DVD: Chen Taijiquan by Master Ren Guang-Yi
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Run Time: 90min
Number of discs: 1
Narration: English & French
Menus/Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German
Region Encoding: All Regions
Release Date: November 1, 2006
Captured in High Definition. Multi-Angle Playback. 5.1 audio.
Chen Taijiquan—Lao Jia Yi Lu & Straight Sword
Change Your Energy
Master Ren Guang-Yi has worked tirelessly to bring Chen style Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) to the West since 1991. In this DVD, he beautifully demonstrates two fundamental Chen-style Taiji forms: the 75-movement long form, Lao Jia Yi Lu (Old Frame 1st Road), and the 49-movement Straight Sword form.
Captured in high-definition (HD) in New York's Central Park, each form is presented in a multiple-angle format, and showing the name of each movement. Each form is also shown in FlipperVision™, a slideshow comprised of nearly 2,000 photos by famed photographer Martin von Haselberg, so you may carefully study each of Master Ren's postures in detail.
A martial artist since the 1980's and a private student of Master Ren, artist/musician Lou Reed has experienced first-hand the health benefits and power of Master Ren's teaching, and he has done a great deal to help raise awareness of Chen Taiji worldwide, bringing Master Ren on tour to perform onstage in hundreds of shows across Europe and the US.
This program features an ambient electronic soundtrack and onscreen narration by Lou Reed.
"The music gives you energy." - Lou Reed
- High Definition / 5.1 audio
- Two Chen Taijiquan Forms on one DVD
- Demonstration of Fa Jing, “emitting power”, a signature of Chen Taiji.
- Use the ‘Angle’ button on your DVD remote for Multi-Angle DVD playback.
- 'Rear View' of form, to follow-along as you would in class.
- Amazing ‘FlipperVision’ photo slideshow of each of the movements in extreme detail.
- Multi-Language Menus & Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, & Italian.
Chen Style Taijiquan is a comprehensive form of exercise that promotes fitness, coordination and relaxation which remains true to its ancient martial arts origins. Chen Taijiquan is noted for its fluid, coiled movements, punctuated with quick bursts of energy, known as ‘Fa Jing”. Regular practice promotes wellness through a series of continuous, flowing movements, while providing powerful tools for self-defense.
A YMAA PRODUCTION • REN GUANGYI & LOU REED • "CHEN TAIJIQUAN DVD 1" • PERFORMED BY REN GUANGYI & LOU REED • NARRATION BY LOU REED • NARRATION RECORDING BY JOEL HAMILTON • MUSIC COMPOSED, PERFORMED & PRODUCED BY LOU REED • FLIPPERVISION™ PRODUCTION BY MARK MCGAULEY • DVD AUTHORING BY MEDIAMANIC • WRITTEN, PRODUCED, & DIRECTED BY DAVID SILVER
At age 16, Ren Guang-Yi moved to Chen Village, the origin of Chen Taijiquan, where he trained daily for 10 years. In 1991, Ren founded the International Chen Style Taijiquan Association to promote the teaching and practice of Taijiquan, offering group and private classes in America. He is the author of several videos and publications, and worked as the martial arts choreographer on the Darren Aronofsky film The Fountain (2006).
Perfection, Cheryl L. Malone (Amazon reviewer) December, 2008
I am very impressed with this DVD; the filming quality is first rate but the most important thing is this Master is a true Master. His moves are impeccable and mesmerizing to watch. The flipper vision is great for learning; all instructional DVD's should have this, it makes learning much easier. If you are interested in learning Chen style; both empty hand and straight sword, this is the DVD to get.The Real Deal, Lao T. Sue (Amazon reviewer) December, 2007
I'm new to Chen style but have studied Yang for 25 years. While you can't really learn taiji from a video, this one is the best I've seen. Ren Guang-yi is obviously the real deal -- and still in his prime. This makes an enormous difference -- his form isn't just technically accurate -- it crackles with energy and the flow is awesome. The "flipper vision" -- thousands of photographs taken in sequence so a practitioner can see how a transition happens, or where a body part is in a particular posture -- is unique and quite valuable...This video shows why Chen style is the fastest growing style of taiji in America. It's a "must own" for anyone who either practices -- or wants to see what real Chen style looks like.The Best!!!!, Glen Mcpheat (Amazon reviewer) December, 2006
Having studied Taiji now for ten years I have had the opportunity to learn with some of the top masters including Chen Xiaowang and Chen Yingjun. I have seen my fair share of videos books and DVDs, however this has to be one of the best taijiquan products I have seen. Not only do you get the pureness and accuracy of Master Reng Guang Yi's transmission of laojia and sword form but also you get narration and backing track from one of rocks greatest legends Lou Reed! This is an excellent quality product which I would thoroughly recommend to beginners through to advanced students.