DVD: Tai Chi Chuan by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
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Run Time: 240min
Number of discs: 1
Narration: English & French
Menus/Subtitles: English, French, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Region Encoding: All Regions
Release Date: August 2003
Dr. Yang's bestselling DVD
Tai Chi Chuan—Classical Yang Style Long Form
Discover Traditional Taijiquan
Not only an instructional DVD, but a living document designed to preserve a cultural tradition from the original Yang Style lineage. Practice of this living and vital form will develop a healthy and relaxed body, a clear mind, and a strong sense of martial intent. This Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) program offers enough content to build a solid foundation for a lifetime of practice.
This bestselling DVD pushes the boundaries of what the DVD format is capable of, and offers multiple audio streams, many subtitle languages, and 4 hours of video content.
Comprehensive program includes:
- Fundamental Stances
- A Breakdown of the Thirteen Postures
- Taiji Qigong - Stationary and Moving
- 108 Yang Style Taijiquan Form
- Instructions on Breathing
- Taijiquan Theory Lecture by Dr. Yang
- Introduction to Fa Jin (Emitting Power)
- Demonstration of the 108 Form
SPECIAL FEATURES: Hundreds of Scene Selections • Interactive Feature: Click the Yin/Yang Symbol to open up In-Depth instruction of each movement • Over 2 hours of DVD-only content • Language: English, French • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese • Interactive YMAA Product Catalog with Previews of all YMAA Videos • Biography: Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming • History: YMAA Publication Center, & much more!
YMAA PRODUCTION • DR. YANG, JWING-MING • "TAIJIQUAN, CLASSICAL YANG STYLE " • WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY DR. YANG, JWING-MING • PERFORMER: ROBERT WAS • EDITED BY DAVID SILVER AND MEDIAMANIC • PRODUCED BY DAVID SILVER • DVD AUTHORING BY MEDIAMANIC • DIRECTED BY DR.YANG, JWING-MING • DVD PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY DAVID SILVER
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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.
Thorough and Complete, C. Church (Amazon reviewer) November, 2008
This video was everything I was looking for in a tai chi video. The filming was very good with a good view of each move so as to be able to learn and master this form. Thanks.You Will Not Find Anything Better, Giorgiannis (Amazon reviewer) March, 2006
This is by far the best instructional dvd I have ever bought or seen, best value for my money, I'm not saying it's cheap, but it has enough information to fill 4 dvd's (which is regretfully what every one else in this industry is doing). It deals with the complete Yang style taijiquan form and chigong, thoroughly (novice to advanced), but then it is so much more. It is great on its own but it is even better with the book by same title (see my review). You can start by watching Dr Yang's lecture which in itself is a great bonus, but essentially the DVD takes you from stretching and qigong exercises to a detailed breakdown of the complete Yang style taijiquan form. Additionally you'll be able to observe master Yang perform the form at various speeds (there's even an introduction to Fa Jing). There's even more but I don't want to spoil it all for you. Like I said before, this is no substitute to real lessons but instead is the best tool you can find to help you improve faster and with solid reliable background(basic to essential) information.Marvelous!! A True Classic!!, Mountainbob (Amazon reviewer) October, 2003
...Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming's video is truly "the real deal." From the first frame of his performance of the entire form, I was instantly transported back to my first Teacher's class: not only is the sequence of postures and connecting movements EXACTLY the same as where I began, but the "spirit" and "feel" of tai chi is also the same as it was then. With the wide range of styles and emphases in my classes since, I'd nearly forgotten how "pure" and powerful the classical Yang form truly is!..I'll summarize my opinion this way:
If you EVER outgrow this DVD, please produce one of your own, so we can all study with you!
Meanwhile, I'm gonna hang with Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming!!