Yang Zhen Duo Sword DVD

Yang Zhen Duo Sword DVD

Postby Bamenwubu » Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:29 pm

I purchased a DVD by Grand Master Yang Zhen Duo and Master Yang Jun, titled "Yang Family Tai Chi Sword and Falchion". It's a very good video and I've been continuing my sword training that I began with Master Yang Jun at the seminar in Louisville last year with it.
An invaluable tool, as it allows me to slow down the action quite a bit and see in detail what is going on rather than making any kind of wild guesses.
However, the DVD was originally made in Mandarin, or at least that's the language choice I'm presented with, I wouldn't know Mandarin from any other Chinese dialect if it walked up and bit me on the leg, and though the video says it has an English translation, and it does, the translation appears to be less than in depth.
I guess that's my polite way of saying, "isn't very complete".
In quite a few instances on the DVD the Grand Master is talking for quite some time, however the translator waits until he's finished speaking and begins to demonstrate the form, and then says something like, "Move in this way, this will be good." That can't be all the Grand Master was saying. I may not know more than five words in Chinese, but I can tell when someone is talking at length and he clearly is, but the translator says almost nothing.
I guess where I'm going with this is, does anyone have a transcript of this video in English, or know of a version with a better translation?
I've looked online, and I only find this version of the DVD available, but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.
Louis? Jerry? Audi? Anyone?
Any help would be appreciated.
I don't stand a chance in heck of learning Chinese, I can barely speak English, but would sure appreciate it if someone who does know it could lend me a hand. I'd like to hear what the Grand Master is getting at. It seems he's making some very good points and I'd like to know at least the gist of them.

Thanks.
Bob
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Postby JerryKarin » Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:34 pm

Hi Bob, I have an older version of this that appeared on VCD, which only has Mandarin. I will look into getting a copy of the DVD and perhaps I can help out. Possibly it's the same video with an English sound track.
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Postby Bamenwubu » Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:25 pm

Jerry,
That would be much appreciated. Thank you.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like to get a better understanding of what the Grand Master says on this video, as the English translation is not easy to follow and sometimes doesn't make sense for what is happening on the DVD.
It's a great training tool to further our understanding of the sword form, and eventually the saber form, but it would be better if we knew what the Grand Master was really saying. It seems he is giving a lot of good advice or background, but the translator doesn't give this on my copy.
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Postby LarryC » Fri Feb 04, 2005 5:49 am

Jerry,

Since we're talking DVDs....

Is there any word yet on when the new DVD by Yang Jun giving instruction on the 103 will be released for sale?

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Postby JerryKarin » Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:57 am

All I know is what they announced in the Journal: early 2005 release, approx cost $80. They are supposed to announce availability on the website, so stay tuned.
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