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 The following are colleagues, affiliations and schools I support and recommend.


Patience Tai Chi Association (PTC)

Patience Tai Chi Association

Brooklyn, New York
Master William C. Phillips, Founder

Website: PatienceTai

  • James Leporati
  • Avi Schneier
  • Michael Pekor,
  • Marisa Coluccio
  • Jill L. Basso

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Fellow Tai Chi Enthusiasts, Classmates, Friends

Cheng Man-Ch’ing Enterprise

Taijiquan Study Group

Tai Chi Kung Fu of Long Island 

Sinobarr Productions: Ken Van Sickle 

William C.C. Chen Tai Chi

Hudson Valley Tai Chi

The Willow Tree Post

Tai Chi Chuan Institute 

Wuwei Tai Chi Club

Tai Chi Productions Dr. Paul Lam

Pushing for Peace T’ai Chi 

Martial Arts View 

Cheng Man-Ch’ing Biography Project

Tai Chi Farm and the Grandmaster 

The Dantian Challenge

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Recommended Readings

Professor Cheng Man-Ch’ing Form Instruction

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

Cheng Man-Ch’ing, Master Cheng’s New Method of Tai Chi Ch’uan Self Cultivation: translated by Mark Hennessy, Frog, Ltd c/o North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California, 1999

Cheng Man-Ch’ing and Robert W. Smith, T’ai-Chi: The “Supreme Ultimate” Exercise for Health, Sport and Self-Defense, Charles E. Tuttle Co, Inc., Rutland, VT, 1967

Tai Chi Philosophy and Principles

Hennessy, Mark, Cheng Man-Ch’ing: Master of Five Excellences, Frog, Ltd., Berkeley, CA 1995

Jou, Tsung Hwa, The Tao of Tai-Chi Chuan Way to Rejuvenation, Tai Chi Foundation, Warwick, NY, 1981

Liao, Waysun, T’ai Chi Classics, Shambhala Classics, Boston, MA, 1977

Lo, Benjamin Pang Jen, Inn, Martin, Amacker, Robert & Foe, Susan, The Essence of T’ai Chi Ch’uan: The Literary Tradition, Blue Snake Books, North Atlantic, Berkeley, CA, 1979

Lowenthal, Wolfe, There are No Secrets: Professor Cheng Man-Ch’ing and his Tai Chi Chuan, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA 1991

Wile, Douglas, Master Cheng’s Thirteen Chapters on T’aiChi Ch’uan, Sweet Ch’I Press, Brooklyn, NY 1982

Wile, Douglas, T’ai-chi Touchstones: Yang Family Secret Transmissions, Sweet Ch’i Press, Brooklyn, NY, 1983

Wile, Douglas, Cheng Man-Ch’ing’s Advanced T’ai-Chi Form Instructions, Sweet Ch’i Press, Brooklyn, NY, 1985

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Recommended DVDs

Patience Tai Chi: Form and Push Hands DVD’s (link to dvd

The CMC Master Tapes (Cheng Man-Ch’ing Enterprise) (link

T’ai Chi: The International Magazine and Wayfarer Productions (link

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The health benefits of Tai Chi (Harvard Medical School)

A Life Biography of Cheng Man-Ch’ing, By Tam Gibbs

Five Good Principles of Tai Chi Skills 

Tai Chi Chuan as Meditation

Taoism and Tai Chi Chuan, James Leporati 

The Journal of Asian Martial Arts

Yang Cheng Fu’s Ten Essential Points 

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Tai Chi for Children


Tai Chi for Kids 

Tai Chi for Health Institute 


Figueroa, Jose and Berwick, Stephan, Tai Chi for Kids, Tuttle Publishing, North Clarendon, VT, 2005

Olson, Stuart Alve, Tai Chi for Kids: Move with the Animals, Bear Cub Books, Rochester, VT 2001


Can children learn Tai Chi? 

Teaching Tai Chi Chuan to Kids 

Yoga and Tai Chi for Kids

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Robust evidence of Tai Chi’s beneficial effect on health and how it works.

Thomas A. Krapu, Ph.D Website: Research on Tai Chi 

 Tai Chi Research Article into the Effects of Tai Chi: Compiled for the Department of Aging, Dr. Paul Lam 2012 (pdf)

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