Here is a list of 33 current videos of the Neoclassical Long Form that are here for the purposes of online education, study and practice. It is our intent and hope that the information presented on this web site in the videographical information below, and the essays on T’ai-chi found here, will suffice to get an interested person started down the infinite path towards perfection.
The list contains links to videos on our TaoistDragons YouTube Channel which you may visit or choose from the links below.
Full Length Form Videos
Neoclassical Long Form Tai Chi Chuan (The Logical Form)
This video has a lovely call-out to help you memorize the set.
Neoclassical Long Form T’ai Chi Ch’uan (A prescriptive version for study)
Neoclassical Long Form Mirrors (This one is best for practicing with)
Tai Chi Presto (A quicker paced set)
Western Style Sport Form – Boulder (A short variation of the long form)
Principles and Transforms
(The next five videos are a great place to begin learning)
We are currently preparing these videos which will show the intended martial application for each of the moves in the 108 long form. It is most beneficial to comprehend the reason for these maneuvers in order to properly actualize the transformations from one non-static posture to the next. Knowing these applications induces your body into the proper physical configuration to effectively perform the maneuver, even though the actual application of the martial art of T’ai Chi is a free expression of focused defensiveness based upon self-preservation that utilizes the knowledge of grace, balance and foundation learned through proper actualization of the T’ai Chi Ch’uan form.
We are currently compiling and editing these videos and will upload them soon.
~ These wonderful videos are examples of Gerry’s teacher and my teacher as well, Master Fong Ha. He is a steadfast representation of what a lifetime of T’ai Chi Ch’uan can do for a person. These videos are true gold in the realm of understanding the somewhat obscure principles of this subtle art form. Master Fong is still very much active and available through his classes in Berleley, CA or his website at www.fongha.com.
A Generation Further -Sifu Fong Ha’s Sifus
Tung Ying Chieh 1945 – Fong’s first Sifu
Yang Sau Chung – 1976 – Fong’s second Sifu & Yang Cheng Fu’s son
Han Xingyuan – circa 1970 – Fong’s third Sifu – Yi Chuan master