DVD: Simplified Tai Chi Chuan with Applications
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Run Time: 150min
Number of discs: 1
Narration: English & French
Menus/Subtitles: English, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, French
Region Encoding: All Regions
Release Date: November 2005
2 forms on one DVD
Simplified Tai Chi Chuan with Applications
Grandmaster Liang, Shou-Yu teaches two of the most popular forms of Tai Chi Chuan, the ancient Chinese martial art which is often described as ‘moving meditation’. The popular ‘Simplified’ 24-posture form is demonstrated by Master Liang with martial fighting applications. The form is shown from several angles, with breathing instructions. The Standard 48-posture form is also demonstrated.
DVD-only Detail Sections for both forms instruct each movement, and offer ‘guidelines’ for refining your training. Chapter markers for each technique and extensive DVD navigation make it simple to find any posture on the DVD with just a couple clicks, so you can continue your study where you left off.
In only 20 minutes a day, you can gain the health benefits of Tai Chi Chuan: increased strength and energy, better balance, and improved bodily awareness; Excellent for beginning students, those who want a low-impact alternative to jogging or aerobics, and those with limited time for exercise.
This program includes a bonus slideshow of photographs of Master Liang demonstrating both the 24 form and the 48 form, so you may analyze Master Liang's postures.
SPECIAL FEATURES:: Over 100 scene selections • Narration: English, French • Multi-Language Menues and Subtitles: English, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, & French • History of Tai Chi Chuan section • Slideshow of Master Liang demonstrating correct posture alignment • Interactive YMAA Product Catalog with previews of all YMAA videos.
YMAA PRODUCTION • LIANG, SHOU-YU • "TAI CHI CHUAN 24 POSTURES WITH APPLICATIONS & STANDARD 48 POSTURES" • WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY LIANG, SHOU-YU WITH KELLY MACLEAN AND RAMEL RONES • EDITED BY DAVID SILVER AND MEDIAMANIC • PRODUCED BY DAVID SILVER • DVD AUTHORING BY MEDIAMANIC • DIRECTED BY DR. YANG, JWING-MING
Liang, Shou-Yu was born on June 28, 1943 in the city of Chongqian, Sichuan Province, China. When he was six he began his training in Qigong, the art of breathing and internal energy control, under the tutelage of his renowned grandfather, the late Liang, Zhi-Xiang. Mr. Liang was taught the esoteric skills of the Emei Mountain sect, including Da Peng Qigong. When he was eight, his grandfather made special arrangements for him to begin training Emei Wushu (martial arts).
Exceptional!! Meets and Exceeds Expectations!, Keith V. Caswell "Darkknight (Amazon reviewer) August, 2008
Exceptional! The instruction... camera angles offered, still photo slide show... (okay, I did not like the music. But hey, it's a Tai Chi DVD, the music comes with the genre.) I cannot focus my mind on one aspect of this production that out shines any other.I'm Glad I Did My Research, Steven ORourke (Amazon reviewer) January, 2008
This DVD is for eveyone interested in Tai Chi, at any level. But, most especially, for those interested in Tai Chi with martial arts applications.
The DVD is exceptionally well made and easy to use. It offers a still photo slide show for beginners looking to perform the moves properly. The Tai Chi 24 postures are well demonstrated and easily identified as "real world martial arts applications". If, as a beginner, you don't feel you have quite grasped the posture, as a martial application. There is a section for that. Aren't quite getting the motion from one camera angle? Try another.
If you are looking for a well taught Tai Chi DVD, with or without martial arts applications, this one will satisfy your needs
This well-made DVD is great for illustrating each move and, in a separate section, showing the martial-arts basis for the move (for those who care). I was greatly relieved that the voice and "script" are low key and simple - no self-promoting, new-age, westernization spin. I lived for years in Thailand and China and I like the spirit of this DVD. The companion book explains Tai Chi's origins & versions, and gets into "energy points" and flows (much like chakras) so go to the book if you want that aspect of Tai Chi. I'm happy that the DVD omits it.A Good Guide To Tai Chi Learners, Ahmet Taviloglu (Amazon reviewer) February, 2006
Simplified Tai Chi Chuan DVD is a perfect guide to those who wish to learn 24 or 48 postures Tai Chi Chuan by themselves. Separate front view, rear view, breathing instructions, and details sections answer to almost any question you would ask to the master about the postures. I found the rear view especially useful to follow while playing the DVD. For front view perhaps a mirror image would make the postures much easier to follow on the screen. I suggest the book Tai Chi Chuan by Master Liang,Shou-yu & Wu,Wen-Ching as a complementary companion.