Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan: 3rd and 4th Generation

Greetings!

Here there are some links where you can watch the long form (103 movements) performed by Yang Cheng Fu and his four sons: Shu Zhong, Zhenji, Zhenduo and Zhenguo.

Enjoy!

Yang Zhen Guo

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Action star Jet Li pays tribute to Yang Lu Chan

Jet Li, an action movies star, takes part in the memorial ceremony for Yang Luchan, the founder of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, in Yongnian County, north China’s Hebei Province, April 10, 2011. Jet Li appeared in the new site of Yang Luchan’s cemetery in Guangfu ancient City of Yongnian County, to attend the “The Memorial Ceremony for the Founder of Yang Style Tai Chi – Yang Luchan”, on Sunday.

In the picture we see Jet Li to the right of Master Yang Zhenduo, 4th generation of Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, great grandson of Yang Luchan.

It is said that Jet Li, who has once studied the Yang style Tai Chi, will play the role of Yang Luchan in the movie of “Tai Chi” produced by Huayi Bros. Media Group, 2011. (Xinhua/Wang Jiuzhong)

Source: http://english.hebei.gov.cn/2011-04/11/content_12305935.htm

Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan 103 Movement Hand Form. Section I

Performed by Master Yang Jun, 6th Generation descendant of the creator of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan

1. Preparation Form
2. Beginning
3. Grasp the Bird’s tail
4. Single whip
5. Raise Hands and Step Forward
6. White Crane Spreads its Wings
7. Left Brush Knee and Push
8. Hand Strums the Lute
9. Left Brush Knee and Push
10. Right Brush Knee and Push
11. Left Brush Knee and Push
12. Hand Strums the Lute
13. Left Brush Knee and Push
14. Step forward, Parry Block and Punch
15. Apparent Close Up
16. Cross Hands

Needle at Sea Bottom

By Sara Olsen
Needle at Sea Bottom is not just the name of a posture in the Yang Form. It is an example of how myth and fact have blended throughout China’s long history to become accepted as history. Accounts of events and figures from the earliest Neolithic years were not recorded in writing until much later. The exploits of great mythical and historical figures preserved for centuries in spoken tales made their way into written records in many different versions. One of the earliest myths, the story of Great Yu concerns events over 4,000 year old. Continue reading