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Sun Lu Tang

Sun Jian Yun

This must-have book, with over 100 packed pages, is a detailed account of Chen Wei-Ming's instructional 1928 book on Yang style Taiji (Tai-Chi) Sword. More than just a translation of the original text, 'Taiji Sword: Volume I,' is annotated with explanatory training notes from Master Chen's classmates, who like Chen Wei-Ming (1881-1958) studied under Grandmaster Yang Cheng-Fu (1883-1936).  Volume I contains: 83 old photos of Chen Wei-Ming demonstrating Taiji sword postures, corresponding empty hand postures, translation of an old version of Chen's instructional text, old Chinese mythological drawings related to specific sword postures, clarifications from Master Fu Zong-Wen (1903-94) on Chen's teachings, the Original 13 Sword Teachings, and many historical photos associated with Chen Wei-Ming never published before.  


About the translator & compiler:

Bradford Tyrey, lived in China, the Republic of China and Japan from 1984-97, having had studied with many of China's National Treasures in the martial arts. Madam Sun Jian-Yun's good friend, Master Fu Zhong-Wen (Yang Cheng-Fu's grandnephew), at her request, accepted Bradford as a student in 1985 so that he could research and learn the traditional taijiquan teachings of the Yang family as passed down in Shanghai by Chen Wei-Ming, who had been a disciple of both Sun Lu-Tang and Yang Cheng-Fu