Beyond the Closed Door explains in clear layman's terms the evolution of Chinese Culture and how it has profoundly influenced the character of T'ai Chi Ch'uan. It does so by framing Chinese ideas in the context of Western thought, pointing out the differences as well as the similarities. Beyond the Closed Door is not a how-to book for someone wishing to learn T'ai Chi. Rather it is a study of T'ai Chi's cultural heritage that, at the same time, requires an explanation of the principles of this soft martial art. If you want to know why the Chinese developed their unique system of martial arts, why the Chinese meditate and we in the West pray, then this book is for you.
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Arieh Lev Breslow has taught T'ai chi Ch'uan for over twenty years in Israel, Europe and the United States. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and the University of Wisconsin where he earned an MA in history. He is also the author of When Less is More: Using the Mind to Exercise the Body as well as numerous articles on health and exercise. He now lives in Jerusalem with his wife Anne and their three daughters, Leah, Amira and Merav.Review:
This isn't just another Tai Chi book: it examines the Chinese culture and traditions which has fostered Tai Chi, considering Taoist thought, the origins and form of Tai Chi, and special challenges of its principles. Enjoy a dynamic consideration of the growth of Chinese Buddhism and the evolution of a movement transcending martial arts. -- Midwest Book Review
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Descripción Paul H. Crompton Ltd, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110964473003
Descripción Paul H. Crompton Ltd. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0964473003 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.1485774