I must say that I thank Master Hwa every day for
the wonderful tapes and lessons and the opportunity
to practice this form. I feel like we really get
a straight presentation on the depths of Tai Chi
J. R., New York
The longer I'm with Tai Chi the more I'm impressed
by a teacher's ability/desire to explain things
to students rather than the variety of forms
they teach. I think what Stephen Hwa teaches
is THE best explanation I've come across in 30
years of doing/teaching Tai Chi and I've told
Greg W., California
...In this 12 year period, I studied under four different well known tai chi teachers of Chen, Yang, and Wu style. Learned their form quite well, I think. But, always feel there is something missing that tai chi with such distinguished reputation should be more than what they were teaching. That was the reason I search out one teacher after another. Since I got Master Hwa’s DVD nine months ago, I know I finally find my tai chi home. I am enjoying the richness and depth of the teaching realizing that it will take me years to be good at it. But, that is what I expected to learn the real tai chi.
Sensei, it is really a remarkable art & taught
so beautifully by you. Though I have studied many
styles of karate & ninjitsu never found anything
so difficult or beautiful.
We just wanted to thank you. Thank you for a GREAT
teaching tape! Very easy to follow. We have about
ten years of practice but have never seen a tape
as good as this.
This is an excellent tape with lots of
information. Have practiced Yang style for over
10yrs- private lessons with a famous UK-based
teacher, and group with others for longer. Was
very impressed with this DVD- most tapes have
no depth to their content, or teach very little
that adds to ones own practice (same is true
of a lot of Tai Chi instruction in general!).
T. M., Virginia
I am very surprised that I can learn from your
DVD so readily. I was apprehensive about learning
from DVD, since my previous lessons from a
teacher in a class did not go very smoothly.
Your teaching is so thorough and orderly. I also
find that DVD's capabilities of play in slow
motion repetitively at will and from different
angles are actually more suitable in learning
than classroom learning.
S. B., Oregon
I bought the intro and four forms tapes early last
summer and have found them most excellent
for learning the forms and the internal discipline—I
have been studying regularly and steadily.
T. C., Washington
The key element, for me, is the "Internal
Discipline" which Dr. Hwa presents so clearly.
In my experience of trying out different taijiquan
styles and teachers, this information and guidance
on "internal discipline" is very rare.
If you study Wu style with him, you're very fortunate.
I had no idea that a direct student of Wu Jianquan's
was living and teaching here in the U.S. I first
read about Young Wabu in an article that appeared
a few months ago in "Qi" magazine.
Y. Z., Singapore
Your suggestions are very good. I have downloaded
all those forum files you mentioned. Those questions
and answers on the forum are really informative.
M. B., Massachusetts
Since I have been practicing the tai chi walk for
30 min. to an hour a day, I can feel my body
is like one. I am on lesson #6 and everything
feels very good—a lot of the basic movement is
starting to come together. Thanks again for being
so generous with your knowledge.