all tai chi enthusiasts welcome
As far as I can gather, Tung Hu Ling’s father Tung Ying-chieh was a senior student of Yang Ch'eng-fu and also studied with Ch'eng-fu's older brother Yang Shao-hou and at some point became Yang’s chief assistant instructor.
Chen Wei-ming link:
I had not seen this "video" before. It is great to finally get some idea of what Chen Wei-ming's form looked like.
In looking at the videos of the Tung's, I noted many minor differences from our form, and a few made me quite curious. I find it interesting to see many of the forms that are "sisters" to ours, noting the commonalities and the differences between all of them. I happen to really like the flavor of the form I have been studying, but seeing closely related forms always helps to open my mind and make it more flexible in considering what is possible.
My Sifu was a student of Tung Ying Chieh and taught with Tung Hu Ling in Thailand and as far as I know Tung Ying Chieh never traihned with Yang Shaohou. He did however train in Wu/Hao style prior to training with Yang Chengfu.
And I have seen Alex’s website before and he may or may not be correct. He is in the Tung Family but he is a student of his father (Dong Zeng Chen ) who was a student of his grandfather (Tung Hu Ling) who was a student of his great grandfather (Tung Ying Chieh)
My sifu was a student of Tung Ying Chieh.
But I will send the link to my sifu and see what he has to say, it could be I misunderstood
If I, in any way have even slightly offended anyone for posting video of other styles on this site please forgive me.
That said here’s one more post.
It is not Yang style but I think it is beautiful Tai Chi. Those of you who have already seen it I will bet you would enjoy seeing it again, those who have not seen it, peek, and you might like it.
As to videos, my sifu and I have had many conversations about this; I believe in his youth he did see Yang Shouzhong and obviously he saw a lot of Tung Ying Chieh, but he wishes that there were videos of Yang Luchan, Yang Banhou, Yang Jianhou, Yang Shaohou and Yang Chengfu. He would love to see them and believes that it would put many of the debates that go on these days to other Yang lineages to rest.
Wow, that is an extraordinary performance. I especially like the sweep. I have to say, however, that I am glad that is not the form I am supposed to be practicing every day. My legs hurt just looking at the video clip.
Low Frame as passed down by Yang Banhou
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrIcXONH ... re=related
I am not saying this is Yang Family linage. I really don’t know.
In my opinion, the new link that I am posting is not as graceful and fluid as the video you were commenting about but some may find it interesting.
I think your eyes are better than mine, because I cannot tell the difference . Both look very fluid to me.
Here’s a video many people may have seen. It’s Yang Taiji Dao by Yang Zhenji.
And, I saw a two-person sword demo that is kind of smooth. If interested check it out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9zS_OgV ... rRu_xBp4o0
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