Cheng Hsin T’ui Shou
The Art of Effortless Power
This book provided this beginning tai-chi student with a rich, methodical philosophical "grounding" on some concepts that that are at the core of Eastern martial arts. Ralston helps the reader develop an awareness, quite literally "from the ground up".
About the Author
Peter Ralston began studying material arts at age nine in Singapore. He was a Sumo champion at his high school in Japan and a collegiate fencing and Judo champion while a Physiology/Anatomy major at the University of California at Berkeley. He founded the Cheng Hsin School in Oakland, where he teaches a range of courses on martial arts and ontology (the study of being).
-Frank LaManna, T’ai Chin Journal