Tai Chi Chuan Resources

 I practice and teach the Guang Ping Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan. There are a growing number of web-resources for this style.

 

General Information

Little River North Kung Fu, the home page of Master Marilyn Cooper, is one of the best locations of information with some videos.

http://www.littleriverkf.com/

The Guang Ping Yang Association's Home Page is a good place to start for general information

http://guangpingyang.org/

 

Videos for Practice

Basic Stances

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZXbb6gXoFU&feature=player_embedded

The Yang 24 Short Form

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQQieTGRqcM&feature=player_embedded#!

A detailed break-down of the Yang Short Form in 6 parts as instructed by Master Dominick Ruggieri

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJI6MLhfHdo&feature=BFa&list=UUQ82ah4V8RO09PG6szg3qRA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIjrIfobuik&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF5N8KN1F7c&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTSQnbyLeD4&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDhLBIHwyLA&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCn-bXqNWoQ&feature=plcp

 Tan Tui (Kung Fu) lines 1-12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv1JXDUopQM&list=UUQ82ah4V8RO09PG6szg3qRA&index=38&feature=plpp_video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQkW9RTAb70&list=UUQ82ah4V8RO09PG6szg3qRA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1TsX6J8VXM&list=UUQ82ah4V8RO09PG6szg3qRA

 

 The following reasorces are for other forms of Tai Chi that I have studied in the past.

Introductary Source Books for Tai Chi and Chi Gung  

B. K. Frantzis: Opening the Energy Gates of your Body

B. K. Frantzis: The Power of the Internal Martial Arts

Frantzis' books give a great overview of the art, and a very useful guide to the internal mechanics of the internal martial arts. Highly recommended.

 

The Home Page for Yang Family Tai Chi

There are a number of good resources here, including books and dvds.

http://yangfamilytaichi.com/home

 

Videos for the Yang Family Style of Tai Chi

This is a very simple and clear demonstration of the three sections of the form.

http://www.youtube.com/user/yangfamilytaichi#p/u/3/M4HsTHTUS-0

http://www.youtube.com/user/yangfamilytaichi#p/u/2/GcI4eows9vE

http://www.youtube.com/user/yangfamilytaichi#p/u/1/A2cGXuRsZiI

 

Push Hands

An example of Yang Family Style Tai Chi push hands (the bridge to martial applications).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiQu_EroF-k

Another example of push hands from a different style that demonstrates the martial side of the art.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkyq9FljlG8&feature=related