I was fortunate to be able to attend a demonstration with Tian Yin Jia this week
(son of Tian Zao Lin, who was adopted son of Yang Jian Hou) who together with his son Tian Bing Yuan and his primary Tudi were doing a series of seminars in the UK.
The demo included sword, sabre, push hands, the form done large frame and medium frame, but two things really intrigued me.
The first was when Tian Yin Jia himself (his son and his Tudi did all the other demos) demonstrated small frame. He said (through an interpretor)that as well as being the most difficult by far, it was also the original version of the Yangs' form...he demonstrated a section of it and it was incredibly fast and very Shaolin in appearance (to my inexperienced eyes anyway). He described it as both soft and hard, with all the energy coming from internal circles.
When questioned he said there were leaps and kicks in the form also. It was also said that he was possibly the only person alive who truly knew it.
The other intriguing thing was the 'eight brocade' warm-up that was demonstrated -this was described as a preparation for Fa Jing and was a series of explosive martial exercises.
I had never heard of this before and wondered if anyone knew anything more. I was also fascinated by the small frame and would love to find out more about it. The whole experience was mesmerising.
There is an interview here...http://www.art-of-energetics.com/frameset.htm