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advice for further studies of Taiji

Postby leo1975 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:49 am

Hi, I am currently learning a version of Yang Chen-Fu Taiji along with some Qigong (all beginner level). I would like to study from another teacher to compliment the Taiji material I am studying already.
Yang Jwing-Ming seems to be a well known and respected figure in the Taiji community and I am interested in his DVDs for this purpose.

What DVD would you recommend I purchase first, second etc... until I get up to 'Chin Na'?

Also - Is there any info on the Yang linage that Yang Jwing-Ming teaches?

Thanks,
Leo.
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Postby DavidR » Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:52 am

Dear Leo.

If you are intersted in studying Dr. Yang's Yang Style Taiji, you could start with his book and / or DVD title Taijiquan Classical Yang Style.
http://www.ymaa.com/publishing/tai_chi_ ... jiquan_DVD
http://www.ymaa.com/publishing/books/in ... yang_style

If you have been stuying Tai Chi for a while, there is no reason you could't jump in to Chin Na (however, you will need a partner). Here is a link to Dr. Yang's book. The related video's can be found on this page. (The video's are only available in VHS at this time).
http://www.ymaa.com/publishing/books/in ... eizing_art

I encourage you to use the Taijiquan forum. http://www.ymaa.com/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=3
Other student's might offer more indepth ideas for you.

You can also look at Dr. Yang's seminar and training program.
http://www.ymaa.com/training
http://www.ymaa.com/seminars/boston/taijiquan
He provides a thorough progression through Taiji training and suggests study materials.

Hope this helps.
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Postby darth_freak » Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:58 pm

Master Yang's barehand taiji form is slightly different from Yang Chen Fu's taiji, as it comes from Yang Ban Hou and modified a bit by master Yang himself.
"Turn your butt!"
Master Yang.

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Postby leo1975 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:09 am

Thanks for the info.
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