Rare and Valuable Collector Books

Rare Books

In our ongoing effort to raise funds to complete the Chen Kung Taijiquan Series and other projects, Stuart Alve Olson is now making available a large number of rare books on Taijiquan, Qigong, Shaolin Kungfu, Chin Na, and weapons from his incredible library.

Most of these books were originally given to Stuart by Master Liang during his tutelage with him. If you want to own a piece of history, please consider entering a bid for any of these works. Email us at contact@valleyspiritarts.com.

Valley Spirit Arts Chinese Bookstore

Check out our new Chinese Bookstore, which will comprise many other works from Stuart’s library. These hard-to-find and out-of-print books cost between $20 and $50. The proceeds from the sale of these works will go to fund new projects for the Sanctuary of Tao.


Valley Spirit Arts will soon be releasing new reproductions of many out-of-print and public domain Chinese works. Many of these books and teachers have been long forgotten in history, but they were crucial to the formation of Chinese philosophy, martial art, and qigong practices. Although we hope to provide translations of these works in English, in the meantime we are making these reproduction copies available so as to ensure that these works are preserved for posterity.

Collector Books

Tai Ji Quan for Health and Self-Defense by Master T.T. Liang (SOLD)

Prof. Cheng Manching’s Tai Ji Quan (SOLD)

Zheng Zi’s Tai Ji Quan Thirteen Chapters by Prof. Cheng Manching

An Explanation of Tai Ji Quan by Master Hsiung Yangho (SOLD)

Illustrated and Explained Tai Ji Sword Methods by Master Hsiung Yangho

An Authentic and True Record of a 250-Year-Old Man by Yang Sen (SOLD)

Book of Changes (Master Liang’s personal copy)

Chen Style Tai Ji Quan Illustrated and Explained by Chen Xin (Ping San) (SOLD)

The Art of Tai Ji Quan by Li Shoujian

Practical Use Methods of Tai Ji Quan by Tong Huling (son of Tong Yingjie) (SOLD)

A Commoner’s Explanation of Tai Ji Quan by Chen Panling

Secrets of Zhang Sanfeng’s Tai Ji and Refining the Elixir from the Taoist Canon

Zhang Sanfeng’s Essential Points of the Great Tao by Zhang Sanfeng

Secret Sources of the Internal and External Skills of Wu Shu from the Taoist Canon

The Practical Use Methods of Tai Ji Quan by Yang Chengfu

Muscle Changing and Marrow Washing Classic, Attributed to Bodhidharma, compiled by Zhou Renfeng

Highest Treasure of Truth Scripture, produced by the Taoist Kun Lun Sect in Taiwan