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Recommended Tai Chi Videos with Comments
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Tai Chi Videos for Beginners

Three videos for Tai Chi beginners. Each one feeds into the next in progression

  1. EasyTaichi - This is the video I most recommend to beginners, seniors and people with health issues. The most important factors for novices learning from a video are that (a) the video be user friendly, and (b) that the form it teaches be both easy and convenient to practice in a small space. The Easy Tai Chi video was designed with these two criteria specifically in mind. http://www.easytaichi.com/index.htm?taichi
  2. Tai Chi - 6 Forms, 6 Easy Lessons - by Dr. Paul Lam. More advanced than Easy Tai Chi, it breaks down 6 fundamental forms from the Yang 24 routine into 6 lessons, with detailed explanation and repetition. The moves are presented in front and back angles, Dr. Lam commenting on the form. They are repeated several times and are relatively easy to follow for a beginner. Includes a 3-in-1 Qi Gong workout. Video DVD
  3. Once you have mastered the EasyTaiChi video and Lam's 6 Forms, 6 Easy Lessons, I recommend that you graduate to Dr. Lam's T'ai Chi: The 24 Forms (which comes in both Video and DVD) The Yang 24 is the most popular version of Tai Chi in the world. More Info on Dr. Paul Lam Videos
  • EasyTaichi - This is the video I most recommend to beginners, seniors and people with health issues. The most important factors for novices learning from a video are that (a) the video be user friendly, and (b) that the form it teaches be both easy and convenient to practice in a small space. The Easy Tai Chi video was designed with these two criteria specifically in mind. Once you have mastered the EasyTaiChi video I recommend that you graduate to Dr. Lam's T'ai Chi: The 24 Forms (which comes in both Video and DVD)
  • (1) T'ai Chi: Beginner's Level; (2) Tai Chi Intermediate Level - By Claire Hooton. Related books by Clair Hooton. The books and videos together make a nice package.
    • T'ai Chi: Beginner's Level - By Claire Hooton. Yang Style Tai Chi. Beginners level contains the first 20 moves of a 60 move Yang style form. "While silver-haired Hooton is obviously a terrific example for older women viewers," Claire Hooton, is a student of the late Grandmaster Cheng Man-Ch'ing. The video provides both front and back views. Hooton goes through each movement piece by piece from the front before repeating it with two demonstrators in reverse view,
    • Tai Chi Intermediate Level - By Claire Hooton. Completes the Yang Form taught in T'ai Chi: Beginner's Level
  • (1) T'ai Chi: Exercise for Lifelong Health and Well-Being, (2) T'ai Chi Fundamentals: Simplified Exercises for Beginners, (3) Energize! Daily Warm-ups for Flexibility and Strength - All by Tricia Yu of T'ai Chi Center in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Tai Chi Chuan with Video - by Marshall Ho. Mike Lee editor. A combination book and video with the reputation of being an excellent video from which to learn Tai Chi. By the late Marshall Ho who has been called the father of American Tai Chi Chuan.
  • T'ai Chi for Health - Yang Short Form - by Terence Dunn teaching the Authentic Cheng Man-ch'ing Yang 37 Short Form. 10 minutes of breathing and warm-up exercises. Next is a 30-minute introduction to the basic postures, then a full hour of step-by-step instruction and practice of the 37 postures of the Yang Short Form... Ends with an eight-minute demonstration of the complete Yang Short Form, showing how the postures flow together... all framed against a rocky cliff overlooking the ocean. Also consider the complimentary book Master Cheng's New Method of T'Ai Chi Self-Cultivation by Cheng Man-Ching (considered the definitive text on the Yang short form and illustrated with picture of Master Cheng Man Ching)
  • Tai Chi - 6 Forms, 6 Easy Lessons - by Dr. Paul Lam. Dr. Lam breaks down 6 fundamental forms from the Yang 24 routine into 6 lessons, with detailed explanation and repetition. The moves are presented in front and back angles, Dr. Lam commenting on the form. They are repeated several times and are relatively easy to follow for a beginner. Includes a 3-in-1 Qi Gong workout. Video DVD
  • Tai Chi - 6 Forms - by Dr. Paul Lam. Dr. Lam's most recent Video for beginners (Video, Spanish Video, DVD)
  • Tai Chi for Beginners - by Dr. Paul Lam. (Video, DVD)
  • T'ai Chi: The 24 Forms with Dr. Paul Lam - The Yang Style 24 form. (Video, DVD) The 2 hour tape has three segments. The 1st segment teaches 6 basic Qi Gong exercises. The 2nd part teaches the 7 most important/difficult movements of the form. The third is a detailed instruction of all the 24 movements. Each movement is split in several parts and it is shown from different angles. At the end of the Video, there is a complete demonstration of the 24 forms with both front and back views. This Video will be most useful to someone who has had some prior instruction (or at least some learning from one of Dr. Lam's more basic videos such as Tai Chi - 6 Forms, 6 Easy Lessons or T'ai Chi for Older Adults)
  • Simplified Tai Chi Chuan - by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming. Yang 24 and 48 forms - Short forms for health and fitness,
  • Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan (Part 1) - The fundamentals of Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan. History, basic exercises, important characteristics and the first section of the form... along with footage of Sun Lu Tang's grandson, Sun Peng, performing the form.
  • T'ai Chi Anywhere - by Dr. Paul Lam. Sun Style Tai Chi. Includes warm-up and wind-down exercises; as well as the eleven movements of the Sun Style Tai Chi forms. The forms are highly adaptable to suit almost any situation, space or time. This routine can be done anywhere from the home to the office, without the constraints of a specific location.
  • Tai Chi for Busy People - by Dr. Keith Jeffrey. Tai Chi aficionados may sniff their nose at this one, but its the perfect gift for your uncle Fred who's been asking you to show him Tai Chi. A solid introduction to Tai Chi by Dr. Keith Jeffrey. Teaches a 5-minute easy-to-memorize "infinite nine" form. Clearly and easily untangles each step and hand movement. Uses a wall of mirrors to show front and back views of each movement. Teaches the form in small, manageable sections of the sequences. Includes a supplementary audio tape.
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