Beginner & Fundamentals

Tai Chi Silk Reeling (Chan Si Gong)

Silk Reeling is a set of repetitive spiral movements with the arms and hands. The gradual opening and closing movements create inner energy circulation, concentrated on a connection to the earth, dan tian rotation, waist turning, and knee alignment. It is the foundation for Tai Chi practice, especially the Chen Style. It will develop your coordination and leg strength, as well as tendon and muscle condition. Compiled from the teachings of Grandmasters Chen Zhenglei, Chen Xiaowang, and Zhu Tiancai, Master Tsao summarised his practice into 13 methods and presents this instructional DVD in English with both front view and back view. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 15 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner Level). DVD, (63 minutes)

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Tai Chi Fundamentals for Beginners
It teaches basic Tai Chi patterns for arm and hand movements, major footwork and stances, and connects them with yin and yang philosophy and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This video also discusses the “Thirteen Essential Techniques” in self-defense applications of Tai Chi moves. (peng lu ji an cai lie zhou kao jin tui gu pan ding). Beginners will have a solid understanding in the fundamentals of Tai Chi and will be ready to move on to any routine. Master Tsao teaches in English. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 15 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner Level). DVD, (67 minutes)

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Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi for Vitality
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi for Vitality is based on Dr. Jesse Tsao’s PhD research project, combined tai chi posture with Qigong practice to open meridian channels and develop the inner energy (neigong) to prevent disease and strengthen the internal power. This instructional DVD is packed with energy-boosting techniques that will have you outpacing, outlasting, and outperforming friends who are years younger. No matter your age, you can possess energy that lasts all day — and into the night. Instructed by Master Jesse Tsao in English with reviews after each lesson. It is good for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggested 20 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner Level)

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Easy Tai Chi for Health: A Practical Approach
This is a down-to-earth, easy-to-follow practice suitable for people without prior experience in tai chi. Starting with relaxation warm-ups, followed by the five most commonly practiced tai chi postures and wind-down with body energy channel patting, Dr. Jesse Tsao leads you into the wonder of tai chi practice effortlessly. Inspired by Professor Peter Wayne’s new tai chi book, this DVD is Master Tsao’s interpretation in response to his simplified tai chi program: 12 weeks to a healthy body, strong heart, and sharp mind. Detailed instruction with tai chi internal energy explanation by Master Jesse Tsao in English with front and back view demos. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 20 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner Level).

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Tai Chi Warm-Up 18 Forms
This DVD covers two parts of warm-up summerized from traiditionally Chinese people’s daily tai chi practice. Part One warms up major joints to open the body’s energy channels. Part Two works on inner energy flow and circulation. It takes about 10-15 minutes, a good workout before tai chi forms. Master Jesse Tsao teaches in English with front and back view demos It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 15 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner Level). DVD, (62 minutes)

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Tai Chi Cool-down Neigong 12 Forms
We have already produced Tai Chi Warm-Up 18 forms to help pump blood to your muscles. Here is the cool-down 12 Forms with more neigong practice as the core concept to loosen up your muscles and return your energy. This can be used for any sport activity or physical workout cool-down. Demonstrations are given in front and back views, and Master Tsao gives a detailed description of each posture’s breathing patterns and energy circulation. (Difficulty: Beginner Level). DVD, (60 minutes)

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Tai Chi Bang for Self-Massage

Tai Chi Bang for Self-Massage introduces to you an easy practice for body conditioning and energy enhancement. It improves meridian channel circulation by massaging major energy points and inner organs, also loosening muscles, tendons, and joints. It is simple yet effective in relaxation and disease prevention. No need to identify exact locations of energy points–just use the bang to massage the area. Detailed instruction is given in English with a front and back view demonstration. Suggest 20 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner Level). DVD, (64 minutes)

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Compact Tai Chi Qigong Therapy
Designed by Dr. Jesse Tsao, practice is designed to effectively stimulate the body’s energy meridians in a safe and gentle manner. Based on 16 simple and popular tai chi postures, the repetitive slow relaxed movements and abdominal breathing will help you relieve suffering due to anxiety, asthma, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, chronic fatigue, muscle strain and pain, osteoarthritis, scoliosis, osteoporosis, and many other ailments. It will also strengthen your core muscles and help develop your balance and leg strength. This practice can be used as preventive therapy for everyone who wishes to reap the benefits of an improved quality of life. (Difficulty: Beginner Level). DVD (67 minutes).

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Tai Chi 8 Form

Tai Chi 8 Form is an introductory routine, easy to learn because of its simplicity, symmetry, and compact in a small space. It is good for beginners, each posture provides you the skill necessary to the next move. It is also know as Tai Chi 10 Form if you count the opening ans closing forms. Created by Chinese Sport Committee as the Level – 1 Tai Chi, Yi-duan Taiji. Dr. Jesse Tsao teaches in English with front and back views. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggested 25 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner Level)

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Tai Chi Bang: Eight-Immortal Flute
Tai Chi Bang gives you an object to focus on, making it easy and fun to gain the benefits of Tai Chi practice. This well-kept Tai Chi secret develops many aspects: Section 1 develops concentration and balance, Section 2 works on joint flexibility and arm strength, and an optional bonus Section 3 trains self-defense skill. The routine is based on characteristic Tai Chi postures with the traditional “eight-immortal flute” martial functions. Detailed instruction is given in English with a front and back view demonstration. Suggest 20 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner Level, Advanced for Section 3).

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Mini Compact Tai Chi

Based on the classic tai chi energy circulation, self-healing and self defense, this short form is designed for daily stress reduction, banish fatigue, and energy enhancement to improve over all well-being physically, emotionally and psychologically. It can be downloaded onto a smart phone and practiced in an office room. This is Tai Chi Healthways new product for Corporate Tai Chi program. Dr. Jesse Tsao teaches in English with front and back views. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggested 25 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner Level). DVD, (61 minutes)

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Compact Tai Chi Stick Therapy
This is a therapy (or preventive practice) for people with carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, or Parkinson’s Disease. The stick provides you with a focal point to help with hand-eye coordination. The twisting moves can stimulate energy circulation in your fingers and wrists, prevent frozen shoulders, and improve the elasticity of the tendons around your elbows. Combined with various tai chi postures, it stretches and tones your muscles, activates the hip and knee joints, improves the flexibility and strength of your spine, and prevents lower back pain. The practice is adapted from the tai chi joint locking techniques of qin-na, a traditional secret training approach for developing spiral inner energy. Therefore, this routine can also be used as a martial arts drill. (Difficulty: Beginner Level). DVD (60 minutes).

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Tai Chi Ruler
This unique Tai Chi form uses an ancient tool called a Ruler which when used along with intention and breath cultivates and directs Qi throughout the body. It is a great tool to eliminate worries and release ourselves from past confusion. This beginner-friendly form concludes with a step-by-step guide on how to use the Ruler to stimulate major acupressure points on the neck, back, shoulders, and scalp, making it a fun qigong session to share with a friend. Instructed by Master Jesse Tsao and Jill Whinnery in English with reviews after each lesson. It is good for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggested 20 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner Level)

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Tai Chi Shi-san-shi: 13 Essential Technique Drills
Tai Chi Shi-san-shi is the original 13 essential techniques in Tai Chi practice. There are 8 energy applications and 5 footworks: peng, lu, ji, an, cai, lie, zhou, kao; jin, tui, gu, pan, ding. All Tai Chi forms are variations and combinations of these fundamental skills. Understanding these will provide you with the key to unlock many secrets of Tai Chi practice. Detailed instruction is given in English with a front and back view demonstration. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 30 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate Level). DVD, (62 minutes)

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Tai Chi Symbol Tracing Hands & Application

The Tai Chi diagram is the foundation upon which Tai Chi was born. Many people take it as only a symbol or philosophy, unaware of Tai Chi’s principles and secret application methods are hidden within the symbol’s curved lines. In 1963, Professor Shen Jiazhen and Gu Liuxin (students of Chen Fake) published a book called Chen Style Tai Chi Quan, which revealed hand positions traced over the Tai Chi diagram. Master Tsao provides traditional understanding on the art of tracing hands energy flow, circle size, speed, breathing, as well as Tai Chi’s eight application methods in push hands: peng, lu, ji an, cai, lie, zhou, kao. Detailed instruction is given in English with a front and back view demonstration. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 15 class hours. Played by Master Jesse Tsao and Alain Mellan. (Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate Level). DVD, (62 minutes)

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Shi-ba-shi Tai Chi Fan 18 Forms in Yang Style
Significantly different from other fan forms, this is not a dancing-type stage show. All moves are practical, useful techniques for self-healing and self-defense, based on traditional Yang Style Tai Chi for ease of learning and recall. Combined with the fan’s openings and closings, one practices stress release and energy circulation. It also emphasizes self-defense as each move has clear martial meaning. The closed fan can be a baton to deflect, strike, stab, or bludgeon an opponent. The open fan can be used to shield, distract, or even cut because traditionally, the ribs of the fan would have sharpened points. Dr. Jesse Tsao created this routine based on his Ph.D. research on traditional Chinese exercise for disease prevention and well-being. He teaches in English with reviews after each lesson. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggested 20 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner Level)

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On-Chair Tai Chi for Health
On-Chair Tai Chi for Health is an instructional video based on principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and classical Tai Chi and Qigong postures. It is focused on cultivating inner energy and improving joints and muscle strength, and is a gentle and effective workout to enhance your mind-body harmony, relieve stress, prevent hypertension, headaches, and back pain. Breathing has been fully integrated into the movements. Jesse Tsao teaches the 14 postures in English, with a face-to-face, mirror-imaged demonstration–viewer-friendly, no confusion. This video will especially benefit seniors and those recovering from injury or from illness. It will help restore your mind and body well-being in a relaxed, seated position. This is also a good workout for travelers on long plane flights. It is a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 15 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner Level). DVD, (61 minutes)

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Tableside Tai Chi Therapy
Poor balance is a common issue for older adults and is a major cause of falls that send millions of people each year to the emergency room. Based on his 20 years of working for Cigna Healthcare’s Disease Prevention program, Dr. Tsao created this Tableside Tai Chi Therapy practice to help you safely develop a better sense of balance and stability. With a table as support, you can practice with confidence to improve your balance, while at the same time building strength, mobility, and agility. Tai chi can improve your posture, increase muscle strength and speed, sharpen reflexes, expand flexibility, and strengthen your core. This DVD gives you step-by-step instructions for Tai Chi and Qigong exercises that will help you stay active and independent as you age. (Difficulty: Beginner Level). DVD (60 minutes).

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On-Back Tai Chi Therapy
On-Back Tai Chi Therapy is an energy practice that flexes the major joints, opens energy gates, and cleans out stress. The spiraling, coiling movements help circulate energy. These exercises can be performed on the floor or a bed, and are great for relaxation. It is ideal for people with lower back or hip problems, or for those who are bed-ridden. This is part of Master Tsao’s doctoral research in Tai Chi for self-healing and disease prevention. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggested 25 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner Level). DVD, (60 minutes)

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Seated (Wheelchair) Tai Chi Stick Therapy
This is designed for people with physical difficulty of standing or recovery from medical treatment. You can still practice to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome, hand arthritis. The stick provides you with a focal point to help with hand-eye coordination. The twisting moves can stimulate energy circulation in your fingers and wrists, prevent frozen shoulders, and improve the elasticity of the tendons around your elbows. It stretches and tones your muscles, improves the flexibility and strength of your spine, and prevents lower back pain. The practice is adapted from the tai chi joint locking techniques of qin-na, a traditional secret training approach for developing spiral inner energy. (Difficulty: Beginner Level). DVD (65 minutes).

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