Cheng Man-ch'ing
(1901-1975)


(Zheng Manqing, Zhen Manran, Cheng Man-ch'ing, Cheng Jan-jan)
Professor Cheng's Taijiquan, Sword, and Books



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Bibliography
   By David Swarbrick.  


Biographical Timeline of Professor Cheng Man-Ch'ing
    

 

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Body Mechanics of Tai Chi Chuan: For the Art of Self-Defense.  By William C.C. Chen.  New York, 1973.  


Breathing and Taijiquan: Bibliography, links, quotes, notes.


Chang San Feng: Bibliography, links, quotes, notes, history, legends.


Cheng Man Ching European Tai Chi Championships 2002 - Perigueux, France


Cheng Man-ch'ing Chronology   
  1901   Born in Yungchia, in the Province of Chekiang.  
  1916   Began studies in painting, poetry and calligraphy in Hangchou
  1919   Published poetry in Peking
  1923   Teacher of Chinese Painting at Peking Academy of Fine Arts
  1926   Began study of Chinese Medicine
  1930   Established College of Chinese Culture and Art
  1932   Began study of Tai Chi Chuan with Yang Cheng-Fu
  1935   "Tai Chi Form and Applications" published.  By Yang Cheng-Fu
                 and Professor Cheng
  1936   Practicing medicine full-time
  1938   Created the 37 Posture Short Form while in Hunan
  1939   Teaching Tai Chi Chuan professionally
  1941   Married Ms. Yi-Tu.  Took the name "Man-ch'ing."
  1946   Member of National Assembly for Republic of China
  1949   Moved to Taiwan
  1950   "Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on Tai Chi" published
  1961   "Essence of Gynecology" published
  1964   Established the Tai Chi Institute in New York
  1975   Died on March 26th, Midnight


Cheng Man-ch'ing Forum Website

 

 

Cheng Man-ching

 

 

 

 

 


Cheng Man-ch'ing: Master of Five Excellences
.  Translation and commentary by Mark Hennessy.  Berkeley, California, Frog, Ltd., 1995.  166 pages.
ISBN:  188331903X.  Discussion of Master Cheng's work in calligraphy, poetry, painting, medicine and tai chi chuan.  


Cheng Man-Ch'ing's Advanced T'ai-Chi Form Instructions.  Translated by Douglas Wile.  


Cheng Man-ch'ings Yang Style Tai Chi 37 Postures Form:  List of Postures/Movements


Cheng Man-ch'ing T'ai Chi Ch'uan: A Simplified Method of Calisthenics for Health and Self Defense.  By Cheng Man-ch'ing.  Team translation reviewed by Dr., Beauson Tseng. Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 1981.  135 pages.  ISBN: 0913028851.  


Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on Tai Chi Chuan.  By Cheng Man-ch'ing.  Translated by Benjamin Lo and Martin Inn.  Berkeley, North Atlantic Books, 
1985.  223 pages.  ISBN: 0938190458.


Chinese Boxing: Masters and Methods.  By Robert W. Smith.  Tokyo, Kodansha Int., Ltd., 1980.  


Chen, William C. C. - Tai Chi Chuan      


Cheng Man-ch'ing's Advanced Tai-Chi Form Instructions.  Sweet Chi Press, 1985.  ISBN: 0912059036.   


Cheng Man-Ch'ing's T'ai Chi Ch'uan.   Patience Tai Chi Association.  Instructional DVD, 63 minutes.  The complete and authentic 37 posture form.  Limited supplies in VHS format.  


Cheng Man-ch'ing Essays on Man and Culture.  By Cheng Man-ch'ing.  Translated by Mark Hennessy.  Berkeley, California, Frog Ltd., North Atlantic Books, 1997.
200 pages.  ISBN: 1883319269.


Cheng Man-ch'ing's T'ai-Chi Ch'uan Short Form.  An instructional videotape by Robert Cuckrow, Ph.D..  63 minutes, VHS.  Detailed instructions in the form.  
Dr. Chuckrow was a student of Cheng Man-ch'ing.   VSTLC. 


Chinese Boxing: Masters and Methods.  By Robert W. Smith.  Berkeley, CA, North Atlantic Books, 1974, 1990.  ISBN: 155643085X.  


A Comparative Study Between the Traditional Yang Style of Yang Chengfu and Cheng Man Ching's Style.   By J. Justin Meehan.   20Kb+


The Complete Book of T'ai Chi.  By Stewart McFarlane.  New York, DK Publishing, 1997, 1999.  Index, 119 pages.  ISBN: 0789442590.   Detailed instruction in the
Cheng Man-ch'ing Short form, 37 movements.  VSTLC. 


The Development of Taijiquan Styles - Lineage Charts.  Al Duncan.


Eight Section Brocade Qigong


The Essence of T'ai Chi Ch'uan: The Literary Tradition.  Translated and edited by Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo; Martin Inn, Robert Amacker, and Susan Foe.  Berkeley,
California, North Atlantic Books, 1979, 1985.  100 pages.  ISBN: 0913028630.   


Five Animal Frolics


Gateway to the Miraculous: Further Explorations in the Tao of Cheng Man-ch'ing.  By Wolfe Lowenthal.  Berkeley, California, Frog Ltd., 1994.   124 pages.
ISBN: 1883319137.  Wolfe Lowenthal was a student of Cheng Man-ch'ing.   


Lao-Tzu: My Words Are Very Easy to Understand.  By Cheng Man-ch'ing.  Translated by Juh-Hua Huang.  240 pages.  Berkeley, North Atlantic Books, 2nd Edition, 1982.  ISBN:  0913028916. 


List of Movements in the Yang Style Tai Chi 37 Postures Form created by Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing


Master Cheng's New Method of T'ai Chi Chuan Self-Cultivation.   By Cheng Man-ch'ing.  Translated by Mark Hennessy.   Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, Frog, Ltd., 1999.  128 pages.  ISBN: 1883319927.


Master Cheng's Thirteen Chapters On Tai Chi Ch'uan.  By Cheng Man-ch'ing.  Translated by Douglas Wile.  101 pages.  Revised Edition.  


My Father by Cathy Cheng


Patience T'ai Chi Association.   Sifu William C. Phillips.    


Peking Short Form, Standardized 24, Yang


Photographs - Archives   Provided  by Hsu Fun Yuen.  


The Popular Modern Styles of Tai Chi Chuan.   By Peter Lim Tian Tek.


Portraits: 
One,  


The Power of Yielding: Getting It Done By Not Doing It.  By Fred Lehrman, published in "New Age Journal", 1975.  


Professor Cheng.  The Offical Website of Professor Cheng Man-Ch'ing.  Painting, calligraphy, medicine, poetry and tai chi chuan.  


Professor Cheng Man-Ch'ing's Simplified T'ai Chi Ch'uan (37 Postures).  Instructional videotape by Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo.  San Francisco, 
Universal T'ai Chi Ch'uan Association, 1991.  Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo studied under Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing from 1949 untill 1975. 


Relaxation and Taijiquan: Bibliography, links, quotes, notes.


Short Form, Beijing, Simplified 24 Movements, Tai Chi Chuan, Yang Style.   By Michael P. Garofalo.   269KB.   List of the movements (.html and .pdf), detailed descriptions with illustrations, links, bibliography, quotations, and notes.  


Short Yang Form.   Produced by Mark Allen.   


Silk Reeling and Spiral Energies in Taijiquan: Bibliography, links, quotes, notes.


Simplified 24 Form   


Standard Simplified 24 Form Taijiquan in the Yang Style.  Beijing, Simplified 24 Movements, Tai Chi Chuan, Yang Style.   By Michael P. Garofalo.   269KB.   List of the movements (.html and .pdf), detailed descriptions with illustrations, links, bibliography, quotations, and notes.  


Subject Index to the Cloud Hands: Taijiquan and Qigong Website   


Sword - Standard 32 Sword Form in the Yang Style


Sword - Taijiquan 


Sword - Yang Family Style 


T'ai Chi.  Instructional videotape by Tricia Yu.  90 minutes, VHS and DVD formats.  Detailed instruction in the Cheng Man-ch'ing short form.  


T'ai-Chi.   By Cheng Man-ch'ing and Robert W. Smith.  112 pages.  


Tai Chi and the Five Integrity.   By Ken Van Sickle, 1988.  


Tai Chi Chuan del Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing   Website in Italian.


The Tai Chi Book: Beginning and Enjoying a Lifetime of Practice By Robert Chuckrow, Ph.D..  Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, YMAA Publication Center, c 1998.   209 pages.  ISBN: 1886969647.    Dr. Chuckrow was a student of Cheng Man-ch'ing.  The Cheng 37 Posture form is described and illustrated with photographs on pages 177-204.


T'ai Chi Ch'uan For Health and Self-Defense: Philosophy and Practice.  By T.T. Liang.  New York, Vintage Books, 1977.  137 pages.  ISBN: 0394724615.   T.T. Liang studied with over 15 teachers, including Cheng Man-ch'ing.  


T'ai Chi Ch'uan in the Cheng Man-Ch'ing Tradition   Website in German.  


T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes


Tai Chi Chuan: The Chinese Way.  By Foen Tjoeng Lie.  New York, Sterling Publishing Co., 1988.   126 pages, black and white illustrations, index.  ISBN: 0806968265.  Excellent photos of Mr. Lie doing the form, informative descriptions, and a good introduction.  


T'ai Chi Ch'uan Ta Wen: Questions and Answers on T'ai Chi Ch'uan.  By Chen Wei-Ming.  Translated by Benjamin Pan Jeng Lo and Robert W. Smith.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 1986.  61 pages.  ISBN:  0938190679.


Tai Chi Chuan Yang Style Tai Chi 37 Postures Form created by Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing:  List of Postures/Movements in this Form


T'ai Chi Dynamics: Insights into Chen Man-ch'ing's Style.  Instructional videotape by Robert Chuckrow, Ph.D..  65 minutes, VHS.  A good discussion and illustration of key concepts such as: yin and yang, circularity, body mechanics, sung, peng, qi, alignment, and footwork.  Dr. Chuckrow was a student of Cheng Man-ch'ing.


Tai Chi for Health.  Instructional videotape by Terry Dunn.  120 minutes, VHS.  The Cheng Man-ch'ing 37 posture form is taught by Terry Dunn, a student of
Abraham Liu.  Includes an introduction to Tai Chi, breathing exercises, warm up suggestions, and step-by-step instructions in the form.  DVD: B0002ZDR7Q,
and VHS.  


Tai Chi for Health and Vitality: A Comprehensive Guide to the Short Yang Form.  By Robert Parry.  Hamlyn, 2005.  144 pages.  ISBN: 060061090X.


Tai Chi Handbook: Exercise, Meditation and Self-Defense.  By Herman Kauz.  Doubleday, 1974.  192 pages.  ISBN: 0385093705.  A student of Master Cheng, with a high level background in judo and karate, provides a fine introduction to both Tai Chi and Cheng's short form. 


Tai Chi Made Easy.  A Step-by-Step Guide to Health and Relaxation.  By Robert Parry.  Photography by Laura Wickenden.  London, The People's Medical Society, 1997.  Index, 144 pages.  ISBN: 1882606256.   Excellent, detailed instructions in the Cheng Man-ch'ing 37 posture short form.  


Tai Chi Sword (Jian)  Professor Cheng loved to play with the Tai Chi Sword.  


Tai Chi: The Supreme Ultimate.   By Lawrence Galante.   Edited by Betsy Selman.  York Beach, Maine, Samuel Weiser, 1981.  208 pages.  ISBN: 0877284970.  


Tai-Chi: The "Supreme Ultimate" Exercise for Health, Sport and Self-Defense.  By Cheng Man-ch'ing and Robert W. Smith.  New York, Prentice Hall, 1967.  110 pages.  ISBN: 0804805601. 


T'ai Chi Touchstones: Yang Family Secret Transmissions.  Translated by Douglas Wile.  153 pages.  


Tai Chi Verein Linz - Professor Chen Man Ching  


There Are No Secrets: Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing and His Tai Chi Chuan.  By Wolfe Lowenthal, 1939-.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 1991.  142 pages.  ISBN: 1556431120.  Wolfe Lowenthal was a student of Cheng Man-ch'ing.  


Thirteen Postures of Taijiquan: Bibliography, links, quotes, notes, instructions.


Universal Tai Chi Study Group 


Valley Spirit Taijiquan   Red Bluff, California.  Chief Instructor:  Michael P. Garofalo, M.S. 

 

 

Video Online of Cheng Man-ch'ing or his style of Tai Chi

 

Cheng Man Ching Video 7 minutes.   Some Yang form, push hands, and sword form.  

Cheng Man-ch'ings Yang Form    Performed by Master Cheng Man-ch'ing.  Utube, b&w, 7:45 minutes

37 Step Cheng Man-ch'ing  Short Taijiquan Form 

 

 

 


Yang Form of Tai Chi Chuan    List of 37 movements and training principles.  


Yang Style 24 Movement Simplified Short Form 


Yang Style Tai Chi 37 Postures Form created by Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing: List of Postures/Movements in the Form


Yang Style Tai-Chi Chuan 37.  An videotape by Master Yu Cheng Hsiang.  45 minutes, VHS.   A demonstration of the Cheng Man-ch'ing form and
some applications.   


Yang Style Traditional Long 108 Form

 

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Quotations
Regarding Master Cheng Man-ch'ing (1901 - 1975)

 

 

"Without doubt, the most influential of these new forms in the West is the 37 posture shortened Yang form of Zheng Man Qing.  Zheng was a disciple of the great master Yang Cheng Fu.  Zheng developed the short form to enable the art to be learnt more quickly and to be less time consuming so that it can be practiced easily with modern day hectic schedules.  Zheng's great skill in Taijiquan made his form very popular. Today it is one of the predominant forms practiced in the West.  Many of Zheng's students are today noted masters of the art and continue to promote his short form for both health and self-defence.  The shortened form is still Yang style Taijiquan but with the repetitions and some postures removed. The theories and techniques remain unchanged. Almost all of Zheng's works on Taijiquan have been translated into English and their influence is substantial."
-  
The Popular Modern Styles of Tai Chi Chuan, By Peter Lim Tian Tek

 

"I have been practicing Tai-Chi Chuan for over fifty years. Only two years ago that I started to understand the word “relax”. I remember my Tai-Chi Chuan teacher Yang Cheng-Fu who did not like to talk much and he used to sit all day without saying a word if no one asked him questions. However, in our T’ai-chi class he
would tell us to “relax” repeatedly. Sometimes it seemed like he would say the word hundreds of times during the practice so that the word could fill up my ears. Strangely enough he also said that if he did not tell me of this word that I would not be able to learn T’ai-chi in three life-times (meaning never). I doubted his words
then. Now that I think back, I truly believe that if he did not keep reminding me of the word “relax”, I doubt if I could have learned T’ai-chi Chuan in six life-times.

What is the meaning of “relax” in T’ai-chi? Here is an example to help you understand the word. When we go visit a Buddhist temple we usually see a statue of Me-Lo Buddha. The one who has a big rounded stomach with a big smile on his face. He carries a large bag on his shoulder. On top of this statue we see a motto: “Sit
with a bag. Walk with a bag. It would be such a relief to drop the bag.” What does all this mean? To me, a person himself or herself is a bag. Everything he or she owns is baggage, including one’s children, family, position and wealth. It is difficult to drop any of one’s baggage, especially the “self” bag.

T’ai-chi Chuan is difficult to learn. To relax in practicing T’ai-chi Chuan is the most difficult phase to go through. To relax a person’s mind is the most significant obstacle to overcome in practicing T’ai-Chi. It takes a great effort to train and exercise one’s mind to relax (or drop one’s “self” bag)."
-   Cheng Man-ch'ing

 


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Pranayama: Breathing Techniques from Yoga     

Principles of T'ai Chi Ch'uan Movement Art

Private Instruction by Michael P. Garofalo, Instructional Programs

Pulling Onions: The Quips and Maxims of a Gardener

Push Hands - T'ui Shou   

Qigong 2007

Qigong    (GWRW)

Qigong    (GDW)  

Qigong Ball Exercises, Medicine Balls, Taiji Balls

Qigong: Bibliography and Links    

Qigong: Bibliography and Links 2007 

Qigong Blog  

Qigong - Breathwork

Qigong, Ch'i Kung - Chinese Mind-Body Exercises    

Qigong - Eight Dragons Qigong 

Qigong and Yoga Classes, Red Bluff, California.  Instructor:  Mike Garofalo.

Qigong for Seniors

Qigong Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California      

Qigong Practice: Tips, Suggestions, Lessons

Qigong Ruler - Taiji Chih

Qigong: Valley Spirit Center  

Qigong Walking      

Qigong-Yoga Exercise Cycle

Qi or Ch'i and Taijiquan   

Questions and Answers in Cloud Hands Blog    

Raja Yoga    

Red Bluff, California, Qigong Classes

Red Bluff, California, Yoga Classes   

Red Bluff, California: Valley Spirit Center    

Red Bluff, California: Valley Spirit Taijiquan

Red Bluff, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Instructional Program    

Reiki (Ushi Shiki Ryoho) - Karen Garofalo, Reiki Practitioner    

Reiki: Valley Spirit Center    Red Bluff, California

Relaxation and Taijiquan     

Resolve, Will. Willpower, Self Control, Self Discipline   

Resume of Michael P. Garofalo

Reviews of the Cloud Hand's Website     

Riding the Ox - A Zen Parable   

Royal (Raja) Yoga

RSS Feed for the Cloud Hands Blog  

RSS Feed for the Green Way Blog

Ruler, Chen Style Taijiquan

Ruler - T'ai Chi   

Saber - Chen Taijiquan    

Saber (Dao, Broadsword)  

Saber or Broadsword - Yang Style

Sacred Circles and Spheres

Self Control, Self Mastery, Choices, Will Power    

Self-Massage 

Send Email to Michael P. Garofalo

Senior Citizens Fitness Programs  

Senior Fitness - Red Bluff, CA

Sensing Hands: Push Hands - T'ui Shou   

73 Standard Competition Form, Sun Style Taijiquan  

Shamans, Neo-Pagans, Druids, Green Men

Shambhala Warriorship: Tibetan Buddhism    

Shoong, Sung, Song  - Loose, Relaxed, Open, Yielding, Responsive     

Short Form, Yang Style, Beijing Simplified 24  

Short Staff Martial Arts: Jo Do, Zhang, Cane, Aikijo, Jojutsu, Gun Quan  

Silk Reeling, Chen Style Taijiquan

Silk Reeling    

Simplified 24 From, Yang Style       

Soaring Crane, Intermediate Program, Level 3, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Soulful Gardening

Speaking to the Spirit Meditation  

Spear Weapons, Chen Style Taijiquan   

The Spirit of Gardening    3,300 quotations arranged by 135 topics. 

Staff Weapons: Chen Style Taijiquan

Staff Weapons: Jo, Bo, Can, Staff, Spear    

Standard Orthodox 32 Sword (Jian) Form - Yang Style   Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes.

Standing Bear, Level 1 Ranking, Valley Spirit Taijiquan

Standing Like A Tree - Zhan Zhuang  

Standing Meditation (Wu Ji)   

Standing Meditation - General

Sticking Hands - T'ui Shou   

Stork - Bird - Five Animal Frolics

Strength Training    

Strength Training for Seniors    

Stretching and Flexibility

Subject Index to the Cloud Hands Website

Sun Lu-Tang's (1861-1933) Chronology   

Sun Lu-Tang's (1861-1933) Biography

Sun Lu-Tang (1861-1933): Baguaquan, Hsingyiquan, and Taijiquan Grandmaster

Sun Style Bagua Quan     

Sun Style Internal Martial Arts Glossary

Sun Style Hsingyi Quan   

Sun Style Qigong   

Sun Style Sword

Sun Style Taijiquan     

Sun Style Taijiquan Index  

Sun Style Taijiquan Online Videos

Sun Style Taijiquan, 73 Standard Competition Form

Sword, Chen Style Taijiquan

Swordsmanship and T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

Sword 32 Standard Sword (Jian) Form - Yang Style  

Sword 55 Yang Taiji Traditional

Sword - Wudang Style  

Tai Chi Ball Exercises, Qigong Balls, Medicine Balls, Exercise Balls

T'ai Chi Chuan Blog  

T'ai Ch'i Classics      

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Diabetes   

Tai Chi for Seniors  

Tai Chi Chuan   (GWR)

T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Bibliography and Links     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information, Workshops      
Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California      

Tai Chi Chuan Movement Principles

T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Red Bluff, CA  

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Short Form, Beijing Simplified 24, Yang Style     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Links and Bibliography      

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Staff     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Sword (Jian)     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Valley Spirit Center     Red Bluff, California

T'ai Chi Ruler - Chih

Taijiquan: Bibliography and Links  

Taijiquan Blog  

Taijiquan - Breathwork

Taijiquan Classics      

Taijiquan For Good Health, Fitness and Vitality         

Taijiquan Glossary

Taijiquan Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California        

Taijiquan Jian (Sword)     

Taijiquan - Princiles of Practice

Taijiquan: Valley Spirit Center    Red Bluff, California

Taijiquan Yang Style Sword 55 Form

Taming the Ox - A Zen Allegory or Parable     

Tantric Yoga   

Tantric Buddhism: Shambhala Warriorship, Yoga

Taoism, Nature Mysticism, Alchemy      

Taoism - Wudang Qigong    

Taoist and Eastern Classics, Making This Life Significant Series  

Taoist Druids

Taoist Perspectives

Teaching and Learning Taijiquan, Qigong and Yoga 

Tehama Family Fitness Center, Red Bluff, California

Temple Qigong - A Nine Movement Exercise Set     

Thirteen Postures: 8 Gates and 5 Steps      

32 Standard Sword (Jian) Form - Yang Style        

The 300 Missing Poems of Han Shan      

Tibetan Buddhism: Shambhala Warriorship, Yoga, Tantra

The Tiger: The Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)    

Tiger, Hidden Tiger, Beginning Program, Level 2, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Tips, Suggestions and Lessons for Qigong Practice

Tree Qigong - Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree   

Trees - Quotations, Poems, Lore, Wisdom  

Trees - Lore, Magick, Myths, Magick    

Trigrams and Hexagrams of the I Ching (Book of Changes)  

Twelve Animals of Chinese Yoga   

Twelve Animals of Hsing I Chuan (Xing I Quan) 

24 From, Yang Style, Standard       

Valley Spirit Center    Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.. Red Bluff, California

Valley Spirit Fitness and Well Being Website   

Valley Spirit Idea

Valley Spirit Journal by Michael P. Garofalo (May 2003-July 2005)     

Valley Spirit Journal by Michael P. Garofalo (August 2005- )     

Valley Spirit Labyrinths  

Valley Spirit Photography Gallery - Old      

Valley Spirit Photography Gallery - New - Coppermine      

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan Club        

Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California

Valley Spirit Taijiquan Instructional Program    

Valley Spirit - Green Way Blog       

Valley Spirit Taijiquan and Qigong Journal (5/2003-7/2005) by Michael P. Garofalo       

Valley Spirit Taijiquan and Qigong Journal (8/2005-) by Michael P. Garofalo       

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Qigong, and Yoga    

Valley Spirit - Tao Te Ching 

Values for Wise Persons

Vancouver, B.C., T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools     

Virtues in the Martial Arts

Vitality, Health and Qigong   

Walking and Labyrinths

Walking and Taijiquan     

Walking - Eight Ways of Walking Qigong       

Walking - General Fitness Exercise   

Walking Meditation

Walking - Quotations   

Walking: Valley Spirit Center     Red Bluff, California  

Walking Stick, Cane (Zhang, Jo, Short Staff, Gun Quan, Aikijo)

War Powers Authorization by Public Vote - 28th Amendment Proposal

Washington T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information 

Waving Hands Like Clouds:  T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong    

Way of the Short Staff: Jo Do, Aikijo, Jojutsu, Gun Quan

The Ways of Walking

Wild Goose Qigong

Will Power, Self Control, Self Mastery, Choices, Strength of Character   

Wizards   

Wudang Mountain - Taoism, Taijiquan and Qigong    

Wudang Martial Arts    

Wudang Mind/Body Arts    

Wudang Qigong    

Wudang Sword (Jian, Dao)    

Wuji Qigong    

Wu Ji - Standing Meditation   

Wu Qin Xi, The Five Animal Frolics: Crane, Bear, Deer, Monkey, and Tiger    

Xing Yi Quan   

Xing Yi Quan   Five Fists  

Xing I Quan (Hsing I Chuan) - Twelve Animals 

Yoga Class, TFFC, Red Bluff, CA   

Yang Family Taijiquan Genealogy     

Yang Style Push Hands and Da Lu   

Yang Style Saber

Yang Style Staff

Yang Style 55 Movement Taiji Sword    

Yang Style Traditional Taijiquan Long Form 108 Movements     

Yang Style Taijiquan - Notes and Comments     

Yang Style Taijiquan Short Form 24 Movements       

Yang Style Taijiquan Sword (Jian) 55 Movements

Yin-Yang Sensitivity Training: Sticking Hands - T'ui Shou   

Yoga  

Yoga Blog    

Yoga - Chinese - 12 Animals

Yoga Class, Red Bluff, CA - Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo

Yoga and Qigong Classes, Red Bluff, California.  Instructor:  Mike Garofalo.

Yoga - Breathwork   

Yoga - Hatha   

Yoga - Kriya     

Yogalates: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes    

Yoga - Red Bluff, CA

Yoga -Tantric

Yoga - Taiji Index 

Yoga - Valley Spirit Center

Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree

Zen/Chan Buddhist  Poetry       

Zen Buddhist Quotations   

Zen Poems: "Above the Fog" by Mike Garofalo

Zen Poetry: Bibliography, Links, Quotations, Resources

Zhang, Cane (Jo, Short Staff, Gun Quan, Aikijo)


 

 

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Cities and small towns in the area: Oroville, Paradise, Durham, Chico, Hamilton City,
Corning, Rancho Tehama, Los Molinos, Vina, Tehama, Proberta, Gerber, 
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