Learn the 108 Yang Tai Chi classical form with these streaming video lessons from Master Yang. You’ll also learn qigong, warm up exercises, and more.
• Two hours of video instruction.
• Tai Chi Stances and Warm-up exercises
• Tai Chi qigong (energy exercises)
• The old style Yang Tai Chi Long Form
• Info about Fa Jin (emitting power)
Tai Chi Chuan is a slow and relaxed moving meditation. It is also a sophisticated martial arts system. Through practicing Tai Chi you are able to calm down the mind, locate your spiritual center, and consequently find your entire being. From the relaxed moving exercise, you can bring your physical body into an ultimate level of relaxation and natural ease, resulting in smooth Qi (inner energy) and blood circulation. This is a key to maintaining health and recovering from sickness.
Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient internal Chinese martial art which has gained widespread popularity for its many health benefits. Today, most people practice Tai Chi slowly to develop their balance, strength, and vitality, and the martial applications of the art are often ignored.
Also spelled Taijiquan, 'Grand Ultimate Fist' is a highly effective form of combat specializing in short and middle-range fighting.
In China, t'ai chi ch'uan is categorized under the Wudang grouping of Chinese martial arts, which are applied with internal power (jing), using Qi (energy). The history of the basic postures in the Yang form can be traced back through Wudang mountain to Shaolin Temple, developed from a series of movements originating from "Chang Quan" (Long Fist, a reference to the winding Long River, another name for the Yangtze). Around 800 AD, a philosopher named Xu, Xuan-Ping is credited for developing a long Kung Fu of 37 forms, which included these common Tai Chi movements:
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"Taiji Chang Quan" existed in many variations, and eventually evolved into Taijiquan. Other forms of the same era such as "Heavenly-Inborn Style", "Nine Small Heavens", and "Acquired Kung Fu" also show similarities to what later became Taijiquan. The principles of softness, sticking, adhering, and using the opponent's own momentum against himself were established in these precursory martial styles. Bodhidharma's teaching at the Buddhist Shaolin Temple around 550AD, which detailed the theory of using the mind to lead the Qi to energize the physical body, is widely considered the origin of all Internal Martial Arts, including Tai Chi.
Dr. Yang's tai chi can be traced back to the Yang family through Grandmaster Kao, Tao (高濤) and his teacher Yue, Huanzhi (樂奐之), an indoor disciple of Yang, Chengfu (楊澄甫).
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This is one of the greatest tai chi videos ever made.
Streaming app of a classic old demonstration-style video. Master Yang, Jwing-Ming demonstrates the old-style Yang 108 form, plus stances, Taijiquan qigong, martial applications, and an intro to fa Jin power.
The instructor obviously knows what he is doing, but has a little understanding of how to teach. The task of finding my way around this confusing array of pictures and explanations is not what I intended to buy. Certainly not worth the money.
Not What I Wanted
I am disappointed as it was not what I was looking for. Very little instructions on how to do the movements, step by step and way too much talking. I have taken Tai Chi and Qigong from several instructors and the rapid movements shown here I have not seen before. I wanted to be able to do the 24, 40, or 108 following the video, but not with these videos. Regret the purchase.
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