DVD: Wudang Sword by Zhou, Xuan-Yun
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Run Time: 100min
Number of discs: 1
Narration: English & Chinese
Menus/Subtitles: English, Chinese
Region Encoding: All Regions
Release Date: November 2010
Beautiful Wudang mountain footage
Wudang Sword—Tai Yi Daoist Form
Wudang Sword Revealed
Since ancient times, Wudang martial artists have earned prestige for their mastery of the sword. Wudang sword uses flowing, circular movements to neutralize incoming attacks and redirect the opponent's power. This program comprehensively instructs Wudang Sword for the first time in both English and Chinese.
The sword is the king of all weapons, and to wield it requires an unparalleled level of skill. Unlike other weapons which use brute force to clash and overpower, your sword techniques must be precise, and your movements light and quick. Wudang Sword training will make your body stronger and more flexible, and will increase your speed and endurance. Wudang Sword increases and refines your Qi (energy) and develops a calm and focused mind.
This program begins by discussing the legend and history of the Chinese sword. Next, it offers practical information on sword care and safety. The principles of Wudang sword are discussed and fundamental conditioning drills are presented. The Wudang Tai Yi Daoist Sword sequence is demonstrated in detail, making it easy for the viewer to learn. Each posture is then instructed separately with martial applications.
Also available: Wudang Kung Fu Fundamental Training DVD and Wudang Taijiquan DVD.
Special Features: Choice of Chinese Narration with English Subtitles, or English Narration • Interactive Catalog with Previews of All YMAA Titles
YMAA PRODUCTION • ZHOU, XUAN-YUN "WUDANG SWORD" • WRITTEN BY ZHOU, XUAN-YUN, WITH JULIE BAECKER & DAVID SILVER • PERFORMED BY ZHOU, XUAN-YUN, WITH MICHAEL VOLLERO, ANGEL SOTO, & HENRY LEE • EDITING AND DVD AUTHORING BY OCEAN SILVER • PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY DAVID SILVER
Daoist monk Zhou, Xuan-Yun (Mysterious Cloud), grew up in a temple on Wudang Mountain, China where he was a student and later an instructor of Taiji and Kung Fu. He belongs to the Orthodox Unity sect of Daoism, and is trained in ritual arts, chanting, divination, and internal alchemy. He is formally recognized as a disciple of Li Guang Fu 李光富 Head Daoist monk on Wudang Mountain (武当山道教协会会长), and he is dedicated to teaching the traditional arts in classes around the world.
Authentic Sword Form, Daoista "cromocat" (Amazon reviewer) December, 2010
Daoist Priest Zhou Xuan-Yun is excellent! This is a must-have for anyone interested in sword forms. His thorough explanation of all the basics illuminate the essentials that every sword player must know. A worth-while investment for your DVD library as are all works produced by YMAA. A pleasure to watch and excellently produced.WOW!, rich18rich (Amazon reviewer) November, 2010
Wow! That about sums it up. For a self-stated novice to be able to get so much from a video series means a lot.
I could write a long review and state all the things that make these videos so great but you really need to see for yourself to truly appreciate them. A hands-down winner out of all the videos I've seen.