The Eight Method and Five Step routines are a simple and easy-to-learn introduction to Taijiquan. Created by experts of the Wushu Sports Management Center of State Sports Administration in order to better publicize, promote and popularize Taijiquan, and to also promote China's excellent traditional culture.
Drawing on all forms of Taijiquan, the core techniques are represented in the "Eight Methodsand Five Steps" routine, encompassing the eight method of "ward-off, rollback, push, press, grab, split, elbow strike and shoulder strike", combined with the five steps of "advancing, retreating, looking left, gazing right and central equilibrium" as the two modes of exercise of standing stake andadvancing. These have been refined into a popular routine of culture, fitness and simplicity.
The movements are simple in structure, moderate in number but rich in meaning, and also easy to learn and practice. This is the ideal routine on to which to progress from the 24-form simplified Taijiquan routine.
NOTE: Our European distribution center is now out of stock on the books. Orders will now be shipped out directly from our Hong Kong depot and may take a few weeks to arrive.
Due to the shipping complications and recent drastic increase of 600% in the admin and international shipping cost, the original price of £13.99 printed on this book has been changed to £18.99 to cover the increase. However, we will bring this back down to £13.99 as soon as international shipping costs return to normal.
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