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Wudang Sword Revealed
Since ancient times, Wudang martial artists have earned prestige for their mastery of the sword. Wudang sword uses flowing, circular movements to neutralize incoming attacks and redirect the opponent's power. This program comprehensively instructs Wudang Sword for the first time in both English and Chinese.
The sword is the king of all weapons, and to wield it requires an unparalleled level of skill. Unlike other weapons which use brute force to clash and overpower, your sword techniques must be precise, and your movements light and quick. Wudang Sword training will make your body stronger and more flexible, and will increase your speed and endurance. Wudang Sword increases and refines your Qi (energy) and develops a calm and focused mind.
This program begins by discussing the legend and history of the Chinese sword. Next, it offers practical information on sword care and safety. The principles of Wudang sword are discussed and fundamental conditioning drills are presented. The Wudang Tai Yi Daoist Sword sequence is demonstrated in detail, making it easy for the viewer to learn. Each posture is then instructed separately with martial applications.
Also available: Wudang Kung Fu Fundamental Training DVD and Wudang Taijiquan DVD.
Special Features: Choice of Chinese Narration with English Subtitles, or English Narration - Interactive Catalog with Previews of All YMAA Titles
About the Actor
Daoist monk Zhou, Xuan-Yun (Mysterious Cloud), grew up in a temple on Wudang Mountain, China where he was a student and later an instructor of Taiji and Kung Fu. He belongs to the Orthodox Unity sect of Daoism, and is trained in ritual arts, chanting, divination, and internal alchemy. He is formally recognized as a disciple of Li Guang Fu Head Daoist monk on Wudang Mountain ( ), and he is dedicated to teaching the traditional arts in classes around the world. Visit DaoistGate dot com.See all Editorial Reviews
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I've done tai chi chuan for about 20-some-odd years (and tai chi dao for about a year or so), and if there's a way for someone to get good at anything from a video without having had an formal instruction face-to-face with a teacher, I've never heard of it. The fundamentals of any Eastern martial art simply must be taught face-to-face. Most physically-oriented skills are like this.
That said, my foundation in tai chi leads me to a fuller understanding of what the instructor is presenting. If you know and are reasonably competent in the foundations of Chinese martial arts, you can in fact perform the moves and not merely imitate them.
As videos go, this one is very good for someone with a foundation in Chinese martial arts. A beginner would be better served with some instruction.
The application section was fantastic... showing how the moves could be used against an armed attacker... which just helps your mind to remember the moves and sequencing.
GREAT INSTRUCTIONAL DVD!!! I will absolutely by more from this company!
It will be tough for beginners. Warm up with jogging in place, push ups, ab/core work, and lots of streching every single workout. Watch the position, orientation and direction of head, waste, feet and hands. Pay special attention to movement transitions. Take it very slow. Don't expect to match the low stances, lower squats (seated positions) and the high kicks. Don't try to go too low. Stay up much higher. Modify the high kicks to lower kicks. For example, change a head kick to a kick to the knee. Strength and flexibility will come with time. Buy some tennis racket grip to go on your wood sword handle. It keeps the sweat off and improves grip.
For experienced people:
The video is worth the purchase if you want to learn this form. It's a little harder to learn from video, but it can be done. This one has all the angles you'll need. And it has both slow and full speed. I'm about half way through learning the form at the time this is being written.
I trained in at traditional kung fu and contemporary wushu. My career took me to a city that doesn't offer any Chinese martial arts. I wanted to keep learning and have found this one to be a good choice.
This gives much training. It shows how to hold and care for a sword. It shows many forms, basic to advanced. The movements are fluid. This perfect for novices Swordmen. Those who are experienced might gain additional knowledge. It's as thorough/detailed as an instructional DVD can be.