Volume II: The Slow Set

Volume II: The Slow Set
    Code: WUDVD1911B
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    This Volume contains archival footage of Wu Ying Hua practicing the entire Slow Set!

    The Wu Style Slow Set was developed by Wu Chian Chuan and first taught publicly in Beijing, China in 1911. This video (and other Wu videos offered only at chiflow.com) provides the most direct evidence to date of legitimate Wu Style with a chapter of Wu Ying Hua herself doing the complete slow set, and then presents two demonstrations (front & rear) by Gerald A. Sharp, an authentic, indoor student of Ma Yueh Liang and Wu Ying Hua.

    The titles of the names of all 89 forms (plus each of the six sections) are shown with the front angle demonstration. The video is chaptered as follows:

    Intro: This selectable introduction shows Sharp's training certificates and photos with Ma Yueh Liang and Wu Ying Hua.

    Front Angle (w/ Titles): Gerald A. Sharp performs the Wu Style Slow Set in over 25 minutes without stopping. The titles of the names of all 89 forms (plus each of the six sections) are shown.

    Rear Angle: Gerald A. Sharp performs the Wu Style Slow Set in over 25 minutes without stopping from a rear angle.

    Demo of Wu Ying Hua: Rare archival footage of Wu Ying Hua, Wu Chian Chuan's, eldest daughter, performing the entire Wu Style Slow Set. This footage was shot with equipment that is not as technologically advanced as today, and therefore the demo appears somewhat grainy and at faster speed than it was actually practiced. While the video's quality on this chapter is substandard, and there are some glitches, the educational content outweighs the limitations of the video footage.

    End Credits:Thanks those close students of Ma Yueh Liang and Wu Ying Hua who have the spirit of the art alive as Ma and Wu intended.

    The Wu Style Slow Set is the internal form of the art. Slow, smooth, and patient, this form fosters five main mental characteristics as follows: Stillness, Lightness, Slowness, Exactness, and Perseverance. The Wu style has very precise footwork and movements that ultimately sets the practitioner free from an endless cycle of form correction without objective criteria for good practice. The simplicity of the movements helps the practitioner move on to more deeper levels of understanding earlier in their development. This form is for those wishing to develop a deeper understanding of the internal aspects of T'ai Chi Ch'uan.
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