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DVD: Martial Arts: Taiji-Other

Ancient-respected Chen-style Taiji Quan: Taiji Double Swords

尊古陈氏太极 — 太极双剑

Demonstrator: Chen Qingzhou
Order No. D1227
ISBN: 7887212545
EAN: N/A
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 53 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English, French, Spanish and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

Taiji double swords is one of the double weapons in Chen-style taiji, and it was created by Chen Zhaopi. The distribution of taiji double swords is very reasonable, its structure is rational, and its method of sword is clear. When moving, the movement is easy and smooth, elegant and unfolded. The two swords are like clouds floating and water flowing; when walking, it is just like a butterfly flying; when squatting on heels, it is just like a dragon winding or a tiger lying; when turning and pushing the sword, it is just like a python turning over or a black bear turning its back, which shows the characteristic of taijiquan: the force in movement is well balanced between softness and hardness, fast and slow, relaxed and springing.

All Titles in Ancient-respected Chen-style Taijiquan




Ancient-respected Chen-style Taiji Quan: Taiji Single Swords

尊古陈氏太极 — 太极单剑

Demonstrator: Chen Qingzhou
Order No. D1229
ISBN: 7887212545
EAN: N/A
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 49 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English, French, Spanish and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

Chen-style taiji single sword is one of the short weapons in taiji weapon routines. The distribution of taiji single sword is very reasonable, and its method of sword is clear. It shows the characteristics of taiji single sword that operates sword with body continuously and roundly twining and turning, combining hardness and softness, and equally stressing the quickness and slowness.

All Titles in Ancient-respected Chen-style Taijiquan




Chen-style Spring and Autumn Falchion

陈式春秋大刀

Demonstrator: Chen Zhenglei
Order No. D1195
ISBN:
EAN: 6937475312922
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: N/A
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified and Traditional Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

Chen-style spring and autumn falchion is also called Lower Moon Falchion, which is one of the middle-long weapons of Chen-style taiji weapons. The name of the routine consists of thirty chants. The movements are reasonably arranged. They are chopping, cutting, poking, parrying, thrusting, intercepting, pressing, pushing, slicing, blocking and swinging in figure-8 form, which are conducted very clearly. When practicing, you must have sound command of boxing skills, especially you should have a strong and powerful waist, legs and arms.

All Titles in Chen-style Taijiquan New Frame Series




Chen-style Taiji Double Swords / 13-form Cudgel

陈式太极双剑+十三杆

Demonstrator: Chen Zhenglei
Order No. D1199
ISBN: 788721064X
EAN: N/A
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: N/A
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified and Traditional Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

Based on the routine of the double broadswords, this routine of Chen-style taiji double swords is created with the body position and the techniques of the single sword of Chen-style taijiquan. There are 39 movements in this routine. The swords are played smoothly and continuously. The whole play shows taijiquan’s double features of hardness and toughness with softness and looseness dwelling in.

Chen-style Taiji 13-form cudgel is also called 13-form big spear. The length of the stick is over 3 meters. The routine is short consisting of thirteen carefully selected movements. The movements are practical and powerful. They are sticking, twining, sweeping, blocking, warding off, parrying, pressing, chopping, and so on. The exerciser must have a good command of basic boxing skills.

Exercise requirements: keep your steps steady and turn your waist quickly and twine your opponent’s arms forcefully.

All Titles in Chen-style Taijiquan New Frame Series




Chen-style Taiji Single Broadsword / Double Broadsword

陈式太极单刀+双刀

Demonstrator: Chen Zhenglei
Order No. D1198
ISBN:
EAN: 6937475312908
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: N/A
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified and Traditional Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

There are 35 movements in double broadsword routine, which is reasonably and cohesively arranged. The two broadswords are wonderfully played, fully embodying Chen-style taijiquan’s features of hardness and softness in harmony, fastness and slowness in interval and looseness, activeness and explosiveness in force application.

Chen-style taiji single broadsword is a short weapon. This routine is short and its very movement is practical and powerful. The main movements include rolling, closing, thrusting, blocking, chopping, cutting, intercepting, twining, slicing, parrying and raising in straight arms, etc.

All Titles in Chen-style Taijiquan New Frame Series




Chen-style Taiji Single Sword

陈式太极单剑

Demonstrator: Chen Zhenglei
Order No. D1187
ISBN: N/A
EAN: N/A
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: N/A
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified and Traditional Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

The single sword is one of the short weapons of taiji quan. It has 49 forms, which are reasonable in arrangement and compact in cohesion. Techniques mainly include stabbing, chopping, upper cutting, parrying, pointing, slicing, upper blocking, sweeping, cross cutting, thrusting and pushing. The player should move his body smoothly, steadily and quickly, applying his force hard or soft, closely following his opponent, dodging or tossing as the case may be. Chen-style taiji swordplay can be characterized as continuous and round movement of the sword with the whole body, quick change of attack and withdrawal, hard or soft application of forces.

Exercise requirements: the player should move smoothly and roundly as cloud flying and water flowing, and apply his force suddenly as a lion shaking his hair.

All Titles in Chen-style Taijiquan Old Frame Series




Chen-Style Taiji Spear and Appreciation of Chen-Style Taijiquan Routines

Demonstrator: Chen Zhenglei
Order No. D1025
ISBN: 788721064X
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Language: Chinese with Simplified Chinese and English subtitles
Publisher: People's Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

This DVD presents the cohesive, special features of the Chen-style Taiji spear. The main movements discussed include thrusting, blocking, holding, parrying, chopping, sweeping, twisting, and pressing. Diligent practice molds character, improves health, and strengthens physique.

All Titles in Chen-Style Taijiquan New Frame Series




Chen-style Taijiquan Small Frame Series: Double Broadswords

陈式太极拳小架系列 — 双刀

Demonstrator: Chen Yongfu
Order No. D1206
ISBN: 7887211603
EAN: N/A
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: N/A.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

This is one of the Chen-style taiji double weapon routines. There are 35 forms in this routine. Its main techniques include cutting, hacking, arcing, parrying, thrusting, crossing, crosscutting, pressing, pushing, slicing, sweeping, supporting and figure-8 forms. With generous body work, and agile and stable footwork, the double broadsword are played, fully embodying Chen-style taijiquan features of hardness and softness in harmony, fastness and slowness in interval, relaxing, activeness, flipping and shaking in force application.

Practicing the routine of double broadsword, the broadsword must be combined well with steps, as the saying goes that “when playing single broadsword, watch your hand; when playing double broadswords, watch your footwork”, which emphasizes the importance of your footwork in practicing double broadswords. So you want to exercise the footwork well, you should use taijiquan as the basis. When you grasp the sturdy basic skills of taijiquan, you can really reflect the styles and characteristics in practicing, with broadsword like flowing water and footwork like flying, twining or wrapping head is quick and forcefully.

All Titles in Chen-style Taijiquan Small Frame Series




Chen-style Taijiquan Small Frame Series: Single Sword

陈式太极拳小架系列 — 单剑

Demonstrator: Chen Yongfu
Order No. D1208
ISBN: 7887211611
EAN: N/A
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: N/A
Number of Disc: 2
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $19.95

Taiji single sword is one of the short weapons of Chen-style taijiquan. It has 49 forms, which are reasonable in arrangement and compact in cohesion. The sword methods includ stabbing, chopping, upper cutting, parrying, pointing, slicing, and supporting, blocking, sweeping, intercepting, thrusting, and pushing.

To practice the Chen-style taiji sword, you should use taijiquan as the base, and you must use the mind to guide the qi. The force is focused at the tip of sword, so that the weapon and body move naturally as a whole.

All Titles in Chen-style Taijiquan Small Frame Series




Chen-style Taijiquan Small Frame Series: Spring and Autumn Falchion

陈式太极拳小架系列 — 春秋大刀

Demonstrator: Chen Yongfu
Order No. D1210
ISBN: 7887211611
EAN: N/A
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: min.
Number of Disc: 2
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $19.95

Chen style spring and autumn falchion is also called the Black Dragon Lower Moon Falchion, which is one of the long weapons of Chen style taiji weapon routine. Its distribution is rational and its skills are clear, and it can gain advantage from both sides.

When practicing, you must have the good basics of taijiquan, and it is more important to have the power of waist, legs and arms. The falchion is a long and heavy weapon, so you want to use it freely, and you must have the full energy and force of waist and arms. Its skills include cutting, hacking, pushing, chopping, turning, rolling, twining and pressing, so it is a kind of powerful antipersonnel weapon and it is praised as “the commander of weapons”.

All Titles in Chen-style Taijiquan Small Frame Series




Traditional Yang-style Taiji Pushing Hands: Double Push Hands with Fixed Step

传统杨式太极推手 — 定步双推手

Demonstrator: Li Derun
Order No. D1251
ISBN: 7887213363
EAN: 6937475367038
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 64 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

The techniques of traditional Yang-style taiji pushing hands can be described in five key words: tumble, strike, capture, seize, and throw. This set of pushing hands was passed on by Master Hu Xingzhai, the disciple of Yang Jianhou who was the second generation of Yang-style taiji.

The features of double push hands are: on the basis of single pushing hand, connect two arms, and both hands should lead and follow. The former is leading and the latter is following. Following is to stick, and the cross-use of sticking can make the two arms keep connecting. Then your head should be raised, your neck upright and your hips lowered. Relax your chest and abdomen and make your back comfortable.

All Titles in Traditional Yang-style Taiji Pushing Hands Series




The Fifty-four Form of Yang-style Taiji Sword

54式杨式太极剑

Demonstrator: Ding Shuide
Order No. D1177
ISBN: 7887213185
EAN: 6937475371356
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 111 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

The 54 Forms of Yang-style taiji sword keeps the complete traditional sword technique. It fully reflects the feature of being artful, neat and light. It has movements of picking, pointing, stabbing, which can show the character of combining hardness and softness, quickness and slowness. In practice, it is vigorous but not clumsy, twining but not scattering. It is very clear in the firmness and emptiness and very neat in attacking and defending technique.

All Titles in The Traditional Yang-style Taiji Series




Ancient-respected Chen-style Taiji Quan: Five-tiger Killing Sheep Cudgel

尊古陈氏太极 — 五虎群羊棍

Demonstrator: Chen Qingzhou
Order No. D1221
ISBN: 7887212545
EAN: N/A
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 45 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English, French, Spanish and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

Five-tiger killing sheep cudgel is a kind of long weapon routine within Chen-style taiji weapons routines and it has been combined with the special characteristics of both spear and cudgel. With its movement combined with the twining, twisting touching methods of Chen-style taijiquan, it has a unique style. This routine presents the special characteristics of the spear-cudgel, showing that the combination of five-tiger killing sheep cudgel and taijiquan is wonderful, changeable and powerful.

All Titles in Ancient-respected Chen-style Taijiquan




Ancient-respected Chen-style Taiji Quan: Pear-flower Spear plus White-ape Cudgel

尊古陈氏太极 — 梨花枪夹百猿棍

Demonstrator: Chen Qingzhou
Order No. D1222
ISBN: 7887212545
EAN: N/A
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: min.
Number of Disc: 2
Language: Chinese with English, French, Spanish and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $19.95

Pear-flower spear plus white-ape cudgel collects the characteristic of spear and cudgel. In real combat, it has both the effect of spear and cudgel. This posture of spear is compact, and its style is special. It shows each feature of spear and cudgel, displaying the magical charms of the two weapons.

All Titles in Ancient-respected Chen-style Taijiquan




Traditional Yang-style Taiji Pushing Hands: Pushing Hands with Active Step

传统杨式太极推手 — 活步推手

Demonstrator: Li Derun
Order No. D1253
ISBN: 7887213363
EAN: 6937475367045
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 56 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

The techniques of traditional Yang-style taiji pushing hands can be described in five words: tumble, strike, capture, seize, and throw. This set of pushing hands was passed on by Master Hu Xingzhai, the disciple of Yang Jianhou who was the second generation of Yang-style taiji.

The content of pushing hands with active step: On the basis of four-sides hands with fixed stance, it refers to the four energies of the upper limbs and the harmonious integrality of the lower limbs. The four energies embody the identification and opposition of “adhere and lift”, “join”, “adhere horizontally”, and “attach from the rear”. Always keep the movement of the two persons in a harmonious whole.

All Titles in Traditional Yang-style Taiji Pushing Hands Series




Traditional Yang-style Taiji Pushing Hands: Single Pushing hands with Fixed Step

传统杨式太极推手 — 定步单推手

Demonstrator: Li Derun
Order No. D1254
ISBN: 7887213363
EAN: 6937475367021
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 67 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

The techniques of traditional Yang-style taiji pushing hands can be described in five words: tumble, strike, capture, seize, and throw. This routine was passed on by Master Hu Xingzhai, the disciple of Yang Jianhou who was the second generation of Yang-style taiji.

The content of single pushing hands: The harmony and standardization between the upper leg and the lower leg. What the upper limbs stresses is the circle which should be round and big. The strength can’t be increased or decreased. Arms should be rotated inward and outward. Circle can be divided into two semicircles, and four areas.

All Titles in Traditional Yang-style Taiji Pushing Hands Series




Ancient-respected Chen-style Taiji Quan: Spring and Autumn Falchion

尊古陈氏太极 — 春秋大刀

Demonstrator: Chen Qingzhou
Order No. D1225
ISBN: 7887212545
EAN: N/A
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 50 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English, French, Spanish and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

Spring and autumn falchion of the Chen family is also called Black Dragon and the Moon Falchion. It is one kind of weapons in Chen-style taiji. This set of weapon has logical and reasonable structure and the forms complement each other. The forms are agile and flexible in practice. It is very clear in the techniques of hacking, cutting, upper cutting, hanging, chopping, slicing, raising and stabbing. It has the feature of “the falchion is as fierce as the tiger”. Every posture and form is characterized as being powerful and forceful.

All Titles in Ancient-respected Chen-style Taijiquan




Sun-Style Taiji Swordplay

Demonstrator: Sun Jianyun
Order No. D1017
ISBN: 7887211735
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Language: Chinese with Simplified Chinese and English subtitles
Publisher: People's Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

In this DVD, renowned Taiji Quan master Sun Jianyun, one of "China's Top Ten Great Wushu Masters," demonstrates and explains Sun-style Taiji swordplay. The disc is divided into two parts: the first dealing with the upper sword and the second dealing with the lower sword. The two swords can be combined for a single exercise or divided for separate offensive and defensive exercises. For anyone interested in learning Sun-style swordplay, this DVD is perfect.




Ancient-respected Chen-style Taiji Quan: Taiji Double Broadswords

尊古陈氏太极 — 太极双刀

Demonstrator: Chen Qingzhou
Order No. D1226
ISBN: 7887212545
EAN: N/A
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 45 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English, French, Spanish and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

Double broadswords is one of the double weapons in Chen-style taiji. The distribution of taiji double broadswords is very reasonable, its structure is compact, its method is clear, and its use is lifelike. Its techniques are chopping, hacking, upper cutting, parrying, thrusting, cutting, blocking, pushing, slicing, sweeping and swinging with figure-8. It coordinates the elegant and composed torso form and the agile and steady footwork, and shows fully the characteristic of Chen-style taiji: combining softness and hardness, equal stress quickness and slowness, relaxing and twining.

All Titles in Ancient-respected Chen-style Taijiquan




Ancient-respected Chen-style Taiji Quan: Taiji Single Broadsword and Taiji Pole

尊古陈氏太极 — 太极单刀与太极抖杆

Demonstrator: Chen Qingzhou
Order No. D1228
ISBN: 7887212545
EAN: N/A
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 48 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English, French, Spanish and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

Chen-style taiji single broadsword is one of the short weapons in taiji weapon routines. This posture is short and vigorous, and its method is very lifelike, showing the special characteristic of Chen-style taiji: combining hardness and softness, equally stressing the quickness and slowness, dodging, transferring, jumping, sticking to each other without being separated, twining to neutralize the force. Taiji pole is short and vigorous, and its use is very lifelike with incredible force. Practice this pole always, and you can enhance your strength and the explosion force in crotch, wrist and arm. And it is a way to improve endurance.

All Titles in Ancient-respected Chen-style Taijiquan




Ancient-respected Chen-style Taiji Quan: Taiji Xinggong (Exercising) Stick and Pushing Hands

尊古陈氏太极 — 太极行功棒及推手

Demonstrator: Chen Qingzhou
Order No. D1230
ISBN: 7887212545
EAN: N/A
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 52 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English, French, Spanish and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

Taiji xinggong (exercising) stick is a weapon for exercising the catching and neutralizing in taiji kungfu. Its shape is like a wrist, made from a fruit tree. It unites the method of hand of demonstration and the pushing hands, and uses the technique in the sanshou when we fight with others. It is important that every movement should be demonstrated with the inside revolving of dantian acupoint, and you need to adjust yourself constantly to the changing circumstances.

All Titles in Ancient-respected Chen-style Taijiquan




The Chen-style Taiji Sword

陈式太极剑

Demonstrator: Wang Yongxiang
Order No. D1188
ISBN: N/A
EAN: N/A
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: N/A
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

The Chen-style taiji sword belongs to one of the short weapons in Chen-style taiji series. The series is of the characteristics of reasonable layout, close linkage and clear sword techniques. The sword techniques of thrust, hack, upper cut, parry, point, slice, push, dispel and so on, combined with extending bodywork and agile-moderate footwork of Chen-style taiji Sword have the changes of valor or gentleness, hiding or appearing, close following, prancing and somersaulting, which really show that Chen-style taiji sword is characterized by using the body to operate the sword, stretching continuously and alternating with quickness and slowness. In this education program, master Zhang will introduce the series of practicing methods of Chen-style taiji sword and the main points of actions in details. You have a chance to appreciate the outstanding skills and rich learning of the great free-combat master.




Traditional Yang-style Taiji Broadsword

传统杨式太极刀

Demonstrator: Lin Qingsong
Order No. D1178
ISBN: 7887213185
EAN: 6937475371349
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 122 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

Traditional Yang-style taiji broadsword preserves the simple and unsophisticated characteristics of broadsword. It moves as fierce as a tiger, with the practitioner walking agilely as an ape. The basic methods of broadsword include: cutting, chopping, upper cutting, embracing, hacking, pointing, sweeping, parrying, hanging, thrusting, twining, holding and pulling. Traditional Yang-style taiji broadsword is also called thirteen-posture broadsword.

All Titles in The Traditional Yang-style Taiji Series




Traditional Yang-style Taiji Pushing Hands: Four-sides Hand

传统杨式太极推手 — 四正手

Demonstrator: Li Derun
Order No. D1252
ISBN: 7887213363
EAN: 6937475367052
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 67 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

The techniques of traditional Yang-style taiji pushing hands can be described in five key words: tumble, strike, capture, seize, and throw. This set of pushing hands was passed on by Master Hu Xingzhai, the disciple of Yang Jianhou who was the second generation of Yang-style taiji.

The core of four-sides hand with fixed step is three steps and four ways of using force on the basis of double pushing hands. The three steps are: stepping forward, stepping backward, stepping forward and backward. The four techniques of using force are: warding-off, rubbing, pressing forward, and pushing.

All Titles in Traditional Yang-style Taiji Pushing Hands Series




Wu-style Body-strengthening Swordplay

武式太极强身剑

Demonstrator: Qiao Songmao
Order No. D1243
ISBN: 7887211751
EAN: N/A
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: N/A
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English, Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

Wu-style body-strengthening sword totals 25 forms. It was compiled by the Wu-style taijiquan masters on the basis of Wu-style taijiquan and Wu-style taiji outline. It combines the techniques of broadsword and sword. The basic hand form is sword-fingers. It requires the sword to go with people and integrate with body.

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Wu-style Taiji Broadsword

Demonstrator: Li Bingci
Order No. D1051
ISBN: 7887211859
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 51 min.
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People's Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $19.95

The Traditional Taiji Broadsword is called “13 Taiji Broadsword”, because the movements of Taiji broadsword routine have only 13 pithy formulas, different from the boxing and sword in that their movements have their own names. Taiji Broadsword is one kind short weapon of the Wu-style Taijiquan series, so its style and characteristic should be used the requirement of body work and footwork as the standard. The movements of Taiji Broadsword are continuous, clear and smooth. During practice, you should emphasize the hardness with softness hiding in; the hands and broadsword should be coordinated well.




Wu-style Taiji Pushing Hands and Gluing Poles

吴式太极推手及粘黏杆

Demonstrator: Li Bingci
Order No. D1052
ISBN: 7887211859
EAN: N/A
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 45 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

Taiji pushing hands is a kind of sparring event by two persons. It is practical in combat and good for health. It is also a training approach for taijiquan exercises to improve skills. This technique is developed, according to kinetic principles, to lure the opponent to lose balance and fall by sticking to the opponent’s hands. The taiji gluing poles is derived from taijiquan, and is a method to improve taiji kungfu with a degree of sophistication.

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Wu-Style Taiji Swordplay

Demonstrator: Li Bingci
Order No. D1014
ISBN: 7887211867
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 121 min.
Language: Chinese with Simplified Chinese and English subtitles
Publisher: People's Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $19.95

Expert Li Bingci explains and demonstrates traditional Wu-style Taiji swordplay, believed to be one of the most difficult styles of swordplay. Often described as rich in movement, exquisite in skill, and graceful in performance, it demands clear techniques, harmony, and internal-external coordination. For those with the requisite skills, this two-disc set is a great learning tool.

All Titles in Wu-style Taiji Series




Wu-style Taiji Thirteen Broadsword

吴式太极十三刀

Demonstrator: Li Chengxiang
Order No. D1241
ISBN:
EAN: 6937475364358
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 65 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English, Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

Wu-style taiji broadsword is a short weapon in the Wu-style taiji series. Its techniques include cutting, hacking, chopping intercepting, raising, upper cutting, thrusting, slicing, drawing, blocking, sweeping and so on. The movements of taiji broadsword are continuous, clear and smooth. The routine shows the double features of hardness and toughness with softness and looseness dwelling in. Although it has only 13 pithy formulas in the broadsword tree, it can be divided into thirty eight movements, and the time duration is two to three minutes.




Ancient-respected Chen-style Taiji Quan: Xingdong (Activity) Taiji Ball

尊古陈氏太极 — 行动太极球

Demonstrator: Chen Qingzhou
Order No. D1231
ISBN: 7887212545
EAN: N/A
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 46 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English, French, Spanish and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

The exercise of xingdong (activity) taiji ball is to help raise the strength of taijiquan, which is good for body buildup and the skill of combat. When exercising the taiji ball, it’s important to make the ball turning around by dantian acupoint, an inch under the navel.

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Yang-Style Taiji Sword and Yang-Style Taiji Falchion (1 DVD)

Demonstrator: Yang Zhenduo
Order No. D1009
EAN: 6923342906462
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 98 min.
Language: Chinese with English subtitle
Publisher: People's Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

Taiji Quan expert Yang Zhenduo explains and demonstrates Yang-style short weapons movements. On the first part of the DVD, Yang displays the simple, elegant, and smooth movements of Taiji swordplay. On the next part, he moves to the falchion, a weapon often characterized by its power, prestige, and distinction. Together, the DVD offerS the best model for learning the movements of Yang-style Taiji short weapons.




Yang-style Taiji Thirteen Broadsword

杨式太极十三刀

Demonstrator: Li Chengxiang
Order No. D1242
ISBN:
EAN: 6937475364365
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 52 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English, Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

There are 13 postures and 38 movements in the thirteen broadsword. It is the traditional Yang-style taiji broadsword. It shows all the characteristic of Yang-style taijiquan: extending upright, contending firmness in softness, roundly and steadily. In the movement, it also shows such features as gentleness, smoothness and continuity.




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