Tai Chi: Discover the Ancient Art
Instructor: Jian Liu Jun (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 107 min.
Internationally renowned Tai Chi Master Jian Liu Jun shares his deep understanding of the principles of Tai Chi Chuan (literally “supreme ultimate fist”) with North American audiences. This famous martial art has been practiced for centuries, both for self-defense and its legendary physical and mental health benefits.
Spiral Movements form the basis of all Tai Chi Chuan, and in this feature-length program, Master Jian Liu Jun focuses on them as he teaches the Yi Ying, Yin and Yang, the Five Elements, the Eight Trigrams, Spiral Movements and the Figure 8. The Figure 8 is a short form, which is ideal for learning the essential Tai Chi techniques. It is also one of the forms used in Chen style Tai Chi competitions.
In TAI CHI: DISCOVER THE ANCIENT ART, every exercise is fully explained and illustrated in detail. Each chapter includes tips on how to get the best out of this superb interactive program. The DVD was filmed in the Garden of Bronzes at the Coubertin Foundation in Saint-Remy les Chevreuse, France.