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Jet Li - Taiji Zen

PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:03 am
by jkdbro
Hey all,

I'm a newbie to Tai chi, but a huge fan of Jet Li. Just started studying his new online program, Taiji Zen. Have you guys heard of it? It's all about combining meditation with learning tai chi. Seems pretty cool but I don't know if I'm being duped by my favorite action star, haha.

this is my first post on here and it's not letting me post links :?

but if you just do a google search for 'taiji zen' you'll find them

what's everyone's thoughts? the videos seem pretty damn good as far as learning materials, i just don't know if what they're teaching is legit

Re: Jet Li - Taiji Zen

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:24 pm
by Audi
Hi,

There are many, many different variations of Tai Chi, and I have no reason to disbelieve that this offering has something beneficial to offer. Whether or not a particular version of Tai Chi is "legit" or not is a difficult question to answer, define, or even discuss. In my view, it is usually not as useful a question as many others.

I would say that if you find the videos interesting, pursue them. Just maintain some healthy skepticism about how much you can learn from a video.

Take care!

Re: Jet Li - Taiji Zen

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:54 pm
by Sugelanren
Taiji Zen? Interesting. I know Jet Li was pushing the idea of Push hands being an Olympic discipline. I'll need to have a look at this later - http://www.taijizen.com/en

I'd worry about the whole online learning thing, as posture testing and correction can't really be done without a real live fleshy instructor to help you. The "Car without an engine" analogy springs to mind. I don't think Taijiquan can be learned from a video or website, but if it inspires some people to seek out a proper class, i guess it can't hurt.