The Legacy of Grandmaster Li YaXuan A455
Edited by Chen Lizhu, Chen Longxiang, Li Mindi
Traditional Chinese Characters;
562 pages, many photographs
Good quality paper, oversized $49.95
This magnificent book is a collection of the writings Sifu Li YaXuan, a student of Yang Chen Fu. According to the publisher, while closely related to Lionbook’s earlier collections on this famous teacher (A416~A422, see below) which included many concepts from his son-in-law and daughter, this one is a compilation of manuscripts by Li YaXuan himself. This extensive volume presents articles, instruction, letters and discussion by Li Sifu.
The Table of Contents is extensive, but here is a just a sampling of the major sections:
~Quan Theory, Letters, and Tai Chi Exercises
~Taijiquan Cultivation Mind Method
~Tai Chi Sword Cultivation Mind Method
~Tai Chi Knife Cultivation Mind Method
~Tai Chi Spear Cultivation Mind Method
Many large, clear illustrations detailing the routines enhance the text, along with step-by-step descriptions.
A real treasure.