LInks to Other Sites
On this page the intention is to list a few links to other sites and video clips that may be helpful in your research or generally worth looking at.
First, to give you a real sense of what is possible in the Chinese Internal Martial Arts, (Tai Chi, Hsing Yi and Ba Gua) you might like to check out this You Tube video clip of Zhang Yuxuan.
Here's a link to the amazing footage of Nigel Sutton doing his fast form. It was off line for a while. Great to see it back, courtesy of Junior Mead to whom we offer profuse thanks! Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7UJ82aC21c
There's some good push hands here from Peter Ralston.
For a rare opportunity to witness the evolution of Yang Style Tai Chi, have a look at Yu Xiaolin performing Yang Jianhou Style Taijiquan. The clip also explains the basic lineage of the Yang style and as you watch the form you can clearly see the roots in Chen Style Tai Chi. IF you check out his related videos you will also see him perform Yang Banhou Style. When you look at versions of these forms by more recent practitioners it becomes obvious how easily the heart of a style can be lost in just one generation.
For Cheng Man Ching enthusiasts, here is a real treat. This video is on the website of the Shen Long Tai Chi Association and show Cheng Man Ching in some very old footage when he was younger and more sprightly in Taiwan. We had not seen this clip before. It is the best Tai Chi we have seen him do. The first bit of the clip (before he starts to do his form) is also well worth watching (you'll gain an insight into his character!), as is the push hands and applications section at the end. Enjoy!
On a blog site called Tai Chi with Attitude which has an interesting post - "Will the real Tai Chi please stand up" -by someone called Krystalline Apostate in California. Makes some interesting points. Worth hearing about the jaw-dropping "Cardio Tai Chi" at the very least!
We'll keep looking out for good stuff and add anything we think might interest you from time to time.