Booklets

 
 
A Glossary of Chinese Terms, Names, & Phrases for Taijiquan Players
Almanzo “LaoMa” Lamoureux, ed
 
Glossary of Chinese Taiji Terms
A unique reference work with a short history of romanization systems, a bibliography of 19 sources, and the characters, pinyin, and tones for over 640 Chinese names and terms related to the study of Taijiquan, arranged by category. An invaluable aid for students interested in deepening their understanding of Chinese language and culture.
Price: $18 (includes S&H). Send check to:

Almanzo “LaoMa” Lamoureux
70 Hearne Road
Pittsboro NC 27312
 
 
Taijiquan Classics: a Comparative Guide
Almanzo “LaoMa” Lamoureux, ed
 
Taiji Classics Comparative Guide
A compilation of eight different well-know translations of the Zhang Sanfeng Classic for comparison and study. In addition, we present the translations of the Zhang Sanfeng, Wang Zongyue, and Wu Yuxiang writings are taken from Jou Tsung Hwa's The Dao of Taijiquan: Way to Rejuvenation with characters, pinyin romanization, and tone marks. More than just a study guide, the “Classics” is a research and reference tool for Taijiquan students who want to use Chinese-English dictionaries to decipher and translate Chinese characters on their own.
Price: $14 (includes S&H). Send check to:

Almanzo “LaoMa” Lamoureux
70 Hearne Road
Pittsboro NC 27312
 
 
Wuqinxi: Five Animal Frolics Medical Qigong
by Dr. Jay Dunbar, Ph.D
 
Five Animals Frolic Qigong
Wuqinxi Qigong is attributed to the physician Hua T'o (?203 of the modern era). An excellent and delightful lifelong exercise, the Frolics utilize deep, smooth, breathing matched to movements that mimic the crane, bear, monkey, deer and tiger. The aim is to enhance the flow of qi (life energy), harmonize the five elements (fire, water, earth, wood, and metal), strengthen the internal organs, nerves, muscles, and bones, prevent and cure diseases, improve the health and vitality of body, mind, and spirit, and prolong life.

Paul Gallagher, who learned it from Ken Cohen, taught us the basic set in 1988. The author and his wife, Kathleen Cusick, augmented the set as research and insight suggested. The book contains two five-color meditations from Master Jou Tsung Hwa, and directions for movement, breathing, visualizations and suggested health effects for the 42 exercises. 48 pp.

Price: $20 (includes S&H). Send check to:

Dr. Jay Dunbar
15 Timberlyne Road
Chapel Hill NC 27514

 
 
Shba Luhn Gong Notes: a Guide to the 18 Exercises
by Dr. Jay Dunbar, Ph.D.
 
Shiba Louhan Gong Notes
A detailed set of notes on the 18 exercises demonstrated and taught in the DVD advertised below. Booklet includes a brief introduction, a short glossary, policies regarding certification in the set through the Magic Tortoise School, stick figures for Luohan 1 and 2, and notes on each of the exercise, keyed to breathing. 26 pp.

Price: $18 (includes S&H). Send check to:

Dr. Jay Dunbar
15 Timberlyne Road
Chapel Hill NC 27514

 

DVD's

 
Shba Luhn Gong (18 Luohan Qigong)
by Dr. Jay Dunbar, Ph.D.
 
Shiba Louhan Gong DVD
The Eighteen (Shba) Luohan Qigong combines internal cultivation of q (, : energy), tranquility, and consciousness with development of external physical strength, vigor, and flexibility. Dynamic yet meditative, challenging yet fun, the set is said to be 1,500 years old, attributed to Bodhidharma, a patriarch of Indian Buddhism and founder of the Chn (Zen) sect in China. According to legend, he taught the Luohan exercises to the monks of the Shaolin Temple to fortify their bodies and deepen their meditation. With elements of yoga asanas and martial art, the set involves body, mind, breath, and spirit in an ancient ritual designed to foster health, longevity, and perhaps even enlightenment.

This DVD is not only to assist the practice of those proficient in the set, but also to teach the set to those who would learn it. As such it is appropriate for beginners. It contains over an hour of indoor instruction, with separate movement and breathing sections in rear-view and mirror-image for each Luohan, a rear-view, mirror-image review of the entire set, and a full outdoor front-view performance. Frequent chapter marks make navigation easy. Total length: 126 minutes.

Price: $49 (includes S&H). Send check to:

Dr. Jay Dunbar
15 Timberlyne Road
Chapel Hill NC 27514

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Magic Tortoise Taijiquan School
c/o Dr. Jay Dunbar, Director
15 Timberlyne Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1522
919.968.3936