DVD: Tai Chi Connections by John Loupos
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Run Time: 165min
Number of discs: 1
Menus/Subtitles: English, Spanish, German
Region Encoding: All Regions
Release Date: November 2006
Tai Chi Connections
In this multi-language DVD, Master-Teacher John Loupos instructs a traditional Yang style Tai Chi Chuan (taijiquan) form, with a unique emphasis on revealing the underlying principles within all Tai Chi movements. Whether you're a beginner, or an experienced Tai Chi player, this program will help you to practice Tai Chi in an optimal way, and integrate it's benefits into your daily life.
Seasoned teacher, John Loupos, offers step-by-step guidance, on:
- Tai Chi’s technical intricacies and nuances.
- Keypoints and practice tips.
- How to bring your Tai Chi to a higher level.
- Stress relief.
- Stretching, and Warming up Qigong exercises.
- Front, side, and rear view of the form.
“Tai Chi offers you prospects of better health and vitality, peace of mind, and increased stores of personal energy. In order to realize this potential you must delve deeply into the world of Tai Chi, following the path in a correct manner.” – John Loupos, author
SPECIAL FEATURES: Dozens of scene selections • Narration: English • Multi-Language Menus and Subtitles: English, Spanish, German • Interactive YMAA Product Catalog with previews of all YMAA videos.
YMAA PRODUCTION • JOHN LOUPOS • “TAI CHI CONNECTIONS” • WRITTEN BY JOHN LOUPOS • PERFORMED BY JOHN LOUPOS, AXIE BREEN, ORLANDO CELA • EDITED BY DAVID SILVER AND MEDIAMANIC • DVD AUTHORING BY MEDIAMANIC • PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY DAVID SILVER
Sifu John Loupos, M.S.Psych, C.H.S.E., began studying martial arts in 1966. As a young teen, John inherited a school of his own and has been teaching martial arts ever since. His studies include Okinawan Karate, Chinese Kung Fu ( Bak Sil Lum, Choy Lay Fut, and Praying Mantis), Yang style T'ai Chi Chuan (108 move set), Liu He Ba Fa, Xingyi, and Bagua, and various Ch'i Kung and energy oriented meditation disciplines. John also has a background in Classical Homeopathy and currently maintains a private clinical practice in Hanna Somatics.
Exquisite Movement! Brilliant Instruction, Hundun (Amazon reviewer) July, 2008
John Loupos has to be one of the best tai chi masters in the country. seriously.Finally, The Definitive Tai Chi DVD!, Melissa Two Crow (Amazon reviewer) January, 2007
read my other reviews. i don't pull punches when it comes to criticism. but this video is truly one of the best instructional DVDs out there. his explanations and corrections are better than any in-person instructor I've ever met. his movements are flawless, and yet not too rigid. he's very thorough and clear as he breaks down the first 17 movements of the Yang Long Form.
...People really need to find out about this guy. I'm a qigong instructor in California, and I'm thinking of traveling to the east coast to study with him for a while. he's that good!
Over the past twelve years, I have tried to learn tai chi by using several different video lessons, however, Tai Chi Connections by Sifu John Loupos is the only one I have found that fully explains how to execute the positions. Each movement is shown from different angles, and Sifu Loupos illustrates the small subtleties needed to do each movement correctly and how to make any necessary revisions. Although Sifu Loupos has been a well-respected Tai Chi Master for many years, he sets a light, enjoyable tone for the DVD, which makes learning very fun.