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I - TAI CHI OVERVIEW (one DVD, 111 min.)
- Volume I – Introduction to Classical Tai Chi (Overview), is a prerequisite before one starts on Volume II. The Overview provides an overall understanding which will help greatly in grasping the rationale, the logical structure, and the goals of the Form Instruction. However, this Overview, unlike most other tai chi overviews, does not repeat tired discussions of tai chi history and various family lineages. It jumps right into the technical aspects of internal discipline and classical tai chi. Every moment in the DVD is a challenge and discovery for even the experienced tai chi practitioner.
40 minutes of in-depth demonstrations and tutorials
on the techniques of using Internal Discipline
to achieve internal movements and internal
mobilization. Contains ample examples and practice-moves to learn the
how Tai Chi utilizes Internal Discipline in
its unique approach to martial art. Demonstrates
the fundamental differences between the external
martial arts, such as Karate and Tai Chi.
Tai Chi’s attention to the health and
well-being of its practitioner and how practicing
Tai Chi form using Internal Discipline provides
the most important long-term health benefits. Teaches valuable pointers
and movements that provide immediate benefits in every day life.
the process of learning classical Tai Chi,
including the typical experience of a beginning
student to that of an advanced practitioner.
introduces other forms such as, the Square Form, the Compact Form,
and the Left-hand form, important in the learning
process. Includes an excerpt from Tai Chi Form
Instruction DVDs to show the depth, scope, and methodology
used in these
II - TAI CHI FORM INSTRUCTION (4 DVD set, 440 min. PLUS a 2-DVD Set about Square Form)
the classical Tai Chi long form of 108 movements.
lessons dedicated to the teaching of the Square
Form, Compact Form, and supplemental
lessons organized into several levels of teaching
cycles, from beginner to advanced.
The beginner’s level teaches the external aspects
of the movement, such as position, angle,
posture, and timing. The Square Form, which dissects continuous motion into discrete movements, is a vital component in the learning path. Read a Discussion of the Square Form and a compilation of the entire 108 Square Form moves.
the general principle behind the movements
and their implications for health and
martial art application.
a clear picture showing the consistency and
rationale of the entire Tai Chi
form. You will quickly grasp and appreciate the logical approach
and sophistication behind the development
of the movements.
the same clarity of instruction as you will
find in personal classes. For example, different
views of the form are demonstrated.
The back view,
for instance, is the same as a
student would find in a studio setting playing
the form following
the teacher by standing behind
the teacher. Other techniques such as stop
motion, slow motion, and
close-up are used in key areas
for easy learning. Master Hwa’s right
arm and right leg are clearly marked to provide
clear visual cues for
and offers a quick way to show
right and left.
you to learn at your own pace: repeat moves
as many times as you want, move
more quickly through aspects you have already
an instructional method based on Master Hwa’s
years of studio teaching. Because of Master
Hwa’s experience, the lessons anticipate
many of the difficulties or
confusion students encounter in learning Tai
Chi. In fact, many students
who have used Tai Chi Form
Instruction find a sense of connection and
engagement with Master Hwa, as
if they were learning from him
of the Classical Tai Chi series are invited to
join an online forum where they can
Hwa their questions and exchange comments and
experiences with other Tai Chi students. Interesting
and a wealth of information are available on
the forum that complements the DVD instruction.
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