DVD: Sword by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
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Run Time: 220min
Number of discs: 1
Menus/Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region Encoding: All Regions
Release Date: February 2009
Master the King of the Short Weapons!
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming teaches the fundamental techniques, solo drills, and 2-person matching practice for Sword training. Sword training raises the Spirit to a higher level of awareness and focus, and is considered the greatest achievement in Chinese martial arts.
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming teaches the history of the Sword (Jian) and explains the difference between Sword styles with examples from his private collection. Dr. Yang then comprehensively demonstrates 27 fundamental techniques common to all Chinese martial arts styles.
Next, over a dozen solo and partner practices are taught, including freestyle Sword matching training. Dr. Yang offers detailed instruction and corrections of every movement as students demonstrate, making it easy for the viewer to learn.
- History and Proverbs of the Sword by Dr. Yang.
- Various types of Sword from Dr. Yang's personal collection.
- Solo and partner matching practice drills, including full-contact sparring.
This program, the Taiji Sword DVD, and the Northern Shaolin Sword Sequences DVD (YMAA) will provide a solid foundation in Sword technique.
SPECIAL FEATURES: English, Spanish Subtitles/Menus • 3.5 hours of content • Dozens of Chapters • Interactive Catalog with Previews of All YMAA Titles
YMAA PRODUCTION • DR. YANG, JWING-MING • “SWORD FUNDAMENTAL TRAINING” • WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY DR. YANG, JWING-MING, WITH TONY CHEE, PEDRO RODRIGUES, SETH PUTNAM, KATHY YANG • EDITING & DVD AUTHORING BY OCEAN SILVER • PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY DAVID SILVER
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, is a renowned author and teacher of Chinese martial arts and Qigong. Born in Taiwan, he has trained and taught Taijiquan, Qigong and Chinese martial arts for over forty-five years. He is the author of over thirty books, and was elected by Inside Kung Fu magazine as one of the 10 people who has "made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years." Dr. Yang lives in Northern California.
For All Interested In The Sword of Tai Chi, Damian (Amazon reviewer) February, 2010
This video is great for anyone who is interested in the Tai Chi sword, for tai chi exercise training to application in combat. Dr. Ming brushes over many valuable points on angle's and movement that you don't find in many other places, let alone books and DVDs. He is a true master, that convincingly wants to improve the world of martial arts through his lessons for the home studies of every day martial artists, and casual viewer with a spark of curiosity for eastern history and concepts of chi. Whatever your reasons may be this, DVD is sure to lean you in the right direction in a way of the edge, and do nothing but improve your understanding or refresh your memory with awesome knowledge that isn't found everywhereOutstanding, Robin D. Barto (Amazon reviewer) July, 2009
I have been a martial artist since 1966. I hold a black belt (5th dan) in a martial art called Kenpo. I have trained with Chinese saber and samurai sword since the early 80's. I find Dr. Yang's DVD to be outstanding. His instruction is very detailed, thorough, and easy to follow. His presentation is masterful, demonstrating each move with precision, it felt like he was in the room providing individual instruction. The solo exercises not only help improve sword technique but they strengthen the hand, wrist, and forearm as well. He also teaches two person drills which can easily be applied with a partner. In addition, he provides a thorough discussion on the history of various swords which I found very interesting....Loved it