Standard Forms & Other

Simplified Tai Chi Form 24
This is the most popular routine practiced in the world today. It is created mostly from the traditional Yang Style for beginners. This DVD video teaches the standard 24 movements posture-by-posture with repetition and explanation by Master Tsao in English. The entire routine is demonstrated in both front and back views. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 25 class hours. (Difficulty: Intermediate Level). DVD, (60 minutes)

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Standard Tai Chi Form 42
Standard Tai Chi Form 42 is a combination of Chen, Yahg, Wu, and Sun styles. It is widely used in Chinese national and international Tai Chi competition. This DVD is from the teachings of Grandmaster Li Deyin (Jesse Tsao’s teacher since 1978) directly, one of three experts who created this popular routine in 1989. Master Tsao presents a demonstration, followed by step-by-step instruction in English. There are repetitions in both front and back view. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 30 class hours. (Difficulty: Intermediate through Advanced Levels). DVD, (70 minutes).

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Chen Style Standard Competition Form 56
This routine is an abridged version of Chen Style New Frame Routines 1 and 2, used for Chinese national and international competition. It is a unique combination created by the Chinese National Sports Institute in Beijing in 1988. Master Tsao teaches each lesson posture-by-posture, instructing in English, and includes back and front view demonstration. There are also self-healing and self-defense applications explained throughout the teaching. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 30 class hours. (Difficulty: Intermediate through Advanced Levels). DVD, (67 minutes).

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Sun Style Competition Form 73
Sun style is the youngest among the five leading styles of Tai Chi. Sun Tai Chi combines elements of Ba-gua, Xing yi, and Tai Chi. It has Qigong movements and is known as “open & close” Tai Chi because of the open & close qigong hand movements during turning points. Sun style is characterized by its compactness of movement, high, upright posture, and lively footwork. One foot always follows the other during advance and retreat. It is the best for Qigong lover or beginner to learn. It is also efficient in self-defense! This DVD video teaches the Chinese national standard routine Sun Style Form 73. Master Tsao teaches posture-by-posture in detail in English. he also demonstrates the entire routine in both front and back views. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 30 class hours. (Difficulty: Intermediate through Advanced Levels) DVD, (65 minutes).

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Tai Chi Sword Form 32
Tai Chi practiced with sword will add depth to your understanding of the Tai Chi system. Derive strength and develop good character from sword practice to form a unique way of life. Tai Chi Sword Form 32 is the most popular sword routine practiced in the world today. This DVD video teaches the standard 32 movements posture- by-posture with repetitions and explanations by Master Tsao. Teaching is in English. The entire form is demonstrated in both front and back views. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 25 class hours. (Difficulty: Intermediate Level). DVD, (60 minutes)

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Tai Chi Sword Standard Form 42
Tai Chi Sword Standard Form 42 was created to represent the essential principles from major Tai Chi styles. It is a combination of Chen, Yang, Wu, and Sun. Sword forms are the extension of bare-handed Tai Chi practice! Master Tsao presents here in this video an authoritative explanation of moves, posture-by-posture, in English. Demonstration of the complete routine in both front and back views. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 30 class hours. (Difficulty: Intermediate Level) DVD, (63 minutes).

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Wudang Tai Chi Sword
Wudang Tai Chi Sword, a combination of traditional Wudang sword and Tai Chi sword. The routine is regarded as an advanced sword practice characterized by Bagua walking, swift changes, and agile and smooth motions. It originated from the Taoist Zhang Sanfeng, was passed on to Song Weiyi, to General Li Jingli, then to Li Tianji. Master Tsao presents demonstrations both in front and back view of the whole routine. He teaches step-by-step in slow motion in English. There are plenty of repetitions in his detailed teaching. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 40 class hours. (Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced) DVD, (65 minutes).

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Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan
The most popular Tai Chi Fan form ever practiced in China. The routine was created by Grandmaster Li Deyin, Jesse Tsao’s teacher since 1978. There are 52 movements in the whole routine based on the characteristic Tai Chi posture with the fan’s artistic and martial functions. Master Tsao presents demonstrations at the beginning and end. He teaches step-by-step in slow motion, in English. There are plenty of repetitions of movements in both front and back view. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 30 class hours. (Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced) DVD, (61 minutes).

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Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan II – Beauty of the Sunset (Xiyangmei)
Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan – II (xi yang mei), or “The Beauty of the Sunset,” was developed by Professor Li Deyin in Beijing, Jesse Tsao’s teacher since 1978. This is a dynamic routine with various moves from Chen, Yang, Wu, and Sun Tai Chi and Chinese kung fu. Master Tsao presents it here with his signature teaching style of posture-by-posture learning, in English, with front and back views. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 30 class hours. (Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced) DVD, (65 minutes)

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Tai Chi Cane in Simplified Form 24
Tai Chi Cane in Simplified Form 24 Template is a specialized practice that incorporates the use of a cane within the context of the Simplified Tai Chi Form 24. It is created by Master Jesse Tsao. This practice serves both self-defense purposes and facilitates the training of body energy extension through the cane. Following the publication of the book, “Mastering Tai Chi Cane for Health & Self-defense,” we have received numerous requests from readers, particularly beginners and instructors, for a simpler Tai Chi cane form.

The inspiration for this simplified cane form came from the traditional Tai Chi Eight Immortals Cane I & II, rooted in Master Tsao’s hometown’s practices. While these routines are excellent, they can be quite challenging for newcomers. In contrast, the Simplified Tai Chi Form 24, originally created by Li Tianji and popularized by my teacher, Professor Li Deyin, is widely acknowledged for its gentle and graceful movements, making it an ideal introduction to tai chi for beginners.

In creating this cane routine, cane play is adapted the Form 24 template to cater to beginners, aiming to honor and carry forward the teachings of Professor Li Deyin while making tai chi with a cane accessible to a broader audience.
This is a new curriculum of the Tai Chi Healthways instructor training program. Jesse Tsao teaches in English with front and back view demonstrations. (Difficulty: Intermediate). DVD (62 minutes).

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Tai Chi Ball in Form 24
Tai Chi Ball in Form 24 by Dr. Jesse Tsao is adapted from the Simplified Tai Chi Form 24 to honor his teacher Professor Li Deyin of Beijing Renmin University, who is the most significant expert making tai chi worldwide popular today. This routine stays as close as possible to the original 24 postures with a ball in between the hands. The practice uses dan-tian (lower abdomen) rotation to generate torso movement, which leads to ball movement, to develop internal energy and core strength. The ball is usually made out of rubber, wood, steel, or even stone, and typically weighs between 2 and 30 lbs. This form will help you sink your center of gravity, improve balance and posture, tone muscles and tendons, and enhance internal power. You can start with a lighter medicine ball and then work up to a heavier one over time. This is a new curriculum of the Tai Chi Healthways instructor training program. Jesse Tsao teaches in English with front and back view demonstrations. DVD (63 minutes).

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Tai Chi Staff in Yang Style Form 24
Tai Chi staff in Yang Style Form 24 is totally based on the popular Simplified Tai Chi in Form 24. It is easy to learn for people who know the barehand form. The purpose is to use the staff to train your neigong and neijing, your internal power. Strike with the staff to create vibration force, kicking back to your body to improve your structural alignment and balance. This is created for Tai Chi Healthways’ instructor program and continuing training curriculum, and is also made to honor Professor Li Deyin who is the icon of Tai Chi Form 24. Dr. Tsao trained under him for 10 years in Beijing, China. Demonstrations are given in front and back views, and Master Tsao gives a detailed description of each posture’s martial application, and showed where it comes from the original barehand form. (Difficulty: Intermediate through advanced Levels). DVD, (60 minutes).

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Tai Chi Double Bang in Tai Chi Form 24

Tai Chi Double Bang in Tai Chi Form 24 is a practice based on the most popular Tai Chi routine, Form 24, with self-defense in mind.  Each posture is initiated with small circles from wrist rotation, driven by silk reeling energy flow.  It will help prevent heart disease, and lung problems because rotation stimulates 6 meridian channel origin energy points around the wrist.  It will also prevent carpal tunnel. This is also an effective tool to help Tai Chi beginners get rid of stiff arm problems.  It is also a foundation for two-hand coordination and further study in double weapon forms.  Master Tsao teaches in English and the entire routine is demonstrated in both front and back views.  It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation.  Suggest 40 class hours.  (Difficulty: Intermediate to Intermediate Level). DVD, (63 minutes)

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Tai Chi Application for Self-Defense in Simplified Form 24
The martial aspect of Tai Chi is a hidden value of the ancient art. There are not enough references of Tai Chi’s applications in self-defense today because it has been de-martialized from its original fighting purpose to make its way into the general population. Master Tsao shares with you his research and 30 years of teaching experience in the major applications of Simplified Tai Chi Form 24. The principles are based on Tai Chi Classics: to redirect or borrow an opponent’s force first, then strike his weak point. This video reveals Tai Chi’s fighting secrets in an easy-to-understand and use manner. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 25 class hours. Instructions are given in English. Played by Master Jesse Tsao and Karl Newmeyer. (Difficulty: Intermediate Level). DVD, (62 minutes)

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Chen Style Tai Chi Short Form
Four-Season Tai Chi II – Summer This is part of a series of Tai Chi forms following the change of seasons for a healthy life. According to the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine (Huangdi Neijing), the essence of the summer season is flourishing and growth. Therefore, Tai Chi practice should be active and release the abundance of yang energy, exercising the cardiovascular system and preparing for harvesting energy in the autumn. Chen Style Tai Chi is the favored practice among young people and martial artists. It is characterized by spiraling and coiling, occasional powerful strikes, stamping, and jumping. All of these motions from the core, driven by internal power, and will train you to develop inner strength. This short form is a combination of Master Tsao’s studies from recent years with Grandmasters Chen Zhenglei and Zhu Tiancai. He teaches in English with front and back views. Suggested 25 class hours. (Difficulty: Intermediate Levels). DVD, (80 minutes)

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Yang Style Tai Chi Short Form
Four-Season Tai Chi IV – Winter This is part of a series of Tai Chi forms following the change of seasons for a healthy life. According to the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine (Huangdi Neijing), the essence of the winter season is conservation and storage. Therefore, Tai Chi practice should refrain from overusing the yang energy, keeping moves quiet and subdued in the winter months. This will prevent kidney illness and benefit revitalization in spring. Suggest for beginners and senior people. Master Tsao teaches in English with front and back views. Suggested 25 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate Levels). DVD, (63 minutes)

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Wu Style Tai Chi Short Form
Four-Season Tai Chi I – Spring This is part of a series of Tai Chi forms following the change of seasons for a healthy life. According to the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine (Huangdi Neijing), the essence of spring is birth and spread. Therefore, tai chi practice in springtime should be like young deer prancing in the meadow, vivid and agile. This routine is flavored with Wu style fast form. It exercises the tendons and stimulate bone growth, and will also release stress to prevent liver problems. Master 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 30 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate Levels) (Difficulty: Intermediate Level). DVD, (63 minutes)

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Sun Style Tai Chi Short Form
Four-Season Tai Chi III – Autumn This is part of a series of Tai Chi forms following the change of seasons for a healthy life. According to the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine (Huangdi Neijing), the essence of the autumn season is gathering and harvesting. Therefore, Tai Chi practice refrain from excess emotion, remaining calm and gathering energy through breathing exercise to enhance lung function. This will prevent lung illness and benefit the conservation process of the winter season. Suggest for beginners and middle-age people. Master Tsao teaches in English with front and back views. Suggested 25 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate Levels). DVD, (64 minutes)

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Tai Chi for Yoga People
Tai Chi and Yoga are both mind-body wellness practices to prevent disease. Some people call Tai Chi the “Chinese Yoga,” but Tai Chi is more focused on flowing motions instead of static postures to open energy meridians. This DVD provides good cross-training for yoga people to try Tai Chi postures, and is also a good workout for Tai Chi people for total body conditioning. Postures range from simple to demanding, so people of all conditions and skill levels will have something to work on. Demonstrations are given in front and back views, and Master Tsao gives a detailed description of each posture’s breathing patterns, energy circulation, and self-defense applications. (Difficulty: Beginner through advanced Levels) (Difficulty: Beginner Level). DVD, (60 minutes)

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Compact Tai Chi – DISC 1
An innovative self-healing and stress management approach, Compact Tai Chi is an exceptional mind-body wellness practice that enhances the quality of your life. The gentle and rhythmic movements can relax your body and soothe your mind dramatically. It offers all the benefits of a rigorous workout, without the potentially harmful side effects. Compact Tai Chi folds and coils traditional Tai Chi into a small circular format, ideally suited for practice in limited space, especially the worksite. Master Tsao, the author himself teaches in English posture by posture. There are also self-healing and self-defense applications explained throughout his teaching. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 50 class hours. (Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate level)

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Compact Tai Chi – DISC 2
An innovative self-healing and stress management approach, Compact Tai Chi is an exceptional mind-body wellness practice that enhances the quality of your life. The gentle and rhythmic movements can relax your body and soothe your mind dramatically. It offers all the benefits of a rigorous workout, without the potentially harmful side effects. Compact Tai Chi folds and coils traditional Tai Chi into a small circular format, ideally suited for practice in limited space, especially the worksite. Master Tsao, the author himself teaches in English posture by posture. There are also self-healing and self-defense applications explained throughout his teaching. It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 50 class hours. (Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced level) DVD, Disc #2, Sections III & IV Instruction, and entire routine demo (78 minutes), It is a good reference for home study, or a resource for instructor’s teaching preparation. Suggest 40 class hours.

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Compact Tai Chi for Healing in Simplified Form 24
Compact Tai Chi for Healing in Simplified Form 24 is an easy-to-follow and slow-moving, yet powerful, workout. Detailed instruction of each posture in front view and 3 repetitions in back view are given. The self-healing aspects of each posture will surely enhance your health and release your stress. At the end of the video, Master Tsao also performs the standard routine of Simplified Tai Chi Form 24. (Difficulty: Beginner Level)

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Compact Tai Chi for Healing in Traditional Yang Style
Compact Tai Chi for Healing in Traditional Yang Style is extracted from the traditional routine. It is an easy-to-follow, calm and slow-moving, yet powerful, workout. Detailed instruction of each posture in front view and 4 repetitions in back view are given. The self-healing aspects of each posture will surely release your stress and enhance your health. Master Tsao also leads you through the practice of the first part of the Traditional Yang Style routine at the end. (Difficulty: Beginner Level)

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Compact Tai Chi for Wimps
Compact Tai Chi for Wimps is a routine condensed to take a small amount of space and also combines multiple styles of Tai Chi. It is largely based on the popular Yang style and also includes some essential postures from the Chen and Sun styles. It is for beginners who have the desire to practice Tai Chi but lack the strength and flexibility to practice a harder style. This DVD video teaches posture-by-posture with front and back view reviews. (Difficulty: Beginner Level) (Difficulty: Beginner Level)

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