The Secrets Of Tai Chi Chuan – Masters Of Heaven And Earth
Explore the most mysterious martial art of all … Tai Chi Chuan. The Supreme Ultimate. The Heaven and Earth. Come with us to meet the best Tai Chi masters in China and gain a deeper understanding of Yang style, Chen style and Wudang Mountain Tai Chi Chuan. With the backdrop of the Forbidden City, Chen Village and the peaks of Wudang, this is not the Tai chi you see everyday in your local park! This is real Tai Chi Chuan. While the world pummeled each other with fists and iron, China discovered a new way to fight. Not with strength but with softness. Not with speed but with slowness. Culled from the ancient texts of The Tao or Book of Changes, this internal fighting art became a way to live one s life in accordance with the principles of nature. We start this exploration with a small park at the Forbidden City in Beijing. But this is no ordinary scene. Yang style Tai chi has been taught in this same location by the same family of Tai chi masters for over one hundred years. Today we meet the 5th generation descendent, Master Cui Zhongsan one of the worlds top Yang style masters. Visit the small remote Chen village, the birthplace of Tai Chi and learn the history of Tai Chi with the Chen family. It was here that Yang style was born through Chen student Yang Luchan. Travel to Tai Chi Chuan s spiritual home, Wudang Mountain and learn how Taoism and Yin and Yang formed the foundation of this internal martial art. This is Tai Chi in its authentic natural setting at the origin. You will learn about the history of Tai Chi Chuan and how the three main styles developed. Understand the internal health principles of Chi or life-force from master Zhong Yun Long, Wudang s most important and knowledgeable Tai Chi master who now lives in seclusion. His students have taken over his teaching and provide us with some beautiful scenes of martial arts including baguazhang and Wudangquan. Witness breathtaking demonstrations by Chen Xiaowang at the Yellow river and master Yuan and master Chen at Wudang Mountain. Masters of Heaven and Earth is packed with interviews and demonstration featuring Master Cui Zhongsan (Beijing), Chen Xiaowang and Chen Xiaoxing (Chen Village) and Priest Zhong Yun Long and Master Yuan (Wudang Mountain.