About Tai Chi

Books

As students of Tai Chi Chuan develop an interest in the subject, they start to build up a list of their own favourite books, but for those who are relatively new to the subject it can be quite difficult to know where to start.

Below are some of the books currently available which we think are worth taking a look at. Some are specific to Tai Chi whilst others are classical texts, which present some of the wider philosophical concepts, which underpin the Art.

Tai Chi Chuan Books

Soft Martial Arts

The Book of Soft Martial Arts: Finding Personal Harmony with Chi Kung, Hsing I, Pa Kua and T’ai Ch’i
by: Howard Reid

Yang Family Secret Transmissions

Tai Chi Touchstones: Yang Family Secret Transmissions
by: D. Wile

Questions and Answers on T’ai Chi Ch’uan

T’ai Chi Ch’uan Ta Wen: Questions and Answers on T’ai Chi Ch’uan
by: Chen Wei-Ming, Robert Smith Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo (Translator)

The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan

The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan
by: Wong Kiew-Kit

The Source of Taiji Boxing

Chen Style Taijiquan: The Source of Taiji Boxing
by: Davidine Siaw-Voon Sim & David Gaffney

Philosophy Books

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching
by: Lao Tsu, [Jane English, Feng Gia-Fu]

The Book of Changes

I Ching: The Book of Changes
by: Thomas Cleary (Editor)

The I Ching: Or Book of Changes

The I Ching: Or Book of Changes
by: C.G. Jung

The Way of Chuang Tzu

The Way of Chuang Tzu
by: Thomas Merton

The Book of Lieh Tzu

The Book of Lieh Tzu
by: A. C. Graham