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T'ai Chi Beginning Practice
T'ai Chi Beginning Practice
Actor: David-Dorian Ross
Genres: Action & Adventure, Exercise & Fitness
NR     2004     1hr 10min

This is the way to learn tıai chi ? with the intuitive, personal feel of one-to-one instruction. U.S. and world tıai chi medalist David Dorian Rossı clear, insightful instruction is captured live as he demonstrates each mo...  more »


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Actor: David-Dorian Ross
Genres: Action & Adventure, Exercise & Fitness
Sub-Genres: Martial Arts, Tai Chi
Studio: Gaiam
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 12/07/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 10min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

It works!
Live Love Laugh | CA | 08/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you have never done Tai Chi before, this provides a very good introduction. The instructions and demonstrations are very clear and easy to follow. It might take several tries to get the coordination down, but once you get it you will enjoy it. When I first started, my back and hips were seriously bothering me and it helped ease some of the pain - whether it's related to the gentle movements or just the fact that I was doing moves I don't normally do, I don't know. I just know that it made a difference. This may be too slow for an experienced Tai Chi person, but for a newbie like me it is perfect!"
Excellent in every way but one
willow | Ontario | 09/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The morning routine is beautiful and easy to follow. The tone of the dvd is peaceful and graceful. The Solo Forms section is great for a beginner, but I agree with others who say it is difficult to reverse the movements, right to left. I want to be able to copy what I see, and reversing right to left is too confusing, so I literally turn the laptop around, and look at the reflection of it in a mirror, so that I can copy his actions exactly, and that works fine."
No More Knee Pain, Highly Recommended
W-K | Oakville, ON | 01/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I like this video because I see a genuine Tai Chi master teaching authentic forms.

Before I received this video I had been attending Tai Chi classes for more than 3 years. I constantly experienced sore knees after each class. After I followed this video a few times, my knee pain disappeared. In this video Master Ross' constant reminder: `Don't forget, adjust your....' helped me correct my postures. Now I use this video everyday to check my postures. I am grateful to the person who gave me this precious gift.

For students taking Tai Chi Classes this video is a useful supplement between classes.

This video is an excellent learning tool for beginners. Once you have learned this video course, you will have no problem moving on to the next level: an instructional video entitled "Tai Chi with David Dorian Ross" (a/k Tai Chi in Paradise).

For someone thinking of doing some workout having maximum health benefit with minimal time, this video will give you inspiration.

There is a bonus featured in this DVD in which Master Ross teaches the eight pieces of brocade, excellent.

I highly recommend this DVD.

Mistakes are confusing
Thomas Helmka | Round lake, IL USA | 06/14/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I agree with the reviews above. On the whole the video is fun but several mistakes keep it from from being the excellent product it could of been. The right/left issue was not easy for me to overcome and then there are several actual for mistakes. The biggest one is on Crane spreads wings. I had to go and reference several other sources to confirm which time the instructor did it right (The initial form is correct, the form used later is not.) If the instructor is versed in Tai-Chi how could he of not known he was doing it wrong? Nervous on camera? did he review the dvd and not catch that? or did they just say "oh well they will figure it out."

A properly edited/corrected version could go a long way in making this an item to truely recommend."