The more I see of the Tai Chi Ruler the more interesting the story gets. I’ve written elsewhere about a word-of-mouth revelation that there is indeed an entire martial style based on the ruler, a family style once jealously guarded. Whether apocryphal or not, I can see that this simple instrument is widely adaptable to both Qigong and martial studies. Our newest edition is in Chinese, but so clearly taught in this combination full-color book and companion VCD, that all movements can be gleaned from the instruction. This version by Professor Zhang Guang De, incorporates those simple actions we normally see with the ruler into routines that also have wider, stronger and more beautiful martial-style moves.