Readers are introduced to the action-packed and fascinating world of tai chi. This book provides a history of the discipline as well as information on any necessary equipment, warm-up exercises to prevent injury, and details on the different forms. Step-by-step instructions and accompanying photographs help readers learn the positions and fundamental techniques. Formal exercises encourage students to practice what they have learned, keep track of personal progress, and improve their mastery of the discipline. The book also includes a glossary, a further reading section with books and websites, and an index.