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Science, Tao and the Art of Combat

In his writing on the ancient Chinese discipline of Taiji Quan, Flavio Daniele traces a path in the human experience through science, Taoist philosophy and the art of fighting. The book is divided into two sections: the first highlights how the most advanced research in neuroscience and cognitive sciences only serves to confirm the principles …

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The Three Secret Powers of Taiji Quan: Body, Mind and Energy

Flavio Daniele reveals—for the first time in a clear and comprehensible manner and in a language adapted for the modern practitioner—the ancient secrets of Taiji Quan, jealously guarded for centuries by entire generations of masters and students. Its teachings, which, if properly applied, can lead to a deep understanding of the martial art, are gleaned …

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The three ways of the Tao

A common thread unites the various “ways” of knowledge: martial arts and meditation techniques have a shared foundation which brings into close proximity an exclusively mental and a predominantly physical approach. The volume is divided into three sections: the first examines the physical, mental and energetic components of movement, highlighting how often science and ancient …

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