The intro mentions that it was done in Minguo 65 (1976), when Yang Shouzhong was 70, and shot by his daughter. Much of interest in here. Although overall it looks pretty much like the form shown by Yang Zhenduo, there are some subtle differences. One thing that really puzzles me are the 'small' movements, such as the left hand movement at end of danbian. Fu Zhongwen was known to say that Yang style has no 'small' movements, which is another way of stating 'when one part moves, all parts move'. In the film Yang Shouzhong's hand seems to move by itself after the rest of the body has stopped. In certain moves he seems to lean over a bit more than I am used to, but this is probably accentuated by the slight curvature in his upper back. He does white crane rather like Fu Zhongwen, with the right hand lower and more to the right, and there is what appears to be another 'small' move where he brings the hand forward after the rest of the body has stopped. In Step forward and grasp bird's tail, he first wards off left, like Yang Zhenduo (but almost no other teacher I've ever seen). For right and left strike tiger he uses the earlier version of the footwork, which Yang Zhenduo acknowledges changing to match footwork in the saber form. In the kicks, which he does at some speed, he gets his hands there before the foot, earlier than Yang Zhenduo. Court once mentioned that Yang Zhenji also makes a point of getting the hands there first.
Yang Shouzhong looks powerful in this clip and his legs look very strong. His arms and shoulders do not, on the surface anyway, look as well sunk as Yang Zhenduo, to me at least.
[This message has been edited by JerryKarin (edited 09-23-2006).]