DVD: Shaolin Kung Fu by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
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Run Time: 180min
Number of discs: 1
Narration: English & French
Menus/Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Polish
Region Encoding: All Regions
Release Date: January 2004
Shaolin Kung Fu—Fundamental Training
Essential Shaolin Kung Fu Foundations
Drawing from his extensive knowledge of Long Fist and White Crane Kung Fu (Gongfu), Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming explains and instructs the basic training techniques of Shaolin Kung Fu. In Course 1, Dr. Yang teaches Stretching, Fundamental Stances, and extensive Hand Drills. In Course 2, Walking, Hopping, Jumping, Sense of Distance training, and extensive Kicking techniques are taught.
Dr. Yang instructs proper alignment and posture, explains the martial applications of the techniques, and shows corrections for common mistakes, as students demonstrate.
- Stretching Routines
- Fundamental Stances
- Proper Alignment and Posture
- Extensive Punching & Kicking Drills
- Martial Applications
SPECIAL FEATURES: Over 100 Scene Selections • Narration: English, French • Multi –Language Menus & Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish • Interactive YMAA Product Catalog with Previews of all YMAA Videos, and more...
YMAA PRODUCTION • DR. YANG, JWING-MING • "SHAOLIN KUNG FU FUNDAMENTAL TRAINING" • WRITTEN BY DR. YANG, JWING-MING • PERFORMED BY DR. YANG, JWING-MING & SENIOR STUDENTS • EDITED BY DAVID SILVER AND MEDIAMANIC • PRODUCED BY DAVID SILVER • DVD AUTHORING BY MEDIAMANIC • DIRECTED BY DR.YANG, JWING-MING AND 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.
This Is What A Beginner Dreams About When He Is Wanting To Learn Kung Fu by DVD,ko-reviews.com, Jason Panick
Once again, YMAA productions delivers ULTRA HIGH QUALITY material. Crystal clear images and perfect sound are a relief to this reviewer, who has seen the WORST the industry has to offer. All the sets are indexed and easy to navigate on the DVD.The Best-Known Martial Art?, Tom B. (Amazon reviewer) October, 2010
The techniques are what you expect to see...But, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is a fantastic teacher. He explains very thoroughly each basic movement and you can tell that his knowledge extends far beyond what he is teaching in this "fundamental training" DVD.
...If you are interested in testing the waters of Shaolin Kung Fu, this DVD is for you. You can get used to the basic fundamentals and requirements before attempted complicated forms training. You can get a sense of if this is really for you. The content of techniques is perfect for this type of DVD. This is what a beginner dreams about when he is wanting to learn Kung Fu by DVD. Overall, a very well done instructional that knows it's audience.
Shaolin kung fu is probably the most well known martial art. Millions of people know David Carradine's character from the classic American television show, Kung Fu. However, not so many, probably, know the truth of what lies behind the curtain, as it were.EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE VERY WELL DONE AND WORTH EVERY DOLLAR I PAID!, Chris Walker (Amazon reviewer) March, 2006
With Dr. Yang's production of Shaolin Kung Fu Fundamental Training, we see the hard work and physical beauty of the art. It's also quite easy to follow along with the DVD and learn the movements. I thoroughly enjoyed running through this DVD several times, and I will continue to view and practice as I follow along for many times in the future.
If you can't train at the temple, (and who can now that it's a national monument?) this DVD is the next best thing.
This DVD is loaded with information. I suspect I will be learning, referring to and benefiting from its contents for years to come. Dr Yang appears as a very learned Sifu and as I have recently begun the practice of kung fu at a school in Michigan (TCMA/ Berkley) this was bought as a tool to use at home. I am totally pleased and am glad I own this. Thanks to Sifu Yang for taking the time to do what he does which is pass on valuable and rare kung fu knowledge. I do feel that a beginner buying this DVD would be able to increase his/her awareness and make progress in kung fu even if there was not a school to attend though it is recommended. I am looking forward to it all.