Tai Chi Symbol Tracing Hands & Applications (DVD)
Tai Chi Health Ways
The Tai Chi diagram is the foundation upon which Tai Chi was born. Many people take it as only a symbol or philosophy, unaware of Tai Chi's principles and secret application methods are hidden within the symbol's curved lines. In 1963, Professor Shen Jiazhen and Gu Liuxin (students of Chen Fake) published a book called Chen Style Tai Chi Quan, which revealed hand positions traced over the Tai Chi diagram. Master Tsao provides traditional understanding on the art of tracing hands energy flow, circle size, speed, breathing, as well as Tai Chi's eight application methods in push hands: peng, lu, ji an, cai, lie, zhou, kao. Detailed instruction is given in English with a front and back view demonstration. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor's teaching preparation. Suggest 15 class hours. Played by Master Jesse Tsao and Alain Mellan. (Difficulty: Beginner Level).