Yang Tai Chi for Beginners

Yang Tai Chi for Beginners


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Yang Tai Chi for Beginners

Learn Tai Chi Step-by-Step with Master Yang, one of the most popular Tai Chi videos in the world. Tai Chi Chuan is a kind of moving meditation with ancient roots in Chinese martial arts. In this program, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming teaches you the complete traditional Yang-style long form step-by-step, with multiple angles, while explaining the meaning of each movement. By practicing Tai Chi, you relax the mind and body deeply, which is the key to maintaining and improving your health. Regular practice can benefit your strength, flexibility, bone-density, and muscle mass.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/24/2012
UPC: 0822003003822
Original Release: 2012
Source: Ymaa Publication
Region Code: 0
Time: 4:53:00
Sales rank: 1,158

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Yang Tai Chi for Beginners
1. Chapter 1 [:16]
2. Chapter 2 [4:16]
3. Chapter 3 [7:01]
4. Chapter 4 [5:18]
5. Chapter 5 [7:59]
6. Chapter 6 [11:42]
7. Chapter 7 [:55]
8. Chapter 8 [3:17]
9. Chapter 9 [:05]
10. Chapter 10 [16:33]
11. Chapter 11 [11:40]
12. Chapter 12 [7:41]
13. Chapter 13 [5:19]
14. Chapter 14 [8:11]
15. Chapter 15 [4:43]
16. Chapter 16 [5:46]
17. Chapter 17 [6:18]
18. Chapter 18 [3:38]
19. Chapter 19 [2:55]
20. Chapter 20 [4:33]
21. Chapter 21 [4:22]
22. Chapter 22 [:40]
23. Chapter 23 [1:16]
24. Chapter 24 [2:21]
25. Chapter 25 [:32]
26. Chapter 26 [2:39]
27. Chapter 27 [2:14]
28. Chapter 28 [3:01]
29. Chapter 29 [3:53]
30. Chapter 30 [1:13]
31. Chapter 31 [3:13]
32. Chapter 32 [:16]
33. Chapter 33 [:50]
34. Chapter 34 [:32]
35. Chapter 35 [3:18]
36. Chapter 36 [3:22]
37. Chapter 37 [4:32]
38. Chapter 38 [:11]
39. Chapter 39 [:41]
40. Chapter 40 [3:22]
41. Chapter 41 [:42]
42. Chapter 42 [:08]
43. Chapter 43 [:56]
44. Chapter 44 [3:28]
45. Chapter 45 [1:37]
46. Chapter 46 [:11]
47. Chapter 47 [:10]
48. Chapter 48 [:39]
49. Chapter 49 [:28]
50. Chapter 50 [:34]
51. Chapter 51 [:10]
52. Chapter 52 [2:27]
53. Chapter 53 [:51]
54. Chapter 54 [1:24]
55. Chapter 55 [1:53]
56. Chapter 56 [1:19]
57. Chapter 57 [3:51]
58. Chapter 58 [:06]
59. Chapter 59 [:13]
60. Chapter 60 [:54]

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Yang Tai Chi for Beginners 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rating for Content Alone: 4* The content in this DVD is excellent. To those who are skeptical about learning tai chi from a DVD, you really can with this one. The camera angles are wonderful, the instruction is clear and Dr. Yang in an incredible teacher, even in recorded form. Very nice! Poor Video Quality: -1* Remember those blurry, distracting artifacts and pixelated boxes of smudge that used to be so common with cable? They were especially noticeable during explosions, and they were pretty annoying. Yang Tai Chi for Beginners has a ton of those things. If there is movement on the screen, distortion pops up. The better the display, the worse the picture gets. The only time this DVD looked half decent was on a friend's 22 year old tube TV. For the money this DVD costs, the picture should be good. It's a shame. Customer Service: -1* After making sure the bad picture wasn't caused by something malfunctioning on my part, I contacted the publisher directly to seek some clarification regarding the image quality. At that point, I thought the weird artifacts were something I could get used to (they aren't), and I was wondering if all of these DVDs had issues with picture quality. Instead of answering my question, the customer service rep offered a replacement. I accepted her offer, gave her the info she requested and waited for the prepaid mailer to send my DVD back. I'm still technically waiting. That was months ago. I never received anything from the publisher, and they have not responded to subsequent emails. But by now it's too late to return the DVD to the place of purchase. Not that I even want to return the DVD. The material on the disk is great. It's just really ugly to watch. So that's my review. If you want an excellent resource on the traditional Yang style 108 posture tai chi, this is it. But be prepared for a distorted picture, and don't ever contact their customer service. You're better off getting in touch with the vendor you purchased it from. I never wanted a replacement, but the whole experience left me feeling really bad about YMAA. I'll be avoiding this publisher in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best Tai Chi video available. Five hours with the master teaching you like a private class.
Mphilliber More than 1 year ago
Tai Chi is spreading through the United States like a dust storm blowing across the Oklahoma plains! I have seen versions of it surface in adult care facilities, libraries, yoga centers, YMCAs, and hospitals. But what is the meaning of Tai Chi, its various purposes, and its benefits? All of those questions, and more, are answered in the 293 minute instructional DVD, “Yang Tai Chi for Beginners,” by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, award-winning martial artist and instructor. Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming walks the learner/viewer through the longer form of Yang style Tai Chi, a form that includes 37 postures and 113 stances. Though the thought of learning 113 stances may sound daunting, the majority of the steps are repeats of the 37 postures being done in several different directions throughout the form. Therefore the student is really only learning the 37 postures, with a good amount of muscle-memory reinforcement. Proper breathing is also emphasized, when to inhale, exhale, and how to breath. In the first half of the DVD Dr. Yang breaks the form down into three segments. The first is the most instruction-intense because almost all of postures surface here. He spends a considerable amount of time explaining stances, spine position, foot location, hand action, fluidity, and movements from one part to the next. But also, since Tai Chi is a martial art, Dr. Yang emphasizes the self-defense features that are just under the surface. To the untrained eye Tai Chi may look limp, lithe and primarily about relaxation, yet Dr. Yang makes a strong case for the self-protective facet flowing in the postures and positions that are not easily perceived. The second half of the DVD is set up for the learner to practice the three segments of the Yang style Tai Chi uninterrupted. Accompanied by the calming music playing softly in the background, the viewer can follow, step-by-step, with Dr. Yang. There’s even a rear-view part in the DVD to make following along easier. Finally Dr. Yang spends a few moments explaining the history of Yang style Tai Chi, why it is more popular than another type, how it gets easily and thoughtlessly promoted only for its relaxation benefits, and why the fighting purpose of the form is important to keep in mind. “Yang Tai Chi for Beginners” is a pleasant instructional DVD for those wanting to learn Tai Chi, get extra coaching outside their classes, or pick up the self-defense principles in the form. This DVD would make an ideal addition to the loanable resources at a martial arts school. It would also be fitting for a public or private library, and is invaluable for studying at home. I highly recommend “Yang Tai Chi for Beginners (DVD).” Thanks to YMAA Publication Center, Inc. for providing, upon my request, the free copy of “Yang Tai Chi for Beginners” used for this review. The assessments are mine given without restrictions or requirements (as per Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255).
IndepLady More than 1 year ago
Excellent dvd to help you learn the tai chi form. Really helps to give you tools for a healthy life.