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Sun Lu Tang

Sun Jian Yun

This Sun Tai-Chi (Taijiquan) guidebook was written in 1957 by Madam Sun Jian-Yun, daughter of Great Grandmaster Sun Lu-T'ang. With over 200 photographs of Madam Sun demonstrating postures, this book is an essential photographic reference in understanding the traditional breakdown and sequence of the Sun Tai-Chi form. Bradford Tyrey, who lived in China for 13 years (1984-97), studied the Sun family arts of Tai-Chi, Bagua, and Xingyi with Madam Sun, becoming her first foreign disciple. Additionally, he had studied with many of the elders of the Sun family during those years. After returning to the United States, he continued learning from Madam Sun over the years until her passing in 2003. This edition of her book shows: a few of Madam Sun's long-standing disciples, the breakdown of postures, the correct name of each sequence of postures, several examples of the profound teachings that Madam Sun taught in classes, examples of personal notes that Bradford wrote down while in class during those years, and a number of rare photos with explanations provided by Madam Sun. This edition of her guidebook presents a general, but necessary reference for learning the traditional Sun Tai-Chi form through follow-along photos. In an upcoming edition of this guidebook, Bradford details advanced instruction as taught by Madam Sun Jian-Yun regarding each posture.