I am not exactly sure what you are asking here.
As to books YMAA has some good ones as does Plum Flower Press.
What is your native language?
If English or if you are fluent in English YMAA is good but Plum Flower Press has both English and I believe Chinese.
Also the Chinese (untranslated version) of Tung Ying Jie's redbook is pretty good as well.
I've bought books from a few places. I like the books by YMAA (http://www.ymaa.com/publishing/) and have a few of them. I've also ordered from Wing Lam Kung Fu (http://www.wle.com/store/main.html) and Wayfarer Publications (http://www.tai-chi.com/wayfarer.php). I don't remember exactly what I bought at each place, but as I recall, they were all pretty good. I've bookmarked a few other sites, but I don't think I've placed any orders with them.
I haven't heard of Plum Flower Press (http://www.plumflower.com/) so I checked their web site -- "Plum Flower Press has temporarily ceased operations for research abroad until September 2008". I guess you won't be ordering anything from them for some time.
As for web articles, you can try searching around and see what you find. I do remember that YMAA has newsletters online. Other shopping sites might have similar newsletters. A few sites that I made note of are:
I don't remember how many of what types of articles are on them, but hopefully these will be of some help.
thanks for your reply!
my native language is Chinese, and i am trying to improve my English.
i feel that it's hard to translate from Chinese to English, especially words in martial art, as Taiji, ba gua etc.so i want to read some articles or books online which are in English, in order to improve my translation. then i can communicate with you more freely.that's my purpose.
if you want to read arricles or books of martial art in Chinese, i will be glad to upload some in this forum or other place.
thanks a lot!
i will go and check the website in your post.
i'm sure it will help me a lot!
Yang Jwing Ming has translated some Old Taiji Documents form the Yang family into a book and I beleive the Chinese is still there as well but it is traditional not simplified.
Yang's Martial Arts Association
Book - Tai Chi Secrets of the Yang Style: Chinese Classics, Translations, Commentary
There are also translations form Wu and Li styles but I have not read these
Book - Tai Chi Secrets of the Wu & Li Styles: Chinese Classics, Translations, Commentary
Book - Tai Chi Secrets of the Wu Style: Chinese Classics, Translations, Commentary
Also is there a foreign language bookstore in your area. There is one in Beijing that has a few Martial Arts books in English Translation so I imagine there must be something around Shanghai since it has a longer association with Westerners than Beijing does.
Yes, you remind me that near my working place, there is a foreign language bookstore. i will go and check at noon.
Your noon is my mid-night
Also I had to ask my wife about these, my character reading is not so good
定 Fixed (or) Stationary rooted
中定 Middle Fixed or- Fixed inside internal root
心 - heart (as you already said)
心定. Calm Mind
Read "Cultivating Stillness" by Eva Wong a couple times. This is the book initiates of Taoist temples would have to study to begin their practices of Tai Chi and other healing forms.
Eva Wong translated it into English..............
I gave an author name so it can easily be found in a book store......
The Tao Te Ching is the philosophical aspect of the Tao and many would have read that long before their interests into becoming Taoist initiates. Once becoming an initiate they were handed the book "Cultivating Stillness" to study and then to begin their training.
May I ask where did you hear this?This is the book initiates of Taoist temples would have to study to begin their practices of Tai Chi and other healing forms.
May I also ask where did you hear this as well.The Tao Te Ching is the philosophical aspect of the Tao and many would have read that long before their interests into becoming Taoist initiates. Once becoming an initiate they were handed the book "Cultivating Stillness" to study and then to begin their training. ]
May I ask where did you hear this?
May I also ask where did you hear this as well.
If you read the books: Yellow Emporer's classic of Internal Medicine, Cultivating Stillness, Secret of the Jade flower, many versions (translations) of the Tao Te Ching, I-Ching, and speak with Taoist Priests & practitioners, you come to understand this. The Book Cultivating Stillness translated by Eva Wong does spell it out nicely though.
Thank you for asking for my sources of information JadecloudAlchemist. Being that today is my 1st day posting here, it seems like I'm being disregarded on my opinions and experiences when I'm here to just help. I'll inquire more to try to give more details as I'll be at the Taoist temple in Orangeville Canada this weekend to learn more about Women & Tai Chi (as I'm instructing women obviously) and next weekend where I will be studying the taijijian (sword set). When I go to the temple there I tend to stay for a couple days.