Chi Sword - The 32 Forms - by gold medal winner Dr. Paul
Lam. The Tai Chi Sword 32 form. Also includes demonstration
of the combined 48 form.
Chi Sword Forms - by Bob Klein. "There are two forms
on this tape 1) the Chen Man-Ching form and 2) a fighting form.
The first uses slow, relaxing movements similar to the open
hand Yang form. The second is more energetic with intricate
movements and spinning of the sword around the body. With each
form, you see it straight through at regular pace and then the
form is shown with stops between each movement and voice over
instructions. Then the self defense applications are demonstrated,
one and two person sword exercises are taught and at the end,
some sword sparring shown." Bob Klein
Tai-chi Sword Forms - by Bob Klein. A 2 hour Video that
shows two separate Tai Chi Sword forms. One is the standard
Yang Style form. The second is a faster, quicker and more complicated
form. There is also a separate section with self defense applications,
sword exercises and sword sparring. Despite the title both forms
are single sword forms. Bob Klein is a well regarded instructor
of the Chen Man-Ching school.
Chi Sword - by Master Shou-Yu Liang. Directed and voice
over by Master Wen Ching Wu. Covers the 32 form Tai Chi sword.
Each part is demonstrated four times. Includes both front and
Sword, Classical Yang Style - by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Vadas
Mihaly & Robert Was. This Video was developed specifically to
help Tai Chi players "catch the feeling" of the Tai Chi sword
form. It includes solo and partner drills. It is sponsored by
YMAA: Yang's Martial Arts Association of Boston, MA
- Tai Chi Sword Books
Art of Chinese Swordsmanship: The Manual of Taiji Jian
- by Zhang Yun. Ever wonder about the martial applications
of the jianpao (the tassel) of the double edged Taiji sword...
It has several... and the jianpao affects proper Taiji sword
Art of Chinese Swordsmanship has this information and
everything else you could ever want to know about Taiji
swordsmanship. Includes specific info about the 32 posture
Wu form with pictures and detailed explanations... but the
book is applicable to all styles of Tai Chi sword. If you
practice a sword form this one is a necessity... unfortunately
it's a book not a Video but get it anyway.
Sword - by Chen Wei-Ming with Barbara Davis as translator.
Yang Style Tai Chi Sword. This is the classic text on Tai
Chi sword. Chen Wei-Ming was a longtime student of the taiji
grand master Yang Cheng-Fu. Chen Wei-Ming eventually became
famous himself as a scholar, martial artist, and proponent
of the Yang style Tai Chi. In the 1920s he wrote a number
of influential books on Tai Chi, including Taiji Sword (1927).
Includes pictures of each of the postures of the form. The
translation is scholarly, and Barbara Davis added a lot
of useful information with her footnotes and commentary.
This one is also a book as opposed to a video.
- Tai Chi Fan
Chi Single Fan - by Master Helen Wu. Direction and voice
over by Master Wen-Ching Wu. "The Tai Chi Single Fan
routine incorporates movements from the Chen, Yang, Wu,
W and Sun styles of Tai Chi Chuan. It was created by Professor
Wang, Ju-Rong; the first woman professor of Chinese martial
arts. This routine combines the characteristics of Tai Chi
Chuan with the artistic and martial functions of the fan."
Master Helen Wu was born in Shanghai, China in 1956. She
was trained by her grandfather, Wang Zi-Ping, and her mother,
Professor Wang Ju-Rong, the first woman professor of Chinese
martial arts in China. She started her traditional Chinese
Martial Arts training at age 3 which included Chaquan, Tantui,
Baji, Green Dragon Sword, Qiankun Ring.
Chi Double Fan - by Master Helen Wu. Direction and by
Master Wen-Ching Wu. Voice over by Denise Wu.. Well produced
with both front and rear view demonstrations of the fan
routine. The entire routine is demonstrated at both the
start and the end of the Video In between, the fan routine
is presented in four sections. Each section is performed
with a front view and with four rear view demonstrations.
- Tai Chi Staff