Table of Contents

PREFACE TO THE NEW EDITION 6

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 7

IN PLACE OF AN INTRODUCTION 9

I BEGINNINGS AND BACKGROUND 13

The Name and the Philosophy; Origin and the Great Masters

II. A BEGINNING METHOD 21

The Eighteen Exercises; The Forms and Functions; Afterthoughts and Examination

III. THE CLASSICAL CIRCLING EXERCISE AND ITS MODIFICATIONS 113

Kuo Feng-Ch 'ih's Advice; The Main Principles; Other Principles to Master; Things to A void; To "Feel"; The Concept of the Circle; Quiet Standing; Beginning to Move; Single Palm Change (Tan Huan Chang); Double Palm Change (Shuang Huan Chang); Shake Posture (She) ; Lion Posture (Szu); Standing Palm Posture (Li Chang); Dragon Posture (Lung); Hawk Posture (Yao)

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