Bei Training Exercises with Master Zhao Ya Jun,
from Beijing and the Zhonghua Wushu Wuxing Tongbiquan Association.This
well-organized, comprehensive early morning practice for loosening
and getting structurally connected can benefit anyone no matter
what style or system you focus on. Master Zhao Ya Jun is very
clear on what he’s doing in this comprehensive set exercises from
the Tong Bei Quan style of martial arts. Tong Bei is pre-Chen style
taijiquan that emphasizes developing power on the back and using
the arms more efficiently. In this three-DVD set, Master Zhao
leads single-move drills that loosen the upper body and strengthen
the lower. Follow along a few minutes, or a whole hour, at a time,
as simple single moves progress to more complex: from loosening
wrist joints, elbows, shoulders, hips, etc. to whole-body combinations.
Throughout, Master Zhao gives numerous pointers on how to perform
the moves more precisely and he demonstrates applications. The
set also includes an excellent translation by Master David Leung
who participates with Master Zhao in demonstrating moves and explaining
details. Videotaped at the Tian Lun Hotel in San Qing Shan, Jiangxi
Province, China. Lengths: Early Morning Workout Vol. 1, 59 min.; Vol. 2 - 85 min.; Vol 3 - 75 mins, totaling
nearly 4 hours: $30 per single volume, $69.95 for all three, plus S&H.
Mao Gui Lecture on He Yi Tong Bei. Master Wu discusses
the importance of precision in executing form and the difference
between "he" tong bei quan and "tongbiquan"
and other internal martial arts. He shares his personal history
and how he started martial arts as a boy and how after years of
training he realized what it is to be internal and soft. Translation
by his disciple Michael Belliveau. Length-52:37 min. $24.95
Camp 2004 Out Takes: Demonstrations,
Exercises and Field Trip Montage. This
DVD contains demonstrations from China Camp 2004 in Shanghai and
Souzhou, China. Traditional Wu with Xu Guo Chang; Wu Style with
Wang Hao Da'stop student, Zang Xie Xing; Lan Shou with Wu Ji; Tong
Bei Demo; Chen Style; Liu He Ba Fa with Yun Yin Sen, and more demonstrations.
Yang Style Basics and Form with Dr. Wang Zhi Xiang, Tong Bei
Style Basics and Form with Wu Mao Gui. Montage of scenes and
sounds of our field trips. Includes Scene Selections for easy and
quick navigation. Play whole movie or jump to your favorite sections.
Camp '07 Form Demonstrations. Forty-six martial artists
from several disciplines and locations in China, USA, Italy, Germany,
Norway, and Denmark perform their forms in this prestigious event.
Names and styles are provided in titles of each performance, so
you get to know who these accomplished martial artists are. See
below to view list of names and styles. These DVDs are good additions
to martial art instruction libraries for owners and operators of
schools and businesses (martial art, as well as tai chi for health
groups, qigong, etc.) and all who work to preserve Chinese internal
martial arts practices and principles. Length: Disc One - 69 minutes;
Disk Two - 61 min. 40 sec. $39.95, plus S&H. Click
Here to view clips. Click
Here to view list of names and styles.