Our Foundation Textbook

"Taijiquan: The Art of Nurturing, The Science of Power"
by Dr Yang Yang, Phd

Dr. Yang Yang, Phd  

Taijiquan: The Art of Nurturing, The Science of Power
by Dr. Yang Yang 

The best introductory book in English on Tai Chi. Although "Hunyuan" does not appear in the title, Yang Yang is one of Grandmaster Feng's disciples, and this book is in fact about Hunyuan Tai Chi (although it applies equally well to the other styles of Tai Chi). Not a how-to manual, but rather an in-depth look at the inner essence of Tai Chi, including the underlying principles of practice and the development of neigong (internal energy and skill).


Dr. Yang has a strong background in the martial arts, and studied Hunyuan Tai Chi directly with Grandmaster Feng for many years in Beijing as a formal disciple. He is also a PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois, with a focus on the mechanisms and benefits of Tai Chi, which adds a unique modern scientific research angle to his writing. It's very hard to find material of this depth. Highly recommended. 

Buy the book directly from the school bookstore. 

[Note: Apparently only the first edition, which is "out of print" and therefore too expensive, appears on Amazon, so we don't recommend buying there.] 

(All Beginning Tai Chi and Foundation Qigong students receive a hardbound copy of the book upon registration.)