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PDF files to download

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A combination of summaries and detailed instructions from Paul.
Summary Beginner
Detailed Beginner
Detailed Intermediate
Detailed Advanced



The meaning of Relax An interesting insight  by Grandmaster Cheng Man Ch'ing himself.



masters and teachers

Cheng Man-ching(1900-1975) also known as  Zheng Manqing took up tai chi in his thirties studying with the legendary Yang Cheng-fu.
He modernize the form and did much to popularize tai chi chuan in the United States.

William C. C. Chen was  a live-in student of the famous Great-Grandmaster Cheng Man-Ching  and was placed second in the Taiwan National Olympic  Competition.


sites with Yang short form instructions

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sites of interest

tips for the postures
This has all the names of the postures together with some additional information tips and suggestions.

Rocky Mountain By Bataan Faigao who was a senior student of Cheng Man-ching. His "Full Circle" newsletter has many valuable articles on CMC’s teaching.