New pics of Han Qing-tan

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New pics of Han Qing-tan

Postby Dave C. » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:38 am

Hi guys. I have some new pics of Han Qing-tan and T.T. Liang, the famous taiji teacher, that have never been released before up on my blog. Take a look:
http://formosaneijia.com/2007/more-pics ... -qing-tan/

I will be posting more of him later this week. Hope you guys enjoy the pics from back in the old days in Taiwan. They sort of give a feel for what it was like to train back then.
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Postby darth_freak » Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:33 am

kewl! :D
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Postby BUDGIE » Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:36 pm

Hello Dave C,

Maybe you can help me!

Are the dvd's produced by the Chinese Kung Fu College (Kung-fu Loung) of good quality?
The forms are from our more advanced levels of Longfist and might be a great training aid in the future.

Also would you know what region they are for. I know YMAA Publictions produce DVD's with mulit-region formatting?

Thanks in advance,
Paul in Ireland
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Postby Dave C. » Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:55 am

Budgie,
The vids from Kung Fu Luong are excellent! The are some of the best that I've ever seen. They are designed so that people who have some background training can pick up the sets from the DVDs. Someone without any training would naturally have trouble, but my guess is that any YMAA people could learn from them easily.

Several of the DVDs are now available for purchase in English. The tai zu sets one and two are available, as is the xiao hong chuan. The tai zu set one is from the Han Qing-tan lineage and should be roughly the same set as the YMAA version. Perhaps some stylistic differences. The tai zu set 2 is from the mantis system through Wong Song-ting, and it's really good. The xiao hong quan is also through the mantis system and it's one of the hardest sets that Zhou laoshi teaches. You should be fairly well grounded in some solid training before attempting it.

Each DVD is quite long because each move is covered in detail. For example, xiao hong quan is three DVDs long and is 205 minutes in length. You will get your moneys worth from these DVD. I have all of them. :)

They are also multi-region. I haven't heard of any problems and people from all over the world buy them. If you experience difficulties, just email them.
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Postby BUDGIE » Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:43 am

Thanks for all that info,

Ye they look quite good, but you know the old adage (never judge a DVD by it's cover :) ).

I think I'll be invetsing in them for the future (still got alot of practice to do before I hit these sequences). It's certainly good to get other views of the forms and have variety in life.

Regards,
Paul
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Postby BUDGIE » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:00 am

Last question, I promise!

Is the Kung Fu Loung.com the best (and secure) place to get the english versions?

Thanks,

Paul
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Postby Dave C. » Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:24 am

Paul, it's the only place to get them. :)

Let me know if you have any more questions.
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Postby Dave C. » Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:06 am

Sorry to respond to my own post, but I have more pics of Han up:
http://formosaneijia.com/2007/more-pics ... -tt-liang/

Again, he's with T.T. Liang doing applications. You get a real feel for training in old Taiwan from these pics. Enjoy.
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Postby darth_freak » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:59 am

kewl again! :D

looks like they mostly trained in a park! how did they do when it was cold or raining?

also looks like spears weren't prohibited whereas swords or sabers were :?
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Postby Dave C. » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:00 pm

Yes, they mostly trained in the parks. For most groups, it's still the same. When it rained, they were just out of luck. FWIW, I now prefer to practice with groups that have a scholl. It's usually more professionally run because they have to pay rent, etc.

Yeah, I noticed the spears too. Not sure about that. My guess is that the law said one thing, and the reality was another. The Taiwan police were/are pretty selective about enforcing the laws, such as they are. So maybe even swords were seen sometimes.

Glad you enjoyed the pics.
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