Today’s post is written by dkMommy Spot’s very own T’ai Chi practitioner, Sorin C.
I want to let you in on a little secret: I’m passionate about T’ai Chi. It all started some twenty years ago in Communist Romania. We were practicing in an “underground” fashion, in a secluded little park in Bucharest. An engineer was our mentor. Who knows how he got close to the art in those times; no martial art was the friend of the establishment, let alone T’ai Chi. Along came the so-called revolution in Romania, more of a political recession if you wish. It made a lot of victims but turned the country away from communism. A few years later I emigrated to the States and tied the knot again with T’ai Chi. Been practicing ever since, and will practice until the end of time. It’s that good.
So I’ve got my hands on a treasure now, called Cheng Tzu’s Thirteen Treatises on T’ai Chi Ch’uanby Cheng Man Ch’ing. T’ai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that has been transmitted over generations among members of a few religious congregations, or simply through families. It’s been a closely guarded secret for generations and, truth be told, it will still be a secret, but only to the one that does not open himself to searching for it.
Chen Man Ch’ing left his Thirteen Treatises as a legacy to his life dedicated to T’ai Chi and also as a document to be studied by anyone who wants to know the essence, the core of T’ai Chi. The book is a guide to the art. It is for a curious mind as well as for the practitioner. It is for the beginner as well as for the advanced. Page after page, the author is revealing the meaning of the art; it is his transmission to the world.
Explained in plain words and illustrated with pictures of the form, the book will satisfy the needs of anyone interested in T’ai Chi. It will take your understanding of the art to a new level, and it will guide you to correct practice. It will also introduce you to the Classics and challenge you to achieve “The mind mobilizes the ch’i and the ch’i mobilizes the body.” I am really happy to have gotten a chance to read this book, and I know it will serve me continuously as a reference for my practice of the art.
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