Student Resources

Books, Links and Films for Beginners

T’ai Chi Ch’uan: A Simplified Method of Calisthenics for Health & Self Defense by Cheng Man-ch’ing, North Atlantic Books, 1981

Cheng Man-ch’ing demonstrating the form

The Professor: T’ai Chi’s Journey West

Key Books

Cheng Tzu’s Thirteen Treatises on T’ai Chi Ch’uan by Cheng Man-ch’ing, 1947; translated by Benjamin Pang-Jeng Lo and Martin Inn, North Atlantic Books, 1985

Master Cheng’s New Method of Tai-chi Ch’uan Self-Cultivation by Cheng Man-ch’ing, translated by Mark Hennessy, Blue Snake Books, 1999

The Essence of T’ai Chi Ch’uan: The Literary Tradition Translated by Lo, Inn, Amacker, & Foe, (revised & annotated) (revised as) IRI Press, 2008

Questions and Answers on T’ai Chi Ch’uan By Ch’en Wei-ming, 1929, translated by Benjamin Pang-Jeng Lo and Robert W. Smith, 1985, North Atlantic Books


The Master Tapes

Maggie Newman: Following the Chi Vol.1 & 2

The Lectures with Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo