Simplified Tai Chi Chuan – Book and DVD

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A new layout that guarantees easier learning. Larger photographs, step by step instructions for each movement right under the photos! This revised edition of our best-selling beginner Tai Chi Chuan book includes a new and modern easy-to-follow layout.

Every tai chi movement is presented in 2-4 large photographs with clear instructions, followed by key points to help you learn properly. Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 Posture is one of today’s most popular tai chi forms. Once learned, it can be performed in only six minutes. If you are learning tai chi in a school, a fitness club, a community or recreation center, or even the local park, this is the tai chi form you are likely to encounter.

The martial arts applications for each posture are shown so you can understand that every movement has a purpose. Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 48 Posture is a popular tai chi form practiced by those who want a longer, more challenging sequence. Once learned, it can be performed in only twelve minutes. The forty-eight posture form is often the next form a student studies after learning the twenty-four posture form. Inside this book: Theory to help you understand tai chi’s important tai chi concepts. Warm up exercises for safe and proper tai chi practice Fundamentals so your tai chi movements will be easy and natural Foot diagrams so you will know what direction to face.

The complete Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 Posture form, step-by-step Martial applications for each movement of the 24 posture form The complete Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 48 Posture form, step-by-step No matter your age, tai chi chuan is a wonderful way to improve your health and well-being. Dimension:7.25" x 9.3" x 0.8" Pages: 336. Illustrations: 617. ISBN: 978-1-59439-278-8 DVD $29.95.

Grandmaster Liang, Shou-Yu teaches two of the most popular forms of Tai Chi Chuan, the ancient Chinese martial art which is often described as ‘moving meditation’. The popular ‘Simplified’ 24-posture form is demonstrated by Master Liang with martial fighting applications. The form is shown from several angles, with breathing instructions. The Standard 48-posture form is also demonstrated.

DVD-only Detail Sections for both forms instruct each movement, and offer ‘guidelines’ for refining your training. Chapter markers for each technique and extensive DVD navigation make it simple to find any posture on the DVD with just a couple clicks, so you can continue your study where you left off. In only 20 minutes a day, you can gain the health benefits of Tai Chi Chuan: increased strength and energy, better balance, and improved bodily awareness; Excellent for beginning students, those who want a low-impact alternative to jogging or aerobics, and those with limited time for exercise. This program includes a bonus slideshow of photographs of Master Liang demonstrating both the 24 form and the 48 form, so you may analyze Master Liang's postures.

SPECIAL FEATURES:: Over 100 scene selections • Narration: English, French • Multi-Language Menues and Subtitles: English, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, & French • History of Tai Chi Chuan section • Slideshow of Master Liang demonstrating correct posture alignment • Interactive YMAA Product Catalog with previews of all YMAA videos. YMAA PRODUCTION • LIANG, SHOU-YU • "TAI CHI CHUAN 24 POSTURES WITH APPLICATIONS & STANDARD 48 POSTURES" • WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY LIANG, SHOU-YU WITH KELLY MACLEAN AND RAMEL RONES • EDITED BY DAVID SILVER AND MEDIAMANIC • PRODUCED BY DAVID SILVER • DVD AUTHORING BY MEDIAMANIC • DIRECTED BY DR. YANG, JWING-MING Run Time: 150 min.

Number of discs: 1. Region Encoding: All Regions ISBN: 1-59439-063-0 Authors for both Book and DVD: Grandmaster Liang, Shou-Yu is author of numerous martial art books and videos, and an internationally renowned teacher of Chinese martial arts and qigong. He is one of China’s top coaches, a past judge for numerous national martial arts competitions, and head coach for the first and second Canadian National Wushu teams. Grandmaster Liang operates his martial arts institute in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Wen-Ching Wu is author of seven books and five videos (the time this book and DVD was published). He is a past USA martial arts grand champion and has been teaching martial arts since 1991. Wen-Ching Wu resides near East Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

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