Books and DVDs

Wushu Library

Master Mark has created an outstanding series of Wushu books and instructional videotapes over her more than two decades of teaching and research in the U.S. They have been sold in more than 30 countries around the world.

The books and instructional videos provide the student with a precise break down of each movement, as well as an extensive technique section that is unique to the form being studied. Critical feedback from a wide variety of students has been excellent. All are designed for self study. You can now order them online by clicking at the price.

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Advanced Sword

Created by the Chinese Physical Culture and Sports Commission, the Advanced Sword form is a compulsory part of all Wushu competitions. The author has meticulously researched and analyzed each individual movement and developed concise explanations that assist the trainee in self study. The clarity of the explanations make this a unique text in Wushu literature.

Advanced Sword Book 160 pages, 330 photos : US $15.00 Add to Cart

Basic Broadsword

This official form of the Chinese Physical Culture and Sports Commission incorporates the most basic and important broadsword techniques. Its step by step presentation makes it a fundamental text in the study of weaponry.

Basic Broadsword Book 96 pages, 190 photos : US $15.00 Add to Cart

Combined Internal Chuan: Tai Chi - Pa Kua - Hsing Yi - Chi Kung

Combined Internal Chuan links Tai Chi's sit step in Hands Strum the Lute" to Pa Kua's, single palm change". Pa Kua's Point step is linked to Hsing Yi Tiger. Hsing Yi is finally linked to Chi Kung. This form stresses the essential characteristics of each of these movements. It provides a unique challenge to the practitioner of the internal arts. An extensive techniques section is included with both hand techniques and steps.

Combined Internal Chuan: Tai Chi - Pa Kua - Hsing Yi - Chi Kung, Book 55 pages : US $15.00 Add to Cart

Combined Internal Chuan: Tai Chi - Pa Kua - Hsing Yi - Chi Kung, Instructional DVD : US $25.00 Add to Cart

Combined Tai Chi Chuan

Combined Tai Chi Chuan was created by the Chinese National Athletic Commission in 1958. It represents the collective efforts of many great Masters from the various styles of Tai Chi. It was also an attempt to create a standardized form for competition. In 1975, Master Mark became the first to publish a detailed text in Chinese and later in English (1979). It has received high praise from Tai Chi practitioners throughout the world.

Combined Tai Chi Chuan, Book 336 pages, 600 photos : Out Of Print/Not Available

Combined Tai Chi Chuan, Instructional DVD : US $25.00 Add to Cart

Essentials of Tai Chi Chuan

Easy to follow photos and text lead the learner through this 18 movement form. Master Mark has taken the essential movements from Combined Tai Chi and integrated them into this challenging form.

Essentials of Tai Chi Chuan, Poster (17x22), 7 pages : Out Of Print/Not Available

Essentials of Tai Chi Chuan, Instructional DVD : US $25.00 Add to Cart

Leung Yi Chuan

This 81 movement form was developed directly from Tai Chi by Master Fu Chen Shung. This form has many health benefits because it helps to balance energy flow throughout the body. It is also athletically challenging.

Leung Yi Chuan, Form DCD : US $25.00 Add to Cart

Rooting Pine Exercises: Essence of Tai Chi Chi Kung

These exercises are the result of a few decades of research and development by Master Mark. They contain the essence of Tai Chi, the Five Elements, White Crane Stance work, the Eight Pieces of Silk and Chi Kung. These simple movements be learned quickly and practiced anywhere.

Rooting Pine Exercises: Essence of Tai Chi Chi Kung, Book 55 pages, 600 photos : Out Of Print/Not Available

Rooting Pine Exercises: Essence of Tai Chi Chi Kung, Instructional Video : US $25.00 Add to Cart

Simplified Tai Chi Chuan

This form encompasses the essence and distinctive techniques of conventional Tai Chi Chuan. The 24 movement form was designed for the general population and is used in international competition. The step by step instructions are designed for self study.

Simplified Tai Chi Chuan, Book 128 pages, 200 photos : US $15.00 Add to Cart

Simplified Tai Chi Chuan, Instructional DVD : US $25.00 Add to Cart

Song of Yang Guan

It is the performing arts aspect of Wushu that led Master Mark to choreograph this piece. In it, she uses Wu Dang, Tai Chi, and Drunken Sword techniques to tell the Tang dynasty story of the Song of Yang Guan", a final leave taking between friends.

Song of Yang Guan Performance Video : US $15.00 Add to Cart

Tai Chi Beginning

In our modern, information based society, there are many choices for exercise. Ideally, exercise takes little time, expends little energy, has health benefits, and is safe and relaxing like an enjoyable hobby. This 32 step form was developed to meet the needs of people in today's fast-paced society. Designed for beginners, it is short and simple to learn. For the advanced student, it is an excellent form to work on basics. The form focuses on the the characteristics and requirements of Tai Chi and basic techniques.

Tai Chi Beginning, Book 44 pages, 80+ photos : US $15.00 Add to Cart

Tai Chi Beginning, Instructional DVD : US $25.00 Add to Cart

Tai Chi Broadsword

Tai Chi Broadsword is a synthesis of broadsword techniques with the characteristics of Tai Chi. This is a standardized competition form.

Tai Chi Broadsword, Book : US $15.00 Add to Cart

Tai Chi Broadsword, Instructional DVD : US $25.00 Add to Cart

Tai Chi Dragon Fan

Tai Chi Dragon Fan is calm, relaxed, light, quick, powerful, gentle and elegant. This combination of internal and external techniques creates fluid movements that resemble those of the legendary dragon.

Tai Chi Dragon Fan, Book 74 pages, 200 photos : US $15.00 Add to Cart

Tai Chi Dragon Fan, Instructional DVD : US $25.00 Add to Cart

Tai Chi Internal Exercises

Easy to follow photos and instruction lead the trainee through a series of low impact stretching and flexibility exercises. Beginning and more advanced exercises are included. Benefits of the individual exercises and correct technique are discussed.

Tai Chi Internal Exercises, Poster (17x22), 9 pages : Out Of Print/Not Available

Tai Chi Internal Exercises, Instructional DVD : US $25.00 Add to Cart

Tai Chi Sword

This is a detailed analysis of the official Tai Chi Sword form. Clear instruction is also provided in basic double-edged sword techniques. An introduction to two person sword fencing is included.

Tai Chi Sword, Poster (23x34), 6 pages : US $15.00 Add to Cart

Tai Chi Sword, Instructional DVD : US $25.00 Add to Cart

Tai Chi Monkey-Turtle Exercise

A person's good health and longevity are highly related to a flexible body, limbs, waist and back, and a relaxed spirit. This has proven to have profound effects in correcting shoulder, knee and back problems. However, many professionals do not have enough time to exercise. Because of this common problem, the author set out to create a very short, simple, comprehensive exercise form. Students have indicated their appreciation for this form because of the quick results it brings and the great enjoyment of its practice. This exercise imitates both the physical and spiritual essence of two animals- the liveliness of the monkey's long and flexible limbs and the calm of the turtle's slow, deep breathing, distilled through the foundation of Tai Chi.

Taichi Monkey-Turtle Exercise, Book : US $20.00 Add to Cart

Taichi Monkey-Turtle Exercise, Instructional DVD : US $25.00 Add to Cart

Taichi Monkey-Turtle Exercise, Book and DVD : US $40.00 Add to Cart

Taste of Tai Chi Two Person Form

The Two Person form is an extension of Taste of Tai Chi. Two persons practicing together can increase the interest. It helps the partners understand application of the movements and thus increases the benefits of practice. This form coordinates with all of the movements of Taste of Tai Chi.

Taste of Tai Chi Two Person Form, Book : US $15.00 Add to Cart

Taste of Tai Chi Two Person Form, Form DVD : US $15.00 Add to Cart

Taste of Tai Chi

This twelve movement form is easy to learn and remember for beginners. For the advanced student, it is helpful in learning to focus energy and research the requirements and characteristics of Tai Chi movements. The focus is on the quality of the movements, not the quantity.

Taste of Tai Chi Book 52 pages, 150+ photos : US $15.00 Add to Cart

Taste of Taichi, Instructional DVD : US $25.00 Add to Cart

Wushu and Tai Chi Arts: The Journey

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Chinese Wushu Research Institute and the founding of the Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association. Contains many previously unpublished photos and articles by Master Mark. Completely bilingual - English and Chinese.

Wushu and Tai Chi Arts: The Journey, Book 130 pages : US $15.00 Add to Cart

Wushu Basic Training

This is the first major work in English on traditional Chinese Wushu basic training. It presents a complete, systematic training program that will enhance the abilities of every martial artist. Only with a solid foundation can one develop martial arts skills quickly. This second edition has been updated for the 90's.

Wushu Basic Training, Book 180 pages, 200 photos : US $20.00 Add to Cart

Wushu Theatre: Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

This historic performance celebrated Master Mark's 20th anniversary teaching in the U.S. Mark's students from all over the world joined in this epic, sold out performance that included national and international champions. Featured are Wushu theatre pieces choreographed by Mark, including High Moon, Cultivation of Tai Chi, Wang Zhau Jun, and The Tale of the White Snake.

Wushu Theatre: Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence, Performance Video : US $15.00 Add to Cart

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Sifu Lee Yuen King teaches in Hong Kong