resources & photos


Videos to watch:

Cheng Manching practices with students, showing push hands, sword form and single movements

Manching biographical notes with commentary by Robert W. Smith

Yang Cheng Fu (1883-1936) a "legend" in his own time, and ever since

Fu Zhong Wen push hands demonstration

Mr Wang Chieh, at age 83, push hands demonstration

Fu Zhong Wen demonstrating parts of the single movements (Yang-style form)

Miyu's calligraphy in motion
Links to explore:
Inner Research Institute, School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, San Francisco
Bob teaches in Moscow, Marin County and Maui.

Jerry Grant's flute composition, performed by Kirsti Powell, with tai chi by Morgan and Susan Halperin.
April 2010, Nevada City Composers Co-operative

Bejamin Pang Jeng Lo
Cheng Man-Ching's first and most senior student
Vlasta, a student of Bob Amacker, teaches in Prague and Moscow
Nadav, a student of Martin Inn, teaches in Portland OR
Perry and Miyu complement and support  a t'ai chi practice with their acupuncture and shiatsu treatments

Suggested reading:

T'ai Chi, The Supreme Ultimate Exercise for Health, Sport and Self-Defense
Authors: Cheng Man-Ch'ing and Robert W. Smith
Note: excellent photos and explanations of form and brief history, principles, push hands

The Essence of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, The Literary Tradition
Authors: Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo, Martin Inn, Robert Amacker, Susan Foe
Note: translation of classics ~ pure poetry for contemplation and investigation

The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan
Author: Yang Chengfu
Note: form and function explained with accompanied photos

Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Translation by: Benjamin Pan Jeng Lo and Martin Inn
Note: "required reading"

The Tao of Tai-Chi Chuan, Way to Rejuvenation
Author: Jou, Tsung Hwa
Note: well-respected author and teacher whose book is dedicated to "the friendship of Chinese and American peoples." history, philosophy, meditation, drawings and photos

Cheng Man-Ch'ing, Master of Five Excellences
Translation by: Mark Hennessy
Note: insight into the life of a great 20th century "Renaissance man"

Mastering Yang Style Taijiquan
Author: Fu Zhongwen
Note: detailed "long form" explanation with photos, history and principles

There Are No Secrets, Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing and his Tai Chi Chuan
Author: Wolfe Lowenthal
Note: photos and delightful reading that will inspire and make you smile!

Gateway to the Miraculous, Further Explorations in the Tao of Cheng Man-ch'ing
Author: Wolfe Lowenthal
Note: Lowenthal was a student of Man-ch'ing in NY for many years ~ you likely will enjoy the school's website and newsletter

These are but a few of the many writings that have been published ~ We welcome your suggestions and recommendations!