First, be advised that all of these VCD's are IN CHINESE ONLY. In our opinion that doesn't matter much because the instruction is clear and the quality of photography very good. But we will not accept returns just because people didn't read... IN CHINESE ONLY. Given that, these are really tremendous deals for the money. Each of these special VCD's can be played on a computer for full enjoyment. Made for PC's they are also Mac compatible by downloading Quick time (for free) and any similar VCD player program. Also playable on most DVD players. For less than $10.00? Wow!

YANG style TAI CHI page two

Demonstrator/Teacher: various including Yang ZhenDou.

The most famous and familiar of all Tai Chi styles. Yang has many more branches and versions than many suspect. Among these is the Imperial Branch (Fu Lei) a very interesting offshoot of the Yang family.
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VCD#1766 Yang Style 13 Dan
Wang Dian Zhen
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only

In this case we take "Dan" to represent those pills of immortality so often revealed in ancient Daoist texts and execises. One may think of these are immortality or health-giving routines. What Sift Wang has doen is take the eight directional movements and the five steps shownn as animal movements and developed into a series of lines using classical Yang Tai Chi movements. Something like the famous Tan Tui form, each line ends with an advanced version of Single Whip. One line is based on Strike the Tiger, another on Snake Creeps Down, etc. The Yang style and frame is retained with elegance. There is no English on this VCD but—if you are familiar with the Yang Long Set—this should pose no problem. A somehwat different way to practice your skills.

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Yang tai CHiNew! VCD#1767 Yang Style Tai Chi 13 Sword
Wang Dian Zhen
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only

This sword form is said to have been created by the famous Yang Jian Hou. It has passed down of generations into the hands of He Shou Yan. Here it is shown by presenter Wang Dian Zhen himself. This is something like the classic Yang Tai Chi 13 Method sword but in a largely extended version. Some postures are the same others have been replaced complete. The timing is more complex here, instead of the movements ending in postures in just a few counts, the movements are drawn out, more three-dimensional, more fully expressed before reaching the posture stage. Not a simple or a beginner's set to our eyes.

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Yang tai CHiVCD#1741 Yang Style Tai Chi 13 Spear
Wang Dian Zhen
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only

This is someone who has been practicing spear for many years. Missing are the over extended postures and the baton like twirls. Though spear technique exists in Tai Chi there are surprisingly few higher levels examples of this art in the Yang style. This one is an excellent VCD for a number of reasons. Teacher Wang talks a lot about the spear but he also breaks down the “13 Movements” into distinct actions and demonstrates each action. There is a good deal of disagreement among CMA practitioners as to the exact performance of each action and it is valuable to see definitions by those actually familiar with the weapon. This is followed by a very good spear set utilizing those actions and then the instruction on each section of that form. At all times the movements are consistent with Yang style and Tai Chi in general.

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VCD#1611 Chu Gui Ting Appreciation and Bagua Straight Sword
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Yan Zhen De
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only

This VCD double disk is a tribute to famous instructor Chu GuiTing. The first VCD records a celebration held in China in front of scores of Chu's students. The filming isn't great and there's a lot of noise in the background but this is a treasure of Kung Fu demonstrations covering a wide variety of forms. Here's Xing Yi, many sets and Bagua including Bagua sword. There's an excellent Xing Yi spear almost at the end of the disk and a few sets that seem to belong to Chu's inheritance from one of his teachers, the famous Sun Lu Tang.
The Second VCD shows a strong, precise and complex set with the Bagua straight sword. Teacher Yan's movements are well controlled and quite clear. This is not a set for a beginner but is clearly demonstrated enough to give a nice taste of the style . A Double Disk.

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VCD#1636 Yan Zhen De & Traditional Yang Taiji
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only

This man studied with Chu Gui Ting. Chu, in turn, studied Xing Yi with Li CunYi and Taiji with Yang Chen Fu and various arts with such instructors as Liang Zhen Pu, Sun Lu tang, Li Jing Lin, Zhang Zhan Kui, Jiang Yu He and Shang Yun Xing.
The instruction here is very detailed and, for some, we doubt the value of these disks unless the viewer understands Chinese. Disk ONE concentrates on the set, introducing this version of Yang style. Disk TWO goes into fine details on execution of the set. It has some Push Hands demonstrations but mainly exists as a historical document for this branch of the Yang style saga. For those Yang and Taiji enthusiasts a source of information and research material. A Double Disk.

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Yang Tai Chi 50 Step Sword VCD#812 Yang Tai Chi Fifty Step Sword
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing,Chinese Only

Yang Tai Chi Sword a basically accurate but somewhat more fancy version of the famous 13 Methods sword. With Wang DeMing student of Liu Gao Ming. Wang is fluid, limber and very refined in his movements. The set is well photographed and the version is very interesting taking some moves further than other versions. What we have here looks to be a new approach where TRADITIONAL forms are being taken and executed with PERFORMANCE in mind, sort of a blend of Traditional moves and Contemporary goals.

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Yang Tai Chi 85 Postures VCD#439 Yang style Tai Chi 85 Posture Long Set
A Triple VCD, VCD pricing,Chinese Only

By Ding Shui-De top teacher of Yang Tai Chi.
This is a very classic interpretation of the Yang Long form. This traditional version is said to have the actions of a swimming and flying dragon. Teacher Ding is a very practiced performer with much control and precision to his movements. He is a member of the Committee of Yunan Martial arts and vice-president of the Folk WuShu Club. This is a Triple VCD.

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Special Note : All the disks below this point are also available in DVD with English subtitles and, since we think the information is better presented there, we only keep DVD's on hand. Our turn-around time is pretty quick, someone who wants the VCD'S rather than DVDs can expect to wait only a few more days. Remember to mention "Special Order."

Yang Tai Chi 38 Postures VCD#440 Yang style Tai Chi 38 Move Yang Set
Double VCD, VCD pricing,Chinese Only

By Ding Shui-De top teacher of Yang Tai Chi.
A shorter version, but still a traditionally structured Yang Tai Chi set. Not only is there a straight demonstration of the set but also breakdowns. There are also key points to each movement along with things to avoid. A very structured teaching. A Double VCD.

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Yang Tai Chi Sword VCD#441 Yang style Tai Chi Yang Straight Sword
A Double VCD, VCD pricing,Chinese Only

By Ding Shui-De top teacher of Yang Tai Chi.
Some will not recognize this form as what it is: the 13 Method Straight Sword of the yang Family Tai Chi Chuan. But, though elaborated a little, this is exactly that set. In fact this interpretation is one of the nicer ones we have seen. Think of the standard set with more Reeling Silk and interpretive moves for defense thrown in and you will have it. Teacher Ding is a precise and controlled interpreter. Form and breakdown. A Double VCD.

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Yang Tai Chi Saber VCD#442 Yang style Tai Chi Tai Chi Saber
A Double VCD, VCD pricing,Chinese Only

By Ding Shui-De top teacher of Yang Tai Chi.
A few extra moves, a change of angle here and there. One would think it would not be important. But here is a Yang Saber set that actually works. Even though it is one of our styles we have long been disappointed with the Yang Saber as unrepresentative of true Saber arts. First, this version restores the special shape of the knife (more like a Western calvary saber). Then it resuscitates the correct wrapping motions of the weapon but in a very discreet amount. This is, to our minds, the best of Teacher Ding's weapons. His specialty. A Double VCD.

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