The Essence of T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Author: Benjamin Lo, Martin Inn, Robert Amacker, Susan Foe
Publisher: Blue Snake: 1979
The Essence of Tai Chi Chuan is a handbook of the classical Chinese literature on which the art of t'ai chi is based. First English translation of the classic texts of T'ai Chi Ch'uan. This is required reading for practitioners of every style.
About the Author
Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo is a devoted instructor of Tai Chi and a former student of Cheng Man-Ch'ing. Lo sought out Tai Chi as a method to help his chronic pain when he was in university. Under the tutelage of Man-Ch'ing, Lo regained his strength and soon became an instructor of the art. He later translated The Essence of T'ai Chi Ch'uan: The Literary Tradition. Lo resides and teaches in San Francisco.
Martin Inn founded the Inner Research Institute in San Francisco, CA, which teaches the sequence of the short form of the Yang Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan that Master Cheng Man-ch'ing created. Inn has been a teacher of T'ai Chi Ch'uan for over 40 years. He is a co-translator of The Essence of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, He is a licensed practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the states of California and Hawaii. Robert Amacker is a long-time student of T'ai Chi and the author and contributor of several works on the subject. He is a co-translator of The Essence of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, translating literature of the T'ai Chi Ch'uan Classics, which are Chinese literary writings spanning one thousand years. His published works include The Theoretical Basis of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and The Essence of T'ai Chi Ch'uan. Amacker is also the author of the political satire Patriots Wanted.
Susan Foe is a co-translator of The Essence of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, translating literature of the T'ai Chi Ch'uan Classics, which are Chinese literary writings spanning one thousand years.