Tai Chi Chuan Yang Style Long Form by Shifu Scott Jensen
“The complete Old Tai Chi Chuan Yang Style Long Form in front of the stunning Golden Gate Bridge and deep within the Redwood and Bay Laurel forests of Marin County California, as I received it from Grandmaster Wong Jackman.
This program begins with a beautiful performance of the entire form in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. 37 more chapters filmed deep within magical Redwood and Bay Laurel forests follow, detailing every move. Multiple views of significant parts and soothing music included.
The magnificent settings, wonderful Tai Chi, and delightful music combine to create a pleasant feeling. I hope you enjoy it!” Sifu Scott Jensen
The Long Form is the original, directors cut, with extra footage, version of Yang Style Tai Chi. Nowadays, shorter forms are more popular. This is the form that inspired the shorter ones, and from which they were created.
What I like about this form is that is like a good book that you don’t want to end too soon. With a longer form I find that I achieve a much deeper level of harmoniously moving, breathing and circulating Qi, with a calmer, more profound, mental state.
I have studied a variety of Tai Chi forms and styles from of some of the world’s most famous instructors. Over the years this Old Yang Family Long Form has always stood out for its open, powerful postures. Of all the forms I have learned this one gives me the strongest feeling of my blood and Qi circulating.
The longer form is also better exercise than the shorter forms both because it is longer and because the postures themselves are bigger. “Long Form” also refers to the size, extension and openness of the postures. These longer poses really stretch your muscles and tendons while increasing the suppleness of your joints. The deeper stances develop your leg strength, The broad arm motions develop shoulder strength.
My intention with this video is to supply a vital historical record of this form. Few people know and practice it anymore. Hopefully, this program will prove a valuable reference to all of the postures, movements and sequence of the form. No video can replace the experience of studying with an authentic master of the art. However, this video can serve to refresh one’s memory of lessons learned, and as a tool to check important details. After watching it you may also get a deeper appreciation of the flow, timing, and feeling of Tai Chi.
If you have no instructor near you, I suggest studying this video closely to assist you in learning the form. Don’t try to follow the whole form at first. Skip to the chapters and begin with the beginning of the form. Follow along while it is playing on your screen. Practice the sequence in one chapter until you can remember it before moving onto the next. You might set up a mirror so you check yourself against the postures in the video. With perseverance you can teach yourself quite a bit.
One learning method that is in fact quite helpful is being able to watch the form again and again just entertaining, or soothing, yourself with the movements, setting and music. You can absorb a lot of the look and feel of Tai Chi this way. Then when you go out to practice you’ll be inspired and perform better. This is one of the advantages of attending an ongoing class. You get to keep seeing it over and over again. Now you can do so at home as well.
You can also take this program with you on your iPad, or iPhone, or iPod Touch etc. Then if you are somewhere scenic, your local park, or other good practice location you can reference as needed.
“I wish my teacher had provided something like this when I was learning!”
“Thank you for considering purchasing this product! I hope it will assist you in becoming healthier and happier! “ Sincerely Sifu Scott Jensen