T'ai Chi Stick

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Like all the other sections of T'ai Chi, T'ai Chi Stick is an integral part of a complete art. It can only be mastered after long and dedicated practise with expert guidance, for it too contains many deep essences.

Some idea may be gained from the following illustrations, but its true beauty and value cannot be appreciated until you have witnessed it yourself, or better still, begun to master the movements, techniques and essences for yourself.

Very few schools teach T'ai Chi Sword, T'ai Chi Dance and T'ai Chi Stick, but all of these are taught within our Taoist Arts, for they represent our links with Taoist antiquity, and keep us in touch with our ancient Masters, Taken together, all of the Taoist arts are like a hand. Take any one of them away, and it is like a hand with no fingers. Each is separate in its own right yet all are one, for they combine, blend and harmonize together, not only through technique, stances, postures and movement, but also because they help to reinforce each other with the control, use and flow of the essences that are involved.

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The Chinese Art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan

by Chee Soo

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