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WU STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN 1: THE LONG FORM (GAH GEE)

3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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THE LONG FORM (GAH GEE) - The long form is the foundation of the Wu system and is taught with Sifu Shum's precise instruction. When performed correctly the long form takes over 40 minutes. The short form is also shown. 72min. LEUNG SHUM is a highly respected instructor of Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan. He learned Wu style from Ng Wai Ngun who learned the style in the Ching Mo Gymnasium and trained with Master Cheng Wing Kwong, a famous Wu style Tai Chi Chuan instructor in Hong Kong. Master Shum is one of the very few qualified teachers of traditional Wu Style in the U.S..

Product Details

  • Actors: Grandmaster Leung Shum
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Unrated
    Not Rated
  • Studio: ESPY-TV Martial Art Videos
  • Run Time: 72 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007ZH9SO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #224,519 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Dennie Richards on June 7, 2008
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I originally bought Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan 1: The Long Form (Gah Gee) several years ago in VCR format. I upgraded to a DVD player and needed to replace the tape with a DVD. The DVD I received contains the same instruction, and is exactly what I wanted. When I received the first VCR tape from E-Spy, there was a 130 page paperback book with pictures of the postures. The book was very helpful in learning the form and I was looking forward to replacing the well worn copy I still have. Sadly, there was no book with this DVD and, it appears, it is no longer included. If you can get a copy of the book it will greatly improve your learning experience.
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Interesting, comprehensive, and includes a good introduction to principles involved. Unfortunately there were technical problems with the video, and I was traveling and looking after my Dad, so I can't say what their follow-up would have been on replacing the video if I had found time to contact them. I tried a DVD cleaner that did not resolve the problem, which was that in one section the video sped up so much I couldn't follow along. But every part of the video I could follow provided what seemed to be a solid, understandable, logical and flowing sequence of moves. I'm familiar with other forms of Tai Chi, and this seemed to provide both a strong overview and good details. The picture quality and sound quality were good in spite of the issue mentioned.
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But it must be understood that Tai Chi and particularly
the long form and QI GONG must be taught to you by
a qualif\ied teacher or 'Master.' This man is a such a master
but watching the video will not help a beginner. You must
find a qualified instructor to learn this philosphy and practice.
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The instructions were hard to understand not only because Grandmaster Leung Shum speaks with an accent, but also because of the poor audio quality with too much traffic noise on the background. And though it states that the DVD is a high-quality DVD-R, the video quality is very bad. I gave up watching after half an hour.
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