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The Method Tai Chi (2 Pack DVD Box Set)
The Method Tai Chi
2 Pack DVD Box Set
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
NR     2002     2hr 15min


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Movie Details

Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Sub-Genres: Tai Chi
Studio: Parade Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/05/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 2hr 15min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

THE best tai chi beginners video out there
D.B. Satzine | Raleigh NC USA | 02/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Unlike every other video I've seen this one shows you the way a class does, from the back, with repetition and at a beginners pace. I've been in the martial arts for 20 years now and have been recommending this since it was on vhs. For whatever reason all the others simply stand in front of a camera and do the moves. NOBODY learns that way, not even professional dancers. I check videos frequently to look at teaching and have seen plenty of students blow cash on the "look at me" type that does NOT work for new learners. What is quirky about it is that the leotard babe on the cover is nowhere to be found - the presenter is a gray-haired little old lady and some people quibble about that too. Well get over it guys, she knows how to teach ! Whats more important is that you beginners wont get frustrated. This is also a two disk set that covers the entire yang long form and quite a bargain. So if you're looking for buff pretty people on the beach go elsewhere, if you want to actually learn this will do it. Professional quality production (made by the nfl films guys) and the dvd format is essential (you will be stopping and repeating). She even imparts the only real secret of the martial arts - "have patience". This is the one I buy to give to family - cant make a stronger case than that."
You CAN really learn from this one
John T, retired Marine | Sarasota FL | 11/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I agree, this is a very good DVD to learn from, its like you are in a class not just watching somebody who already knows it. Not everybody wants a video with some tv model and newage music, some people want to learn the moves and this is really good that way. Of course its slow paced, thats what tai chi is about, gentle motion and stress relief, what kind of nitwit cant take 20 minutes to learn it the right way. This retired Marine votes its a good deal."
The Method Tai Chi
History Mutt | College Station, Texas, USA | 02/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I couldn't learn from the half-dozen other DVDs I bought to practice Tai Chi with because the instructors were facing me, using the opposite hand and foot, which just confused me hopelessly. This one not only takes things one step at a time, but also has a rear view so you can follow along with the same foot and hand. It has the complete form at the end so once you learn it, you can just practice the form (with the rear view) and then go directly to any problem areas you encounter as needed. I love this DVD & got a copy for my mother-in-law and have recommended it to everyone I know who's interested in Tai Chi."
The Best Taiji Video Out There
S. Gardner | Central Wisconsin | 10/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As has been mentioned in the past, the blonde on the cover is not in any part of the actual video - thankfully. Instead, we get Claire Hooten, a silver-haired older woman with an easy manner and clear instruction style who's rather a relief from other fitness video instructors.

The instruction portion itself is done well, with clear analogies and explanation. It's paced well, neither too fast - so you can easily keep up - nor too slow - so you stay engaged and not bored as you wait for the next move. Each DVD chapter is broken down into three movements, with demonstration at the beginning and practice at the end, which makes it very easy to go back and review particular movements. The demonstration is presented with the instructor facing the camera, while the practice has the instructor facing the camera but two assistants facing away, so you can watch either way. At the end of the first disc is a separate chapter with all three in reverse view, so that you can practice the featured portion of the sequence without the chapter interruptions. The first disc presents the first 20 moves, while the second completes the short form with the last 40.

The only complaint that I really have is that the second disc does not also feature a full run-through to practice to.

Overall, this is the favorite fitness video in my collection and the best instructional taiji video I've found. It's certainly well-worth the effort to track down a copy!"