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The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West

The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West is a feature documentary about Tai Chi and one of its great masters, Cheng Man-Ching, a man who brought Tai Chi and Chinese culture to the West during the swinging, turbulent 60’s. This documentary film tells his remarkable story and features Tai Chi as a martial art and a spiritual practice.

Union members can get it for $1 off and support the union by using the code TCUGB, for either a rental or purchase, on The Professor’s Vimeo on demand page. Enter the code on checkout.

The full price is £2.15 rental, £7.18 stream anytime.

Here is a taster:

i-Chi – Online Taiji Training

The i-Chi programme is comprised of fifteen x 40 minute workshops covering the whole of the 37 Step Short Form

Each workshop covers 3 or 4 moves in detail plus all key learning points. We work at a pace that you can easily follow.

The Workshops are divided into 4 learning levels: From beginner to intermediate. Each develops the main principles and training methods and helps you progress.

We use many angled videos of live workshops. Including Additional Master Classes, written text, music and interviews to help make it easier to learn.

We offer you a direct and thorough training system that enables you to follow, learn and enjoy.

You can watch, follow and repeat at any stage.

Cost: One off payment of £68

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Slowly Slowly Catch a Monkey £15

Well here we are again only a year after our 2nd book “Up Close and Personal” (UCAP) was let loose on an unsuspecting public. The time between the first and second book was seven years, but you know the old saying “You wait for ages for a bus and then 2 come along together” well that seems to be true about our books.

When we were compiling the chapters for UCAP, we found we had twice as many chapters as was sensible to inflict on you in one go.

It has been said that Tai Chi is the “thinking man’s Martial Art” but it may have been just too much thinking to do in one book; hence “Slowly Slowly Catch the Monkey” was born

forwards by
Bill Douglas, Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

Michael DeMarco, Publisher & Tai Chi Instructor
Journal of Asian Martial Arts

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The Tai Chi Companion Lucy Gardner £10

Part mystical martial art, part exercise anyone can do, tai chi is the perfect activity to enrich your life, making you feel happier, healthier and more energetic. Not just another tai chi book, this guide explains how new and experienced practitioners can enhance both their practice and their lives. Some of the ways may surprise you… The book contains a complete range of exercises and activities with explanatory photos. It includes sections on opening the joints, improving mobility, stretching muscles and relaxation of both body and mind, designed specifically to complement the study of tai chi. There’s also a guide to taking up tai chi and and practical tips for studying abroad, information on different styles, and a wry look at the competing versions of its history. An essential companion to living the tai chi way.

Up Close and Personal £15

It has been seven years since we published our first book ‘Views from the back of the class’ and so we thought that maybe it was time to share some further views and experiences from the students and instructors that hopefully will again inspire new and experienced Tai Chi players alike.
The diversity of the articles within this second book, and the people who wrote them, is vast; many of the chapters have been submitted by students and teachers who contributed to the first book and are still with us.

We are hoping, we have, as before, structured the chapters to ensure this tai chi book is a ‘dip in’ easy read, and often light-hearted view of tai chi life.

 

Bamboo design greeting cards Set of 8 by Alec Jones £10

As well as beauty, Bamboo has many useful and practical qualities. Not least of these are strength, lightness and flexibility; some of these qualities aspired to by all Tai Chi players.

There are 8 designs available in this style.
£10 per set of 8 cards (one of each design)
All prices include p & p

These cards are blank inside for your own message. They are approx. 10.5cm x 15cm and come with an envelope.

Bamboo design greeting card 014 by Alec Jones £1.50

As well as beauty, Bamboo has many useful and practical qualities. Not least of these are strength, lightness and flexibility; some of these qualities aspired to by all Tai Chi players.

£1.50 per card
There are 8 designs available in this style.
£10 per set of 8 cards (one of each design)
All prices include p & p

These cards are blank inside for your own message. They are approx. 10.5cm x 15cm and come with an envelope.

Bamboo design greeting card 013 by Alec Jones £1.50

As well as beauty, Bamboo has many useful and practical qualities. Not least of these are strength, lightness and flexibility; some of these qualities aspired to by all Tai Chi players.

£1.50 per card
There are 8 designs available in this style.
£10 per set of 8 cards (one of each design)
All prices include p & p

These cards are blank inside for your own message. They are approx. 10.5cm x 15cm and come with an envelope.

Bamboo design greeting card 012 by Alec Jones £1.50

As well as beauty, Bamboo has many useful and practical qualities. Not least of these are strength, lightness and flexibility; some of these qualities aspired to by all Tai Chi players.

£1.50 per card
There are 8 designs available in this style.
£10 per set of 8 cards (one of each design)
All prices include p & p

These cards are blank inside for your own message. They are approx. 10.5cm x 15cm and come with an envelope.

Bamboo design greeting card 011 by Alec Jones £1.50

As well as beauty, Bamboo has many useful and practical qualities. Not least of these are strength, lightness and flexibility; some of these qualities aspired to by all Tai Chi players.

£1.50 per card
There are 8 designs available in this style.
£10 per set of 8 cards (one of each design)
All prices include p & p

These cards are blank inside for your own message. They are approx. 10.5cm x 15cm and come with an envelope.

Bamboo design greeting card 010 by Alec Jones £1.50

As well as beauty, Bamboo has many useful and practical qualities. Not least of these are strength, lightness and flexibility; some of these qualities aspired to by all Tai Chi players.

£1.50 per card
There are 8 designs available in this style.
£10 per set of 8 cards (one of each design)
All prices include p & p

These cards are blank inside for your own message. They are approx. 10.5cm x 15cm and come with an envelope.

Bamboo design greeting card 009 by Alec Jones £1.50

As well as beauty, Bamboo has many useful and practical qualities. Not least of these are strength, lightness and flexibility; some of these qualities aspired to by all Tai Chi players.

£1.50 per card
There are 8 designs available in this style.
£10 per set of 8 cards (one of each design)
All prices include p & p

These cards are blank inside for your own message. They are approx. 10.5cm x 15cm and come with an envelope.

Bamboo design greeting card 008 by Alec Jones £1.50

As well as beauty, Bamboo has many useful and practical qualities. Not least of these are strength, lightness and flexibility; some of these qualities aspired to by all Tai Chi players.

£1.50 per card
There are 8 designs available in this style.
£10 per set of 8 cards (one of each design)
All prices include p & p

These cards are blank inside for your own message. They are approx. 10.5cm x 15cm and come with an envelope.

Bamboo design greeting card 007 by Alec Jones £1.50

As well as beauty, Bamboo has many useful and practical qualities. Not least of these are strength, lightness and flexibility; some of these qualities aspired to by all Tai Chi players.

£1.50 per card
There are 8 designs available in this style.
£10 per set of 8 cards (one of each design)
All prices include p & p

These cards are blank inside for your own message. They are approx. 10.5cm x 15cm and come with an envelope.

Wu Style Competition Routines Li Bingci £15.00

Wu Style competition routine was compiled by a group of renowned masters, and highly respected instructors, brought together by the Chinese martial art research institute of China. It was created in an attempt to conserve and promote the characteristics of traditional taiji and training, and at the same time satisfies the need of standardisation in modern Wushu competition.

The Tai Chi Nation Guide To Tai Chi £15.99

“an inspiringly brilliant introduction to the ultimate Taoist art” The Barefoot Doctor
This DVD features a simple guide to the basics of Tai Chi plus two complete Forms, filmed from two angles for total ease of use. Presented by Matthew Rochford (author of “Total Tai Chi”). Features include:

  • 24 Posture Yang Style Compact Form and 37 Posture Cheng Man Ching Form
  • An introduction to what Tai Chi is and where it came from.
  • Warm Ups to release blocked Qi in the body and joints
  • Fundamentals of Tai Chi, clearly explained.
  • Two complete Forms.
  • An overview of partner exercises and pushing hands.
  • Features music by The Barefoot Doctor and Leafcutter John

(Mercury Prize nominated). Access to free downloads from www.taichination.com
“Matthew brings his deep knowledge, passion and empathy into all of his teaching” Tony Wilkinson, author of The Lost Art of Being Happy

The Tai Chi Nation Guide To Qigong £15.99

“life affirming and truly Qi enhancing”
The Barefoot Doctor
Matthew presents a programme of Qigong meditations and exercises designed to help you find balance in life. An enjoyable, accessible guide to Qigong which is easy to use and highly effective. Includes:

  • Simple Yoga-like stretches for health.
  • Qigong mini session with visualisation
  • Two further Qigong lessons.
  • Guide to key acupressure (Qi) points.
  • “Picture in picture” format makes it incredibly easy to follow