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These taijiquan videos are a new effort to document and make learning materials available for students who wish to learn the traditional taiji forms we teach. We are beginning production of a series of teaching and training tools by developing a series of taijiquan videos. We also have snippets in our archives that we are going to review for publication.

Terri teaches and has received multiple awards for Yang style taiji, including three international titles. Her forms are traditional. She learned Yang style from Master Huang Weilun for three years 1984-1989 and from Master Yang Zhenduo via seminars and workshops. She’s won multiple awards for Wudang taiji as taught by Professor Liu Yuzeng. 2020 marks 30 years since she began studying with him (1990) and 40 since she began formal studies the of movement arts.

Professor Liu Yuzeng has spent over 60 years studying, teaching, and practicing Wudang and Shaolin martial arts. He has contributed to multiple textbooks, written dozens of books, appeared in documentaries, and published hundreds of articles.

Yang Style Taiji, Part 1 (front)

Part 1 of traditional Yang style taiji facing the camera. This video was made to help students see ‘the other side’ of the form. In class, unless there are mirrors, students mostly have a view from the back or from the side. They can’t see what’s going on from the front – and try to do the movement at the same time. This video provides that opportunity.

Yang Style Taiji, Part 1 (back)

Part 1 of traditional Yang style taiji facing away from the camera. This video was made to help students follow the form. The same as in class, the student would be standing behind (and with turns, beside) the teacher to follow the movements of the form. This video gives students a way to follow along with correct practice, almost the same as if they were in class, and a tool to help bridge the gaps while learning.

 

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