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Foreword. Chapter I: Taijiquan in China Today. 1. A Popular Tradition 2. Taijiquan Coaching Centers in Beijing 3. Government Support 4. International Host Chapter II: Four Generations of a Taijiquan Family. 1. My Grandfather Li Yulin 2. My Uncle Li Tianji 3. My Taijiquan Career Chapter III: Essentials of Taijiquan. 1. Origins and Development 2. Meaning of the Name 3. Taijiquan and the Martial Arts 4. "Treatise on Taijiquan" and "Song of the 13 Methods" 5. Health Benefits Chapter IV: Taijiquan Training. 1. Key Points 2. Stages of Practice 3. Tips for Beginners Chapter V: 81-Step Yang-Style Taijiquan. 1. Introduction 2. Names of the Movements of 81-Step Yang-style Taijiquan 3. Movements and Illustrations of Yang-style Taijiquan Chapter VI: 24-Step Taijiquan. 1. Introduction 2. Names of the Movements of 24-Step Taijiquan 3. Movements and Illustrations of 24-Step Taijiquan Chapter VII: 42-Step Taijiquan. 1. Introduction 2. Technical Elements of 42-Step Taijiquan 3. Names of the Movements of 42-Step Taijiquan 4. Movements and Illustrations of 42-Step Taijiquan Chapter VIII: 42-Step Taiji Sword. 1. Introduction 2. Names of the Movements of 42-Step Taiji Sword 3. Movements and Illustrations of 42-Step Taiji Sword Chapter IX: 32-Step Taiji Sword. 1. Introduction 2. Names of the Movements of 32-Step Taiji Sword 3. Movements and Illustrations of 32-Step Taiji Sword Chapter X: Why Study Taijiquan? A Global Perspective. Appendices: I. Note on Language II. Contact Information III. Books in English by Li Deyn's Uncle, Li Tianji

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An easy-to-use, fully-illustrated guide to the historical background, practical application, underlying principles and techniques of Taijiquan

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Professor Li Deyin has achieved an international following rooted in his family's commitment, stretching over 100 years, to popularizing martial arts. He taught at Beijing's Renmin University for 40 years and has been named one of the Top 100 Chinese Martial Arts Masters. He is both a qualified judge of martial arts at the international level and a renowned national-level physical education instructor in China. He currently acts as vice-chairman of the Beijing Wushu Association.

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It is as a reference book which will serve you well for many years that I have given it a five star rating... it is a great book and much more useful than similar books I have seen before in terms of scope and clarity. -- Tai Chi Finder Limited
All the students that train with Professor Li Deyin are touched by his brilliant coaching skills and his open friendship. -- Richard V. Watson, Longfei Taijiquan Association of Great Britain

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