by Ren Guangyi & Stephan Berwick
Photography by Martin von Haselberg
Foreword by Lou Reed
Taijiquan Hand & Sword is the first book in English that presents both internal and external requirements of Chen Taijiquan's classic Old Frame First Road (Lao Jia Yi Lu) and Straight Sword routines. Over 1300 photos by artist Martin von Haselberg offer unprecedented visual detail, revealing transitions, weight shifts and other aspects of the forms. In presenting these time-tested forms together in one guide, authors Ren Guangyi and Stephan Berwick reveal the similarities and differences between these influential martial routines. More so, the authors hope readers will appreciate the classical partnership these enduring Taiji forms share.