There are many books written on the different Internal Martial Arts. This section has a suggested short reading list. This list is by no means exhaustive.

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Suggested Reading

  • Tai Chi Chuan for Health and Self-Defense

    T’ai Chi Ch’uan for Health and Self-Defense
    Philosophy and Practice
    Master T. T. Liang

  • Lessons With Master Liang

    Lessons With Master Liang
    T’ai Chi, Philosophy, and Life
    Sifu Ray Hayward

  • Real Gold Does Not Fear The Fire

    Real Gold Does Not Fear The Fire
    The Teachings of Grand Master Wai-lun Choi
    Sifu Ray Hayward

  • String Of Pearls

    String of Pearls
    Tenth Anniversary Collection
    Sifu Ray Hayward

  • Drawing Silk

    Drawing Silk
    Masters' Secrets for Successful Tai Chi Practice
    Paul B. Gallagher

  • Drawing Silk

    Kwong Sai Jook Lum Gee: Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu
    History, Principle, Technique
    Grandmaster Gin Foon Mark with Sifu Ray Hayward

  • 13 Treatises

    Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on T'ai Chi Ch'uan
    Cheng Man Ch'ing

  • Tai Chi Touchstones

    Tai Chi Touchstones:
    Yang Family Secret Transmissions
    Douglas Wile

  • There Are No Secrets

    There Are No Secrets:
    Professor Cheng Man Ch'ing and His T'ai Chi Chuan
    Wolfe Lowenthal

  • Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching:
    With Over 150 Photographs by Jane English
    by Lao Tzu, Translation by Gia-Fu Feng

  • Taoism

    The Road to Immortality
    John Blofeld

  • Pa Kua

    Chinese Boxing for Fitness and Self-Defense
    Robert W. Smith

  • Xing Yi Quan Xue

    Xing Yi Quan Xue
    The Study of Form-Mind Boxing
    Sun Lu Tang

  • Mastery

    The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment
    George Leonard

  • Martial Musings

    Martial Musings
    A Portrayal of Martial Arts in the 20th Century
    Robert W. Smith