Taiji Quan Yang Style : Paperback: 194 pages Publisher: Foreign Languages Press (January 1998) ISBN-10: 7119018078 ISBN-13: 978-7119018072 Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces Yang-style Taiji Quan is one of the main schools of Chinese Taiji Quan. Like the other schools, the Yang-style is characterized by its combination of hardness and softness, its combination of internal exercise and external form and its round and quick movements. It is used both for combat and health building. Because of its graceful stances and postures, the Yang-style Taiji Quan has enjoyed wide popularity among Taiji Quan enthusiasts. It is the most popular school now practiced in China. The book describes, naturally and explicitly, the birth and growth of the Yang-style Taiji Quan, its features, basic skills and basic movements, all illustrated by more than 200 pictures. It also tells the readers how to learn Taiji Quan. Therefore, it offers a wide knowledge of Chinese boxing, with scientific character and wide practicality.