caesar wrote:Do you think that the DVD would have benefits to someone like me, not learning from Dr. Yang but studying Cheng-Fu form (Dong Family), or could it mix up too much?
vvanesse59 wrote:IN RESPONSE TO MENTIONING WHETHER IS 108 OR LONG FORM, I WOULD FIND THAT VERY RELEVANT AS I HAVE BEEN STUDYING 24 FORM AND CHENG 37 FORM BUT THE FIRST QUESTION I HAD AS I VIEWED THIS REMARKABLE TRAILER IS "I WONDER IF IT IS 24 OR 88 OR 108 FOR WHAT? BY SHOWING PIECES, I COULD ONLY KNOW THAT IT WAS YANG. AS FOR WHETHER IT IS RELEVANT TO NEWBIES, IT MAY BE AS THAT IS A BIG CHUNK TO START OFF WITH BUT THEN AGAIIN IT MAY SCARE NEWBIES OFF IT THEY FIND OUT IT IS 108.
Greg Jah wrote:Hi everyone,
I just received my recently purchased copy of the "Yang Tai Chi For Beginners" DVD, and had a couple of questions/ comments.
First, I really appreciate Sifu Yang Jwing-Ming's careful explanations of each pose, and demonstration of the combat applications. These, for me, in themselves justified the purchase of the DVD. I also appreciated the attention to production detail (subtitling, etc) as well as the inclusion of the form demonstrated from the rear view.
However, I was a bit thrown by the beginning of the form, which I learned as:
Ward off Left
Ward off Right
The sequence demonstrated on the DVD goes:
Grasping Sparrow's Tail Right
Grasping Sparrows Tail Left
Ward off Right
Also, there are 113 movements in the DVD form, as opposed to 108 (as I was expecting.)
Any insight as to the origin/ significance of these differences? Why would there be two different moves and 113 movements Sifu Yang Jwing Ming's teaching of the 108, if this is a traditional form? Or is this an interpretation of the 108 that is unique to Sifu Yang Jwing-Ming?
I hope my questions make sense. So far, I am really enjoying the learning a great deal from the DVD.
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