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    1. Essentials of Mind Approach in Practicing Taijiquan by Henry Zhuang. The first element of mind approach in practicing taijiquan is qi.

    2. Qi and Chen Taijiquan (T'ai Chi) by Various Sources. The Chen family-style is the oldest and parent form of the five traditional styles of the martial art Taijiquan.

    3. Qi as an Energy Matrix by John Bracy. Long before it was adapted into martial arts, the study of internal energy was developed into a mind-body discipline of health, longevity and personal power in select Indian and Chinese yogic arts.

    4. Qi in Martial Arts by Dr. Paul Lam. Qi has many meanings in Chinese; the most common one is air. In the context of Taijiquan (T’ai Chi Chuan), it means “Internal Energy.” Quan literally means a fist. When it is used after any name it becomes a martial art style.

    5. Qi in the Internal Martial Arts by John Bracy. Internal power as described here refers to a specific kind of martial art skill associated with the nei chia chuan “internal martial arts.” 

    6. Qi's Role in Taijiquan by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming. In taijiquan, qi plays a major role in jin. When qi is strong and full, then the jin will also be strong.

    7. Taijiquan Jing by Zhang Sanfeng. The "Taijiquan Jing" is the first text of the seminal Taijiquan Classics.

    8. The Ten Essentials of Taijiquan by Yang Chengfu. First published in 1925, compiled by Chen Weiming.

    9. Zhang Sanfeng by Various Sources. Biographical sketch

    10. Taijiquan Treatise by Wang Zongyue. The "Taijiquan Treatise" is thought to be one of the most important writings in all of taijiquan.

    11. Exposition of Insights into the Practice of the Thirteen Postures by Wu Yuxiang. This the third of the Taijiquan Classics is a series of short statements that focus on martial arts self-cultivation.

    12. Song of the Thirteen Postures by Anonymous. Essay with a focus on the basic theoretical principles of mobilizing the qi through the interplay of mind, qi and body.

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