For those interested here is the short review I did of Tim's latest book.
Thanks for the review Jake. You've convinced me to buy another copy.
Now the book is for sale at Amazon.com, in future will it be possible to buy it at budovideos?
Not sure. It all depends if their distributor carries books from McGraw Hill (tend to be more text bookish).
Yeah the main guy is pretty good, but the 2nd chapter author is where the real gold lies;)!
The book said a few things that I found interesting.
1. "Stances are done low to condition the body. Doing higher stances with correct structure is better than doing lower stances. "
IMH it would be best to do both at the same time.
2. "Doing the form is the most important part of training in Sun Taji.".
More important that actually applying techniques?
I recieved my copy of the book last week and agree with everything Jake has said.Despite training privately for over seven years with a former disciple of Sun Jianyun there were still gaps in my knowledge and this book has helped to answer many questions.
The book contains the clearest instructions I have ever seen on postural alignment.Normaly these adjustments are made by the teacher but its now possible for anyone to gain the correct alignments as the instructions are so precise.
I agree the instruction is very precise, very good. When DVD's are released it will be even better, because the student can read and watch with reinforcement.
Being certain that you have rhythm nuance correct from book is difficult. Not because instruction is bad! Because getting rhythm from a book is difficult! Seeing the teacher is desirable. Seeing DVD's is next most desirable!