Power Push Hands (Volumes I & II)
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Power Push Hands I: Power, Rooting & Techniques (50 min.)
Chapter 1. Single Hands Methods: This chapter presents the 5 Single Hands methods of the Wu School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan in depth and detail. There are close-ups and never before seen advanced variations. Aside from presenting the training techniques, emphasis is made on rooting, sticking to, and adhering.
Chapter 2. Solo and Double Hands Methods: This chapter presents the solo hands exactly as they were transmitted to two indoor students of Ma Yueh Liang. The complete Peng (Ward Off), Lu (Roll back), Ji (Press), and An (Push Down) are presented with precision and exactness. Never before shown is the specific order of the solo hands as: Peng (Ward off), Lu (Roll back), An (Push down), and Ji (Press). This is because, why the solo hands is a great training method, push hands is all about T'ai Chi for Two. Therefore, when this order is joined, Peng, Lu, Ji, and An emerges, is fully realized and precisely trained with two people. No other video has explained this aspect of Wu's inner door training as they were transmitted by Grandmaster Ma to date.
Chapter 3. The Thirteen Methods: This chapter presents the 13 methods of Wu style T'ai Chi Ch'uan as taught by Grandmaster Ma Yueh Liang. Despite other claims, this is Wu Chian Chuan's version of the 13 Methods as transmitted by Ma Yueh Liang and it has never been presented before on any other video series. We have seen other videos with versions of the Wu style 13 Methods that miss the mark entirely, and don't even follow the Chinese or English versions of Ma's writings. Later in the series, Grandmaster Ma Yueh Liang himself demonstrates these methods. Also shown in detail and not available anywhere else is the advanced training method of the Changing Frame in which the practitioners change and spontaneously use the 13 Methods. This chapter fully breaks down with close-ups and slow motion the mainstay techniques of Wu's double push hands. Many of these methods are applicable to any style of martial arts.
Power Push Hands II: Application, Defenses & Greatness (40 min.)Chapter 1. Introduction: This chapter presents an introduction of the two featured practitioners, and verifiable indoor students of Ma Yueh Liang: Gerald A. Sharp and Zhou Zhan Fang. Sharp's original application into the Chian Chuan T'ai Chi Ch'uan Association in 1990 is shown revealing that he was not only accepted formally as Ma Yueh Liang's student but as Wu Ying Hua's as well. Sharp's personal certificate granted by Master Ma is also shown. Then, Zhou Zhan Fang's discipleship photo with both Ma Yueh Liang and Wu Ying Hua is shown along with video of a public push hands demonstration of Ma Yueh Liang and Zhou Zhan Fang rounds out this special introduction.
Chapter 2. Moving Push Hands: This chapter presents the Many Moving Steps Methods of the Wu School both in real time and slow motion. Shown in detail are the Side Step, the Great Turn Over, The Seven Star Step, Nine Serial Steps, The Chain Steps, and Wu's Da Lu (Big Diverting). All the sweeps, trips, and neutralizing hand methods and steps are covered in this chapter of the video.
Chapter 3. Free Style Concepts: With a variety of partners free style concepts and methods are covered in detail. Demonstrated with precision and exactness are neutralizing, adhering to, softness (or iron wrapped with silk), peng jing, central equilibrium, measure and strength, rou and gan--yin and yang in push hands. All scenarios are unplanned and spontaneous. While the concepts are derived from Wu Style Push Hands, they are common to a variety internal martial arts, and any martial artist can benefit from this information.
Chapter 4. Iron and Silk Defense: This chapter shows more than 20 practical self-defense concepts and techniques against chokes, bear hugs, clinches, tackles, various frontal aggressions and rear attacks, armlocks, wristlocks, headlocks, purse snatching and multiple knife defenses using the power of softness from T'ai Chi and internal kung fu. This video chapter closes the loop on applications that arise from push hands training. Not only are valid techniques demonstrated, but also how to apply the situational understanding from push hands to self defense so you don't end up in court or jail. This chapter provides some of the best information ever presented on the application of T'ai Chi and Push Hands anywhere in any publication or video.
Chapter 5. Demonstration of Grand Teacher Ma Yueh Liang: This is high quality footage featuring the internal arts of the one and only Ma Yueh Liang. In this chapter, you'll see why Ma is not only famous for being featured in hundreds of publications, videos, not to mention Bill Moyer's, "Healing and the Mind." Ma demonstrates his greatness with many of the 13 methods and Moving Steps as shown on this video publicly with some of his closest students, and he even takes on three different challengers with his "internal stuff." Ma Yueh Liang is one of a small and select group of the greatest masters in T'ai Chi's history.
Special Price, The T'ai Chi Power Combo : $150 for The Ultimate in T'ai Chi Power Training combines two of our top selling Instructional Video Series: the Power Push Hands and the Wu Style T'ai Chi Power Training Video Series. Four videos--over three hours of training featuring Ma Yueh Liang, Zhou Zhan Fang, & Gerald A. Sharp at a more than 15% savings.**This video series was designed primarily for DVD viewing.