Tai Chi Sword - for beginners?

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Tai Chi Sword - for beginners?

Postby desert_hack » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:03 am

Hello,

I have just learned the Yang long form from your excellent new Yang Tai Chi for Beginners DVD.

I bought the new sword DVD you have just produced, along with the book. I wanted to get cracking with it, but I wasn't sure if it's suitable for beginners.

Should I learn the saber form first? Are you going to re-do that DVD too?
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Re: Tai Chi Sword - for beginners?

Postby Sanfung » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:31 am

Did you get an opportunity to take a look at the recent post on the main site about this?

http://ymaa.com/articles/2015/09/tai-ch ... -beginners

If Dvivid is around, then he'll definitely let you know if the saber DVD is being redone.

Do you currently practice with a Jian or Dao?

Edit: I actually dug up another link I was looking for when I wrote this. Perhaps this may be of value since it explains what to look for when selecting a sword:

http://ymaa.com/articles/2014/07/about-the-sword
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Re: Tai Chi Sword - for beginners?

Postby ufateh » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:56 pm

I got the DVD also and its great. I am still learning the long form so once I am done learning through the DVD, martial application and pushing hands, I can give time to this a well.
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