Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Tai Chi - Energy Training for Mind and Body Vol 1|
Actor: Jayne Storey
Director: Tarwyn Tattersall
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A Taichi Practitioner | New York, NY USA | 07/22/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Yang Style Taichi has been modified several times even within the first three generations of Yang family itself. While Taichi is first and foremost a martial art form, over the years, Yang style has gained more focus on health and spiritual cultivation over combat due to its vast popularity among people who need a morning exercise routine. This DVD will help you sweat and feel good about yourself but the form as taught will not help you correctly align your body, or develop your Chi (Qi,) much less defend yourself. If you treat Taichi as any other body exercise that improves your spirit, endurance, mood, fitness, etc., then this DVD will serve just fine. If you are looking to learn Taichi as a martial art, then you will need to look for a teacher or VHS tapes if you really do not have the resources. Due to low demand, most true masters do not have their teachings on DVDs yet. Masters William CC Chen and Yu Cheng Hsiang both offer their true variations of Yang style on VHS (I don't think Amazon carries them yet. Google for them.) Of course, these 'real' variations are much more difficult to learn (Just in terms of time, Yu Cheng Hsiang's 108-form will require at least 45 minutes to perform from beginning to end.) Though these tapes aren't cheap, they are the next best things to learn from a real life Taichi master."
Relieves stress - renews your energy
S. Berg | BURNSVILLE, MN USA | 07/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I wish the reviewer from China (think what you want, June 9, 2004 Reviewer: A viewer (Shanghai, China)) would have offered an alternative DVD in the review. For us beginners this is a great DVD that makes us feel good - if you know of something that is more accurate, then please avoid the condescention and recommend an alternative item.
Not good for beginners
nyc | 04/07/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I am very disappointed by this DVD. The production quality is terrible (like watching a home video), the instructions are not clear and are hard to follow. I am a beginner and wanted to learn how to do Tai Chi. This is not the dvd for that!"