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Tai Chi for Arthritis (Multi-Language Version)
Tai Chi for Arthritis
Multi-Language Version
Actor: Paul Lam
Genres: Indie & Art House, Educational, Exercise & Fitness
NR     2002     1hr 20min

The beginning of Tai Chi for Arthritis introduces the arthritic senior-citizen members of Paul Lam's Australian tai chi class, who share their stories of increased range of motion and resulting enjoyment of life thanks to ...  more »


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Actor: Paul Lam
Genres: Indie & Art House, Educational, Exercise & Fitness
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Educational, Tai Chi
Studio: Wellspring Media
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 12/24/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 13
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Cantonese, English, French, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Like an old friend
Susanna Duffy | Melbourne, Australia | 11/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have this. I use this, I love this! Dr Paul Lam very clearly, and very slowly, guides you literally step by step through gentle rhythmic movements. His participants, just a tad older than I am, demonstrate the movements from the back, in the same position that you are in when you watch the DVD.

I've never been able to follow an exercise programme from watching a video or disc before, but this one I watch and follow twice a week, all at my own speed. Fortunately, my arthritis is sporadic and more irritating than dehabilitating, but it's the regular exercise of tai chi and walking that keep it under control.

I have watched Dr Lam's tutorial so ofter that I think of him as an old friend. And, just like an old friend, he gives me good advice."
Good excecise but not easy to follow
Wendy Lin | Palo Alto, CA USA | 08/25/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is my first Tai Chi video so I have nothing to compare with. Overall, I liked the excercies and I liked how he broke every move into multiple segments to make sure the viewers get it. But his explaination of each move is not very clear and sometimes lacks details. For example, he should point out when a movement requires shifting weight or bending knees. These details are ommitted from time to time. He also needs to incorporate more breathing instructions into the movements. I was able to follow it, but my mom (whom I bought the DVD for) was confused by the instructions."
The best martial arts exercise instruction available
L. F Sherman | Wiscasset, ME United States | 03/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Learning from most tapes and DVDs is difficult at best but Dr Lam has great clarity, focus, different angles to view, and some repetition for learning from tape or DVD. He had Arthritis himself before becoming world class martial artist and has a special interest in the subject. He shows the form and explains; then he comments on a single student doing it; then a group of students do the form with a leader facing them so one can watch both from the front and behind. He also uses balck background for demonstration by instructor in white uniform."
Tai Chi for Arthritis
Jamie | Mesquite, Tx USA | 07/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This may be just what I need. I have rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, so my exercises are limited. This is relaxing and helpful. I especially like that Dr. Lam has a student show the exercise from the back so I can follow it and not confuse my right from my left as I typically do with tapes. I can't wait to get these steps mastered, so I can go to the next tape!! This is very beneficial for someone who (at age 41) has little physical activiy. I started this tape having an intense headache and body ache. They were almost gone afterwards!