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Resources

The Ottawa Martial Arts Association has a large collection of source and reference materials.We also like to use this site to link to other groups or associations who are actively promoting the art of Taijiquan.  The list of Taiji resources is too numerous to be comprehensive.  We will try to provide you with the most authoritative sources of Taiji information.  Please let me know if you specialized in promoting the art of Taijiquan.

 
 Contents
 1.  Community
 2.  Books
 3.  Multimedia
 4.  Other Links

Community

The Ottawa Chinese Martial Arts Association encourages the work of dedicated enthusiasts promoting the growth of Tai Chi Quan around the world. 

Organization

Description

Canada
Ottawa Chinese Martial Arts Association
The Ottawa Chinese Martial Arts Association provides training in the Yang 24 movement and as the student progress, they will explore Chen style taijiquan. The goal is both for health and self defense applications.   
Tai Chi at Motion Matters
Tai Chi at motion matters provides a systematic and scientific approach to Tai Chi training for health and wellness.







 
Canada
Unknown Status (Links that are dead the last time I checked)
  • Chantal Fafard studied with Yang Zhenduo, Shou-yu Liang and Sam Masich.  (Peachland, BC)
  • Little Mountain Tai Chi Club - Guy Tomash studied with Mak Ying Po (Calgary) teaching Yang Style Tung lineage (Vancouver, BC)
  • Mission school of Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan - Howard Ketola (Mission, BC)
  • Nameless School - Haim Behar is a student of Paul McCaughey (Toronto). (Vancouver, BC)
  • Peter Uhlmann - studented with Wang Hui-Juin (Powell River, BC)
  • Seven Stars Tai Chi Club - Doug MacDonald is teaching Yang style of Cheng Man-ching Lineage (Victoria, BC)
USA
International








Books

The Ottawa Chinese Martial Arts Association has an extensive library of Tai Chi related reference books. Our collection contains both Chinese and English texts.  Here are some examples.  

Books

Description

General Reference
Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method (Volume One: Theory)
by Hong Junsheng (洪均生) translated by Chen Zhonghua (陈中华)  (Paperback - 2006)
Great book providing a summary of Chen Style Taiji from the viewpoint of Hong  Chen Zhonghua provided a clear and concise translation.  Recommended to all Chen stylist.  The book is available here

ISBN-13: 978-0973004557
Tai Chi Chuan : 24 and 48 Postures With Martial Applications by Shou-Yu Liang, Wen-Ching Wu, Denise Breiter (Editor) (Paperback 2nd edition, June 1996) Liang provides a great introduction to the basics of T'ai Chi using the national form as an example. Features an interesting discussion on the martial applications of some of the forms. .
 
 
 

Multimedia

The Ottawa Chinese Martial Arts Association also collect videos of different styles of Tai Chi Chuan.  

Multimedia

Description

Chen Style
Chen Zhonghua DVD
Chen Zhonghua has created a series of DVDs exploring Hung's theory on Chen Taiji.  All of the DVD's are highly recommended.  They are available at his website chenzhonghua.net
 
 
 

Other Links

The Ottawa Chinese Martial Arts Association collects organizes Tai Chi resources.   Please suggest a site for us to review.   

Links

Description

Journals and magazines
Tai Chi Magazine and Wayfarer Publications
Publish articles and books on Tai Chi and other Internal Chinese martial arts for the past thirty three years.  .