Tai Chi Thoughts is a thoughtful and thought provoking exploration of tai chi chuan. In its pages you will find questions, answers, observations and insights from Wolfe Lowenthal, and many other subscribers, all exploring the solo form, push hands, sword, and the many ways in which tai chi chuan relates to our daily lives.
Books by Wolfe Lowenthal Lowenthal, W. (2006) 'Like a Long River: Some Tai Chi Thoughts', Amherst Ma, Long River Tai Chi Press.
Lowenthal, W. (1994) 'Gateway to the Miraculous: Further Explorations in the Tao of Cheng Man-ch’ing', Berkeley California, Frog Ltd., c/o North Atlantic Books.
Lowenthal, W. (1991) 'There are no Secrets: Professor Cheng Man-ch’ing and his Tai Chi Chuan', Berkeley California, North Atlantic Books.
Books by Cheng Man-ching Wile, D. (Trans. and compiler) (2007) 'Cheng Man-ch’ing ‘Zheng Manqing’s Uncollected Writings on Tijiquan, Qigong, and Health, with New Biographical Notes', Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sweet Ch’i Press.
Hennessy, M. (Trans.) (1999) 'Cheng Man-ch’ing, ‘Master Cheng’s New Method of Taichi Ch’uan Self-Cultivation', Berkeley California, Frog Ltd.
Wile, D. (Trans. and compiler) (1986) 'Cheng Man-ch’ing ‘Cheng Man Ching’s Advanced T’ai Ch’i Form Instructions', New York, Sweet Ch’i Press.
Lo, Benjamin Pang Jeng, Inn, M. (Trans.) (1985) 'Cheng Man-ch’ing, ‘Cheng Tzu’s Thirteen Treatises on T’ai Chi Ch’uan', Berkeley California, North Atlantic Books.
Cheng Man-ch’ing and Smith R.W. (1983) 'T’ai-Chi: The “Supreme Ultimate” Exercise for Health, Sport, and Self-Defense', Rutland, Vermont, Charles E. Tuttle Co.
Tseng, B. (Trans.) (1981) Cheng Man-ch’ing, 'T’ai Chi Ch’uan: A Simplified Method of Calisthenics for Health and Self Defense', Berkeley California, North Atlantic Books.
The Tai Chi Classics Lo, B.P.J., Inn, M., Amacker, R., Foe, S. (Trans.) (2008) 'The Essence of T’ai Chi Ch’uan: The Literary Tradition', San Francisco, IRI Press.
Davis, B. (Trans.) (2004) 'The Taijiquan Classics: An Annotated Translation', Berkeley California, North Atlantic Books.
Other books about Tai Chi DeMarco, M.A., LaFredo, M.F.A. (Eds) (2015) 'Cheng Man-ch’ing and T’ai Chi: Echoes in the Hall of Happiness: An Anthology of Articles from the Journal of Asian Martial Arts', Santa Fe New Mexico, Via Media Publishing.
Barrett, R. (2006) 'Taijiquan: Through The Western Gate', Berkeley California, Blue Snake Books.
Books on Taoism Hinton, D. (Trans. and commentary) (2015), Lao Tzu, 'Tao Te Ching', Berkeley California, Counterpoint. [NB there are many translations of the Tao Te Ching for the reader to choose one that resonates for them].
There are many books by Alan Watts. Below are a few that I have enjoyed reading: Watts, A. (1974) 'Cloud Hidden, Wherabouts Unknown: A Mountain Journal', London, Jonathan Cape. Watts, A. (1997) 'Taoism Way Beyond Seeking': The Edited Transcripts, London, Thorsons. Watts, A. (1975) 'Tao The Watercourse Way', New York, Pantheon Books [a more scholarly treatment].