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TAI CHI RULER
with Terry Dunn

The T'ai Chi Ruler is a very rare system of Taoist Yoga, a qigong method utilizing a specially designed curvaceous wooden dowel or "ruler" derived from the shape of the ancient Chinese sword handle. The T'ai Chi Ruler art consists of eight sets of exercises done in repetition with deep, slow breathing and the ruler held between the palms. Each exercise coordinates breath, mental and visual concentration, and physical movement with a particular T’ai Chi energy pathway.  This esoteric Qigong art of the Sung Dynasty is attributed to the legendary Taoist yogi, Chen Hsi-I, or Chen Tuan of Huashan, and is based entirely on natural principles.   The Tai Chi Ruler is a complete system of Yoga--just as Hatha, Kundalini and Shakti are complete systems--that integrates mind and body to purify the human spirit. T'ai Chi Ruler imparts holistic fitness and integral strength, and provides an excellent foundation for T'ai Chi Ch'uan or any holistic martial art practice.

 

Tai Chi Ruler DVD (60 minutes)    $39.95

Wooden Tai Chi Ruler:   $25.00
Tai Chi Ruler Book:   $15.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIX HARMONIES & EIGHT METHODS ("LIOU HE BA FA")
with Master York Why Loo.

Created in the 10th century A.D. by Chen Hsi-I, legendary yogi of the Sung dynasty, the Six Harmonies and Eight Methods is a rare internal martial art of the Northern School that contains 510 fluid martial techniques. Also known as "Water Boxing" (shwei ch'uan), 6H-8M has unique philosophical and alchemic principles unrelated to other internal arts.  Beyond basic martial techniques that some people try to identify with Tai Chi, Pa-Kua and Hsing-Yi boxing, the Six Harmonies/Eight Methods is a beautiful form that trains the practitioner to apply its naturally flowing techniques to multiple combatants attacking from different directions--especially from in front and behind. 

Water Boxing reflects the founder's oneness with nature, as it enhances human potential through the cultivation of six "harmonies," or “cooperations”:   body and mind, mind and will, will and chi, chi and spirit, and spirit and emptiness--and through the Eight Methods. The 6H/8M form has less repeating patterns of movements and more changes of direction than Tai Chi forms.  It is thus a little more challenging to learn than Tai Chi (and any background in Tai Chi is helpful in learning 6H/8M).

This program contains outstanding demonstrations by Master York Loo and a teaching round by Terry Dunn in which every posture is held at length.  Music by Victoria Bearden and Robert Scott Thompson. 

$39.95

 

 

 

T'AI CHI SWORD & BROADSWORD
with Master York Why Loo.

The straight, double-edged sword (jien) is the queen of weapons in the art of Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi swordplay is practiced after students attain proficiency in solo form practice. The sword becomes an extension of the T’ai Chi player's energy and consciousness. The oral tradition states that after 10,000 rounds of sword form practice, the sword will then move liked “a dragon swimming through clouds.”  Master Loo demonstrates superb fencing technique at just such a level. 

The second part of this program features four demonstrations by Master Loo of the Yang style broadsword form, in which the broadsword moves "with the energy of a tiger."

 

$39.95


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