LEARN TAIJI HEALTH ARTS EASILY AND EFFORTLESSLY WITH THE "TOTAL T'AI CHI" VIDEO SERIES
IMPORTANT NOTE---PLEASE READ
The DVDs in this series were
recorded in the mid-late 1990's and are not up to contemporary
video standards. The video and audio is clear, but certainly not
HD. I have tried to remove them from the catalog several
times, but each time I receive numerous e-mails from previous purchasers
begging me to keep them for sale. So they are still here!
Numerous people have told
me that the instructional content is excellent, despite the somewhat
so I continue to offer
them for sale.
If you don't mind sacrificing a
bit of "high production" quality for excellent and clear
instruction, these DVDs are for you.
Here is what one customer wrote
"These are the best
teaching DVDs I have seen! I already knew from your book that you are a
scholar and devoted student of the Tao, but your skills in communication
really shine in these DVDs. You go through everything slowly and
carefully, as most of the teachers so, but you are aware of so many
aspects, and clarify them so simply and efficiently. I like that after
you have thoroughly explained something, you go through it again, and
explain it from a slightly different perspective, adding more depth to
the understanding. Your students must be amazing, to have received such
quality of instruction in the principles as well as technique."
~Rebecca M., Iowa~
Also, I still use the antiquated
800# ordering system for two reasons:
1) I get to have interesting
phone conversations with Taiji Players from around the world--interesting,
fun, and enlightening for me.
2) Often the person ordering
has some questions about the material in the DVDs--is it appropriate for
them; how can it fit in with their other studies in Taiji and Qigong, etc.
I am really happy to be able to help my customers clarify their needs so
they can order DVDs which perfectly suit their requirements.
So if you call, we may have a
fascinating conversation which will benefit us both--who knows?
FIVE ANIMAL FROLICS #1. Would you like to get most of the
renowned health benefits of Tai Chi, with a much quicker learning curve?
Then check out the Five Animal Frolics, China's Earliest set of Internal
Exercises, based on the Life-Enhancing Movements of the Crane, Bear,
Monkey, Deer, and Tiger. A complete invigorating fitness system for both
body and mind which generates energy and mental poise without ever
causing strain on
the heart or joints. Many qualities of T'ai Chi, but much easier to learn for
young or old. This Video of the Frolics contains complete, step-by step descriptions and explicit instructions
for each movement. Excellent audio and video quality, close-ups and
multiple angles enable you to see and refine every detail of your
movement. Recommended for new Beginners to Tai Chi or Qigong arts. Run-time is approximately 95 minutes; cost is $49.
FIVE ANIMAL FROLICS #2. Your path to effortless and
enjoyable lifelong fitness! Like the preceding DVD, this video contains the entire Frolics
series, but shot outdoors in a beautiful natural setting. This presentation of
the Frolics is a bit more fun and less formal than Frolics # 1.
However, each Frolic variation is
repeated a number of times with complete instruction and explicit
detail. Good video, very good audio, but this is a one-camera shoot, not studio quality like Frolics Tape #1.
Recommended for people with some experience in Tai Chi or Qigong. Run-time is approximately 90 minutes; cost is
TAIJI BASIC CONDITIONING AND INTERNAL TRAINING. Many
American students come to Taiji with very little sense of body
awareness, energy flow, or basic conditioning. If you have NO experience in
martial or Qigong arts, this DVD might be right for you. In it, you can
learn the Ten Basic Martial Art Exercises, a set of excellent beginning
level stretching and moderate conditioning exercises, which were put
together in the 1930's and taught at one of the most prestigious martial
arts academies in China. Then the Eight Internal Exercises, an excellent
series of Qigong exercises to create powerful qi flow and inner strength,
a favorite set of the late B.P. Chan. (See "Remembering
B.P. Chan" for more information about Master Chan). Finally, the
"Crown Jewel," the Twenty One Qigong Set, a profoundly powerful set
which combines gentle Taiji-like movement with sophisticated
breathing patterns. The "Twenty One" was once a closely guarded "secret"
of the Yang Family, revealed to the world by Chen Yen Lin in his Grand
compendium of Tai Chi. Run-time is approximately 50 minutes; cost is $35
TAIJI EIGHT MYSTIC MOVEMENTS. If you want to REALLY learn Taiji to a high level of internal integration (kung fu), the best way
is to begin by fully absorbing the basic "Eight Energies" into your body and psyche. In this
DVD, you can learn the Eight Essential Drills of T'ai Chi, movement
patterns excerpted from the Form, which are the Basic Building Blocks of
Yang Style Taijiquan. movement. Then, the Four Movement T'ai Chi Circle,
and finally the Eight Movement Circle. The latter two are "mini Taiji" forms, in which you can fully concentrate on vital internal
connections and total "sinking and relaxing" without the added mental and
physical activity of the entire Taijiquan form. These "Circles"
quickly become profound Taiji meditations, enabling you to thoroughly
and quickly integrate the most critical connections and energies of Taiji. Run-time is approximately 65 minutes; cost is $39.
TAIJI SIXTY MOVEMENT INTERMEDIATE FORM. This excellent
T'ai Chi form for beginners incorporates all of the essential movements,
and takes about 18 minutes to perform. While not as subtle and
sophisticated as the full Classical 108 Movement Yang Style Form, it is
a superb entry-level form. This Video presents a complete instructional
description of each movement, repeated and explained in detail, as well
as a demonstration of each section of this Form done at normal
practicing speed. The all-important co-coordinating points WITHIN each
movement are detailed with great precision. These points are seldom
taught and are possibly unknown to many teachers. (It took me (Paul Gallagher) some 13
YEARS of training with eminent masters to glean these subtleties which
will really make your T'ai Chi come alive and dramatically increase the
health and energy effects of your practice!) They are also the basis of
effective T'ai Chi defense application Run-time exceeds 135 minutes; cost is
TAIJI WEAPONS--CANE, SABER, AND DOUBLE EDGED SWORD. The Weapon sets are the final stage of T'ai chi Solo Training. each
weapon has its own particular function and spirit, and develops the body
and QI in a different way. Starting with the Cane, a basic level
weapon, progressing to the Saber, and going on to the extremely subtle and sophisticated Sword,
this Video gives you complete and detailed instruction in each of these
weapon sets. Run-time is approximately 60 minutes; cost is $39.
108 FORM "CLASSICAL" LONG FORM YANG STYLE TAIJIQUAN. This Video shows the entire "Long Form," done sequentially with some
detail. It is not as explicitly instructed as the previous Video, but
the essential co-ordination points (see T'ai Chi Tape above) are
shown. This tape was originally designed for people who have a good practical
knowledge of the Sixty Movement Form and who want to expand their practice
into the full Long Form. But many viewers have reported that it is an excellent
learning video for the 108 Classical Form for people with no
prior experience. Run-time is approximately 55 minutes; cost is
EIGHT ESSENTIAL MOVEMENTS--APPLICATIONS AND TRAINING METHODS. It is one thing to
know the Taiji "Forms," but quite another to really get their inner
feeling, purpose, and motivation. While a beginner wants to learn the movements,
the more advanced student wants to learn the best way to TRAIN the
movements for maximum effect in both Qi
development and defensive application.
This video will show you how to make your practice come dynamically alive with specialized training
methods which instill the correct energy and internal motivation for each of Taiji's Eight Essential Moves. Run-time is approximately 35 minutes; cost is $29.
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