Good Reads

Want to follow up on some of our ideas and class teachings on your own time? Looking for some food for thought and reflection? Below are some of our ideas. In the recommended books section are more from other authors.

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Finding the Heart: Principles for Tai Chi and Life

"To find and to understand the principles means to find the heart." - Hilmar Fuchs


Uli and I have been practicing various forms of martial arts for over 25 years. We learned Karate, Kobudo and Tai Chi from our teacher Hilmar Fuchs. We studied Aikido for a while with a friend. We explored Jodo with one of the leading experts in North America. We spent some time learning the Yang family style teachings in the school of a direct decedent of the Yang family and current leader of the style. We learned how defensive shooting techniques and empty hand fighting can be combined into a coherent system.


Most of the principles and thoughts in this book come from what we have learned over the years from our teacher Hilmar Fuchs. Some were inspired by other leaders in martial arts and outside of that realm. And yet another set was driven and inspired by questions from students in our classes. Occasionally we had some insights on our own.


With that, we hope you will enjoy the book, find a few things that make sense to you and maybe enrich your own practice. We cannot teach universal truths, but we aim to offer ideas for your own explorations. 

While we prefer the printed version for fidelity and better ability to be used as a working book during your practice, we also have a Kindle version of our book.

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Der Tanz des Kranichs: Tai Chi für Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden (German Edition)

 A great Tai Chi book, written by our teacher. It explains the Tai Chi we have learned, coupled with lots of valuable insights and advice. However beware: it's written in German. 


 Um das Jahr 1200 lebte in einem Tempel in den Wudang-Bergen ein daoistischer Mönch mit Namen Chang San-feng, ein Meister der Kampfkünste, um ein Leben im Einklang mit der Natur zu führen und den Regeln des Dao zu folgen. Der Legende nach beobachtete er eines Tages den spielerisch wirkenden Zweikampf eines Kranichs und einer Schlange. Der Sieger war Chang San-Feng: Nach Beobachtung und Analyse dieses Kampfes entwickelte er den Vorläufer des heutigen Tai Chi.


Das Wissen der "Alten" in ein neues Zeitalter zu überführen, ist das Anliegen dieses Buches. Im Unterschied zu anderen traditionellen Formen werden in der Kranichform des Tai Chi Bewegungen von Füßen und Zehen, Händen und Fingern stärker betont, um die Blutzirkulation, die Funktion des Lymphsystems und letztendlich den Fluss der Lebensenergie in den Meridianen zu fördern.


Die Kranichform des Tai Chi ist für jeden, der nach Verbesserung von Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden durch ein sanftes, leicht erlernbares Bewegungssystem sucht, geeignet. Die jahrzehntelangen Erfahrungen des Autors als Kampfkünstler – er trägt den 8. Dan im Karate – und Heiler sowie profunde Kenntnisse auf dem Gebiet der klassischen chinesischen Medizin machen dieses Buch auch besonders wertvoll für Praktizierende von Kampfkünsten, die einen Ausgleich zu den harten Techniken ihrer Kunst suchen.


Zusätzlich zur Kranichform des Tai Chi, deren essentiellen Bestandteile ausführlich und nachvollziehbar vorgestellt werden, enthält das Buch auch eine detaillierte Darstellung der über 2000 Jahre alten Qigong-Form "Die sechs heilenden Laute". 

Gear we love

Below is some of the gear we love for Tai Chi. Shirts and sweaters are from our own collection, the other gear is just something we found to be useful and working for us - no strings attached.

Shirts

T-shirt with small logo

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KeruUmaBudo.com t-shirt with small artwork.

Multiple colors available. Manufactured and sold by Amazon.

We recommend ordering one size larger for a relaxed fit.

T-shirt with big logo

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KeruUmaBudo.com t-shirt with large artwork.

Multiple colors available. Manufactured and sold by Amazon.

We recommend ordering one size larger for a relaxed fit.

Long-sleeve shirt with small logo

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KeruUmaBudo.com long sleeve shirt with small artwork.

Multiple colors available. Manufactured and sold by Amazon.

We recommend ordering one size larger for a relaxed fit. 

Long-sleeve shirt with big logo

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KeruUmaBudo.com lomg sleeve shirt with large artwork.

Multiple colors available. Manufactured and sold by Amazon.

We recommend ordering one size larger for a relaxed fit. 

Sweaters

Sweater with small logo

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KeruUmaBudo.com sweater with small artwork.

Multiple colors available. Manufactured and sold by Amazon.

Sweater with big logo

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KeruUmaBudo.com sweater with large artwork.

Multiple colors available. Manufactured and sold by Amazon.


Hoodie with small logo

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KeruUmaBudo.com hoodie with small artwork.

Multiple colors available. Manufactured and sold by Amazon.


Hoodie with big logo

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KeruUmaBudo.com hoodie with large artwork.

Multiple colors available. Manufactured and sold by Amazon.


Other Great Gear

Prana Yoga pants

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Looking for comfy pants for Tai Chi that you can keep wearing at the coffee shop afterwards without getting funny looks? We love these pants because they feel good and look good.

Merrell barefoot running shoes

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You want to feel how your 8 points connect to earth but don't want to go in your socks or barefoot? These barefoot running shoes work great for us. Feel like socks, work like shoes.