Tai Chi Really Fencing?

Hidden Metal of Tai Chi Chuan book

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Is Tai Chi really a disguised form of fencing? Author Peter Frohlick opens up a world of ideas and speculations with this in-depth comparison between Tai Chi Chuan and the arts and influences of European fencing. Gathered from Chinese and many historical sources in the West, we are shown ancient manuscript descriptions and illustrations which make this theme come alive with questions. What exactly was the influence of the Steppe warriors, the Silk Road, the expansion of the Mongols on Western warrior ways? What might be the explanation for some of the more unusual postures in Tai Chi? What bearing does the duelling concept of the “Bind” have on the practice of Push Hands. An interesting and well documented tour.

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