Books on Tai Chi, BaGua, Xing Yi & related arts
Here's an alphabetical list of ALL our English language titles...

BaGua
Xing Yi
Others
Tai Chi Chuan
BaGua Texts Xing Yi Texts
BaGua Translations New Arrivals
Yi Quan (Da Cheng Quan) Wu Dang Styles
Click: We also have some rare and unusual books on these arts in the Chinese language.

NEW!!

The Xing Yi of the Chinese Army (Vol. 2)
Taking Huang Po Nien's famous "Xing Yi and Weapon Instruction" as its basis, this book shows bayonet techniques ans strateies for weapon's work from the first teacher to apply ancient techniques to modern weapons...

The Essentials of Ba Gua Zhang
This book by Gao ji Wu and Tom Bisio concentrates on the famous Gao Family Style of Ba Gua with over 550 photographs, very clear presentation and many translated key "songs" ...

Taiji Notebook
Teacher Scott Rodell deals with many aspects of the struggle to be a good Taiji practitioner in this little book of essays and writings ...

 

 


VARIOUS STYLES

LIUHEBAFA
LiuHeBaFa Five Character Secrets   by Lee Deng Feng (ed. Paul Dillon)
These are the essential documents of the LiuHeBaFa style also known as Water Boxing. These great sayings apply to all martial arts.

TAI YI (Wu Dang)
WuDang Tai Yi Wu Xing Boxing  Rare WuDang form dating back to theMing Dynasty. One of the longest authentic Taoist forms in captivity. Nicely described with much detail with Chinese and English side by side.

 

 

T'AI CHI

CHEN Style Tai Chi

Chen Taijiquan

GENERAL Principles and Exercises

Essential Movements of T'ai Chi
by John Kotsias
Recommended !

SUN Style Tai Chi

SUN Style Tai Chi by Sun Jian Yun and Paul Tam
This is an essential book for those interested in SUN style Tai Chi. An intelligent text in good English highlights this excellent little book. Our only complaint, is that the photos ...

VARIOUS Styles of Tai Chi

Tai Chi by Paul Tam
This gives a very rare version of the Tai Chi by Northern Shaolin expert Gu Ru Zhang which combined Sun and Yang styles. Gu, world famous for his Shaolin, was also an expert in Tai Chi and Cha style!

Chen Pan Ling's Original Tai Chi Text
Chen was considered by some to be one of the top technicians of the 20th century. His Tai Chi is very unusual but very interesting combining Tai Chi, Xing Yi and BaGua but well unlike to many other combinations. We've had many people request this book. It's been out of print for a few years but here it is again!

T'ai Chi Ch'ang Style
Based on Classic Yang Style this rare version of T'ai Chi was developed by one of the greatest Chinese fighers of the 2oth century, the undeafeated...

WU Style Tai Chi

T'ai Chi Push Hands by Ma Yueh Liang
This book is not always easily located. Here a top teacher of the Wu style T'ai Chi shows the basics patterns and commentary for one of its strengths, Tui Shou practice...

Wu Style Tai Chi:
A really fine edition by Ma Yue Liang's son, Ma Jiang Bao!!

Wu Tai Chi by Wang Pei Sheng
Not just one of the best books on Wu Style Tai Chi, or Tai Chi but one of the best books on Chinese Martial Arts - period
! Written by a major teacher.

Secrets of Wu Style Tai Chi:translated by Yang Jwing Ming
Important documents on the Wu version of T'ai Chi by founder and practitioners

Wu Style Tai Chi:
Noted teacher Leung Shum, an enthusiast of Wu Style, shows his set in this text...

YANG Style Tai Chi

Yang Style Taiji: The Untold Story   A highly recommended title from Jason Tsou and Art Schonfeld. This is a complete renovation of the approach to Tai Chi with a blending of deep Tai Chi theory and modern concepts from math and science.

Yang Style Taijiquan   The key book translated from the Chinese and authored by Yang Zhen Dou, Yang Chen Fu's son...

Yang Style Tai Chi Sword
AScott Rodell's new book delves deeply into the art of Chinese swrodsmanship giving some very interesting points on history, usage and the application of the form in standard and "secret" Yang styles ...

T'ai Chi Ch'ang Style
Based on Classic Yang Style this rare version of T'ai Chi was developed by one of the greatest Chinese fighers of the 2oth century, the undeafeated..

Another important Translation for Tai Chi aficionados
Here is Wu Meng Xia's "9 Songs and 81 Postures" a commentary Wu's own inheritance of secrets from the Yang family!

Yang Cheng Fu's "Essence and Applications of Taijiquan"
In 1934 Yang Cheng Fu, with the help of Zheng Man Qing, published what was a major text in the history of Tai Chi...

Illustrated T'ai Chi Simplified (Chinese/English)
An inexpensive book on Yang Tai Chi with simplified set and instruction. One of its main points is that it is en face (in English and Chinese) ...

Taijiuquan in 88 Forms    A straight instruction bookk based on the Yang style but also an edition that has sold over a million copies.

WEAPONS

Yang Style Tai Chi Sword
AScott Rodell's new book delves deeply into the art of Chinese swrodsmanship giving some very interesting points on history, usage and the application of the form in standard and "secret" Yang styles ...

Classical Tai Chi Sword
A new very clear text on the sword with background and history. Straight forward, clear ...

The Art of Chinese Swordsmanship  by Zhang Yun
An excellent book by a student of Wang Pei Sheng on the art of the Taiji Sword

T'ai Chi Thirteen Method Sword  by Li Zhen
A very basic straight forward book on TC sword in English and Chinese

T'ai Chi Thirteen Sword  by Stuart Olson
Student of T.T. Liang

Tai Chi Dragon Fan
At last! It took Bow Sim Mark to develop a really decent Tai Chi fan set...

ESSAYS and Writings

Combat Techniques of Taiji, XingYi and BaGua
This is a book by a top student of the famous teacher Wang Pei Sheng. It combines the "internal arts" applications with some technical assists from Tong Bei and Baji ....

Taiji Notebook
Teacher Scott Rodell deals with many aspects of the struggle to be a good Taiji practitioner in this little book of essays and writings ...

Important translation for Tai Chi afficionados
Here is Wu Meng Xia's "9 Songs and 81 Postures" a commentary Wu's own inheritance of secrets from the Yang family!

T'ai Chi's Ancestors
Speculations on the origins of T'ai Chi from older styles

Lost T'ai-Chi Classics from Late Ch'ing Dynasty
According to Professor Wile these are authentic, newly discovered classics

Secrets of the T'ai Chi Circle - novel
A fun book of discovery and principles told in a story fashion

Taoist Meditation (section by Chang San Feng)

The Dao of Taijiquan
Jou Tsong Hwa's book was important when it first came out and it is still important today to anyone really interested in the nature and the study of the art. A classic.

Is this the inspiration for the Tai Chi Classics?
There's a lot of evidence that says YES. Chang Nai Zhou was a scholar in the 18th century. His writings are invaluable for this period in martial history because ...

Teachers of the Internal Arts
The personal stories of some of the best known teachers of Tai Chi, Xing Yi and Ba Gua, especially in the West. Here's B. K. Frantzis, Tony Yang, Albert Liu, Tim Cartmell and others discussing what they've learned from their years of training and experiences.



 

BAGUA

NEW!! The Whirling Palms of Ba Gua Zhang
This new text by Frank Allen shows the teachings of Liu Jing Ru along withgood essays on the history, sections on the I Ching and Bagua, and some nicely turned pieces on his own teachers and practice in general. More detailed than earlier works on the subject as is Tom Bisio's book below...

NEW!! The Essentials of Ba Gua Zhang
This book by Gao Ji Wu and Tom Bisiio concentrates on the famous Gao Family Style of Ba Gua with over 550 photographs, very clear presentation and many translated key "songs" ...

Combat Techniques of Taiji, XingYi and BaGua
This is a book by a top student of the famous teacher Wang Pei Sheng. It combines the "internal arts" applications with some technical assists from Tong Bei and Baji ....

AT LAST! A reprint of Lee Ying Arng's famous PA KU for SELF DEFENSE
If you are interested in Ba Gua you MUST have this famous edition originally published in 1972. One of the first books in the English language with a complete translation of yen Te Hwa's text and some great photos ....


DRAGON STRETCHES CLAWS A much awaited book
in ENGLISH on the art of BaGua by famous expert Liu JingRu.Bigographies of famous pracitioners and much text by one of the leading experts on Cheng Style.

Emei Baguazhang by Liang Shou-Yu & Yang Jwing Ming
A BIG book on BaGua. It has sections on BaGua Chi Kung, General Concepts, the Jings (Powers) involved in BaGua, Eight Mother Palms with applications,Swimming Body BaGua with applications, and a small DeerHorn set with applications.

Pa-Kua Eight-Trigram Boxing
Allan Pittman and Robert Smith. This book outlines the history of the style based on the 8 basic trigrams that were the inspiration for the I Ching. Fully illustrated are the basics, the eight palm shapes and the eight traditional circle walks with changes.

Fundamentals of Pa Kua Chang Vol. 1
The first volume of Park Bok Nam's series on the art he was taught by Lu Shui Tian. Basics, stances, prinicples are well outlined.

Fundamentals of Pa Kua Chang Vol. 2
The second volume of Park Bok Nam's series on the art he was taught by Lu Shui Tian. More detailed information about leg locking, stepping and powerissuing are added to vol. 1.

BaGua  This book is by He Jing Han, a Taiwan practitioner of the Yin Fu style. Numerous sections on general concepts as wells as stretches and some movements...

Pa Kua Chinese Boxing for Fitness and Self-Defense by Robert Smith This is it! For whatever author Robert Smith knew or thought he knew this is one of the first books every written in English on the art of Bagua and for a long time the most famous. A lot of fun from Smith's somewhat tall tale telling technique and suspiciously Xing Yi appearing exercises.

BAGUA translations

Swimming Body Bagua by Wang Shu Jin A famous Taiwanese practitioner with many followers. This translation shows Wang himself demonstrating his particular brand of Bagua.


Liang Zhen Pu's 8 Trigram Palm
Though not as well known as some other branches, the Liang is a well constructed and solid form of Bagua and this is the recorded thoughts of its founder himself.

Translation series by Joseph Crandall

NOTE: All Velo bound

#1.  Baguazhang Practice Method    by Jiang Rong Qiao NEW !

#2.  Cheng Style Baguazhang   by Liu Jing Ru

#3.  BaGua Broadsword    

#4.  WuDang Style Baguazhang    by Fei Yin Tao

#5.  Yin Style Baguazhang    by Zhang Lie

#6.   Baguazhang Fist Studies  by Sun Lu Tang  now #13 see below

#7.  Genuine Bagua Transmission   by Sun X iKun 

#8.  Pre-Post Natal Baguazhang  by Wen Zhong Shi

#9.  Yin Style Baguazhang  by Zhu Bao Zhen

#10.  Fu Style Dragon Palm Bagua  by Fu YongHui & Liang Zhong Hong

#11.  Yin Yang Ba Pan BaGua  by Ren Zhi Cheng

#12.
 Wu Dang Elk Horn Knives BaGua  by Huang Xin

#13.   BaGua Studies and BaGua Straight Sword  by Sun Lu Tang
A new translation of the first published BaGua text by famous practitioner Sun LuTang. Also included is his BaGua Sword writings. A major text just translated by Joseph Crandall.

#14.  Yin Yu Zhang's Ba Gua Books translated
This is a translation of Yin Yuzhang's two books, Ba Gua Zhang Jian Lun (A Simple Book on Ba Gua Zhang) and Kan Dao Shu Lian Xi Fa (Practice Method ofÊ the Chopping Saber Art)....

#15.  The Turning Sword of BaGua
A double translation of two books on the same form, a Turning Sword (Zhuan Jin) of BaGua ....



XING YI
and related (Yi Quan, Da Cheng Chuan etc.)

The Xing Yi of the Chinese Army (Vol. 2)
Taking Huang Po Nien's famous "Xing Yi and Weapon Instruction" as its basis, this book shows bayonet techniques ans strateies for weapon's work from the first teacher to apply ancient techniques to modern weapons...

The Xing Yi Boxing Manual : Hebei Style Five Principles and Seven Words. Edited by Jin Yun Ting: Translated by John Groschwitz. Written in the 1920's, published in 1931, and now available for the first time in English, {this book} clearly explains the concepts and images behind the five elements of XingYi.
      

Combat Techniques of Taiji, XingYi and BaGua
This is a book by a top student of the famous teacher Wang Pei Sheng. It combines the "internal arts" applications with some technical assists from Tong Bei and Baji ....

Hsing Yi Quan Illustrated
This by Li Shuang is as direct as Xing Yi with five forms, now history, straight instruction. With both English and Chinese describing not only basics and boxing but two-person exercises.

Xing Yi Nei Gong
Dan Miller and Tim Cartmell have created a text based on Xing Yi but geared toward Nei Gong (Internal Training).

XING YI translations

New Translations of Significant Xing Yi texts
Sun Lu Tang's Xing Yi works, The Xing Yi Boxing Manual edited by Jin Yun Ting, ... NEW and discounted, too!

Xing Yi Quan Studies with Sun Lu Tang
Sun Lu Tang's Xing Yi works from the original 1915 edition. Included are an interview with his daughter and biographical notes.

Translation series by Joseph Crandall
NOTE: All Velo Bound

#1.  Xing Yi Linked Boxing   by Li Cun Yi

#2.  Henan Xing Yi 10 Animal Boxing    by Pei Xi Rong  

#3.  Xing Yi "Mother" Fists    by Jiang Rong Qiao  

#4.  Xing Yi Zha Shi Chui and Ba Shi Chuan  by Jiang Rong Qiao  

YI QUAN (also Da Cheng Quan)

Da Cheng Quan
by Wang Xue Jie. A recommended book if for no other reason than the frank and controversial articles reprint in this little text...

Da Cheng Kung Fu
by Wang Xue Jie. A more difficult to find volume on the art derived from Xing Yi ...
 

Warriors of Stillness volume #1
This first volume bases its energy work on Yang style Tai Chi ...

Warriors of Stillness volume #2: Tao of Yi Quan
One of the first books in English on Yi Quan and its standing practice including ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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