body mechanics of tai chi chuan Author:william c c chen Body Mechanics of Tai Chi Chuan For the Art of Self Defense — My book entitiled "Body Mechanics of Tai Chi Chuan" deals with the human body under the action of given forces and is based on practical physics such as body leverage and the hudraulic pressures which exist in our body. The principles of body mechanics which are found in Tai Chi Chan ... more »are universal to all human beings. These principles promote good health and animate one's dail;y activities. There is no doubt that they help martial artists attain their goal of speed and maximum power. Therefore, Tai Chi Chuan has been one of the best Chinese martical arts as well as a means of achieving physical fitness for centures.
Over the past 30 years, my emphasis has always been on the realistic applications of Tai CHi Chuan. In fact, the concept of body mechanics is the results of my life long devotion. Some people may think I am against the "supernatural" elements of Tai Chi Chuan. I would rather say that I am very happy and satisfied with its practical aspects.« less