Complete Tai Chi For Beginners – Yang Style training series (4 DVDs)
Introduction – A simple explanation of what is in the DVD level.
Warm Up – A simple low impact follow along stretching and warm up for each DVD level. The warm up routines are comprised of traditional stretching, eastern temple exercises and shaolin 18 lohan.
Elements – Demonstration, breakdown and instruction for each basic Tai Chi element covered in the level. The section also includes a simple “Chi Kung” follow along routine working on the basic elements.
Form – A simple pattern of Tai Chi elements strung together into a flowing form. Each level form is simple yet powerful and covers the basic elements for the level.
Unparalleled Instruction – Every technique is demonstrated at full and slow speed, from multiple angles, with a detailed explanation, and even a follow along section. There is also a unique follow along section from the front and back angles for every form in the series.
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- Instructor: Jon Hodge
- Length: 5 Hours
- Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
- Format: DVD, Region Free (plays in DVD players worldwide)
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Feedback for this Series:
“I have been wanting to learn Tai Chi for sometime, but haven’t had a chance to take a traditional class. The Complete Tai Chi for Beginners course, by Ultimate Training, is an excellent way to learn Tai Chi in the comfort of your own home (and at a time that fits your schedule). I am familiar with Jon and Michael Hodge, and their Ultimate Training DVDs, since I have their Shotokan Karate training course. All of their courses are first class, comprehensive, and easy to understand.
The Complete Tai Chi course, in 4 DVDs, has been produced in an easy to follow format. Each DVD has 4 sections: Introduction, Warm Up, Elements, and the Form. The Introduction tells you what’s coming. The Warm Up gets you ready with simple exercises. In the Elements section Jon Hodge explains each of the Tai Chi Elements needed for the final section. In the Form section all of the elements are put together into a flowing Tai Chi Form (a kind of martial arts ballet).
I am only on DVD number 2, but I have learned so much. At the end of my “workout” I feel relaxed and satisfied. I can’t wait to go through DVD 3 and 4. The breathing exercises along with the Tai Chi movements seem to melt away my stress. Tai Chi is an excellent way to get much needed exercise in a low impact form. Tai Chi is recognized by the medical community as an adjunct treatment for various health problems. The Harvard Health Publications wrote: ” Tai Chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems.”
If you have been wanting to learn Tai Chi now is the time. Jon Hodge does an excellent job of explaining, demonstrating, and teaching Tai Chi. Each movement is shown from different positions for an easy to follow along demonstration. Grab this DVD set. You won’t be disappointed! While you’re at it check out their other courses: Complete Shotokan Karate, Ultimate Bo, and Krav Maga.
I highly recommend the Complete Tai Chi for Beginners DVD set.” – Dr. Ken Williams, Texas
Frequently Asked Questions About Complete Tai Chi
What will I learn in this course?
Level 1 (on disc one)
- Warm Up – 10 traditional stretching and warm up exercises
- Elements – 6 simplified Yang style movements
- Form – a basic pattern for practicing the level 1 elements
Level 2 (on disc two)
- Warm Up – gentle, yet invigorating traditional warm up movements
- Elements – 7 simplified Yang style movements, & Chi Kung elements
- Form – a flowing pattern combining all elements learned to this point
Level 3 (on disc three)
- Warm Up – a complete set of eastern temple exercises to get moving
- Elements – new element combinations that create deep internal power
- Form – the level 3 form combines elements into a useful pattern
Level 4 (on disc four)
- Warm Up – follow along with the Shaolin 18 Lohan simple warm up
- Elements – learn new advanced Yang style elements, along with review
- Form – practice and learn a Yang Style 24 Form, in a useful format
I am physical disabled, injured, or in pain – will this help me?
Tai Chi is a physical movement which bring healing life force into your body. Have you ever taken a deep breath and felt more energy? Breathing, combined with thoughtful intent, and gentle (but purposeful) movements will set you on a path of seal-healing. The movements in this course can be done by anyone, and even seated with some modifications.
What age is this course best for?
Any age can actually gain benefit from the practice of Tai Chi and Chi Kung. It is believed that Tai Chi is only for “seniors” due to the gentle nature and low-impact movements. It is quite true that seniors get a great deal of benefit from this type of exercise; as it is most aligned with their bodily strength, balance, and endurance at this point in life. Younger adults will also benefit through an infusion of balance and life force, which compliments any regimen that you currently have; such as Karate, weight training, running, etc.
Do I need to know martial arts to learn this – or is it for anyone?
Tai Chi is often recognized as a martial art; as it is an exercise/movement system. Our course does not focus so heavily on learning traditional protocol, or other items that will not bring you the most benefit, in the simplest fashion. If you are a current martial artist, you will find comfort and recognition in the way that the patterns are formed at each level of the program. If you have never done martial arts, you will be able to follow along like any other fitness style program.
What countries do you ship to?
We ship to anywhere in the world. While checking out, our payment processor will accept your credit and debit card; and the purchase will be converted to your local currency without a problem.
Is there a way to earn level certifications and even become an instructor?
Yes, we also offer the Complete Tai Chi For Beginners Home Study Course, from Black Belt at Home. This program allows you to actually earn level certifications, and even become an instructor at some point.