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T'AI CHI Magazine is the leading international magazine for persons interested in Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan), qigong, and other internal martial arts, as well as those interested in similar Chinese disciplines which contribute to fitness, health, and a balanced personal sense of well being.

Now in its 36th year, it is respected for the quality of its content and the continuing effort to contribute to the development of Tai Chi Chuan world wide. Its feature articles are written by and about international authorities from China and other countries throughout the world.

The magazine is published by Marvin Smalheiser, who founded the publication in 1977 as a four page newsletter. He has practiced Tai Chi since 1969 and studied with Marshall Ho'o and Kai-ying Tung. As editor of the magazine, he has  interviewed well over 100 teachers and masters from China and the U.S, He teaches at Los Angeles City College Community Services program and Griffith Park.

See the links under The Magazine/Magazine Issues for descriptions of the content in each issue.


By Jiang Jian-ye. This is an advanced weapon form from Master Wang Wei of Beijing. It combines Bagua movements with spear techniques. There are 18 postures that help to develop flexibility and joint mobility. There is a demonstration of the form from the front. Then the postures are taught step-by-step. Each movement is taught up to 8 times slow and regular speed with views from front, side and back. There are multiple reviews of short segments. At the end there are demonstrations of the entire form at slow speed and three at regular ...


In this issue there are a number of interesting articles that emphasize important aspects in the practice of Tai Chi Chuan. There is also the report about the death of C. K. Chu, a prominent teacher in New York City.
Chu came to the U. S. from Hong Kong and went to school in the New York City and received a masters degree in Physics, which he taught in New York City schools until his retirement some years ago.
But an important thrust in his life was the martial arts, which he studied in Hong Ko...

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