February 18, 2008

Taiji for Parkinson's

Doctors at Mass General Hospital are warming up to taiji as a therapy for their patients with Parkinson's disease.
Over 1.5 million Americans have the disease which causes involuntary and rigid movements. Taiji helps by keeping the muscles relaxed and loose, and improving balance. Read more....

February 3, 2008

Chinese New Year Back Issue Special

Deepen your practice of taijiquan (t'ai chi ch'uan) with Taijiquan Journal. Our back issue special includes all eighteen issues of the print edition for only $99 plus shipping! These timeless magazines include how-to articles, history, translations, book reviews, interviews, art, and our unique cartoon "The Yang and the Rootless" by New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Jackie Urbanovic. Articles include:

• Al Chungliang Huang Interview
• "No, Mom, We're Not a Cult" by Ben Harrison
• Zhongxian Wu on The Yijing and Horse Stance
• Biography of Wu Tunan by Harold Lee
• Art, photography, and writing by David Chen
• Taiji history with Stanley Henning
• Maggie Newman on Teaching
• Ju Ming, Taiji Sculptor by Cheryl Powers
• Bataan Faigao on Buddhism and Taiji
• Huang Chien-liang on Health
• Chen Weiming's Introduction
• Questions and Answers with Huang Sheng-Shyan
• Theory and Technique with Li Ya-shwan, Liu Hsi-heng, Dong Yingjie
• Plus, the taiji poetry and literature of Allen Ginsberg, Henrik Ibsen, Mark Strand, Bill Holm, Mose Allison, Lynn Sharon Schwartz, and "The News from Lake Taijiquan" by Barbara Davis

Offer good until February 29, 2008.

All eighteen back issues are $99 plus shipping, total of $110
(US orders. Contact us at editor(at) taijiquanjournal.com or call 612-822-5760 for international rates).

Books and Media Received February 2008

Recent releases of books and media include:

Cheng Man-ch'ing: The Master Tapes a documentary style four-hour DVD collection of footage shot in Cheng's New York School in the 1960s (Mastedon Productions, 2008).
Journal of Asian Martial Arts features a landmark article by Douglas Wile on "Taijiquan and Daoism from religion to martial art and martial art to religion."