Shi-ba-shi Tai Chi Fan 18 Forms in Yang Style

Shi-ba-shi Tai Chi Fan 18 Forms in Yang Style

$34.95
SKU : DV641

Significantly different from other fan forms, this is not a dancing-type stage show.  All moves are practical, useful techniques for self-healing and self-defense, based on traditional Yang Style Tai Chi for ease of learning and recall. Combined with the fan's openings and closings, one practices stress release and energy circulation.  It also emphasizes self-defense as each move has clear martial meaning.  The closed fan can be a baton to deflect, strike, stab, or bludgeon an opponent.  The open fan can be used to shield, distract, or even cut because traditionally, the ribs of the fan would have sharpened points.  Dr. Jesse Tsao created this routine based on his Ph.D. research on traditional Chinese exercise for disease prevention and well-being. He teaches in English with reviews after each lesson. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor's teaching preparation. Suggested 20 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner Level)