**The notation "Tàijíquán" corresponds to the official romanization of  Mandarin in the People's Republic of China, introduced in1957.
"T'ai Chi Ch'uan" or wrongly "Tai Chi Chuan" corresponds to the Anglo-Saxon Wade-Giles System from 1912. the correct pronunciation is approximately: "Tydsichuen".



One of the most important classics on Taijiquan* (Tai Chi) for the first time in German. Matthias Wagner has re-typeset the original and translated and illustrated it with brilliant new pencil drawings,.

The book contains the Chinese Original and German translation of the 20th centuriy's most famous grandmaster's legendary instructions regarding the exercise of the traditional taiji form and it's
application during a combat. With192 pages, illustrated throughout with photorealistic drawings, it is not only a delight with regards to it's content for anyone interested in taijiquan, but it is also a joy to look at.

Louis Swaim, leading specialist for the subject and translator of the american version (The Essence And Application of Taijiquan) writes: "Your photo-based illustrations are beautiful. You did a fantastic job of capturing the light and shadow, disclosing detail in Yang Chengfu's postures and expressions. As you can imagine, over the years I have studied the old photos very carefully, so I can appreciate your exquisite eye for important detail that one had to strain to notice in the photos."..." Your efforts to preserve the tradition are admirable."

Jan Silberstorff (20. generation Chen-style) sais:"by the way, the book...is excellent and I have recommended it several times!!"

Yang Chengfu "Das vollständige Buch von
Form und Anwendung des Taijiquan", in original Chinese and German, translated and illustrated by Matthias Wagner. Big format, ca. 21 x 30 cm, 192 pages, 126 pictures.

ISBN 978-3-00-035699-5

12 handmade copies in the making (full linen, USD 199,-), if interested, mail us!
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The Poster
All of the 104 pictures of Yang Chengfu doing the long form
100 x 42,5 cm. High-quality print on 130g/m²-paper. Safe shipping in cardboard roll plus box

NEW € 22,50
€ 25,80

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The Portraits

of the representatives of Yang-style-taijiquan from it's creator Yang Luchan to the lineholder in 6th generation Ding Teah Chean ("John Ding").

By Matthias Wagner 2009
Pencil on hand made paper, 70 x 50 cm each. ordering page

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