New Book by Jesse Tsao

Almost from the beginning of my Tai Chi studies, I have relied on the instructional videos that are available from Taichihealthways.com. Now there is a book, and it is amazing.

Almost from the beginning of my Tai Chi studies, I have relied on the instructional videos that are available from Taichihealthways.com. Now there is a book, and it is amazing.

Practical Tai Chi Training: A 9-Stage Method for Mastery

Grandmaster Jesse Tsao is the real deal: Chinese born and trained from childhood, he has spent his life studying and teaching Tai Chi. He is a master of all four major styles—Chen, Yang, Wu, and Sun—and is a former collegiate wushu champion. He is an elite athlete and martial artist, but also a scholar, with a PhD in traditional Tai Chi from the prestigious Shanghai University of Sport. His book includes ample reference to the Tai Chi classics and clear explanations of the most complex issues.

Master Tsao is also a teacher with a large international following, not just because of his knowledge and achievements, but also because he is a kind, helpful, and generous mentor to students at all levels of ability and accomplishment. He is so unassuming and approachable that everyone who studies with him just calls him Jesse.

I’ve traveled to China with Jesse twice, an unforgettable experience with lots of Tai Chi along the way. This picture was taken in the Wudang mountains.

The new book, Practical Tai Chi Training: A 9-Stage Method for Mastery, (available from Amazon) represents a lifetime of study and collaboration with some of the most illustrious Tai Chi masters of our time. The book contains ample detail about external matters such as posture, footwork, and style, but its ultimate focus is on the internal nature and wholistic benefits of Tai Chi — benefits to mind, body, and spirit.

Clearly written and well-illustrated, this reference volume is absolutely comprehensive, a must-have for your Tai Chi library. If you have a question about Tai Chi, the answer is in these pages.

3 thoughts on “New Book by Jesse Tsao

  1. You make me want to buy this book, Elizabeth Buhmann. I’m studying tai chi again, working on sword right now. Need it and enjoying it. By the way, this is a great blog.

  2. I’m studying with Sean Gooden who is affiliated with Austin Kung Fu & Tai Chi. He started an introductory class at the YMCA and those of us interested in advancing meet with him in a neighborhood cul-de-sac. It’s been fun, challenging, and a lifesaver this past year of confinement!

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