NATABOC CE Level Essential
Limited enrollment, please register early.
Faculty asked us to pass the following along to you:
I’m delighted to welcome you to our upcoming training workshop. To enhance our experience, I’d like to suggest that you consider obtaining some or all of the following items:
1. T’ai Chi Ch’uan for Health & Self-Defense: Philosophy & Practice
This is a book by T.T. Liang, widely available. The Omega bookstore carries it. It’s available from Amazon. The paperback retails for about $6.
2. Taijiquan Explained
A book by Alex Dong. This is privately printed and will be available at the Omega bookstore or through the author’s online store at alexdongtaiji.com. Cost is $45 plus shipping.
3. Qigong Essentials for Health Promotion
A book by Jiao Guorui, published by China Reconstructs Press. Unfortunately, this book is out of print and no longer easily available. But it does turn up periodically on eBay or Amazon and is really the best book out there on the subject.
4. Tai Chi Ruler
This is a handmade wooden object used in the practice of the same name, which for centuries was taught only to the families of the Chinese Emperors. It measures about 10 inches long and two inches wide. It’s available on eBay for about $25 plus shipping (search for “Tai Chi Ruler with Center Hole”). The three fundamental exercises of the Ruler practice do not use the ruler itself, and the other movements can be done without it. But experience has shown that the ruler really does enhance the practice, people like it, and it’s great as a meditation aid and massage tool. Also, it’s traditional.
We’ll be covering a lot of ground pretty intensively, so a reporter’s or stenographer’s notebook might be useful. You could plan to leave the notebook to the side, and just make notes during the breaks between different sets.
None of the above is mandatory, but all are recommended.
Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or concerns.