DVD: Northern Shaolin Sword by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
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Run Time: 90min
Number of discs: 1
Menus/Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region Encoding: All Regions
Release Date: March 2009
Dr. Yang, Jwing Ming presents three Northern Shaolin Sword sequences with martial applications in this demonstration-only program. San Cai Jian requires extensive physical training, resulting in a strong, finely-tuned body and mind. San Cai Jian will improve your perception, timing, reaction, and sense of distance, allowing for the quickest and most appropriate response to any given situation. San Cai Jian is the only known Sword sequence that matches itself, and it can be practiced solo or with a partner.
Improve your balance, strength, focus, and martial skills with the elegant and deadly Kun Wu Jian Sword sequence. Mastering this sequence will bring you deeper understanding of the Sword, a wide variety of applications and techniques, and greater power.
The elegant art of Qi Men Jian will bring you to the highest levels of understanding in Chinese swordsmanship, training your body to peak condition, and your mind and spirit to the highest state of sharpness.
Each sequence is performed at slow and regular speeds. The program also includes Fundamental Stances, Key Techniques, 15 Two-Person Matching Drills, and over 50 Martial Applications. Mastery of the Sword is one of the highest accomplishments in Chinese martial arts.
This program and the Sword Fundamental Training DVD (YMAA) will provide a solid foundation in Sword technique.
Program features senior YMAA Instructors Nicholas Yang, Kathy Yang, and George Dominguez.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Sword Lecture Excerpt by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming • Three Sequences on One DVD • Over 50 Scene Selections • Menus/Subtitles: English, Spanish • Interactive Catalog with Previews of All YMAA Titles
Wonderful Advanced Training on Sword Forms, S. Wooldridge (Amazon reviewer) February, 2010
All of Dr. Yang's DVDs are exemplary. This DVD is no exception. This DVD is geared more towards people already familiar with sword forms and basic stances / movements. For those who aren't, there are tutorials given as well incorporating basic techniques, stances, etc.
The real key to learning from Dr. Yang's DVDs are to follow the slow motion exercises and copy them. It helps to do the exercises a few times and then try them in front of a mirror to see if your stance is correct.
This DVD is highly recommended for anyone dabbling in sword forms all the way up to people who have already mastered other forms and would like to know more.