Tai Chi Chuan Yang Style
Original Yang Style Master Graham Horwood Founder Taoist Group 1976 Taught by the Yang Family
Tai Chi Chuan or Tai Chi (sometimes referred to as Taijiquan or Taiji respectively) is an ancient Chinese Martial Art practised for its self defence and health benefits.
Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung sprang from ancient Taoist alchemy and there are four “modern,” popular styles of Tai Chi Chuan. They are all based on the I Ching, which incorporate its philosophy and archetypes into their principles of controlled movement. The practice is an outward meditative expression of the essence of the Book of Changes. These styles are known as Chen, Yang, Wu, and Sun, all named for the family clans who adapted the techniques.
This site was created by Master Graham Horwood to help spread the word on Tai Chi, Qigong and Complementary Health.
Graham Horwood who was taught Tai Chi by the Yang Family.
The Yang Family
The third adopted son of Yang Shou Cheung
Master Chu King Hung
Graham Horwood, first started martial arts with Judo, then Wado Ryu Karate, under the auspices of Tatsui Suzuki.
In 1969 Graham studied Aikido and Tai Chi Chuan, then Hung Gar, with teacher and black belt grades (UK Martial Arts Commission registered by the Ministry of Sport).
Then in 1977 Graham began his relationship with Master Chu King Hung, third adopted son of Yang Shou Cheung. Yang Shou Cheung was the eldest son of Yang Cheng Fu. He spent 10 years practicing and teaching with Master Chu, who informed Graham that he was the first of his students to understand the internal principles of Tai Chi.
He also learnt Hsing I and Pa Qua with Master Chu and his teacher, Master Hon Sing Wun. He has studied and practiced herbal, complementary and Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1969.
Graham also has attended workshops in China with Grand Master Yang Zhengdo in Beijing as well as with Wang Li Shen being a Taoist Monk and Martial Arts Grand Master at Wudang Shan where the many teachings of Tai Chi Chuan, Pa Qua Chang and Hsing I including Chi Kung methods were confirmed to Graham Horwood.
Graham also taught Tai Chi Chuan in London and the Home Counties for a variety of groups for over 20 years. He was also a Jungian analyst (London & Zurich) focusing on health, the individuation process and dream analysis.
Graham held regular seminars and workshops at The Place in London.
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This Tai Chi Video Download of the Yang Style Short Form is based on the Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan but is only 24 moves and only takes 5 minutes to perform.
The video includes The Tai Chi Chuan Yang Style Short Form which is based move for move on the traditional Tai Chi Chuan Yang style Long Form.
This demonstration video totals 35 minutes of expert and clear to follow instruction that also includes breathing techniques along with Chi Kung, Yin Yang Breathing Form, Chi Form, The Open and Close Form and Bonus footage of The Individual 24 postures masterfully demonstrated and easy to follow.
Perfect Tai Chi Yang Style for Beginners and also ideal for Experts looking to master their form.
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The Original Tai Chi Form is known as the Hand Form or the Earth Form which gives rise to the second classical Yang Family form demonstrated in this video called the Tai Chi Chuan Double Edge Sword Form or GIM (Double Edge Sword). The Double Edge Sword or GIM represents the Chinese element of water. This is because the Chinese Water element is tied to the kidney energy where the internal energy or chi of the body is housed.
By allowing the energy to flow down the sword is a form of telekinesis. By Following this Tai Chi Sword Form correctly you will be able to feel the energy or the Chi flowing down the sword for additional effect. To enhance this effect while doing the Tai Chi Sword Form you must focus the eyes where possible on the tip of the sword.