T'ai Chi Masters
Yong Nian, China
tape 60 Minutes, VHS
Tape Two $39.95
We feel this series of tapes is essential to seeing what real
T'ai Chi looks like. It is especially important to Yang stylists
who have been convinced that the Yang Long Set is the majority
of the Yang Style. Yong-nian
and Han-dan being the original stamping ground of the Yang
have many variations and other forms of not only Yang but
Wu sets. And the demonstration here is by true masters, people
who have practiced their entire lives.
T'ai Chi, no additives.
tape is narrated in Chinese only ! On the other hand,
the excellence of the practitioners is self-explanatory.
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Tape One shows four of
the eight masters, all specialists in Yang and Wu styles. They
are Yao Ji Zu, Jia Zhi Xiang, Jia An Zhu and Zhou Wen Qi. Unusual
performances by famous stylists: Tai Chi on a table, small frame,
Yang Ban Hou power exercises, Yang sword and saber, Push Hands.
shows Yang Hong-Bi (Yang style), Ren Fu Lin (Wu style),
Guo Wan Hua (Chen style) and Xia Jian Gang (Chen style).
The Eight Great Masters of Yongnian is an incredible tape. I now see how it is possible to do the Taiji form in a 1 meter x 1 meter space (whenever I've encountered that claim, it's always never been understood or tossed into the "myth" category). Masters Jia Zhixiang and Jia Anshu are incredible. It demonstrates how the more popular something becomes (in this case, Yang Taiji), the more watered-down it becomes. After watching this tape, I feel like I started too late in life in order to *really* get a lot of Taiji (at 33, now 37; I know getting it all is impossible anymore). Thanks too for the Dacheng book --it's Prof. Wang's best of the three I have.
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