DVD: Taiji & Shaolin Staff by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
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Run Time: 180min
Number of discs: 1
Region Encoding: All Regions
Release Date: July 1, 2007
90 minutes of previously-unpublished instruction
The Root of Long Weapons Training.
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming teaches Staff fundamental training and partner matching practice. The techniques are compiled from Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) and Shaolin White Crane Gongfu (Kung Fu), offering uniquely comprehensive instruction of Southern-style Soft and Soft-Hard Staff training. Techniques include:
Blocking / Bouncing
Four Corners Repel-Neutralizing
Four Sides of Staff Sealing
Step Forward to Seal the Staff
Sweeping Strikes in 4 Directions
Dr. Yang offers detailed instruction for each movement, and corrections while students demonstrate, making it easy for the viewer to refine their staff technique.
Staff training develops the fundamental skills required for all other long weapons training, and it is traditionally the first long weapon learned in Chinese martial arts.
SPECIAL FEATURES: English Subtitles • Three Complete Video Courses, including 90 Minutes of Previously Unpublished Material • Interactive YMAA Catalog with Preview Trailers for All YMAA Videos
YMAA PRODUCTION • DR. YANG, JWING-MING • “TAIJI & SHAOLIN STAFF” • WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY DR. YANG, JWING-MING, WITH BEN WARNER, AARON DAMUS, AND RICHARD KRUPP • EDITING & DVD AUTHORING BY MEDIAMANIC • PRODUCED BY DAVID SILVER • DIRECTED BY DR. YANG, JWING-MING AND DAVID SILVER
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5 of 5 Stars, A Customer (Amazon reviewer) October, 2008
This video has multiple views of each move, with detailed explanations, and a gradual walk-through from beginning to more complex moves. Quite useful and recommended.