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Ghost Dog
04-04-2001, 10:29 PM
Hi there, I was wondering if anyone here could help me find info on or translations of stories concerning famous (and infamous) boxers of bygone days. I am especially interested in Tai Chi boxers or basically writings from the Wu Dang and/or Taoist tradition.
Also, could anyone recommend good translations of the Tai Chi Classics.
Finally, just out of interest, is there a definitive history of Tai Chi Chuan, a history pertaining to facts and evidence, in print or on the net.

Any help to my queries would be greatly welcomed. Cheers.

Boulder Student
04-05-2001, 12:33 AM
My favorite books on the Taoist martial arts:

Robert Smith Martial Musings
Chronicles of Dao (read it is as fiction)
Outlaws of the Marsh (three volume set) - it's not strictly Taoist, but it has a lot of Taoist characters.

I like Waysun Laio's translation of the Tai Chi Classics.

One must toughen up without losing one's tenderness.

Ghost Dog
04-05-2001, 03:06 PM
Cheers man, I knew it was only a small request! Do you know if any of the above is available on the web before I go and give myself a migraine looking for it? :D

Boulder Student
04-05-2001, 09:27 PM
Outlaws of the Marsh is tough to find. It took three months to find mine, and I ended up paying way too much. $80US.

Robert Smith's Martial Musings, Waysun Laio's Tai Chi Classics, and the Chronicles of Dao are all available on Amazon.

Enjoy, and let me know what you think.

One must toughen up without losing one's tenderness.