softcover)


    tai chi shopWe are very proud to offer this book, a collaboration by one of our apprentice teachers, Terry Marks, and the renowned photographer, T’ai Chi practitioner, and student of Cheng Man-Ch’ing, Ken Van Sickle!

    T’ai chi is an internal Chinese martial art that encompasses a system for health as well as philosophy.

    Description from the back cover: “Known for his stunning black-and-white photography of New York and Paris in the 1950s and 60s, Ken Van Sickle focused his camera on what would become his main focus and lifelong study. As a student of Professor Cheng Man-Ch’ing in New York City from 1967–1975, he documented Professor’s classes using the same eye for composition, atmosphere, balance, and motion that distinguishes his other work.

    Just as the New York School of T’ai Chi Chuan continues its pursuit of t’ai chi principle in Professor’s lineage, Terry Marks follows in the photographic footsteps of Ken Van Sickle. Known for her evocative, dreamlike paintings, she uses the same eye to unearth hidden worlds in shadows and reflections of the t’ai chi studio, offering us a glimpse into the internal nature of a t’ai chi practice in the twenty-first century.

    Ken Van Sickle is a photographer with work in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection, and also teaches t’ai chi workshops around the world. He is the author of the book Tai Chi Sword and cinematographer of the documentary feature The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West. Terry Marks is an artist who works in painting, drawing, printmaking, and tattoo. Her award-winning work has been exhibited internationally and is associated with the Remodernist movement Stuckism. She is a student and junior instructor at the New York School of T’ai Chi Chuan.”

    T’ai Chi Chuan: A Simplified Method of Calisthenics, by Cheng Man-Ching

    Each: $13.95 plus s/h (softcover)


    tai chi shopThis is the original classic about the Short Form the most popular and widespread form of Tai Chi in the West, it is a must-read for every serious Tai Chi student.

    This is the original classic about Short Form, the most popular and widespread form of T'ai Chi in the West. T'ai Chi Ch'uan is a must-read for every serious T'ai Chi student. This book is not meant to "teach" T'ai Chi Ch'uan, but meant to expound upon its meaning to the earnest practitioner; to offer the layperson a glimpse into this ancient art; and to communicate the author's unique perceptions and experiences that only a lifetime of practice can cultivate. Taken in this context, this is a most valuable book.

    Cheng Tzu’s Thirteen Treatises on T’ai Ch'uan

    Translated by Lo & Inn

    Each: $18.95 plus s/h (softcover)


    tai chi shop“This text has been and still is tremendously illuminating to me. Though I have read it as casual reading a couple of times, I have found it most useful when digested a concept at a time.

    The explanations while thick are necessarily so. Professor Cheng has thoroughly described each motion and its application. A very complex task indeed. Each time I work out I pick a section of the book and try to refine that portion of the form. Each time I am amazed by Cheng Tzu’s ability to turn a movement I have made thousands of times into something new and amazing.”

    There Are No Secrets

    by Wolfe Lowenthal

    Each: $16.95 plus s/h (softcover)


    tai chi shopPart insight to the influential Tai Chi Professor, part sagely advice on how to practice Tai Chi, and part one man’s personal search for meaning, There Are No Secrets is composed of many short untitled chapters that relate these parts in an almost wandering way.

    Each chapter is self-contained and brief enough to drive the point without pontificating. Lowenthal’s “relaxed” style is invigorating and helps the overall flow of the book making it a joy to read.

    Essence of T’ai Chi Chuan

    by Benjamin Lo, 100 p.p.

    Each: $19.95 plus s/h (softcover)


    tai chi shopTranslations of Chinese classic writings on the internal meaning of T’ai Chi Chuan.

    A handbook of the classical Chinese literature on which the art of t'ai chi is based.

    First English translation of the classic texts of T'ai Chi Ch'uan.

    This is required reading for practitioners of every style.

    T’ai Chi Chu’an Ta Wen by Ch’en Wei-Ming

    Translated by Benjamin Lo & Robert W. Smith, 61 p.p.

    Each: $12.95 plus s/h (softcover)


    tai chi shop“This book, T’ai Chi Ch’uan Ta Wen, was written sixty years ago by Professor Ch’en Wei-ming, who was a famous exponent of the Yang style T’ai Chi Ch’uan and a student of the great master, Yang Cheng-fu.

    In 1927 he established the Chih Jou School in Shanghai where he taught many students. At that time he saw how popular T’ai Chi Ch’uan was becoming and he was concerned that if it became a fad it would lose its original spirit. In the process of its being spread, its principles would be forgotten or mixed with other forms, thus leading to the loss of an important part of its essence.

    Therefore, this book is based only on what Professor Ch’en heard in his teacher’s classes. The questions are his own personal questions.”

    -Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo, from the Introduction

    Lao-Tzu: My Words are Very Easy to Understand

    Lectures on the Tao Teh Ching by Man-jan Cheng, 240 p.p.

    Each: $12.95 plus s/h (softcover)


    tai chi shopProfessor Cheng Man-Ching presents practical and profound commentary on the ancient text.

    Subtly woven into Professor’s commentary is a unique insight into the Tao Te Ching’s connection to the practice of T’ai Chi Chuan.

    A must for any student of the classics. Includes a biography of Professor Cheng.

    Tao Teh Ching

    Translated by Dr. John Wu, 115 p.p.

    Each: $11.95 plus s/h (softcover)


    tai chi shopWritten more than two thousand years ago, the Tao Teh Ching, or “The Classic of the Way and Its Virtue,” is one of the true classics of the world of spiritual literature. Traditionally attributed to the near-legendary “Old Master,” Lao Tzu, the Tao Teh Ching teaches that the qualities of the enlightened sage or ideal ruler are identical with those of the perfected individual.

    Today, Lao Tzu’s words are as useful in mastering the arts of leadership in business and politics as they are in developing a sense of balance and harmony in everyday life. To follow the Tao or Way of all things and realize their true nature is to embody humility, spontaneity, and generosity.

    John C. H. Wu has done a remarkable job of rendering this subtle text into English while retaining the freshness and depth of the original. A jurist and scholar, Dr. Wu was a recognized authority on Taoism and the translator of several Taoist and Zen texts and of Chinese poetry.

    Tao Teh King Paperback

    Translated by Archie J. Bahm, 132 p.p.

    Each: $19.95 plus s/h (softcover)


    tai chi shopWidely recognized as one of the world’s great literary classics [this is the same book as the two listed above, but with yet another translation, and a different spelling for the title], the Tao Teh King is one of the simplest yet most profound interpretations of man and nature.

    As a religion, it provides one of the sanest and most enduring of the major religions of mankind. Interpreted here by one of the foremost Western scholars of Eastern philosophies.

    Sun Tzu: Art of War

    Translated by Thomas Cleary, 174 p.p.

    Each: $12.95 plus s/h (softcover)


    tai chi shopThese essays by Sun Tzu, written in China more than 2,000 years ago, set out the principles and strategy for the conduct of war. This translation includes historical references and commentaries by Chinese military leaders and outlines the influence of Sun Tzu’s writings on modern warfare.

    Sun Tzu's Art of War, compiled more than two thousand years ago, is a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict. It is perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today. Now, this unique volume brings together the essential versions of Sun Tzu's text, along with illuminating commentaries and auxiliary texts written by distinguished strategists. The translations, by the renowned translator Thomas Cleary, have all been published previously in book form, except for The Silver Sparrow Art of War, which is available here for the first time.

    A Book of Five Rings

    By Miyamoto Musashi, 96 p.p.

    Contact us for price and availability


    tai chi shopJapan’s most renowned warrior, this is the classic guide for any situation where plans and tactics are used. Today, its philosophy is studied and applied by students of the martial arts as well as business executives and military leaders.

    Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings, is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends his thesis: a man who conquers himself is ready to take it on on the world, should need arise.

    The Web That Has No Weaver

    by Ted J. Kaptchuk, O.M.D., 402 p.p.

    Each: $18.95 plus s/h (softcover)


    tai chi shopThe theory and practice of Chinese medicine presented in terms that can be understood by a western audience. A good introduction to Chinese medicine. Contains valuable information for all students of medicine and healing.

    The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic, comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese alternative medicine. This accessible and invaluable resource has earned its place as the foremost authority in synthesizing Western and Eastern healing practices. This revised edition is the product of years of further reflection on ancient Chinese sources and active involvement in cutting-edge scientific research.

    Between Heaven & Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine

    by Harriet Beinfeld, L.Ac. and Efrem Korngold, L.Ac. O.M.D., 432 p.p.

    Contact us for price and availability (softcover)


    tai chi shopA well-written and comprehensive study of the theory of Chinese medicine.

    In-depth explanations of treatments and therapeutic applications.

    Examines the essential principles of traditional healing methods with an emphasis on their relevance for healing in our times.

    All Sickness Is Home Sickness

    by Diane M. Connelly, 162 p.p.

    Contact us for the price (softcover)


    tai chi shopAn easily read, enjoyable collection of poetry and narration relating to life and health.

    Dr. Connelly is a co-founder of the Institute and has been a practitioner of traditional acupuncture since 1973. She received her Master s qualification from the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (U.K.) in 1979. She obtained a Ph.D. in cross-cultural medicine from Union Graduate School in 1975, an M.A. from New York University of Education in 1968, and her B.A. from LeMoyne College in 1967. Dr. Connelly has served as a Commissioner of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She conducts workshops nationwide and lectures annually in Germany and Italy. Dr. Connelly is the author of Traditional Acupuncture: The Law of the Five Elements (1975), All Sickness is Homesickness (1986), and with Katharine Hancock Porter, Alive and Awake (2003). She is the mother of Blaize, Jade, and Caeli.

    Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine

    Translated Ilza Veith, 260 p.p.

    Softcover – contact us for the price


    tai chi shopWritten in the form of a dialogue in which the emperor consults his physician on all questions of health and the art of healing. Regarded as the seminal work of Chinese medicine.

    The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine has become a landmark in the history of Chinese civilization. Written in the form of a dialogue in which the emperor seeks information from his minister Ch’I-Po on questions of health and the art of healing, it is the oldest known document in Chinese medicine. Ilza Veith’s extensive introduction and monumental translation, first published in 1949, make available the historical and philosophical foundations of traditional practices that have seen a dynamic revival in China and throughout the West.

    Health Through Balance: An Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

    by Dr. Yeshi Donden

    Each: $14.95 plus s/h (softcover)


    tai chi shop“The best work of Tibetan medicine ever to appear in English.”
    Dr. Barry Clark.

    Tibetan medicine holistically restores and maintains balance of the body's various systems through a variety of treatments, including diet, behavior modification, and the use of medicine and accessory therapy.

    Tibetan medicine is delicately responsive to patients' complete symptom patterns—no complaint being disregarded. Its wide variety of curative techniques are clearly explained. Dr. Donden's book was seen on NBC's Dateline during a feature on Tibetan medicine and breast cancer.

    The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

    by Sogyal Rinpoche, 256 p.p.

    Each: $17.95 plus s/h (softcover)


    tai chi shopIn 1927, Walter Evans-Wentz published his translation of an obscure Tibetan Nyingma text and called it the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Popular Tibetan teacher Sogyal Rinpoche has transformed that ancient text, conveying a perennial philosophy that is at once religious, scientific, and practical.

    Through extraordinary anecdotes and stories from religious traditions East and West, Rinpoche introduces the reader to the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism, moving gradually to the topics of death and dying. Death turns out to be less of a crisis and more of an opportunity. Concepts such as reincarnation, karma, and bardo and practices such as meditation, tonglen, and phowa teach us how to face death constructively. As a result, life becomes much richer.

    Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light

    by Namkhai Norbu

    Each: $12.95 plus s/h (softcover)


    tai chi shopThis book will introduce you to a whole new level of dream understanding.

    Rather than seeing dreams as messages from the Psyche, the Dzogchen tradition of Tibet views them as an opportunity to recognize and interact with the foundations of your life.

    The Way of Chuang Tzu

    by Thomas Merton, 240 p.p.

    Each: $12.95 plus s/h (softcover)


    tai chi shopThomas Merton, the Trappist monk, and author of more than fifty books on spiritual, philosophical, and social issues, was one of those rare Western thinkers who was completely at home in the philosophies of Asia.

    A collection of his poetic renderings from the Chinese classic attributed to the great figure of early Taoism conveys its spirit in a way no other translation has.


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