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    • ISBN:9781856753579
    • Publication date:07 Sep 2015

The Complete Tai Chi Tutor

A structured course to achieve professional expertise

By Dan Docherty

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The Complete Tai Chi Tutor provides a structured programme towards achieving professional expertise in the art of Tai Chi. Its clear step-by-step illustrations and practice tips guide the reader from beginner to advanced level, through to practitioner-teacher.

The Complete Tai Chi Tutor provides a structured programme towards achieving professional expertise in the art of Tai Chi. Its clear step-by-step illustrations and practice tips guide the reader from beginner to advanced level, through to practitioner-teacher.

Dan Docherty's The Complete Tai Chi Tutor leads you on a spiritual journey towards understanding the key principles and history of the art of Tai Chi.

It investigates what is known and unknown concerning the origins and history of Tai Chi, from the ancient texts of Chinese civilization to the 21st century, and explores some key questions on the way. Docherty considers the practicalities of teaching, reviewing the fundamentals and benefits of practice, and demonstrates some highly efficacious but little-known drills, as well as fundamental practice and key Long Form techniques. In addition, he explores the martial and self-defence application of some of the fundamental techniques. Finally, Docherty offers guidance on becoming a Tai Chi instructor and explores areas of tuition, competitions and styles.

This illustrated guide offers you sequential directions on key techniques, such as Single Whip, Vanguard Arms and Seven Stars, with descriptions on how to do major form techniques. Moves are clearly demonstrated through the use of step-by-step photography and text. Whether you have some Tai Chi knowledge of if you are looking to become an advanced practitioner, this guide will take your practice to the next level.

Biographical Notes

Dan Docherty is an international Tai Chi and Qijong consultant who has taught, and continues to teach, thousands of students at seminars throughout the world.

Since 1989, Dan has been the organiser of the British Open Tai Chi Championships. He is Chairman of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain. He regularly contributes to martial arts publications and is the author of the recently published Tai Chi Bible (Godsfield, Feb 2014), Tai Chi Chuan and Complete Tai Chi Chuan.

Dan learned Tai Chi Chuan while serving as an Inspector in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force between 1975 and 1984. In 1980 he won the Open Weight Division at the fifth South-east Asian Chinese Pugilistic Championships in Malaysia. He is an LLB graduate from Glasgow University and holds a postgraduate CNAA diploma in Chinese. He regularly travels to the Far East, especially to China, for research.

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  • ISBN: 9781856753524
  • Publication date: 03 Sep 2015
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Gaia
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