Tai Chi Master Class
Everything You Need to Excel in Classical Tai Chi Chuan
Dr. Yang brings to you a step-by-step sequential Tai Chi training program that you can use (beginner to advanced) on your journey for health, strength, and understanding.
Dr. Yang's master class provides an unprecedented level of detailed instruction of the "old Yang" 108 form of Tai Chi Chuan for those interested in studying the martial roots of the art. With over 13 hours of video lessons, this collection is a must for serious Tai Chi students, gathering his most essential Tai Chi fundamental videos into one place for your longterm study.
Be among the first to receive the new Tai Chi Chuan Classical Yang Style book for the first time in Hardcover format. As a very special and rare opportunity, your hardcover book will be autographed by Dr. Yang and will include his traditional inked calligraphy seal.
When you begin a regular tai chi practice, even just a few times per week, you'll begin to experience the magic of moving meditation for yourself, including:
√ The Qi buzz - your energy has a stronger feeling throughout your body
√ A Grounded sensation like your roots are plugged into the Earth's energy
√ A Powerful sense of balance, calm, and confidence that lasts all day long
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In ancient times, martial artists trained the cultivation of their Qi (energy), and realized muscular power could be enhanced to a tremendous level, making self defense techniques more powerful and effective. This was the beginning of internal cultivation in Chinese martial arts, starting around 550 CE. Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming focuses his teaching on the traditional Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan (taijiquan) "old form" of 108 movements which originated from Yang, Ban-Hou (楊班候).
Yang Tai Chi is the most popular style in the world, and it is practiced by millions of people every day. By practicing Tai Chi, you relax the mind and body deeply, which is the key to maintaining and improving your health. When you are calm and centered, your body's natural restorative abilities are most efficient.
SEE THE BIG PICTURE WITH MASTER YANG
Learn the Classical "Old Form" of Yang Tai Chi Chuan with its martial roots intact.
Tai Chi Chuan Classical book
For the first time in hardcover format, this revised edition offers beginners a comprehensive overview and introduction to Tai Chi, a step-by-step guide to learning the complete form, and the fundamentals necessary for correct practice.
Tai Chi Chuan is a slow and relaxed moving meditation. It is also a sophisticated martial arts system. Through practicing Taijiquan, you are able to calm down the mind, locate your spiritual center, and consequently find your entire being. From the relaxed moving exercise, you can bring your physical body into an ultimate level of relaxation and natural ease, resulting in smooth Qi and blood circulation. This is a key to maintaining health and recovering from sickness.
This book is an in-depth guide for beginners to learn Taijiquan properly. It offers a general plan for practicing Taijiquan, and then goes into great depth to present enough content for proper learning:
You will learn:
What Taijiquan is
How to practice
The history of Taijiquan
About Qi, Qigong, and man
Categories of Qigong
Warm-up and get loose exercises
Qigong training theory
Qigong and Taijiquan
Taijiquan thirteen postures (eight doors and five stepping)
The traditional Yang Style Taijiquan Long Form step-by-step
This latest edition has a new easy-to-follow layout, each movement presented in a series of large photographs with clear same-page instructions for each Taiji posture. This book is sure to advance your practice and save you much time and energy.
BEGIN TAI CHI
Follow along step by step with Master Yang as he teaches each movement and demonstrates the complete 108 Form
Yang Tai Chi Form Part 1
Yang Tai Chi Form Parts 2 & 3
In his most recent form instruction video, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming teaches you the complete traditional Yang-style long form in three sections step-by-step, while explaining the meaning of each movement in amazing detail.
Regular practice can benefit your strength, flexibility, bone-density, and muscle mass. The low-impact exercise has been shown to improve symptoms of depression and insomnia, and promote the healing of chronic conditions. Tai Chi is an excellent way to relieve stress, lower your blood pressure, and develop a positive attitude toward life. Tai Chi will increase your circulation of blood, nutrients, and energy throughout the body, resulting in improved vitality and longevity.
Master Yang instructs the complete Tai Chi form from the front, and shows each movement one-by-one from multiple angles. There is also a rear view of the form that you can simply follow-along with once you're familiar with the movements.
Tai Chi will develop your mind's alertness, awareness, and concentration. Most importantly, as you practice, pay attention to the feeling within the movements, so you may appreciate the profound essence of Tai Chi Chuan
• Dr. Yang demonstration of complete 108 form
• Instruction of the form in three traditional segments
• Rear View for follow-along practice
• Group demonstration of the complete 108 form
• The Real Meaning of Tai Chi poetry explained by Master Yang
(Part 1 / 157 minutes
Parts 2 & 3 / 150 minutes)
EXPLORE YANG-STYLE IN-DEPTH
Watch the Classic that started it all and get an overview of the entire art of Tai Chi Chuan, "Grand Ultimate Fist"
Tai Chi Chuan Classical Yang-Style
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming's first Taijiquan video was designed to preserve a cultural tradition from the original Yang-style lineage, providing a complete overview to the art. This classic video includes a short lesson about Taiji Theory, and early demonstrations of various practices including 13 postures, Taiji qigong, and the 108-Yang "old form" of 108 movements.
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 program offers enough content to build a solid foundation for a lifetime of practice.
• Fundamental Stances
• Overview 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
BECOME ENERGIZED AND MOVE YOUR QI
Soften your body, increase your Qi and get into a deeper flow with Tai Chi Qigong
Tai Chi Qigong
These empowering movements prepare your body and mind for great Tai Chi practice by loosening your joints, warming your muscles, stimulating your Qi flow, and sharpening your concentration. Qigong develops your meditative skills, and is the key to developing the phenomenal internal power of Tai Chi Chuan, by gradually increasing circulation and energizing the entire body.
In this video, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming teaches the purpose and methods of Tai Chi Qigong, and demonstrates more techniques than are shown in the book.
• Stretching Methods
• Loosening, Rotating, Coiling, and Wrist Settling Warm Up Exercises
• Wai Dan (External Elixir) Standing Still Meditation
• Stationary Tai Chi Qigong: Primary, Coiling, and Rocking Sets
• The rare Walking Tai Chi Qigong set
In addition, regular Qigong practice accelerates the health benefits of Tai Chi. You'll enjoy reduced stress, a stronger immune system, and a deeper awareness of breath and body coordination. This authoritative guide can be used with any style of Tai Chi Chuan, and it is a great way for anyone to improve your health and immunity, raise the spirit, and deepen your understanding of Tai Chi.
UNDERSTAND THE MARTIAL ARTS ROOTS
Understand the meaning and purpose of each movement and its self defense application
Taiji 37-Posture Martial Applications
By understanding applications, it becomes easier to remember exactly where your arms and legs are supposed to be in every movement. Taijiquan, or 'Grand Ultimate Fist', is a highly effective form of combat specializing in short and middle-range fighting.
The 108 form is comprised of 37 movements, repeated to the left or right with transitions. This program offers practical martial applications for each of the 37-postures of traditional Yang-style Taiji, based on the Taiji martial theory passed down by Yang, Ban-Hou (in the Family Classics). Once the viewer has a basic understanding of these universal principles, you may use them to devise further applications for every movement no matter which style of Taiji you practice.
• Learn the Basic Concepts of Taiji and Taijiquan.
• Understand the purpose of every Taiji movement.
• Over 50 effective applications for any Taijiquan style.
I. Basic Concepts (Ji Ben Gai Nian, 基本概念)
• Yin and Yang Practices
2. Thirteen Postures (Shi San Shi, 十三勢)
• Eight basic Jin (Ba Men, 八門)
• Five strategic stepping (Wu Bu, 五步)
3. Taiji Jins - Soft Jin (太極勁–軟勁)
4. Sense of Enemy / Fighting Distance
• Short Range (Duan Ju, 短距)
• Middle Range (Zhong Ju, 中距)
• Long Range (Chang Ju, 長距)
5. Special Terms
• Central Door (Zhong Men, 中門)
• Empty Door (Kong Men, 空門)
• Sky Window (Tian Chuang, 天窗)
• Ground Window (Di Hu, 地戶)
6. Four Categories of Fighting Techniques
• Shuai Jiao (摔跤) and Chin Na (擒拿)
• Soft, Hard, and Soft-Hard Jin
• Dian Xue (點穴)(Cavity Press)
• Jin and Jing
About Martial Applications
Taijiquan form demonstration
Taijiquan Martial Applications - Part One
- (Taijiquan Zhi Wuxue Ying Yong - Di Yi Duan, 太極拳之武學應用–第一段)
Taijiquan Martial Applications - Part Two
- (Taijiquan Zhi Wuxue Ying Yong - Di Er Duan, 太極拳之武學應用–第二段)
Taijiquan Martial Applications - Part Three
- (Taijiquan Zhi Wuxue Ying Yong - Di San Duan, 太極拳之武學應用–第三段)
Taijiquan form demonstration by Dr. Yang and Kathy Yang
The Tai Chi Master Class comes with an eBook of Tai Chi Chuan Classical Yang Style as your FREE GIFT. With the eBook, you can learn how to practice Yang Tai Chi anywhere on any device.
HOW TO USE THIS MASTER CLASS:
Begin your journey into authentic Tai Chi Chuan by reading Dr. Yang's legendary work Tai Chi Chuan Classical Yang Style. This will give you a comprehensive overview of the form, Tai Chi history, and deep understanding of the art.
It is recommended to then watch your video library in its entirety, mainly sitting and taking notes, to gain an understanding of the contents. Then begin learning the form with step by step instruction in Yang Tai Chi Form Part 1, taking your time to learn correctly, mimicking the exact position of Dr. Yang's arms, hands, legs and feet.
You may begin to practice some of Tai Chi Qigong at any point, either individual movements that resonate with you, or complete sets, as they are provided sequentially. Everyone learns differently, and at a different pace. When you feel you have learned Part 1 of the form and can practice it without following along, you may progress to the rest of the form.
You will find the Classical Yang Style video to be an excellent resource to refer back to as you investigate and develop your skills with the 13 postures, and continue pondering the deeper Tai Chi Theory.
Make sure you feel comfortable with Yang Tai Chi Part 1 before you step in to slowly adding postures from the Yang Tai Chi Form Parts 2 & 3 videos. In general, Master Yang advises that it is better to focus on learning one new posture deeply, than "collecting" many postures with little feeling. People usually take six to twelve months to learn all the movements of the form, remember to move smoothly.
At anytime you can explore the deeper meaning of each movement, to understand their original martial arts purpose with your Taiji 37-Posture Martial Applications video. This enters an area of study that few have the chance to learn, as it is not widely available outside a small group of traditional Tai Chi schools. A proper understanding each movements martial purpose will give you countless "A ha!" moments, refining your stance and angles, all the while sharpening your 'martial art sensibilities'. A must for a true and authentic understanding.
Ultimately, Tai Chi Chuan is a path of self mastery and an amazing whole body workout that simultaneously incorporates your mind, your body, and your spirit.
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1. Can I really learn Tai Chi with this program?
Yes. Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming designed this program to be as complete as possible, offering easy instructions for beginners to learn the complete form. Step by step, front and rear view...Intermediate and advanced students with prior expereince in any style will discover depth and detail that will advance their skill levels. Some people after learning the tai chi form decide that they want it to be a greater part of their life. We encourage those people to find a local qualified teacher to continue to study with and experience the commradeie of a tai chi community. For those without a local teacher option, this program has everything you need.
2. Why is Tai Chi called an "internal art" and can Tai Chi really be used for fighting?
Whenever you read "Internal Arts", it is referring to Qi (energy). Internal arts like Tai Chi Chuan are based on developing your feeling of your subtle energy, and increasing the quantity of Qi, and improving the quality of your circulation. In this way, Tai Chi Chuan can be a form of Qigong. For many people in modern times, this aspect of practicing Tai Chi becomes their main focus. However, traditionally the slow moving patterns were intended to not only increase your energy within the movements, but also to make your application more powerful against a opponent.
3. How soon will I start feeling the health benefits?
Immediately. After your first Tai Chi training session you'll feel it through your entire body: the muscles, joints and even your bones got a workout. Harvard Medical School advises that the human body requires 20 minutes of exercise daily to maintain basic function and health. Tai Chi perfectly fits this recommendation, as the 108 form is typically about 20 minutes long. But, Tai Chi class offers so much more than just the form: all kinds of solo and partner exercises are involved in fundamental training. Many of these drills and exercises, such as stance work or Taiji Qigong, are so satisfying and fascinating you may find yourself practcing longer than intended and getting more exercise as a result. Tai Chi also trains the mind and spirit with its meditative aspect, delivering the added benefit of deep relaxation.
4. How long should I expect to spend learning and how do I know I'm ready for the next step?
Usually people will study and practice Part 1 of the form for a couple months, and then use that as their primary daily practice. Some may spend as long as six months really perfecting their postures, or moving patterns, and getting them into their body memory, before going on to learns Parts 2 & 3. In general, most folks spend about 12 months learning all of the movements and feeling comfortable with them. But tai chi provides us a lifetime of study, reflection and practice.
5. What does Tai Chi Chuan "Grand Ultimate Fist" really mean?
Dr. Yang explains this topic in several placses throughout the course. Essentially the "grand ultimate" refers to the higher consciousness of the universe, manifesting within us and all beings. As we quiet the "monkey mind" of afflictive emotions, our "wisdom mind" can emerge, allowing us to calmly observe the world around us and respond. Tai chi trains us to get into a flow state where we are in touch with our higher selves, and utilize our higher consciousness more frequently during the Tai Chi form and in our daily lives.
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Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming (楊俊敏博士) started his Gongfu (Kung Fu) training at the age of fifteen under the Shaolin White Crane (Bai He) Master Cheng, Gin Gsao (曾金灶). In thirteen years of study (1961-1974) under Master Cheng, Dr. Yang became an expert in the White Crane style of Chinese martial arts, which includes both the use of bare hands and of various weapons such as saber, staff, spear, trident, two short rods, and many others. With the same master he also studied White Crane Qin Na … More »