Acknowledgements

I am delighted to be able to introduce to a wide audience the art of Zhan Zhuang as developed by Grandmaster Wang Xiang Zhai. I have drawn extensively on his original manuscripts. Many teachers have made itpossible for me to understand the art of internal strength. I am particularly grateful to Professor Yu Yong Nian for the wisdom he has shared with me and for his encouragement in the preparation of this book. I also owe much to my wife Villisa, and my three sons, Tin Yun, Tin Yu, and Tin Han - who have supported and inspired me. Nor would this edition have been possible without the untiring efforts of Richard Reoch and his partner Jane Ward.

My students have shown great patience in studying Zhan Zhuang despite the great leap of culture between East and West. Those who were models in this book include: Emma Davies; Beryl Heed; Andreas Michael; Jim McCarthy; Paul MacKay; Richard Reoch; Sean Stiles; Jane Ward, and Adrian White.

I would also like to express my appreciation to everyone at Gaia Books who has contributed to this project- to Imogen Bright, Joss Pearson, and Lucy Lidell who took the brave decision to publish a book on "standing still", to Eleanor Lines and Katherine Pate who worked meticulously and sensitively on the editing, and to Dave Thorp and Gail Langley who ensured a wonderful design.

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