T'ai Chi for Health: Yang Short Form DVD
with Terry Dunn
This beautiful two-hour program provides complete and detailed instruction in the 37-posture Yang style Short Form of T’ai Chi Ch’uan created by Professor Cheng Man-Ching, one of the greatest Tai Chi masters of the 20th century. The Short Form was adapted from the classical 108-posture Yang Family Long Form specifically to allow western students to learn T’ai Chi more easily and requires approximately 10 minutes to perform once it is learned. It is one of the most popular Tai Chi routines, widely practiced throughout North America, Europe, China, Taiwan, S.E. Asia. This DVD is one of the most complete and comprehensive instructional references on Tai Chi and students of all levels use this video for years and years. In the program’s core instructional segment running 65 minutes, veteran Tai Chi instructor Terry Dunn offers clear and precise verbal instructions in each Tai Chi movement and posture as he performs them slowly, bringing to light numerous details and nuances with training anecdotes, and allusions to the Tai Chi Classics and ancient Taoist writings. A running second camera angle window (picture within picture) throughout the instruction gives complete viewing of expert Terry Dunn’s movements. Music by Tom Canning and Vangelis. Program contains:
Philosophical introduction to Tai Chi Chuan. (5 minutes) Warm-up Exercises: breathing, basic t'ai chi postures, and the "circling pattern" (40 minutes).Step-by-step instruction in the Short Form (65 minutes).
Demonstration Flow of Short Form (10 minutes).