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
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!
Dang is often contrasted to Shaolin as a prime location for "internal"
martial arts. Characteristically Wu Dang (Wu Tang) mixes BaGua, T'ai Chi,
Xing Yi and a number of other related series of movements.
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VCD#1445 Big Dipper Boxing About 1 Hour,VCD pricing, Chinese/English
Big Dipper Boxing
A Wu Dang favorite from the cosmological influences of the study. This is almost like a WuDang version of Xing Yi. The set steps up and back a number of times with short strong punches. There are some Tun Jing (Body Shaking) sections with great power and fluid steps. Many short arm actions mixed with sudden body changes and an occasional soft motion like Chen Taiji. Interesting. Demonstrated by Wen XuanZhen, 12th generation disciple of "Innermost Taoist School of Martial Arts."
VCD#1446 War Sword About 1 Hour,VCD pricing, Chinese/English
If the traveler’s sword is strictly transition this one is strictly striking. This “Striking” sword is also known as the “War Sword.” It is highly prized in the Wu Dang school. Once again it is a large, two handed weapon. The set is almost straight up and straight back following the typical “road” design. The movements are forceful and varied, something like the Miao Dao. Surprisingly direct and applicable for a school which delights in “xuan.” Demonstrated by Wen XuanZhen, 12th generation disciple of "Innermost Taoist School of Martial Arts."
- VCD#1447 About 1 Hour,VCD pricing, Chinese/English
Traveler’s or Floating Cloud Sword
This is a LONG weapon, physically. And therefore it is often used with the left hand helping on the technique. The practitioner shows a very nice set here with definite Wu Dang flavor. It could easily be a Bagua Long Sword. Though he is a little rough the set is interesting with some beautiful sections and great spinning movements. Longish, but not impossible. Fluid and strong with repeated sections to create a thematic unity. Traditional. By Wen XuanZhen, 12 th generation disciple. Demonstrated by Wen XuanZhen, 12th generation disciple of "Innermost Taoist School of Martial Arts."
Perplexed Fly Whisk
- VCD#1448 About 1 Hour,VCD pricing, Chinese/English
Zong Style Mi Hun Fu Chen
“Confused” or “perplexed” is the translation but more probably we have Mi (Lost) Hun (Soul) whisk. The Hun and the Po are, to the Taoist way of thinking, the two spirits which unite to form the fetus when a person is created. Much like the idea of soul they represent the parents’ contribution to the life of the child and are somewhat the Yin and Yang influences of the spirit. This is probably the best whisk set we have seen yet. Unlike so many practitioners of the Wu Dang school, the basics are solid and the performer is strong. Many clever uses of the weapon. A good showing of the yin (whisk hair) and yang (stem) actions. Very clear movements and some difficult actions mixed in an orderly and actually handsome set. Demonstrated by Wen XuanZhen, 12th generation disciple of "Innermost Taoist School of Martial Arts."
VCD#1449 Hong Style Boxing About 1 Hour,VCD pricing, Chinese/English
The narration talks of Wu Dang’s “close range” technique. We find this Hong Fist closer to middle range boxing. We have grown, mostly through doing this site, to be fans of Hong Boxing. It is like Shaolin only softer, a little stronger than Cha. It shares an elegance and clarity with both those styles. The body art is there though one might not see it at first because there are many “poses” in the art. Strong, bold movement is characteristic with some of the function flair now sadly lacking in much Shaolin.
Demonstrated by Wu BiQiang, a major exponent of WuDang Hong Boxing. Demonstrated by Wu BiQiang, the head of the Wu Dang Hong School.
VCD#342/343 Wu Dang Sword #1 & #2 About 2 Hours,$13.95, Chinese Only
Li De-Yin demonstrates the practical side of the art on this VCD.This
VCD shows a nice, relatively simple version of the WuDang Tai
Chi sword. Movements are soft and fluid. Much use of evasive footwork
and some body arching which conforms to the classical flavor of
the sword. A popular teacher among Chinese speakers. His moves
and his student's are clear and refined. A double VCD set.